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How To: Write a Writer's Resume

The resume is an essential tool for getting freelance work assignments. A well written article is not enough when trying to secure a freelance or staff position as a writer. Publishers want to see a resume. It gives the writer an outstanding opportunity to introduce themselves and it gives the editor a general idea of who you are, where you've been, and the work you've completed.

How To: Do Well on Your First Job Interview (For Students)

I know there are many students going for their first job that are new to the whole interview process. This is why I’m writing this article—to provide some tips on making your first interview experience simpler and hopefully successful. I’m currently in a university, but I had my first job when I was in ninth grade. I’ve held a few jobs and have undergone interviews many times. Sometimes they didn’t go so well, but I did learn from my mistakes. As I learned, I became better at interviews and s...

HowTo: Get Paid To Be a Total Lazy Ass

Eric Abrahamson, a professor at Columbia University, writes in to Forbes on how to be the Michelangelo of work shirking. The article is intended to help managers better understand their team's lack of productivity, but it also provides 10 simple tactics for all the lazy asses out there. Introducing exhibit A, June, a total lazy ass who lasted almost a decade in her job before being laid off:

How To: Get paid to work out by becoming a personal trainer

For most of us, working out at the gym is a time we have to schedule outside of our other work and family commitments. But how about making exercise your job? No, we're not talking about becoming a pro athelete. Rather, if you become a personal trainer you can work out, help others work out, and get paid good money while doing it.

How To: Start a home-based business and be your own boss

Many people think that once they start a business of their own they'll be cruisin' through life. No set hours, no boss to insult you, and no getting up at 6 AM to commute to work. But being your own boss comes with a lot of responsibility. If you're ready to take the good with the bad, check out this video to learn how to begin a home-based business.

How To: File for unemployment in Michigan

In this tutorial, we learn how to file for unemployment in Michigan. In the state of Michigan, you can now file online or on the phone without standing in line. First, you will need to make sure you have all of your personal information and information from your previous job. Once you have all of this information, enter it into the phone or the internet when you are asked for the information. When you are finished entering in the information, you will be finished. The state will contact you i...

How To: Negotiate salary terms

In this tutorial, we learn how to negotiate salary terms. If you have just gotten a new job but the salary is not what you were hoping for, there is a way to negotiate the terms. If you have a great benefit package and salary, you will have the career benefits that you want to have. Talk to your boss or the appropriate person to see what you can do to get a higher pay rate at your new job. See if there is a way you can prove your work to get a salary increase. Negotiate with them to see what ...

How To: Negotiate your salary without losing the job

This is a video tutorial in the Business & Money category where you are going to learn how to how to negotiate your salary without losing the job. You want more salary but, the company wants to pay less. How do you come to an agreement where both sides are happy? George Black, CEO of RSA Corp, gives tips on how to facilitate salary negotiations. The most important tip is he who mentions money first loses. So what you need to do is say "I am very interested in this position and I would serious...

How To: Understand the field of psychiatry

If you're wondering about the field of psychiatry, this video will teach you what you need to know. Dr. Ogan Gurel talks about the field of psychiatry and how it works. Psychiatry is a field of medicine that deals with mental disorders and looks at signs and symptoms. As you begin to understand the different aspects to the behavior, medication is entered into the equation to help out the behavior of the person. He explains that you must understand the biological symptoms of people as well as ...

How To: Negotiate a salary right out of school

This video tutorial is in the Business & Money category which will show you how to negotiate a salary right out of school. Of all the questions you can get asked in an interview, probably the toughest one to answer is "what are your salary expectations?" if you quote too low, you might leave some money on the table. And if you go too high, you may price yourself out of the job. So, what does a college student do? If they asked you the question in an interview, be clear that it's a negotiation...

How To: Give a chest examination for doctors

In this video we learn how to give a chest examination for doctors. First, ask the patient how they are feeling and check their pulse, then watch them breathe. After this, lift their chin up and feel their chest while they are breathing. From here, place both hands on their chest and feel the palpation inside of their body. After this, grab the stethoscope and listen to their heart beat while they are relaxing and breathing as well as deep breathing. As soon as you have listened to the heart ...

