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The ex-offender's 30/30 job solution
McNulty, Neil P.
Adult Nonfiction HV9288 .M36 2009

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1 - The 30/30 Job Solution for Ex-Offendersp. 1
Focus on Finding Lifeboat Jobsp. 1
Good Lifeboat Jobs for Ex-Offendersp. 2
The Ex-Offender Lifeboat Experiencep. 2
Find a Job Within 30 Daysp. 4
Get Employed Within 30 Miles From Homep. 4
30/30 Success on Your Own and With Assistancep. 5
2 - Three Unconventional Principles That Can Work For Youp. 6
It's Now Okay to Break the Rulesp. 6
Become Your Own Campaign Managerp. 6
Talent Intersecting Opportunity (TIO) Principlep. 7
Talent and Geography (TAG) Principlep. 8
30-Mile Placement Principlep. 9
Old Myths and New Zones of Opportunities (ZOOs)p. 10
The Widespread Reality of ZOOsp. 12
Finding Your Zones of Opportunity (ZOO)p. 13
What Employers Wantp. 14
Key Program Elementsp. 14
3 - Communication Technology for 30/30 Successp. 18
Using Job Search Technologyp. 18
The Illusion of Making Progressp. 18
E-cruiting Realitiesp. 19
Software and 30/30p. 20
Telephone Voicemail - Your Best Job Hunting Toolp. 20
Effective Voicemail Messagesp. 21
Electronic Mail (Email): The Second Best Job Hunting Tool Everp. 23
Voicemail Proceduresp. 25
Accessing "Confidential" Voicemail Boxesp. 25
Voicemail Follow-Upp. 28
The Internet, 30/30, and the Art of "Candidate Contrived Coincidence"p. 28
Mail (Post), 30/30, and Home-Targeted Lettersp. 32
4 - Phase I: Research and Planningp. 35
Develop and Target a Contact Listp. 35
Ex-Offender-Friendly Companiesp. 45
Military-Friendly Companiesp. 46
Other Companiesp. 46
Advertisements and Opportunity Leadsp. 47
Scripts for Getting Interviewsp. 48
Basic Resumes and Tailored Resumesp. 58
Email as Your Primary Contact List Strategyp. 62
5 - Phase II: Actionp. 64
Success is Just Six Companies Awayp. 64
Use Your Job Search Time Wiselyp. 64
Working in Time Blocksp. 65
Contact Sequencingp. 65
Adjusting Your Planp. 66
Best Interview Timesp. 66
6 - Phase III: Getting Hiredp. 68
Nine Actions You Need to Takep. 68
Prepare for Job Interviewsp. 69
Role Playing, Rehearsing, and Practicing Answers to Interview Questionsp. 70
Debrief After Each Interviewp. 71
Send Thank-You Notesp. 73
Contact Good Referencesp. 73
Close Effectivelyp. 74
Negotiate Offersp. 76
Get Hiredp. 77
Resignation, Counteroffers, and Continuing Actionsp. 77
Appendix A - Interviewing Principles You Should Never Forgetp. 79
Interviews Are Often a One-Way Streetp. 79
Inside Secrets of Placement Expertsp. 80
12 Key Interview Principlesp. 80
Final Review and Preparationp. 97
Appendix B - Answering and Asking Key Questionsp. 102
Most Frequently Asked Questionsp. 102
Unexpected Questionsp. 108
Behavior- and Situation-Based Questionsp. 108
Questions You Should Askp. 109
Ask Yourself These Questionsp. 111
Appendix C - Leaving With Professionalismp. 113
Feelingsp. 113
The Steps to Resigningp. 114
The Resignation Letterp. 114
The Resignation Meetingp. 115
Dealing With Your Peers and Subordinatesp. 118
Career Resourcesp. 120

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