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The Re-Entry Employment and Life Skills Pocket Guide - Second Edition

Your Passport to Renewed Success

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The Re-Entry Employment and Life Skills Pocket Guide - Second Edition
ISBN: IM33500

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Pages: 64

Edition: Second

Copyright: 2015

Size: 3.75 x 4.5

Ron Krannich, Ph.D.


Used by hundreds of workforce development programs, correctional institutions, and rehab facilities!

This pocket guide makes an ideal handout for ex-offenders facing a life-changing transition. The booklet is designed to help individuals make smart decisions, improve their life skills, and take effective action in key re-entry areas. Readers will develop their skills and understanding through self-tests, advice, strategies, checklists, forms, plans, and additional resources.

A large job search section helps users:

  • document personal and professional information
  • identify important attitudes and transferable skills
  • assess Motivated Abilities and Skills (MAS)
  • state a clear objective or goal
  • complete job applications and write resumes and letters
  • conduct effective job interviews and follow up effectively
  • negotiate compensation and accept job offers

A special job survival and success section offers sound advice on the dos and don'ts of being a successful employees as well as knowing when to move on to other jobs.

The guide also includes an important life skills section relating to:

  • education and training
  • attitudes and goals
  • housing and transportation
  • addiction and recovery
  • health and wellness
  • financial planning
  • community services
  • anger management

An action planning section focuses on developing a:

  • monthly financial plan
  • housing plan
  • transportation plan
  • health and wellness plan
  • addiction and recovery plan
  • anger management plan

This section also helps users identify useful community-based services, develop a list of helpful contacts, organize a calendar for documenting appointments, and using key re-entry resources.

Table of Contents

Documentation/Contacts 1
Personal Information 1
Health/Medical Information 3

Job Search Information and Skills 4
Education Snapshot 4
Education/Training Details 5
Work History/Experience 10
Other Noteworthy Experiences 13
Identify Good References 14
10 Steps to Job Search Success 16
What's Your Job Search IQ? 17
How's Your Attitude? 20
Identify Your Transferable Skills 22
Motivated Abilities and Skills (MAS) 23
State a Clear Objective or Goal 24
Complete Winning Applications 26
Avoid Common Resume Mistakes 27
Use the Internet and Email 29
Network Your Way to Success 30
Prepare for Job Interviews 33
Avoid Common Interview Errors 34
Deal With Red Flags 36
If You Have a Criminal Record 37
Prepare to Answer Key Questions 38
Ask Informative Questions 41
Close the Interview Right 42
Follow Up the Interview 43
Avoid 20 Salary Mistakes 44
Accept the Job Offer 45

Job Survival and Success 46
Survive and Thrive on the Job 46
10 Job Survival Strategies 47
Conduct an Annual Career Check-Up 47

Life Skills and Action Planning 48
Monthly Financial Plan 48
Housing Plan 49
Transportation Plan 49
Health/Wellness Plan 50
Addiction and Recovery Plan 51
Anger Management Plan 51
Useful Community-Based Services 52
Key Contacts/Directory 53
Appointment Calendar 54
Key Re-Entry Success Resources 55