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Informational Session: From Parole to Payroll

Do you feel you are having difficulty finding a job due to barriers or challenges on your record? Are you looking for resources and ways to re-enter the workforce? Join Career Coaches, Chris Barstow and Kris Dempster, on Saturday, July 28 from 11:00a.m. – 1:00p.m., as they discuss tips and strategies to guide and assist those with youthful transgressions and who are reentering society and workforce. Résumés, job search strategies and special guests with resources will be included during the program. Click here to Register


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Amazon Says: Ex-offenders know the importance of lifeboat jobs. Being released from prison without money, a job, or family support, and facing immediate housing, clothing, food, and transportation needs, they need to quickly land a job near where they live. This book shows ex-offenders how to conduct an effective 30/30 job search - land a job within 30 days and within 30 miles of home. Filled with step-by-step how-to advice for success. less...
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Amazon Says: Addresses special employment issues facing ex-offenders and provides sound advice on how to write, produce, distribute, and follow up resumes and letters for overcoming employ more...
Amazon Says: Addresses special employment issues facing ex-offenders and provides sound advice on how to write, produce, distribute, and follow up resumes and letters for overcoming employment barriers. less...
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Amazon Says: The title says it all, From Prison to Paycheck is a step-by-step guide written for job-seeking individuals who have a criminal past. This book outlines each step of the job hu more...
Amazon Says: The title says it all, From Prison to Paycheck is a step-by-step guide written for job-seeking individuals who have a criminal past. This book outlines each step of the job hunting process, including how to create a strong resume with a limited work history and few marketable skills. The functional resume, which is rarely discussed in great detail in most career development books, has an entire chapter devoted to its use. Active readers who follow the “Your Turn” sections of the book will have constructed a resume by the end of the chapter. "From Prison to Paycheck" goes to great lengths to describe what an aggressive job search looks like, and warns readers of the traps job seeking ex-offenders most often fall victim to. Written with a no-nonsense approach, this book spells out every element of what to expect in an interview from handshake to good-bye, including commonly asked questions and examples of ways to discuss ones conviction. The cover letter is demystified as well in "From Prison to Paycheck" so that the reader can see its importance and discover what an employer expects to see when reading one. Although written for ex-offenders, this book is sure to enlighten anyone in need of job preparation skills. less...
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Amazon Says: Featured on US News & World Report Take control of your job search, career, and life! New York Times bestseller Martin Yate has helped millions of job seekers improve their more...
Amazon Says: Featured on US News & World Report Take control of your job search, career, and life! New York Times bestseller Martin Yate has helped millions of job seekers improve their job search and career management tactics, changing their lives forever. Featuring his unique, time-tested methods for achieving professional success, this brand-new edition provides you with the tools you need to win your next job and successfully navigate the twists and turns of your entire career. With details on everything from connecting on LinkedIn to finding the right job to accepting an offer, Yate shows you where today's employment opportunities are and how you can develop the skills and values that employers are looking for. You'll also learn how to: Create resumes that get resultsMaximize social networks to quadruple interviewsTurn those job interviews into job offersNegotiate the best salary and benefits packageWith Knock 'em Dead 2016, you will land your dream job and be better prepared to navigate the twists and turns of a long career. less...
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Jobs For Felons by Michael Ford
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Amazon Says: "Sorry, we don't hire FELONS!" Finding employment after being released from prison can be one of the most difficult tasks a felon faces. No one wants to hire you but parole terms require you to have a job or go back to jail. Even if you do not have parole requirements, you have to support yourself and that means you must face the question on every job applicatrion: "Have you ever been convicted of a felony?" Over 80% of all employers use some form of background check today which greatly limits the job paths available to convicted felons and even those convicted of misdemeanors. Just because someone has a felony conviction does not necessarily make him or her a bad person. Unfortunately, most employers do not understand this distinction. There are many reasons, many valid reasons, someone can be convicted of a crime which can even result from them standing up for their rights or being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Many felony convictions are for non-violent offenses like failure to pay taxes, or refusing to testify against a friend, and similar offenses that are hardly crimes against humanity. Yet these poor souls are treated no differently from mass murders when it comes to finding jobs. This guide will help ex-cons and their families by providing important information you can use to find employment plus it explains background checks, how to deal with a conviction during an interview and much more that will help you after your release from jail or prison. Order your copy now and take the first step toward a new life. less...
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