Millions of individuals face numerous barriers to finding and keeping a job. Most barriers are self-inflicted due to poor choices and mistakes, such as job hopping, incarceration, termination, limited education, few skills, and no experience.
This no-nonsense, straightforward book catalogs 127 employment barriers that prevent individuals from finding good jobs and advancing their careers. Beginning with an 85-item self-assessment test to determine one's "Employment Barriers I.Q," the book analyzes each barrier and offers sound advice on how to overcome it.
Organized by different types of barriers, the book includes:
• 12 barriers related to skills and work history
• 27 barriers related to attitudes and behaviors
• 8 barriers related to health, wellness, and disabilities
• 80 barriers related to job search knowledge and skills
The lessons here are very clear and encouraging for all job seekers: few barriers are every insurmountable. You can take charge of your future by eliminating or minimizing such barriers. Doing so requires new ways of looking at old issues as well as fresh ways of communicating your strengths to employers. © 2016. 232 pp. Softcover.