Employment Readiness Program (RAP3):

Thomas Ridley’s 1 Like Me provides job readiness to ensure that participants are equipped with the skills necessary to secure gainful employment. In doing so, 1 Like Me created the RAP3 curriculum (Resume, Application, Presentation, Probation, and Permanent Hire) to cover the steps involved in the job seeking process. RAP3 employs evidence-based methods and best practices such as prosocial modeling, collaborative problem-solving, incremental skill-building and the establishment of trust with an infusion of hope. The curriculum materials include handouts, PowerPoint presentations, and application sessions. Below is an overview of the RAP3 program.


  • Drafting a Resume
  • Education
  • Employment History
  • Skills
  • References


  • Employment Opportunity Databases (i.e. Indeed)
  • Applying Online
  • Temporary Employment/Staffing Agencies

Presentation & Interview

  • Presentation (hygiene, attire, smoking, punctuality)
  • Interview Skills
  • Addressing/Neutralizing Criminal History
  • Mock Interviews

Probationary Period

  • Employer Expectations
  • Background Checks
  • Waiting Periods
  • Helpful Hints

Permanent HIRE

  • Employer Expectations
  • Additional Background Checks
  • Benefits
  • Sick Time, Vacation Time, Over Time