Hot Jobs & Resumes How-Tos

How To: Properly fold a letter and place it into an envelope

This video is about professional/business letter folding and mailing. Before starting this process your hands should be clean and dry so as not to ruin the look of the letter. To fold the letter correctly, you must take the bottom 1/3 of the letter and fold it upwards towards the letterhead - it should be folded about halfway to the top. Then crease the fold. Next you fold the top down and crease that fold also. To mail, you must place the lettehead, head down, face forward into the envelope....

How To: Create a resume using PowerPoint

In order to use PowerPoint to create your resume, you will need to select "page setup", in order to change from landscape to portrait. Insert a text box in the center of the page and type your name in it. Next, click on the "format" tab. Next, select your alignment from the alignment center.

How To: Write a resume in the table format

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how write a resume in the table format. A table formatted resume is one of the most effective formats. It highlights metrics in a particular field that potential employers are looking for in a presentable quick overview. At the top of the table, provide your name, contact information and location. In the table, list your skill, experience, role and products from each of your previous jobs and experiences. This video will benefit those viewers who are sear...

How To: Answer the "How do you stay current?" question

This video gives a clear view of how well one has to answer in an interview. This is a good answer given by a woman interviewing for an environmental scientist position. This video is provided by denham resources. The first question asked by the interviewer is, "How do you stay current?" The candidate gives a wonderful answer for that. She told the interviewer that she is a member of a relevant discipline, and through that she is attending events; that itself shows a relevant passion for grow...

How To: Earn An Income By Writing Auto Repair Estimates

Collision Repair Related Careers When you think of a career in collision repair you probably think of a body repair or paint technician. However, there are a lot of related careers that collision repair can lead to. For Example, you can work in auto parts stores, dealerships, insurance companies, paint representatives, trainers, etc. In this article we are going to examine a career as an auto estimator.

How To: Write a cover letter quickly

This how-to video describes how to properly write a cover letter. It explains that a cover letter is a separate selling point from the resume when applying for a job. The cover letter should only be about two-thirds of a page long and can easily be broken into three parts. Part one includes a brief introduction, what you are applying for, and a quick thank you for your time. The second part is the body where you explain why you are the right person and right fit for the job. The third and fin...

How To: CC in a Physical Business Letter

CC, which stands for "carbon copy", is a familiar phrase in email, but can also be used in business letters and legal documents. This can be especially useful for letters you want to spend up a company or organizational chain, letting each recipient know exactly who else received the same document.

How To: Properly fold a letter and look professional

From this video, learn a proper way to fold a letter professionally and place it an envelope. Basically take the letter and lay it in a flat surface, then find a spot in the paper which is almost a certain way up and then fold from bottom to that spot and crease it. Then fold from the top above the previous fold and then crease it so that it is a three fold letter. Make sure that the letter head is up when you place it inside the envelope. So that when a person opens the letter the letter hea...

How To: Deal with a mean boss

Sadly, into each life at least one mean, nasty, low-down, no-good boss must fall. When it's your turn, you'll want these survival tips. Trying to remain calm and protecting yourself are important strategies to protect your career. Watch this video job skills tutorial and learn how to cope with an unfair boss.

How To: Hack Your Resume to Fool Keyword-Hunting Robots & Land Yourself More Interviews (The Evil Way)

If you thought humans were reading your résumé, think again. Robots do, and their one solitary objective is to systematically crush the hopes and dreams of those who don't make the cut. Instead of paying a few humans to read thousands of résumés over a couple weeks, many companies use computer programs that can do the job in less than an hour. In fact, at least 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies use what they call an applicant-tracking system, aka rejection machines.

How To: Format a cover letter in Standard Block format

This video goes over cover letter formats, specifically in Full Block Style. Cover Letters accompany resumes in job applications. They should be sent ahead of the resume. They go over your experience, desires and objectives. The cover letter is important to both employers and employees. A human resources or HR department often receives thousands of letters that it must review before granting a job candidate a job interview or even reading their resume. This is a LIAD Production for World of W...

