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Employment Resources for Women in Recovery

Women tend to have lower incomes and educational levels, and are also less likely to be employed than males.  “Between five and 35 percent of women receiving Temporary Aide to Need Families (TANF) have a substance abuse problem impeding their ability to work.1  This lack of income and steady employment can make it harder for women to pay for childcare and transportation, both barriers to treatment and recovery.

There are tools and resources specifically created to help women find successful employment following treatment.  Being employed increases self-esteem and helps support a successful recovery.

Building Your Resume and Finding a Job

A resume is a one or two page summary of your education, skills, accomplishments, and experience. Your resume's purpose is to get your foot in the door. A resume does its job successfully if it does not exclude you from consideration.

Resume Resources on the Web
JobWeb.com
How to Prepare an Effective Resume
Seven Tips for Effective Resume Writing
Monster.com – Resume Center
JobStar.com – Sample Resumes
Free Resume Tips.com

Online Employment Resources for Women in Recovery

America in Recovery - non-profit effort to promote the hiring of people in recovery from alcohol and drug abuse as well as people with felony convictions. This no-charge hiring Web site links job seekers and employers directly with each other.

National H.I.R.E. Network - an information clearinghouse promoting the employment of people with criminal records. This site has listings by state of government agencies and community-based organizations which can be of assistance in providing job-related and legal services, answering questions arising from having a criminal record, or offering referrals to other useful organizations.

Community Voice-Mail – 24-hour nationwide (free) voice mail service to people in crisis - connecting them to jobs, housing and hope.

Other Employment Resources
Monster.com
CareerBuilder.com
SnagAJob.com
Yahoo! Hot Jobs
Employment Guide.com

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