How to write a resume for someone that has been in jail and just released?
When writing a resume for an ex-con, outline their job experience to-date using a Functional Resume Layout. This resume format focuses more on skills and less on employment dates, allowing you to bridge the employment gaps. We would recommend to avoid the subject of jail until asked during the interview process (legally he/she may need to state jail time – check with an attorney).
Assuming you can postpone mention of jail until the interview process, it should still be addressed. On any job application when brought in for an interview (job applications are common for all positions, including executive level jobs), the candidate will need to outline any previous time in jail. At this point in the process, he/she will already be in the interview stage and the jail time can be verbally addressed during the interview (far better than in writing on the resume or cover letter). As for free resume examples, browse through the resume examples section of Resume-Help (link below). If you are still uneasy, you may consider a professional resume service to help in writing your resume. You can also use a resume builder, a self serve tool to aid in writing your resume that offers resume template options.