Ex-offenders face numerous challenges in making it on the outside. First and foremost, they must quickly find a job and keep it in order to support themselves in the free world. And that job often needs to be close to home as well as near their parole or probation officer.
For many ex-offenders seeking their first job out, any job will do as long as it provides them with sufficient income to survive. Put another way, they need to quickly find a lifeboat job.
A lifeboat job is one individuals need to find NOW in order to keep themselves financially afloat in difficult times. It's essentially a survival job - not one that necessarily leads to an exciting career or high wages. It's all about meeting the necessities of life and becoming self-sufficient on the outside.
Ex-offenders know all too well the importance of lifeboat jobs. Being released from prison or jail without money, a job, or family support, and facing immediate housing, clothing, food, and transportation needs - as well as probation and parole reporting requirements - they need to quickly land a job near where they live.
This book introduces the concept of the "30/30 job search," which has been successfully used by thousands of job placement clients. It outlines a powerful 30-day program for job hunters who seek satisfying employment opportunities within 30 miles of any location in the United States.
The authors reveal how anyone with a stable work history and marketable skills can quickly find a job close to home by using an arsenal of unconventional job search strategies and techniques that get the attention of prospective employers. Indeed, they outline the fastest, most effective job hunting system anywhere for finding employment.
The book includes three unique principles for job search success:
Filled with step-by-step advice on everything from identifying employers, writing resumes, and composing emails to leaving voicemail messages, interviewing, and follow-up over a 30-day period, here is the book that can make a big difference in the lives of ex-offenders who need a lifeboat job to survive in today's challenging economy. 128 pages. Softcover. 7 x 10. April 2009.
- Talent Intersecting Opportunity (TIO) Principle
- Talent and Geography (TAG) Principle
- 30-Mile Placement Principle
ISBN: 978-1-57023-287-9; 1-57023-287-3By Neil P. McNulty and Ronald L. Krannich, Ph.D.