List of Barriers

ACCENT, Strong
See COMMUNICATION
SKILLS                                          149

ADDICTION                                      111

Non-Recovering

Recovering

ADDRESS, Lack of                        114

AIDS

See CHRONIC ILLNESS                  146

AGE

See EMPLOYER BIAS                     179

ALCOHOLIC

See ADDICTION                             111

ALIEN, Illegal

See IMMIGRANT                           205

ANGER

See ATTITUDE                               127

APPEARANCE                                 114

Body Language

Disfigurement

Hair Cut

Hygiene

Overweight

See OVERWEIGHT                      219

Presentation

Tattoos

APPLICATION/RESUME          123

Illiteracy

Incomplete

Messy

No English

Poor Spelling

Selling Point

ARREST(s), Former

See CRIMINAL RECORD                 154

ATTITUDE, Bad                              127

Anger

Dishonest

Lack  of Initiative

Negativity

Rudeness

Unprofessional

Unwilling to Learn

B

BAD APPLICATION

See APPLICATION                         123

BAD REFERENCES

See REFERENCES                          225

BASIC WORK SKILLS, Lack of

See WORK RELATED
SKILLS                                          256

BAD ENGLISH

See COMMUNICATION                  149

BEHAVIOR, Inappropriate

See BUSINESS CULTURE                137

BENEFITS, Need

See PUBLIC ASSISTANCE              221

BIGOT

See BUSINESS CULTURE,

Harassment                                 137

See CANDIDATE BIAS                    142

See EMPLOYER BIAS                     179

BODY ODOR

See APPEARANCE,
Hygiene                                         114

BUSINESS CULTURE,
Lack of Knowledge                        137

Fear of  Business Culture

Harassment
(sexual, racial, religious)

Inappropriate Behavior

No USA Work Experience

See WORK
EXPERIENCE                              242

C

CAN’T GET AN INTERVIEW

See JOB SEARCH SKILLS                 77

CAR, Lack of

See TRANSPORTATION                238

CHANGE OF IDENTITY

See DOMESTIC VIOLENCE             170

CANDIDATE BIAS                         142

CHILD CARE, Lack of Reliable 144

CHRONIC ILLNESS                       146

CLOTHING, Lack of Appropriate

See APPEARANCE                         114

COMMUNICATION SKILLS         149

Limited/Non-English

Limited Vocabulary

Speech Impediment

Strong Accent

Uses Slang, Poor Grammar

COMPUTER LITERACY, Lack of

See EDUCATION                            173

CONFIDENCE, Lack of

See SELF-ESTEEM                         233

CONVICTION

See CRIMINAL RECORD                 154

CRIMINAL RECORD                      154

Arrests

Felony

Juvenile

Misdemeanor

D

DAY CARE, Lack of

See CHILD CARE                            144

DEPENDABLE, Not                       160

Lack of Punctuality

Numerous Sick Days

Sense of Time

DEPRESSION

See DISABILITY, Emotional           164

DISABILITY                                     164

Emotional

Learning

Mental

Physical

See TRANSPORTATION,
Disabled                                     238

DISFIGUREMENT, Physical

See APPEARANCE                         114

DISHONEST

See ATTITUDE                               127

DISPLACED HOMEMAKER         168

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE                 170

Change of Identity/In hiding

Self-esteem

DYSLEXIC

See DISABILITY, Learning             164

DRUG ADDICTION

See ADDICTION                             111

E

EDUCATION                                     173

Computer Literacy

English Literacy

Lack of GED

Lack of Vocational/
College Degree

EMOTIONAL

See DISABILITY                             164

EMPLOYER BIAS                           179

Age

Gender

Race

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

See WORK HISTORY                     247

ENGLISH, Poorly Spoken

See COMMUNICATION                  149

ETHNICITY

See CANDIDATE BIAS                    142

See EMPLOYER BIAS                     179

F

FAMILY, Not Supportive

See RESIDENTIAL
INSTABILITY                             229

See SELF-ESTEEM,  Non-Supportive             Environment          233
FASHION, Poor

