Best Jobs for Ex-Offenders: 101 Opportunities to Jump-Start Your New Life

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Ex-offenders face difficulties in finding and keeping jobs with a promising future. Often young, inexperienced, and living in a world of illusions, most ex-offenders lack knowledge about opportunities appropriate for their red flag backgrounds. This is the first book to outline jobs for ex-offenders. It profiles 101 opportunities (job outlook, nature of work, qualifications, earnings, contacts) that are open to ex-offenders. It also identifies various jobs closed to ...

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Overview

Ex-offenders face difficulties in finding and keeping jobs with a promising future. Often young, inexperienced, and living in a world of illusions, most ex-offenders lack knowledge about opportunities appropriate for their red flag backgrounds. This is the first book to outline jobs for ex-offenders. It profiles 101 opportunities (job outlook, nature of work, qualifications, earnings, contacts) that are open to ex-offenders. It also identifies various jobs closed to ex-offenders.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570232848
  • Publisher: Impact Publications VA
  • Publication date: 10/21/2008
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 203,372
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

1 What Are the Best Jobs for You? 1

A Bankrupt But Hopeful System 1

Jobs and Re-Offending 2

On Your Own on the Outside 2

Consider New Options 3

Identify the "Best" Jobs for you 8

Look for Exciting New Occupations 10

Implications of Future Trends for You 11

The Ex-Offender's Hopeful Job Journey 12

2 Transitional Employment Experiences 13

Taking Initiative, Encountering Reality 13

What Employers Really Want-Proof of Performance 14

Importance of Transitional Work Experiences 16

Creating Your New Record 16

Best Approaches for Ex-Offenders 17

3 Job Restrictions Affecting Ex-Offenders 19

I've Fallen Down and . . . 19

Barriers to Employment From within Yourself 20

External Barriers to Employment 22

What Your Need to Do 24

What Employers Know About Your Record 28

4 Construction Trades and Related Jobs 29

Promising Opportunities, Unstable Future 29

Turnover Occupations 30

Recession-Proof Trades 30

Useful Online Resources 31

Brickmasons, Blockmasons, and Stonemasons 31

Carpenters 32

Carpet, Floor, and Tile Installers and Finishers 33

Construction and Building Inspectors 35

Construction Equipment Operators 36

Construction Laborers 37

Drywall Installers, Ceiling Tile Installers, and Tapers 39

Electricians 40

Elevator Installers and Repairers 41

Glaziers 42

Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 43

Insulation Workers 44

Painters and Paperhangers 45

Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 46

Plasterers and Stucco Masons 48

Roofers 49

Sheet Metal Workers 50

Structural and Reinforcing Iron and Metal Workers 51

Ask Yourself 52

5 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 54

Aircraft and AvionicsEquipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 54

Automotive Body and Related Repairers 56

Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 57

Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Services and Repairers 59

Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 60

Home Appliance Repairers 62

Line Installers and Repairers 64

Maintenance and Repair Workers 66

Small Engine Mechanics 67

6 Science, Math, Engineering, and Technology Jobs 69

Drafters 69

Engineering Technicians 70

Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers 71

Laser Technicians 72

Marine Service Technicians 73

Science Technicians 73

7 Production Occupations 75

Computer-Control Programmers and Operators 75

Food-Processing Occupations 77

Machinists 80

Painting and Coating Workers, Except Construction and Maintenance 81

Tool and Die Makers 82

Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Workers 84

Production Occupations in Decline 85

8 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 87

Bus Drivers 87

Cargo and Freight Agents 89

Material Moving Occupations 90

Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 91

Truck Drivers 93

9 Travel and Hospitality Jobs 95

The Industry and Its Many Players 95

Air Traffic Controllers 96

Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 97

Chefs, Cooks, and Food Preparation Workers 98

Cruise Line Jobs 100

Flight Attendants 101

Food and Beverage Service Workers 103

Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 104

Restaurant and Food Service Managers 104

10 49 More Jobs for Ex-Offenders 106

Computer and Internet Jobs 106

Health and Medical Care Jobs 108

Sales and Related Jobs 111

Sports, Entertainment, and Media Jobs 113

Office and Administrative Support Jobs 115

Military, Government, and Nonprofit Jobs 117

Start Your Own Business 118

Career Resources 120

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