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

With low Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims in today’s labor market, some states are having challenges meeting their projected Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) activities.

So the U.S. Department of Labor is offering state workforce agencies flexibility to provide RESEAs to additional UI claimants, besides the currently targeted populations. The currently targeted populations are UI claimants determined most likely to exhaust benefits and transitioning military veterans.

The expansion to additional UI claimants must be supported by local labor market and economic information. Examples of additional populations include claimants in rural areas, claimants approaching the end of UI benefits, claimants from specific industries, and claimants in areas with higher-than-average unemployment rates.

LEAP.PNGStates that wish to serve such additional UI claimants must submit an application and receive approval from their ETA Regional Office.

Need help delivering effective, in-person reemployment guidance? Request a complimentary Layoff-to-Employment (LEAP) sample, a best practice in reemployment per a USDOL report.

“One Door. Millions of Success Stories.” That’s the theme of a U.S. Department of Labor infographic describing the investment story of the American Job Center network. The 2,400 American Job Centers across the nation provide career, job search, and training services to job seekers and the unemployed under WIOA.

“In the last program year, more than 13 million Americans—roughly 1 out of every 12.5 people in the U.S. labor force—got the help they needed through the American Job Center network,” states the infographic.

 

Other infographic highlights for the program year include the following:

  • American Job Centers serve a wide range of individuals, including displaced workers, veterans, ex-offenders, youth, victims of natural disasters, workers with disabilities, and older workers.
  • 81 percent of people who received job training found employment.
  • 156,000 people with disabilities found work.
  • 98,500 adults and dislocated workers obtained a credential.
  • 360,000 unemployed military veterans got hired.
  • 2.6 million people receiving unemployment insurance obtained jobs.

American Job Centers use LEAP and YES self-guiding tools. If you work with job seekers and the unemployed, request complimentary LEAP and YES review samples now


Guest blog post by Kirk Kuhn, author of Time On Target--Launch Your Life Like a Titan II ICBM and STEADCONSULTANTS CEO. 
© 2017 by Kirk Kuhn. Written exclusively for Career Action Resources Blog. 

We’re in the fat times now for the job seeker. The current labor market is starving for employees, and some companies will hire anything that breathes. It might take a minute, but it won’t last, because I promise you lean times follow fat times, and the economy will tank. 

Kirk Kuhn [Career Action Blog]So as a seasoned and ruthless job interviewer, I want to lay out some thoughts for you. A well-known fact of job search is it’s an art and a science. What isn’t so well known is it’s show business. When you get to a job interview, it’s show time, and you’re the show. It’s you acting and you putting on the play. You’re the director, script writer, creative designer. You arrange the stage. When you get an interview, you’re forced to get on that stage, step into your spotlight, and do a song and dance about yourself on key and on time.

Most job seekers fail to understand this complicated fact. They don’t understand it’s their play and their dialogue, and they have to learn their lines and dance moves. Your show has to be an award winner or else you get poor reviews, and you don’t get the job offer. I find it absolutely amazing how many people think their next job is going to last, and they disregard the critical need to learn how to be self-directed job seekers who understand they will be looking for jobs for the rest of their working lives. There is a new order in the labor market. Those who are skilled actors in the art and science of job search and interviewing will have an immensely easier time navigating the 21st century labor market.  

Job search is a comedy drama. In my 30 years in the field of human resources and workforce development, I have seen some seriously funny and unfunny stuff when it comes to my fellow humans when I’m the interviewer. It’s like watching people drive a car with a 5-speed for the first time. It’s funny stuff until they plow into a barn or strip out the clutch, and that’s how people act when in a job interview. Over the years, I’ve interviewed a slew of job seekers and booed 9 out of 10 of them because their act wasn’t together. As an interviewer, I’m the audience, the critic, the guy who boos and brings down the curtain on your hopes. When you do it right and you’re the 1 out of 10, it’s because I love your show, and I’m standing and applauding you because I’m offering you the job. You’re the act I’ve been looking for, and I want to see a lot more of it.

Interviewers don’t have a lot of patience though and are natural critics. That’s what they get paid to do. They get paid to judge your performance and make critical decisions about your life because if you don’t get a job offer, that’s a serious impact on you. Interviewers seem nice, and as people they probably are, but as interviewers they’re meat eaters, and they’ll have you for lunch. So if you’re not prepared to give it your all when you get up on that stage, be prepared to have your lunch eaten.

 

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