Author: John J. Liptak, EdD
Barriers to Employment Success Inventory (BESI) gives individuals a quick and easy way to identify the hurdles and obstacles that stand in the way of job success. Though it takes only 20 to 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:
After users have identified their barriers, BESI suggests ways to overcome them and helps individuals develop an employment success plan that can be used in groups or individual career counseling meetings.
In a survey of 1,287 individuals who completed this assessment online:
Select the format that works best for your clients' or students' needs. The print version is ideal for in-person meetings and workshops and can be a helpful reference tool during one-on-one discussions.
The online version offers automated scoring and allows individuals to complete the assessment at home at their convenience. Results are immediately saved and provided to administrators. This option is ideal for serving or advising individuals who are unable to meet face-to-face.
Interested in using this assessment in your program or curriculum? Contact your JIST account manager for more information.