How To: Become a doctor fast

In this tutorial, we learn how to become a doctor fast. There are many ways to become a doctor, including shortcuts. The first shortcut is if you just got out of high school you can take tests that will test you on knowledge you can study on your own. Just from these you can get credits which will give you extra credit without taking all the time. You can also take summer classes that will get you ahead. If you do this, you will finish your bachelor degree 1.5 years faster. Using these tips y...

How To: Negotiate a pay raise with game theory

In this video, we learn how to negotiate a pay raise with game theory. You first need to take into account how much money you are getting an hour with how much you are worth. Make a chart with your boss on there and the other player is you. You will then see if you want to play soft, medium, or hardball with them to negotiate. Think about how your boss will respond to different types of negotiations. When you are finally confident in approaching your boss, you will get respect and get the pay...

How To: Become a great lawyer

In this video, we learn how to become a great lawyer. You will need to study hard and be very committed. You will also need to be careful with the use of your words and make the appropriate sacrifices. You will need to have heart with your cases, it's not enough to just be smart. You need to also be great at debating and have a lot of passion that is in your life. The passion and heart is what will give you the difference between being a good attorney and a great attorney. Make sure you're al...

How To: Not answer the "How do you stay current?" question

In this tutorial, we learn how to not answer the "How do you stay current?" question. When you are asked this question on an interview, it's important to know how to answer it without looking crazy. To answer this correctly, do not answer what you "want" to do, employers are not interested in this. Also, hinting that learning is a low priority is not impressive to your interviewer. You want to be more specific when stating the obvious, so they completely understand what you are trying to say....

How To: Resolve a conflict in the workplace

If you're butting heads with one of your employee's at work, or are having trouble resolving conflicts between other employee's, as a manager, supervisor, or someone else in a position of leadership, this can be a stressful situation. In this video you will learn a helpful exercise that you can use to work your way through a way to resolve the conflict itself.

How To: Make DIY professional business cards

Business cards are one of the most effective ways of networking with professionals, and making good ones without breaking the bank is hard to figure. This video will show you how to make your own professional looking business cards at home and use them to improve your career.

How To: Get a job as a freelance bounty hunter

To become a bounty hunter, you will want to first check your state's laws to see if you need to be a licensed private investigator. If you live in Florida, South Carolina, Oregon, Wisconsin, or Kentucky, don't even try it--bounty hunting is not allowed! Otherwise, your first step is to find a client who needs a target to be caught. Bail bond agents employ bounty hunters to track down people who have refused to show up to court. Find out who your target is. Assemble a file, look into any recor...

How To: Improve your resume with valid statistics

In this video, we learn how to improve your resume with valid statistics. You need solid numbers to back up the information you are writing on your resume, not just words written on the paper. Most applicants look qualified on paper, but don't land interviews because they don't offer proof to validate their claims. When you provide proof of what you are stating, the person who is viewing your resume will be more likely to call you for an interview. Make sure to provide supporting documents an...

How To: Create a compelling resume

In this video, we learn how to create a compelling resume. When you talk about your prior experience, write down something that you learned from your work background, preferably something that matches the job you're applying for. Employers are looking for something you were taught in your experience. Write down any accomplishments you received while on the job, and how well you did them as well. If you're graduated, let them know when you are available for full time work and when you are grad...

How To: Deal with work gaps on your resume

Susan Ireland teaches us how to deal with work gaps on your resume in this video. If there are gaps on your resume, your employer could possibly have a bad impression of you. To avoid this, first write years in your work history instead of months. This will simplify your presentation and also dissolve work history gaps. Next, ask yourself if you were doing any activity that time that is related to the job you are applying for. If so, write down that information to cover the gap in work histor...

How To: Make your resume stand out

In this video, we learn how to make your resume stand out. If you can't hire a professional, use these secrets to stand out of the crowd. Emphasize your unique value and play up keywords that make you stand out. Create a document that will get you interviews. Before you begin, make sure you have your information from school and work ready, so you can reference it in your resume. Also print out target job descriptions to help you write down notes and outlines. Using these tips will help you wr...