Frequently Asked Questions

What are LEAP and YES? Improving Job Search Effectiveness with YES Self-Assessment from Career Action Resources
LEAP and YES are printed self-assessments to use with the unemployed and job seekers. LEAP and YES are self-guiding and provide information and direction for creating employment / reemployment plans tailored to an individual's needs. Learn more about LEAP and YES.

What is the format of LEAP and YES?
LEAP and YES have been designed as easy-to-use, 6-panel foldouts. YES includes a perforated, detachable panel for job seekers to summarize their employment search strategy for quick reference.

Where are LEAP and YES used?
LEAP and YES are used across the USA by workforce agencies, employment programs, career services, schools, libraries, and more.

What are the LEAP and YES scales, steps, and reading level? 
You can find that information on the LEAP and YES pages on this site.

How are LEAP and YES packaged?
LEAP and YES are each shrink-wrapped in convenient packs of 50.

Creating Reemployment Plan with LEAP, Second Edition, from Career Action ResourcesDo I need special training to administer LEAP and YES? 
You need no special training to administer LEAP and YES. We advise you to take LEAP or YES yourself and to read the entire piece before giving it or administering it to others. The Administrator's Guides include help for administering LEAP and YES in one-on-one sessions and in group settings.

What is your copyright policy?
Our materials are fully protected by U.S. copyright law. Unauthorized duplication, posting, or adaptation in whole or of any part, in any form, including print and electronic, is strictly prohibited without the written permission of Career Action Resources, LLC. Federal copyright law prohibits all reproductions, including any made free illegally for use in any setting or with any population.

How do I obtain the free LEAP and YES Administrator’s Guides?
The Administrator’s Guides are PDFs and are e-mailed upon LEAP and YES purchase to the order’s ship-to contact. Learn more about the Administrator's Guides. If you work for an organization that has purchased LEAP or YES and need the Administrator’s Guide, please e-mail us

How do I subscribe to the Career Action Resources e-newsletter?
Our e-mail newsletter is written for workforce development professionals, career counselors, career coaches, and educators in the USA. Just sign up here. Also be sure to check out the Career Action Blog.

I am a job seeker. Can I get samples of LEAP and YES? Can I buy LEAP and YES?
LEAP and YES are each sold in packs of 50 for use in workforce and career services. We do not offer or sell single copies of LEAP and YES to consumers at this time. If you are an individual consumer/job seeker and request samples, we unfortunately will not be able to send them to you. Instead, we suggest you contact your local One-Stop Career Center/American Job Center and ask if it provides LEAP and YES assessments published by Career Action Resources.

Will my information remain private with you?
Rest assured your information will remain private with us. 

Can I do research on LEAP or YES?
We are always interested in dissertations and professional research projects involving LEAP and YES. Please e-mail us with a brief description of your proposed project, contact information, title, and school/organization.

How do I obtain free samples of LEAP and YES?
Qualified workforce and career professionals can request free LEAP and YES samples. Click the Request Free Samples button on any page of this website. Samples are sent via first-class U.S. mail. One sample per person, please. If you need additional samples for a purchasing decision by your organization, please e-mail us with the details. We are unable to send samples to individual consumers/job seekers.

What is the pricing for LEAP (package of 50) and YES (package of 50)?
Any 1-10 packages.....$99/each package
Any 11+ packages.....$89/each package
Shipping/Handling 7% of subtotal, to continental U.S. locations, via regular UPS Ground or USPS.
Please use this order form unless submitting a signed purchase order.
Please also feel free to request a quote.

What payment methods do you accept?
We accept VISA/MasterCard, signed purchase orders, and checks payable to Career Action Resources, LLC. See how to place your order.

How fast will my order ship?
In-stock items ship from our facility via regular UPS Ground or USPS Mail, usually within 72 hours. Bulk orders and large orders requiring a print run will take longer, although we will process your order as quickly as possible; you will be advised of the timeframe.

Do you accept or ship orders out of the United States?
Not at this time.

Are LEAP and YES available online?
If you have an existing, secure online system that job seekers access by entering a password, we will consider a licensing agreement that allows you to use LEAP or YES in your online system.

Do you collect sales tax? 
We collect 7% sales tax on shipments to Indiana unless a tax-exempt form is provided. 

