Overcoming Barriers to Employment Success

Helps people move beyond their barriers to find and keep a good job.

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For many people, finding and keeping a job is a challenge—one fraught with numerous obstacles, both material and mental. A lack of transportation, a lack of career guidance, a disorganized resume, a prior conviction, family responsibilities, low self-esteem, a drug addiction—the list of potential barriers is long, and many job seekers face more than one.

Overcoming Barriers to Employment Success can help people move beyond their barriers to find and keep a good job. Based on the best-selling inventory with more than 800,000 copies in print, this workbook takes the five major categories of barriers identified by the Barriers to Employment Success Inventory (which can be found on this website) and provides time-tested and practical strategies to overcome them. With numerous worksheets, checklists, tips, and journaling exercises, this workbook can help people conduct a more effective job search and be more successful on the job by coaching them through, around, and over the barriers that stand in their way.

At only 80 pages and written in a way that is clear and easy-to-understand, Overcoming Barriers to Employment Success is an ideal tool for counselors, administrators, and job coaches who don’t have a lot of time to spend, but do have clients with hurdles to clear. With helpful tips and “Barrier Breaker” profiles, this workbook will engage students and inspire them to find success.

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