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).


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The U.S. Department of Labor has launched a new effort to reduce improper Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments across the nation.

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"Providing states with resources to recognize and combat improper Unemployment Insurance payments is a critical piece of our federal-state partnership," U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta said, according to a USDOL news release. "I have contacted governors across the nation and asked them to recommit to lowering the UI improper payment rate in their state. The Department stands ready to help states with high level of improper payments by providing targeted assistance."

In addition, the USDOL has published a redesigned "Unemployment Insurance Payment Accuracy by State" webpage that show each state's improper UI payment rate. The page offers information on each state's root causes of improper payments and other data.

Need help guiding UI claimants and the unemployed to employment? Workforce development professionals: Request a complimentary review sample of Your Employment Search (YES).

 

How do your job seekers find job openings? If they are searching the big online job sites only, they may be leaving many job possibilities on the table. It is important for job hunters to let people know they are job searching, to ask for job leads, and to look for opportunities beyond traditional job search channels.

Job seekers may find job leads and openings through the following:tips.jpg

  1. Local American Job Center
  2. Employers of interest, even if no jobs are advertised
  3. Companies running numerous help-wanted ads (they’re hiring)
  4. Family, friends, and neighbors
  5. Alumni association and career services at their school or college
  6. Professional groups and events
  7. Colleagues and former co-workers 
  8. Past classmates and teachers 
  9. Hobbies, clubs, and sports
  10. People at their place of worship 
  11. People they know through their children and their spouse/significant other
  12. People with whom they do volunteer work and community service 
  13. People who provide services, such as their dentist, accountant, and insurance agent
  14. People they've helped in the past 
  15. Recruiters and employment agencies 
  16. Job fairs and hiring events
  17. News articles about growing companies
  18. Business journals and specialty publications and job sites for their field and related industries 
  19. LinkedIn and other social media
  20. Freelancing, part-time work, and consulting work

The more doors your job seekers knock on, the more likely it is they will find a job soon. 

Need help guiding job hunters to employment or reemployment? Workforce development professionals: Request a complimentary review sample of Your Employment Search (YES).
 

Are your job seekers limiting their prospects? For example, are they looking at just one job title? If so, they may be missing out on the best possibilities.
 
Consider sharing with your job hunters these 3 ways to expand a job search to get hired faster in a position that’s best for them:

 

  1. Expand your job title based on your skills. List all the titles that your desired job can be called. For example, a marketing manager may be called a brand manager, communications coordinator, or promotions specialist. Online job sites will bring up similar job titles in a search. Don’t ignore the job titles that look like a poor match at first glance; read the job ad and consider whether your background matches the role. Also important are transferable skills—those skills that easily transfer from one occupation to another, such as computer skills and interpersonal skills.
  2. Expand your target employer list. Although you may want to work for a certain employer, broaden your hunt to include all organizations that need your skills. 
  3. Expand your job search approach. Don’t let online job hunting be your sole search method. Direct human contact is still the best way to get hired. Also reach out to employers, even if you don’t see advertised job openings. 

Taking Your Employment Search (YES).pngWant to give your job seekers more job search guidance, tailored to their needs? Consider using Your Employment Search (YES), published by Career Action Resources, LLC. YES measures and teaches productive job-seeking skills in 5 key areas to immediately boost the job search.

Workforce development professionas: Request a complimentary YES review sample now.