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Man, I Need a Job! 3rd Edition
An OPEN Information Series (TM) Publication
This newly revised edition focuses on the special employment needs
of people with a criminal history, including how to disclose the past on
job interviews and in interviews.  Covers standard job search skills
such as resumes, how to find openings and contact employers, with
updated information on using the Internet to find a job.  Offers advice
on how to handle rejection, find help in the community, and what it
takes to keep a job.  A strong motivational tool, including coping skills
needed to overcome a criminal stigma in the workplace. A highly
focused and cost-effective guide to one of the key ingredients to
successful reentry.

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82 pages - $7.95 single copy plus shipping and handling – See Order
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Necesito Empleo! 2nd Edition
An OPEN Information Series (TM) Publication
Practical job search advice for people with a criminal record, this book
will help Spanish-speaking offenders find a job and develop a
successful role in community life.  A professional translation of Man, I
Need a Job! 2nd Edition.

75 pages - $7.95 single copy plus shipping and handling – See Order
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Man I Need a Job! 2nd Edition -- Audio
An OPEN Information Series (TM) Audio Production
Full-length audio version of Man, I Need a Job! 2nd Edition. Ideal for
non-readers and for use in classroom discussions.

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No One Will Hire Me! (3rd Ed. -- 2006)
Avoid 17 Mistakes and Win the Job
by Ron and Caryl Krannich, Ph.Ds
It's the often-heard lament of disillusioned job seekers who lack the
will to go on with their frustrating job search - "No one will hire me!"

Misunderstanding job market realities, job seekers make numerous
mistakes that frequently result in self-fulfilling prophecies. Two of
America's leading career experts identify 17 key mistakes job seekers
make, from failing to articulate goals and knowing one's worth to
improperly using Internet resources, looking for jobs in the wrong
places, and prematurely accepting a job offer.

Each chapter identifies a major mistake and then offers analyses, self-
tests, exercises, and resources for avoiding the error in the future. The
perfect job search guide for everyone, from students, job changers,
and displaced executives to ex-offenders and transitioning military
personnel.

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THE AUTHORS: Ron and Caryl Krannich are two of America's leading
career and travel writers who have authored more than 80 books. They
reside in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
Job Interview Tips for People with Not-So-Hot Backgrounds
How to Put Red Flags Behind You to Win the Job
by Ron and Caryl Krannich, Ph.Ds
You must do well in the job interview to get  job offer.  But what should
you say and do if you have red flags in your background – you’re a job
hopper, lack focus, been incarcerated, experienced drug and alcohol
problems, got fired, dropped out of school, received poor grades, lack
experience, or appear over-qualified?  Can you convince the
prospective employer that you should be hired despite your red flags?  
Since employers want to make smart hiring decisions, they look for
reasons not to hire you.  Above all, they want to know the truth about
you.

So how do you plan to tell the truth about your background and when?
Here’s the book that finally sheds light on this critical issue for millions
of individuals who have difficult but promising backgrounds.
Examining the whole interview process, from preparation to close, it
gives special attention to nine important red flags employers often
interpret as job knock-outs.

Stressing the importance of preparation, the authors show how to best
handle each of these potential red flags by offering useful strategies
along with sample red flag questions and answers.

Whatever you do, make sure you speak the language of employers
who are looking for truthfulness, character, and value in candidates.
With the help of this unique book, you can quickly learn to turn your red
flags into green lights for renewed job and career success!

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The Ex-Offender's Job Interview Guide
Turn Your Red Flags into Green Lights
by Ron and Caryl Krannich, Ph.Ds
Best Jobs for Ex-Offenders
101 Opportunities to Jump-Start Your New Life
by Ron Krannich, Ph.D
The Ex-Offenders Quick Job Hunting Guide
Putting the 10 Steps into Action
by Ron and Caryl Krannich, Ph.Ds
Filled with practical tests and exercises for organizing and
implementing 10 steps for re-entering the work world.

Used as the key text in the State of Ohio's innovative new offender re-
entry program, this workbook is filled with practical tests and exercises
for organizing and implementing the 10 steps for re-entering the work
world. Includes special chapters on taking responsibility, telling the
truth about your background, and developing an action plan for making
it on the outside.

Here's the book that can make a big difference in your life. Follow each
step, and you'll begin meeting employers who will want to hire you.
Best of all, you'll begin living a new and productive life centered around
your work, family, and community.

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Presented in an interactive workbook format, this essential re-entry
resource is jam-packed with how-to advice, examples, tests, and
exercises for generating the necessary interview preparation
information all ex-offenders need in order to prepare for the critical job
interview.  

Finding and keeping a job is the key to re-entry success for the more
than 600,000 ex-offenders who transition from prison to the free world
each year. While ex-offenders face numerous barriers to employment,
landing a job depends on how well they manage the critical job
interview.

Addressing the many employability issues facing ex-offenders, this
new book helps people with not-so-hot backgrounds deal with the
realities of today's job market, especially face-to-face encounters with
reluctant employers who prefer not hiring ex-offenders who may lack
good workplace skills and pose risks to follow employees and
customers.

It offers seasoned advice on how ex-offenders can tell the whole truth
and still go on to ace the critical job interview.

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One of the most difficult problems facing ex-offenders is finding a
stable job that can lead to 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 by law because of
their convictions.

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