The job search process can be demanding, intimidating, and just plain stressful. There are barriers to employment that many people encounter but with planning and support these barriers can become detours instead of stop signs.Common employment barriers include:
- Long-Term Unemployment
- Gaps in Employment
- Family Obligations
- Health Concerns
- Lack of Experience
- Lack of Job Search Skills
- Mental Illness
- Substance Abuse
- Poor Communication Skills
- Weak Support System
- Legal Issues
- Lack of Confidence
- Employer Biases
To address common employment barriers in the job search process:
- Identify the barrier(s)
- Get perspective on the barrier and what message you want to relay
- Develop an explanation
- Come up with workable solutions and goals
- Eliminate employer’s concerns by turning barriers into selling points.
Substance abuse, mental illness, health concerns are complex issues that may require a variety of strategies to overcome, other employment biases including gaps in employment, poor communication skills, appearance, and a weak support system can also be addressed successfully with a career coach.
Get Hired Toolbox: 30 Ways to Land the Job of Your Dreams ebook
Whether you are a seasoned employee seeking to change positions or a recent graduate just entering the workforce, job hunting can be intimidating, frustrating, and even disappointing. Get Hired Toolbox offers easy-to-follow strategies to help you land the job of your dreams. A commitment to implementing these tactics while keeping an open mind to new opportunities will help elevate your self-confidence and increase your time management, professional, and decision-making skills. If you are seeking work that you love and pay that you deserve in a position where your hard work is appreciated then this book is the perfect starting point for you.
Get Hired Workshop
During this interactive workshop we will explore the strategies in Get Hired Toolbox: 30 Ways to Land the Job of Your Dreams to help you develop an individual job search plan. Implementing your job new search plan with fidelity will result in greater clarity, less apprehension, and more interviews.
Get Hired Strategy Session
Do you need new strategies to help you land the job of your dreams?
During our 45 minute Get Hired Strategy Session, you and I will work together to develop creative solutions to employment issues and situations in an effort to get you hired. The Packaged For Success Get Hired Strategy Sessions allow you 45 minutes of uninterrupted productivity with me ,”Ms. Strategy”. Schedule your strategy session if you want:
• To develop new perspectives to help you get unstuck
• Need a dose of enthusiasm
• Want a new cheerleader on your team
Nicki Sanders, Chief Visionary Officer of Packaged For Success, helps both youth and adults discover their personal power, dream big, and achieve success on their own terms. Ms. Sanders is an experienced trainer, group facilitator, and program manager who holds a Master’s degree in Social Work. Ms. Sanders has over fifteen years of direct experience with diverse populations in residential, school-based, and community based agencies.
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