You made a serious mistake in your life and now you’ve returned from paying the ultimate price for it. Whether you call it jail or incarceration, you’ve been to hell and now you want to become an ordinary person with a job again.
What do you do?
One Canadian came up with an idea. In the “Jobs Wanted” area of his paper, he ran an ad:
Former Marijuana Smuggler
Having successfully completed a ten-year sentence, incident-free, for importing 75 tons of marijuana into the United States, I am now seeking a legal and legitimate means to support myself and my family.
Business Experience: Owned and operated a successful fishing business multivessel, one airplane, one island, and processing facility. Simultaneously owned and operated a fleet of tractortrailer trucks conducting business in the western United States. During this time I also coowned and participated in the executive level management of 120 people worldwide in a successful pot smuggling venture with revenues in excess of US $100 million annually. I took responsibility for my own actions and received a ten-year sentence in the United States while others walked free for their cooperation.
Attributes: I am an expert in all levels of security; I have extensive computer skills, am personable, outgoing, welleducated, reliable, clean, and sober. I have spoken in schools to thousands of kids and parent groups over the past ten years on “the consequences of choice,” and received public recognition from the RCMP for community service. I am welltraveled and speak English, French, and Spanish. References available from friends, family, the U.S. District Attorney, etc.
Can you see where I’m going?
Whether it is from criminal action or professional mistake, there are ways to translate your skills into ways that are useful to someone.
ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching, job coaching, and interview coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1900 episodes, and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.
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