How To: Write a cover letter in 30 seconds using a Mac

This video features a very handy technique for writing a cover letter in less than a minute- and all you need is a tool called Text Expander, which can be easily downloaded. The basic idea behind this program is that you can create shortcut keys to text that you commonly use, so you can enter in all of your basic cover letter information very quickly, and only have to customize small sections.

How To: Write a resume using strong language and keywords

This video tells you what keywords are and where to find them. You will learn how to effectively use keywords in your resume in the form of a list and to build your summary of qualification section. It also shows you how to present the keywords creatively. Watch this video resume-writing tutorial and learn how to use keywords for making a good resume.

How To: Answer interview questions with strategy

hcoleman teaches you how to answer interview questions using strategy. When the interviewer asks you to talk about yourself, you should talk about your strengths, abilities, and things that motivate you; things that demotivate you are also important. Your last job question should focus on achievements, leadership, and team skills. Use examples regarding your qualifications. The five years question is about honesty. You should talk about the company you want to work for in 5 years. Identify yo...

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: Make Money Writing Online with Google AdSense

Google AdSense is a beautiful thing. They pay you for posting content online, whether it be through a third-party website like WonderHowTo or on your own website. WonderHowTo seems to be a good place to start from if you plan to make money with AdSense, but it's not the only place that you can submit content to and receive all of the revenue generated by the AdSense ad units. You may want to get a wider audience and more traffic, and for that you must look beyond the horizon of just one site.

How To: Explain your biggest achievement in a job interview

Denham Resources illustrates some common mistakes that people make when answering a common and infamous job interview question: what is your biggest achievement? Rather than simply listing tips for answering the question, they use footage of a woman answering it poorly and highlight the mistakes that she makes as she goes along. He interview is deemed "the bad". In the follow-up video, deemed "the ugly," another video of an applicant illustrates just about the worst possible way to answer thi...

How To: Write and post a winning resume & cover letter

In this video, we learn how to write a winning resume and cover letter. First, you want to remember that your resume online needs to be keyword rich, so you will have greater chances of getting an interview. To find keywords for your resume, look up different job descriptions to change your resume to fit that specific job. List your specific qualities that make you the best candidate for that job. For your cover letter, make sure you always send it along with your resume. You want to capture ...

How To: Write a cover letter using the Aunt Louise technique

Susan Ireland teaches us how to write a cover letter using the Aunt Louise technique in this tutorial. This technique involves you pretending writing a letter to your dear aunt. You will talk about why you want to work at a particular company and why they should hire you. You should also talk about why they should call you for an interview and talk about all the great things about yourself. You can use this information to write your official cover letter by sorting out all the best things. Re...

How To: Answer the "What is your biggest failure?" question

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to answer the question, "What is your biggest failure?" When answering this question, be honest and don't lie. Sharing your feelings will show that you care about work. Your reaction may indicate your response to any future problems. Always indicate if you turned that failure into a success. A strong ending to your answer should express that you learned from your mistake. This video will benefit those viewers who are looking for a job, and would like ...

How To: Prepare a functional resume

This video resume-writing tutorial presents two case studies complete with challenges, strategies and sample functional resumes. Resumes are the key to getting into any job that you want. Watch and write a functional resume that will help get your foot in the door wherever you want to work.

How To: Write a super cover letter

A cover letter is a document sent with your resume to a prospective employer to indicate your interest in a position at their company. This how to video teaches you how you can write a concise and intelligent cover letter that will impress the company where you are applying.

How To: Respond to a request for a letter of recommendation

In this video the author explains when to write a recommendation letter to some one. He says that one may often face this situation to write a recommendation letter to some one we know. He advises that you should write a recommendation letter about some one only if we think that they are good at what they do and if we really believe in them. He says not to write recommendation letter if there is any problem because there is a chance that we may loose our credibility by such an action. This vi...

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