About the Workbook

About the Workbook

Author: John J. Liptak, EdD
© 2015   |   98 pages

For many people, finding and keeping a job is a major 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.

This workbook provides numerous worksheets, checklists, tips, and journaling exercises to help job seekers move beyond their barriers to find and keep a rewarding job.

Using the workbook, individuals will:

  • Learn to overcome personal, physical, financial, and emotional barriers to getting a job.
  • Discover more effective ways to find work.
  • Explore education and training options.
  • Make better career decisions and develop an action plan.
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Key Features and Benefits

Key Features

  • Works very well with JIST's best-selling assessment, the Barriers to Employment Success Inventory.
  • Includes tips that help individuals alleviate emotional issues and manage stress.
  • Provides guidance on using social media effectively to network and research occupations.
  • Available as a print workbook or eBook.
  • Includes a free Administrator's Guide.
Workbook Contents

Workbook Contents

Introduction: Breaking Through

Part 1: Personal and Financial Barriers

Part 2: Emotional and Physical Barriers

Part 3: Career Decision-Making and Planning Barriers

Part 4: Job-Search Knowledge Barriers

Part 5: Education and Training Barriers

Conclusion: Developing a Plan for Success

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