Quick Job Search for Ex Offenders: 7 Steps to find a job fast by Michael Farr



According to the U.S. Department of Justice, over two-thirds of released prisoners are rearrested within three years. Studies have shown (and common sense dictates) that one of the top factors in preventing recidivism is steady employment. Yet most individuals coming out of incarceration lack the fundamental tools and information they need to conduct a successful job search. They need a short and accessible guide that speaks directly to their concerns, barriers, skills, and goals. Quick Job Search for Ex-Offenders helps ex-offenders find a job quickly. Using Mike Farr’s time-tested techniques, combined with additional tips and guidance from Maurice Stevens-a career counselor who works extensively with ex-offenders-this book coaches ex-offenders through the 7 key stages of their job search: Step 1: Create a Positive Image and Environment Step 2: Identify Your Skills Step 3: Identify Job Targets Step 4: Get Your Documents in Order Step 5: Use the Two Most Effective Job Search Methods Step 6: Dramatically Improve Your Interviewing Skills Step 7: Follow Up on All Job Leads