From Incarceration to Employment
Improve outcomes for your job seekers with a criminal history with this three-part series.
February 22, 23, and 24, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET
FULL - Session Registration is Closed as of Feb. 17
- Member Fee: $175
- Non-Member Fee: $225
- Option 1: Register ONLINE
- Option 2: DOWNLOAD registration form, complete and fax or email to us, per instructions. (choose if website is under routine maintenance, or if simply more convenient for you).
Cancellation requests must be received in writing no later than February 15, 2017. A $25 cancellation fee will apply.
Session 1: Legal & Reentry Issues that Impact the Job Seeker
This session will introduce some of the internal and external barriers people with criminal records -- and the people who help them -- face when entering the job search process. We will explore concrete strategies to motivate and sustain job searchers throughout what can be a long and often demoralizing process. We will also cover the basics of what employers can find out about a criminal history, and how to deal with criminal background checks.
Session 2: Job Search Preparation with a Twist: Resumes, Applications & Interviews for Reentrants
Practitioners struggle to write resumes for people who have been in the criminal justice system, especially those with limited or erratic work experience and skill sets. We will cover key insights into what employers really look for in applicants, how to play up strengths and experiences developed in institutional settings, answering the dreaded “Have you ever been convicted?” question on an application or interview, and overcoming resume and interviewing pitfalls.
Session 3: Getting Them Hired: Sealing the Deal with Employers
Some employers are more willing than others to hire applicants with criminal histories. In this session, we'll cover what employers actually think about this population and identify the types of employers that job developers and job seekers should be targeting.