What is your returns policy?
We are confident that you will be pleased with our products’ usefulness and value. If, however, you need to make a return for any reason, you must do so within 30 days of sale through prepaid, traceable means. The product must be in resalable condition and include a copy of your receipt or packing slip. Shipping and handling charges are non-refundable. Please call or e-mail for further instructions. Note: Bulk orders and large orders requiring a print run are nonreturnable.

How can I give product feedback or product suggestions?
We are always happy to hear from people who have used LEAP and YES or who have product suggestions. Please contact us with your comments.

Are you interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at workforce development and career services conferences? 
We participate in many events every year. Please contact us with the details.

 

 

Workforce Development &
Career Services Professionals:

Learn about Layoff-to-Employment Action Planner (LEAP) and Your Employment Search (YES).


Career Action Blog

“This Jobs Program Just Might Get People Back to Work” is the title of a recent Pew Trusts article that describes the success and expansion of the U.S. Department of Labor’s RESEA (Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment) program, particularly in Nevada.

The story details how Nevada’s RESEA program has the best results of all the states studied, saving more than four times the RESEA costs and shortening participants' unemployment insurance benefits by approximately three weeks.

Nevada’s RESEA program “significantly reduced the amount of time people received unemployment benefits,” states the Pew Trusts article by staff writer Sophie Quinton.

Nevada uses Career Action Resources assessment guides with its RESEA participants. In particular, our Layoff-to-Employment Action Planner (LEAP) is described in the first RESEA (then called REA) study commissioned by the U.S. Department of Labor as an “innovative self-assessment” that helps claimants identify their needs.

Learning About Your Scores in Step 2 of LEAP, Second Edition.jpgThe USDOL report also states LEAP is useful to workforce staff by helping them better refer claimants to much-needed services. Nevada is now using Your Employment Search (YES) in its RESEA program. Read more about the RESEA research.

Need proven tools to guide UI claimants, job seekers, and staff? Request a complimentary review sample of LEAP and YES.


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Do you have job seekers who can't seem to get hired? They may appear to be doing everything right, but they may actually be passive job hunters, according to the Editors at Career Action Resources. Here are 3 signs that individuals are being passive in their employment search.

  1. Only applying for job after job online. Online job applications are a key way to apply for jobs. But online applications have pitfalls. First, if a person's skills and experience do not match the opening, an application may be automatically rejected. Second, if an individual is applying for many jobs, chances are he or she is not a good fit for all of them. Third, they are missing opportunities to job search in more effective ways, such as networking with people who can connect them to hiring managers. Encourage job hunters to target their search and go beyond online applications.
  2. Not tailoring a cover letter and resume to each job. Using the same cover letter and resume for each job is easy; it is also passive. Instead, ask job seekers to take some time match their materials to the job opening. It may help to emphasize qualifications that especially fit the opening. This approach makes it easier for employers to see how an applicant meets their needs.
  3. Spending just a few hours a week on their job search. Suggest that job seekers create a schedule of job search activities, including applying for jobs, networking, researching and contacting employers, and practicing interview skills.

Your Employment Search [Career Action Blog]The good news is, all job hunters can become more active in the search for employment. With an active job hunt, they'll be more likely to get hired quickly in the right job.

Need help explaining to your job seekers how an active employment search works? Consider using Your Employment Search (YES). a best-practice tool for tailored job search guidance, in your career centers. Workforce development professionals can request a complimentary review sample of YES from Career Action Resources, LLC.

 

 

Job seekers have more skills than they may realize. A new online tool from the U.S. Department of Labor lets job hunters rate themselves on 40 workplace skills and then learn their best-fit career options.

Called the “Skills Matcher,” the tool gives individuals immediate results to 

  • Increase their skills awareness and skills language.
  • Find careers that interest them and suit their skills.
  • Explore careers they hadn’t considered.
  • Plan their career and training paths.
  • Learn the wages, education, and outlook for careers that match their skills.
  • Target a job search.
  • Explain to employers how their skills match a job.
  • Enhance a cover letter, resume, and online profile with skills language.

In the Skills Matcher, job seekers rate their level of each skill as beginner, basic, skilled, advanced, and expert. It includes examples of each skill to help with the ranking.

The Skills Matcher compares a person’s skill rating to the knowledge, skills, and abilities of more than 900 O*NET occupations. Try out the Skills Matcher, available on the CareerOneStop site.