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

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

by Ronald L. Krannich

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Best Jobs for Ex-Offenders: 101 Opportunities to Jump-Start Your New Life by Ronald L. Krannich

Many ex-offenders have difficulty finding stable jobs that lead to promising futures. Most lack information about opportunities appropriate for their red flag backgrounds. Once released, they often stumble from one low-paying and insecure "hard labor" job to another. Many have difficulty finding satisfying work and keeping a job for long. Unable to adequately support themselves as well as fulfill court-ordered financial obligations, many soon get into trouble that leads them back into prisons and jails. Not surprisingly, much of today’s high recidivism rate (60-70%) directly relates to the issue of ex-offender employability and the ease of violating terms of release (fail to meet parole officer and/or pay child support). What they most need is a GOOD JOB to jump-start their new life!
Here’s the first book to examine jobs suitable for ex-offenders. Profiling 101 opportunities that are relatively open to people with not-so-hot backgrounds, this upbeat book gives renewed hope and direction to ex-offenders who are uncertain what they want to do, can do, and will do in the free world. It profiles 13 categories of jobs and occupations:
- Construction trades and related jobs
- Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
- Science, moth, engineering, and technology jobs
- Production occupations
- Transportation and material moving occupations
- Travel and hospitality jobs
- Computer and Internet jobs
- Health and medical care jobs
- Sales and related jobs
- Sports, entertainment, and media jobs
- Office and administrative support jobs
- Military, government, and nonprofit jobs
- Starting a business
Examining most jobs in terms of employment outlook, nature of work, working conditions, education and training requirements, expected earnings, and recommended resources, the book serves as a handy directory for exploring numerous job options appropriate for ex-offenders. Includes summary charts of today’s best jobs and separate chapters on transitional employment experiences, job restrictions on ex-offenders, and internal and external barriers to employment. The message throughout is very clear: Ex-offenders ARE employable. Given the right informational tools and an action plan, they CAN become successful. The perfect book for creating a new future filled with freedom, purpose, joy, and prosperity!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781570233609
Publisher: Impact Publications VA
Publication date: 10/07/2015
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 226,805
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Ronald L. Krannich, Ph.D., is one of America’s leading career and travel writers who has authored more than 100 books, including several bestsellers for ex-offenders: The Ex-Offender’s New Job Finding and Survival Guide, Best Resumes and Letters for Ex-Offenders, The Ex-Offender’s Job Interview Guide, The Ex-Offender’s Re-Entry Success Guide, The Ex-Offender’s Quick Job Hunting Guide, The Ex-Offender’s 30/30 Job Solution, The Re-Entry Start-Up Pocket Guide, The Ex-Offender’s Personal Finance Pocket Guide, and The Re-Entry Employment and Life Skills Pocket Guide. Dr. Krannich resides in both northern Virginia (Woodbridge) and Savannah, Georgia.

Table of Contents

1 What Are the Best Jobs for You? 2 Transitional Employment Experiences
3 Job Restrictions Affecting Ex-Offenders4 Construction Trades and Related Jobs 5 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 6 Science, Math, Engineering, and Technology Jobs
7 Production Occupations

8 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
9 Travel and Hospitality Jobs10 52 More Jobs for Ex-OffendersThe 101 Best Jobs — Summary Index, Education, Salary

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