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How To Convince Your Boss To Hire Second Chance Employees As a hiring manager in a small or large business, today’s robust economy can take an already challenging job and make it nearly impossible. Sourcing and hiring qualified candidates in a limited market can turn every...

You’ve Got Skills They Desire. Don’t Be Afraid To Tell Them You Learned Them in Prison. This is where the rubber meets the road. You’ve done your time, paid your debt to society, and you’re now searching for that second chance opportunity at a new life...

The Power of Adversity                     Consider a few of the greats throughout history: Abraham Lincoln. Nelson Mandela. J.K. Rowling. All icons of success and accomplishment in their respective life’s work. But did you know that Abraham Lincoln lost eight political elections before becoming one of our nation’s...

Networking for Formerly Incarcerated Job Candidates How many times have you heard the phrase “you can’t a judge book by its cover”? Most have heard a version of this countless times throughout our lives, and have a general understanding of its meaning: Get to know somebody...

Cornell University Darnell Epps. It’s a name to remember. If I was a gambler  (and I’m not because I don’t have a single lucky bone in my body), I would wager you will hear his name many times in the years to come. You will see...

We all know there are barriers and hiring gridlocks that make a smooth re-entry into the workforce difficult for ex-offenders. Chances are that you are already in the ring fighting personal obstacles, and getting the right footing in today’s job search seems impossible. While companies...

It’s no secret that having a rock-solid resume is critical to landing your next job. Crafting an exceptional resume nowadays has the added challenge of impressing not only hiring managers but also the software robots doing their upfront work. Yes, you read that correctly. Robots can scan your...