Barriers to Employment Success Inventory (5th Edition)


This assessment helps identify key barriers that keep people from conducting a successful job search or succeeding on the job.

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By John J. Liptak, Ed.D.

#151  This edition of this popular inventory has been revised based on customer feedback. It has a lower reading level (7th grade), simplified scoring, new and revised items, and additional validity and reliability data. Also its Step 4 now focuses on suggestions for overcoming barriers, while Step 5 better addresses developing a plan.

Though it takes only 20-30 minutes to complete, this powerful inventory not only helps people conduct a more effective job search, it helps them be more successful on the job as well.

Test takers rate 50 simple statements covering five categories: Personal and Financial, Emotional and Physical, Career Decision-Making and Planning, Job-Seeking Knowledge, and Training and Education. The inventory is self-scoring and self-interpreting.

Once users have identified their barriers, the BESI suggest ways to overcome them and helps individuals develop an action plan, which can be used in either group or individual career counseling. The BESI is ideal for any career counselor needing to quickly identify those individuals requiring immediate intervention, and to help tailor their assistance to meet the specific needs of each client.

Valid and reliable, the BESI makes an ideal screening tool for administrators and counselors as well as an empowering motivator for clients.

This edition features a redesigned layout, updated items, an expanded barriers list, and an updated action plan including informational Web resources to help people overcome their barriers. In addition, the fourth edition has augmented validity and reliability data, and the administrators guide has been expanded to include additional supporting research and administration tips.

8½ x 11, 6-panel foldout, comes as a package of 25. It is a self-scoring and self-interpreting instrument that helps individuals identify key employment barriers. 2019.

Click here to download a free Administrator’s Guide.

One package of 25 instruments for $70.95. SPECIAL: $679.50 for 10 packages..

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