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  • Writer's pictureMatthew Coppola

The process of conquering barriers to employment – Identifying the barrier

A barrier can be anything that makes you look unemployable or not suitable to the employer. Everyone is going to have different barriers; however, what is considered as a barrier by one workplace can be valued by another.

To identify what your barriers are, you need to think like an employer and what their needs would be. 

One way you could do this is by asking yourself the following questions, and think if I was an employer, would that satisfy what I need?

  • Does the applicant appear reliable and trustworthy?

  • Will the applicant fit in the company’s environment?

  • Can the applicant do the role?

  • Does the applicant come across as motivated and eager to learn?

  • Does the applicant match the company’s image for this position?

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