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1 Dick Gaither ’ s Job Search Training Systems, Inc.    ( 800)  Resume & Job Search Advise For Ex-Offenders Truth Wins Out…Most Of The Time! Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.

2 Dick Gaither ’ s Job Search Training Systems, Inc.    ( 800)  Resume & Job Search Advice For Ex-Offenders “ Stay An Ex-Offender ” Was The Most Powerful Advice We Received From Employers In a research survey we conducted for the Association Of Job Search Trainers (AJST), we contacted over 350 employers and asked them for advice on how to help ex-offenders re-enter the labor market and how to present themselves on resumes.

3 Dick Gaither ’ s Job Search Training Systems, Inc.    ( 800)  Resume & Job Search Advice For Ex-Offenders They gave the offender four (4) different types of advice: General Advice Behavioral Advice Job Finding Advice Resume Development Advice General Advice Behavioral Advice Job Finding Advice Resume Development Advice

4 Dick Gaither ’ s Job Search Training Systems, Inc.    ( 800)  Chinese Symbol For Truth! Resume & Job Search Advice For Ex-Offenders Truthfulness and honesty were the two threads of advice that permeated the survey.

5 Dick Gaither ’ s Job Search Training Systems, Inc.    ( 800)  I think the following employer statement pretty well sums up this section. Resume & Job Search Advice For Ex-Offenders Data supports that somewhere around 2/3 of employers say they ’ ll hire an ex-offender if the offenders fess up to their situations, take responsibility for their actions, exhibit remorse, specify what they ’ ve learned, and convince the employer they are willing to do whatever ’ s necessary to change their lives. I think the following employer statement pretty well sums up this section.

6 Dick Gaither ’ s Job Search Training Systems, Inc.    ( 800)  Employer Statement Resume & Job Search Advice For Ex-Offenders “ Trust is the biggest barrier to your reentry to the workplace. On the other hand, today ’ s labor market affords you opportunities rarely available to people with big black marks on their personal history. But, you must convince a prospective employer that you are trustworthy and unfortunately…willing to start at the bottom. Showcase your greatest strengths in such a manner as to reveal to a prospective employer how exploiting these strengths will bring them success. By turning you away they lose any hope of utilizing what you have to offer. ”

7 Dick Gaither ’ s Job Search Training Systems, Inc.    ( 800)  Resume & Job Search Advice For Ex-Offenders General Advice Feature jobs you had while in prison. Get advice from career counselors who work with ex-offenders. Consider self-employment or entrepreneurial fields. Feature jobs you had while in prison. Get advice from career counselors who work with ex-offenders. Consider self-employment or entrepreneurial fields.

8 Dick Gaither ’ s Job Search Training Systems, Inc.    ( 800)  Resume & Job Search Advice For Ex-Offenders General Advice Continued Show added value to offset previous history. Prove you ’ ve reestablished yourself: take courses, get a church orientation, expand your network of friends. Become a volunteer. Show added value to offset previous history. Prove you ’ ve reestablished yourself: take courses, get a church orientation, expand your network of friends. Become a volunteer.

9 Dick Gaither ’ s Job Search Training Systems, Inc.    ( 800)  Resume & Job Search Advice For Ex-Offenders General Advice Continued Reestablish your work history any way you can. Some employers may not be interested due to the nature of the offense. Try other employers; don ’ t give up. Stress length of time since offense, what you ’ ve learned and done to ensure this situation doesn ’ t reoccur. Reestablish your work history any way you can. Some employers may not be interested due to the nature of the offense. Try other employers; don ’ t give up. Stress length of time since offense, what you ’ ve learned and done to ensure this situation doesn ’ t reoccur.

10 Dick Gaither ’ s Job Search Training Systems, Inc.    ( 800)  Resume & Job Search Advice For Ex-Offenders General Advice Continued Accept the fact that a lot of doors will close on you before one opens. Try to get the record expunged. Accept the fact that a lot of doors will close on you before one opens. Try to get the record expunged.

11 Dick Gaither ’ s Job Search Training Systems, Inc.    ( 800)  Resume & Job Search Advice For Ex-Offenders Behavioral Advice Don ’ t try to come across as the victim. Be honest when asked on an application or verbally. There ’ s no requirement to list it on a resume. Be honest! Many employers will still consider you for hiring. Be honest and open and be ready to discuss the situation. Don ’ t try to come across as the victim. Be honest when asked on an application or verbally. There ’ s no requirement to list it on a resume. Be honest! Many employers will still consider you for hiring. Be honest and open and be ready to discuss the situation.