See APPEARANCE                         114

FEAR                                     187

of Abuse

See DOMESTIC
VIOLENCE                                 170

of Business Culture
See BUSINESS
CULTURE                                   137

of Employer
See BUSINESS
CULTURE                                   137

See EMPLOYER BIAS                     179

of Failure

of Prejudice
See EMPLOYER BIAS                 179

of Rejection

of Responsibility

of Success

See FEAR
OF FAILURE                               187

FELONY

See CRIMINAL RECORD                 154

FIRED

See WORK HISTORY                     247

FIRST JOB

See WORK HISTORY                     247

FRIENDS, Bad Influence

See SELF-ESTEEM                         233

See GANG MEMBER                      195

See REFERENCE                            225

G

GANG MEMBER                              195

Former or Wanna-be

Present

GAPS, In Work History

See WORK HISTORY                     247

GED, Lack of

See EDUCATION                            173

GENDER

See EMPLOYER BIAS                     179

H

HAIR, Inappropriate

See APPEARANCE                         114

HARASSMENT

See ATTITUDE,
Harassment                                 127

HANDICAP

See DISABILITY, Physical               164

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, Lack of

See EDUCATION, Lack

of GED                                          173

HOMELESS

See ADDICTION                             111

See ADDRESS, Lack of                   114

See SELF-ESTEEM                         233

See DOMESTIC VIOLENCE             170

See RESIDENTIAL

INSTABILITY                                229

See WORK HISTORY                     247

HYGIENE, Poor

See APPEARANCE                         114

I

ILLITERACY

See EDUCATION                            173

ILLNESS, Long-term

See CHRONIC ILLNESS                  146

IDENTIFICATION, Lack of          201

Birth Certificate

Baptismal Certificate

Social Security Card

Driver’s License

State ID

Military ID

Green Card

IMMIGRANT                                     205

Legal

Illegal

INCOMPLETE APPLICATION

See APPLICATION                         123

INITIATIVE, Lack of

See ATTITUDE                               127

INJURY, Chronic

See CHRONIC ILLNESS                  146

INTERVIEW CLOTHING, Lack of

See APPEARANCE                         114

IN HIDING

See DOMESTIC VIOLENCE             170

J

JAIL SENTENCE

See CRIMINAL RECORD                 154

JEWELRY, Too Much

See APPEARANCE                         114

JOB SEARCH
RESOURCES, Lack of             209

JOB SEARCH SKILLS, Lack of    77

L

LATENESS

See DEPENDABLE                         160

LAY-OFF

See WORK HISTORY                     247

LIMITED ENGLISH SPEAKER

See COMMUNICATION                  149

LONG-TERM ILLNESS

See CHRONIC ILLNESS                  146

M

MAILING ADDRESS, Lack of

See ADDRESS                             114

MARKET THEMSELVES, Inability to

See JOB SEARCH SKILLS              77
See WORK RELATED
SKILLS                                    256

MEDICAL BENEFITS, Needs   211

MESSAGE SERVICE, Lack of 213

MESSY APPLICATION

See APPLICATION                      123

MENTAL ILLNESS

See DISABILITY                         164

MENTOR, Lack of

See BUSINESS CULTURE,
Fear of                                     137

MISSION, In a

See ADDICTION                          111

See ADDRESS, Lack of                114

See MESSAGE SERVICE              213

See REFERENCES                      225

See RESIDENTIAL
INSTABILITY                          229

See TRANSPORTATION             238

See WORK HISTORY                  247

N

NEEDS JOB NOW

See JOB SEARCH SKILLS              77

NEGATIVE ATTITUDE

See ATTITUDE                            127

NEGATIVE ENVIRONMENT

See RESIDENTIAL

INSTABILITY                           229

See SELF ESTEEM                      233

NETWORK, Lack of

See REFERENCES                 225

See WORK HISTORY            247

See BUSINESS CULTURE       137

See JOB SEARCH SKILL           77

NEW FIELD

See WORK EXPERIENCE       242

NEW INDUSTRY

See WORK EXPERIENCE       242

NEW TO AREA

See REFERENCE                   225

