Segments in this Video

Importance of Job Application (04:09)


Nearly all employees are first screened through job applications. From this segment, job seekers will learn how to correctly fill out an application.

Job Applications and Criminal Records (03:39)

In a life skills workshop, job seekers learn to answer job application questions honestly, especially regarding criminal records. Applications are worded differently, so reading each one carefully is mandatory.

Importance of Honesty in Filling Out Job Applications (00:59)

Job seekers are advised to fill out all questions with honest answers. If a question does not apply, draw a line through it, but do not ignore it.

Resume: Necessary Tool for Employment (03:00)

Resumes may be required for entry-level jobs. Resumes are "mechanisms to sell" yourself. Only key items should be included, such as on functional resumes. Resumes should be precise, honest, and clear.

Resumes: Language and Correctness (01:56)

It is important to use language on resumes that set the job seeker apart from the rest of the applicants. Words such as "downsized" and "laid off" are discussed. Which one is a better choice?

References for Job Applicants (03:34)

Job seekers learn who make the best references to include on a job application. Faith leaders and local politicians are important for offenders seeking employment.

Importance of Patience and Persistence in Seeking Employment (01:07)

Former offenders may face lots of rejection before an employer is ready to sit down with them for a job interview.

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Resumes and Job Applications

Part of the Series : From Parole to Payroll: A Process of Persistence
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This program demonstrates how resumes and job applications can be used effectively to find satisfying employment. Popular types of resumes are presented, with an emphasis on those that are more effective for ex-offenders. In addition, specific ways to incorporate prison education programs and to handle time gaps in employment history are discussed. Resumes and job applications are vital job-hunting resources, so having skill in preparing them can make a real difference. Featured experts include Linda Manson, Charles Fleming, and Janet Ginzberg. A Cambridge Educational Production. (20 minutes)

Length: 20 minutes

Item#: BVL39021

ISBN: 978-1-4213-9013-0

Copyright date: ©2008

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