12 Dick Gaither ’ s Job Search Training Systems, Inc.    ( 800)  Resume & Job Search Advice For Ex-Offenders Behavioral Advice Continued Be honest and up-front if there ’ s a need to disclose information. Be honest; remember many employers do background checks. Be honest. I ’ d rather find out from you than through a background check. Tell the truth. It may not exclude you from consideration. Be honest and up-front if there ’ s a need to disclose information. Be honest; remember many employers do background checks. Be honest. I ’ d rather find out from you than through a background check. Tell the truth. It may not exclude you from consideration.

13 Dick Gaither ’ s Job Search Training Systems, Inc.    ( 800)  Resume & Job Search Advice For Ex-Offenders Behavioral Advice Continued Invest in yourself with self-improvement and education. Don ’ t hedge on answers. Provide information showing a change. Be ready to show employers how your conviction has changed your character or factors that mitigate the situation since your conviction. Invest in yourself with self-improvement and education. Don ’ t hedge on answers. Provide information showing a change. Be ready to show employers how your conviction has changed your character or factors that mitigate the situation since your conviction.

14 Dick Gaither ’ s Job Search Training Systems, Inc.    ( 800)  Resume & Job Search Advice For Ex-Offenders Job Finding Advice Try to get an interview without a resume or job application. Indicate that your debt has been paid. Be sure the company you ’ re applying to accepts people with criminal records. Try to get an interview without a resume or job application. Indicate that your debt has been paid. Be sure the company you ’ re applying to accepts people with criminal records.

15 Dick Gaither ’ s Job Search Training Systems, Inc.    ( 800)  Resume & Job Search Advice For Ex-Offenders Job Finding Advice Continued List your Probation Officer as a reference...with a phone number. Stress the skills that you do have, not the ones you don ’ t. Begin developing quality references. List your Probation Officer as a reference...with a phone number. Stress the skills that you do have, not the ones you don ’ t. Begin developing quality references.

16 Dick Gaither ’ s Job Search Training Systems, Inc.    ( 800)  Resume & Job Search Advice For Ex-Offenders Job Finding Advice Continued Be selective about the type of jobs you ’ re applying for. Apply to small employers...but always be honest. Many small employers won ’ t make background checks. Share how your past won ’ t affect your work performance. Be selective about the type of jobs you ’ re applying for. Apply to small employers...but always be honest. Many small employers won ’ t make background checks. Share how your past won ’ t affect your work performance.

17 Dick Gaither ’ s Job Search Training Systems, Inc.    ( 800)  Resume & Job Search Advice For Ex-Offenders Resume Development And Use Advice Don ’ t leave gaps on the resume and be ready to explain them in an interview. Include a positive reference. Don ’ t put your felony conviction on the resume. Address your conviction in the cover letter. Don ’ t leave gaps on the resume and be ready to explain them in an interview. Include a positive reference. Don ’ t put your felony conviction on the resume. Address your conviction in the cover letter.

18 Dick Gaither ’ s Job Search Training Systems, Inc.    ( 800)  Resume & Job Search Advice For Ex-Offenders Resume Development And Use Advice Continued Emphasize your career goals and the desire to change. Concentrate on skills. Show how you ’ ve learned from past mistakes and become a positive example for others. Stick to a chronological format and wait to address the conviction in the interview. This may be counterproductive. Emphasize your career goals and the desire to change. Concentrate on skills. Show how you ’ ve learned from past mistakes and become a positive example for others. Stick to a chronological format and wait to address the conviction in the interview. This may be counterproductive.

19 Dick Gaither ’ s Job Search Training Systems, Inc.    ( 800)  We Want YOUR Contributions! …if we use it. Or, we ’ ll bribe you with a cool gift if you have a good job search joke, career story or a fun employment related anecdote that you ’ d like to share. So contact us today! WE WILL PAY YOU We ’ re looking for people to help us write 4-8 page articles, perform research, develop or share job search and career related exercises, create PowerPoint presentations…and develop new ideas. You won ’ t get rich doing this, but…


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