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The Elements of Resume Style, 2nd Edition by Scott Bennett

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APPENDIX D

A Special Note to Ex-Offenders

Ex-offenders searching for work face plenty of challenges. What is the biggest one?

  Being banned from receiving food stamps or other financial assistance? No.

  Being banned from taking some jobs (e.g., security, medicine, childcare, education)? No.

  Being unfairly discriminated against by many narrow-minded employers? No.

  Recovering from substance abuse?* No.

  Finding stable housing? No.

  Getting access to transportation? No.

  Getting access to healthcare? No.

  Improving basic skills?** No.

  Finding interview/work clothes? No.

  Re-unification with loved ones? No.

  The belief that no employer will hire you because you are an ex-offender? Yes.

Believing that no employer will hire ...

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