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Career Planning Workbook

The Career Planning for People with a Criminal Conviction workbook (pdf) will help you to develop the skills needed to obtain employment.  This workbook focuses on four important steps in career planning process: Assess Yourself, Create A Plan and Set Goals, Find a Job, and Manager Your Career. For more information and resources to help with these steps, or to find out how to Explore Careers , or Expand Skills , use the website.

This workbook (pdf) is used in Goodwill/Easter Seals ReEntry programming within Minnesota Department of Corrections facilities to help soon-to-be-released job seekers find employment.

The purpose of the workbook, website, and transition class is to help job seekers become more prepared and confident with the job search process and have a successful transition back into the community. 

Minnesota State grants educators, career counselors, and job seekers permission to print, copy, and cite information from the workbook free of charge and without requesting special permission under two conditions:

  1. The information must be used for educational, noncommercial purposes.
  2. The information must be accompanied by a citation that includes that this information is cited from the Minnesota State Career Planning for People with a Criminal Conviction workbook or website.

Creation of the workbook was funded by the Minnesota Career and Technical Education unit funded by the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 2006.

  • Click here to download the workbook (pdf).
  • Questions about the workbook? Contact support.