Job Readiness | Job Seeking | Interviewing | Resources | For Employers A barrier is defined as any problem, real or imagined, that is an obstacle to reaching a goal. Common Barriers Identify the areas that you need assistance with and click here to view resources to help you minimize those barriers. Talk to a workforce development specialist to work through these barriers. Use this worksheet to help identify your barriers. Don't be afraid to ask for help. Consult with a workforce development specialist for assistance.