If you want ex-offenders working instead of stealing your Harley…or flat screen TV... this tele-interview is for you. In this interview we’ll talk with Dick Gaither, America’s Wizard of Work, about…
- Overcoming employer fears.
- 8 options for divulging a felony on an application form.
- How and when to discuss a felony during the interview.
- Questions every ex-offender should be able to answer about their history.
- Best job search methods for ex-offenders.
- Techniques for rebuilding a positive self-image.
- Using the fulcrum technique to overcome employer objections.
- Attitudinal issues that need to be mediated before looking for work.
- How employers view incentives for ex-offenders.
- …and anything else time allows.
Dick Gaither is the straight talking, hard hitting president of Job Search Training Systems, Inc., an original founder of JIST Works, Inc., one of the creators of Job Clubs and Self-Directed Job Search models...and proud to say a Vietnam Veteran.
Over the past 20 years, Dick's peers have dubbed him the "Wizard of Work." Dick is one of most dynamic, entertaining, informative and sought after job search instructors in the country. Dick Bolles (author of What Color Is Your Parachute) says Dick Gaither is one of the "most riveting" trainers he's ever seen.
Dick’s a nationally recognized employment professional, best selling author (over 2,000,000 units in print) and an award-winning trainer. Dick’s helped develop some of the country’s most successful job search programs and training materials. Over 70,000 job seekers, career changers, teachers, career development & employment professionals have attended his training sessions.
Dick works with every type of job seeking population...and the staff that help them find work, including welfare clientele, offenders, rehabilitation (mental/physical) (blue & white collar), students (high school, community college, university), native American’s & First Nation Aboriginals, veterans, inner-city disadvantaged youth & drop outs, and drug & alcohol dependent clients. clients, dislocated workers
Job Search Training Systems, Inc.
941 Constellation Way
Franklin, IN 46131
Phone: (800) 361-1613
Fax: (866) 465-2358
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This is Dr. Sally Gelardin with Careerwell Live and Recorded Tele-Interviews. Our speaker today is Dick Gaither. The more I get to know Dick, the more I buy into his peer-described title, "America's Wizard of Work." He is dynamic, entertaining, and informative. Dick Bolle says Dick Gaither is one of the "most riveting" trainers he's ever seen. He is a best-selling author with over 2,000,000 units in print and an award-winning trainer. Dick’s helped develop some of the country’s most successful job search programs and training materials that target many underserved populations. The population that he will address today is those who have been previously in prison. Welcome Dick.
- Why should all career development professionals be interested in this interview?
- How did you become interested in this population?
- How can ex-offenders reduce employer fears? (Breaking the Chains Booklet, Interviewing for Ex-Offenders, Countering Employer Objections, pp. 94)
- What are 8 options for divulging a felony on an application form? (Ex-Offender Applications Powerpoint, Slides 12 - 24)
- How and when should an interviewee discuss a felony during the interview? (Breaking the Chains Booklet, Interviewing for Ex-Offenders, Countering Employer Objections, pp. 94 - 95; Interviewing for Ex-Offenders, Tips to Keep Your Feet Out of Your Mouth at Interview, pp. 96 - 102)
- What questions should all ex-offenders be able to answer about their history? (Breaking the Chains Booklet, pp. 46 - 48)
- What are the best job search methods for ex-offenders? (Breaking the Chains Booklet, Defining & Determining Job Search Readiness, Pp 28 - 29; Comprehensive Needs Assessment: Job Search Readiness Concerns, Barrier Identificaion, & Action Plans, pp. 30 - 43)
- Could you describe some techniques for rebuilding a positive self-image? (Signs of Ex-Offender Rehabilitation Powerpoint; Breaking the Chains Booklet, Rebuilding Confidence, Self-Image, & Self Esteem..., pp. 75 - 84; Building Accomplishment Statements, p. 85 )
- What is the fulcrum technique to overcome employer objections? (Breaking the Chains Booklet, Interviewing for Ex-Offenders, Countering Employer Objections, pp. 94)
- What attitudinal issues need to be mediated before looking for work? (Breaking the Chains Booklet, pp. 14 - 17; Selling Attitude, pp. 86 - 88; Staying Motivated when the Going Gets Tough, pp. 104 - 105; Facing Rejection, Tactics To Turn Rejection into Job Offers, p. 106)
- How can employers view incentives for ex-offenders? (Breaking the Chains Booklet, Selling Reduced Hiring Costs and Job Retention, pp. 51 - 54; Work Opportunities Tax Credit Program, pp. 55 - 56; What Sells? The Relative Impact of Incentives and Type of Crime on Hiring Ex-Offenders, pp. 57.; Fidelity Bond: Underused Marketing Too for Ex-Offender Reentry & Reemployment, p. 58)
- How can career advisors of ex-offenders market their program to prospective employers? (Breaking the Chains Booklet, Steps to Marketing Your Program..., pp. 61 - 65)
Thank you Dick, for providing such comprehensive material, including a 116-page exercise book and three powerpoint presentations posted on your Careerwell Web Page. Listeners, be sure to visit careerwell.org and click on Dick's name to view his wealth of materials that you can use directly with your clients.
Join me next week for upcoming October 21 presenter Vic Massaglia, Career Development and Technology: Getting a Grip with Internet Tools. Vic also has loads of resources and material on his Careerwell page for you to view and use. Then on October 28, Joan Marques gives special attention to female entrepreneurs with her discussion of Passionate Women Entrepreneurs: Creating an Internal Locus of Control. I look forward to your participation on these two very different, but valuable discussions. This is Dr. Sally Gelardin with Careerwell Tele-Interviews.