See WORK HISTORY,
Relocation                         247

NEW TO THIS COUNTRY

See IMMIGRANT                   205

See WORK EXPERIENCE, No

USA                                   242

NO SKILLS

See JOB SEARCH SKILL           77

See WORK RELATED
SKILLS                              256

NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING

HOUSEHOLD

See IMMIGRANT                   205

See MESSAGE SERVICE         213

NO USA WORK HISTORY

See WORK HISTORY            247

O

OLD, Too

See EMPLOYER BIAS……………. 179

See WORK RELATED
SKILLS, Out-of-Date………….. 256

OVER-QUALIFIED………………… 215

OVERWEIGHT………………………. 219

P

PERSONAL HYGIENE

See APPEARANCE……………….. 114

PHONE NUMBER, Lack of

See MESSAGE SERVICE………… 213

PHYSICAL, Disability

See APPEARANCE,
Disfigurement…………………… 114

See DISABILITY…………………… 164

PREJUDICE

See BUSINESS CULTURE,

Harassment……………………….. 137

See CANDIDATE BIAS…………… 142

See EMPLOYER BIAS……………. 179

PRISON RECORD

See CRIMINAL RECORD………… 154

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE…………. 221

PUNCTUALITY

See DEPENDABILITY…………… 160

Q

QUIT

See WORK HISTORY…………… 247

R

RACE

See CANDIDATE BIAS………….. 142

See EMPLOYER BIAS…………… 179

RECOVERY PROGRAM, In a

See ADDICTION………………….. 111

See ADDRESS, Lack of…………. 114

See MESSAGE SERVICE……….. 213

See REFERENCES……………….. 225

See RESIDENTIAL

INSTABILITY……………… 229

See TRANSPORTATION………. 238

See WORK HISTORY…………… 247

REFERENCES, Poor……………. 225

Business

Personal

RELOCATION

See WORK HISTORY…………… 247

RESIDENTIAL INSTABILITY 229

Friends & Family

On the Street

Shelter or Recovery

RESUME, Ineffective

See APPLICATION/

RESUME………………………….. 123

RUDE

See ATTITUDE……………………. 127

S

SELF-ESTEEM……………………… 233

Lack of Confidence

Non-supportive Environment

SELLING POINT, Lack of

See APPLICATION………………. 123

See JOB SEARCH SKILLS……….. 77

SENSE OF TIME

See DEPENDABLE………………. 160

SHELTER, Living In A

See RESIDENTIAL

INSTABILITY……………… 229

SHORT PERIODS OF EMPLOYMENT
See WORK HISTORY…………… 247

SICKNESS, Long-term

See CHRONIC ILLNESS………… 146

SINGLE PARENT

See CHILD CARE…………………. 144

SKILLS

See JOB SEARCH
SKILLS…………………………….. 77

See WORK RELATED

SKILLS…………………………… 256

SLANG, Use

See COMMUNICATION………… 149

SMELL

See APPEARANCE,

Hygiene…………………………… 114

SPEECH IMPEDIMENT

See COMMUNICATION
SKILL…………………………….. 149

STEALS

See ATTITUDE, Dishonest……… 127

See CRIMINAL RECORD……….. 154

SUPPORT SYSTEM, Lack of

See SELF-ESTEEM………………. 233

See REFERENCES……………….. 225

See WORK HISTORY,
Relocation………………………. 247

T

TATTOOS

See APPEARANCE, Tattoo……. 114

TELEPHONE, Lack of

See MESSAGE SERVICE……….. 213

TIME IN PRISON

See CRIMINAL RECORD……….. 154

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

See WORK RELATED

SKILLS…………………………… 256

TRANSPORTATION, Lack of

Reliable…………………………. 238

Using Public Transportation

Not Using Public Transportation

Assisting the Disabled

U

UNABLE TO GET AN INTERVIEW

See JOB SEARCH SKILLS……….. 77

UNABLE TO GET HIRED

See JOB SEARCH SKILLS……….. 77

UNFAMILIAR WITH THE AREA

See WORK HISTORY,

Relocation……………………….. 247

UNPROFESSIONAL ATTITUDE

See ATTITUDE……………………. 127

UNWILLING TO LEARN

See ATTITUDE……………………. 127

V

VOCATIONAL SKILLS, Lack of

See WORK RELATED
SKILLS…………………………… 256

W

WARDROBE

See APPEARANCE,
Presentation……………………. 114

WEIGHT

See OVERWEIGHT………………. 219

WELFARE DEPENDENCY

See PUBLIC ASSISTANCE…….. 221

WORK EXPERIENCE, Lack of 247

First Job

New Field or Industry

No Legal Work Experience

No Work Experience in USA

WORK HISTORY, Poor……….. 247

Addicted to Drug or Alcohol

See ADDICTION………………… 111

Change In Field

See WORK EXPERIENCE……. 242

Fired

Gaps

Lay-offs

No Work History

See WORK EXPERIENCE……. 242

No Upward Mobility

Out-Of-Date Skills

See WORK RELATED
SKILLS ………………………….. 256

Prison

See CRIMINAL RECORD…….. 154

Quit

Short Stays in Field or Positions

Relocation

Short Period of Employment

WORK RELATED SKILLS…… 256

Lack of Basic Skills

Lack of Specialized Skills

No Transferable Skills

Out-of-Date

WORKER’S COMPENSATION
CLAIM……………………………. 260

WELFARE DEPENDENCY

See PUBLIC ASSISTANCE…….. 221

Y

YOUTH

See EMPLOYER BIAS…………… 179