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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: Adjust your resume to the job

Some people are hesitant about changing their resume and editing certain things in or out; they feel it's like cheating. It's not. Changing up your resume is perfectly acceptable as long as you don't lie or make false claims about your history. Tailoring your resume is about putting yourself in a context the company feels will suit them the best.

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: Research the job market to find the best job for you

Researching the job market thoroughly and with the correct resources is important to the advancement of your career. Watching this video will establish how to research your career options, find information about companies and familiarize yourself with job titles that are a fit for the degree and/or certifications you have earned as well as your professional background. Find the perfect job today!

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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: Answer "Where do you see yourself in 5 years?"

In this video from NescoResource we learn how to answer the question in an interview of "Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" This question provides you an opportunity to show your commitment to that job and to demonstrate your knowledge of the company's and the role you could have in achieving that vision. To provide a thoughtful response, you need to do the homework on the company. Do not answer by saying you see yourself in the interviewer's job. This could really backfire on you because...

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: Write a bid letter for a job

Do you think you're well in your business venture but you can't get clients and don't know why? Perhaps the issue isn't in your work itself, but how you present it. Knowing how to write a great bid letter is a valuable weapon in that cutthroat business world. This video from Freelance Writing will show you how to write a bid letter for a job.

How To: Enhance your resume with additional skills and awards

Optional sections to add to your resume can help fill in the gap where needed and enhance the skills and proficiencies already listed on your resume. Completion of this how to video will discuss the optional resume sections such as profile, technical skills, certifications, awards, memberships and community involvement. Make your own amazing resume today.

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: Apply for unemployment in New York

In this tutorial, we learn how to apply for unemployment in New York. You can do this either by phone or by going online. You will need personal information to file, including: social security number, drivers license number, mailing address, phone number, and W-2 form. Even if you don't have every item on the list, you can still file a claim. You will get a four digit pin number, then have an agent gather all of your information. If you do call to file, there are people who work there that sp...

How To: Answer "What are your greatest weaknesses?"

This video explains how to answer one of the five toughest job interview questions, this one being "what are your greatest weaknesses?" In it John Heaney of "The Job Shopper" explains that the most important thing about this question is to realize that answering in a way that really paints a negative picture of yourself will negatively impact your potential employment.

How To: Become a golf coach

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to become a golf coach. Most coaches are high school teachers. You don't have to be a teacher to coach. You just need to be great a player and enjoy the sport. You need to have the desire. They need to set up the programs and setup the tournaments. There is not a lot of teaching involved. They mainly have one on one lessons. But to become a college golf course, you need a college education. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy the sport of ...

How To: Join the Peace Corps

The Peace Corps -- have you ever thought of it? It crosses everybody's mind at one point or another, but mostly college students. The Peace Corps offers many benefits, like life experience, student loan repayment, and travel. If you are ready for 27 months of hard but rewarding work, a job with the Peace Corps might be for you. These steps will help you on your way toward an unforgettable experience.

How To: Write a professional cover letter

In this economy being competitive for a job means your application must stand out above the rest. Here's how to write a cover letter to successfully introduce your resume. Make sure your cover letter follows business letter format. Your name and address must be written at the top left corner. The employer's name and address are written just below. The letter should be addressed to a specific person within the company. Paragraphs in a business letter are not indented, but instead are left just...

How To: Perfect the elevator job pitch

They say you have to be in the right place at the right time... how about an elevator? If you happen to run into your ideal employer or business partner, in an elevator – or anywhere else for that matter – you'll have about 30 seconds or less to wow them. Here's how to do it.

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: Cold call a company that you want to interview with when looking for a job

In this clip, you'll learn how to make "cold calls" when searching for a job, a technique that can be surprisingly effective. Finding a job can be a tough task even in the best of times. Whether you're out of work or are simply looking to land your dream job, you're sure to be well served by this clip, which discusses few tried and true techniques and best practices for job seeking.

How To: Answer the "Tell me about yourself" interview question

This video gives you the right way to answer the interview question, "Tell me about yourself". Start with your most significant point. The advice is clearly stated and highlighted by adding text to the video. The example is well done and explains a little of what not to do also. The viewer has an excellent idea of what to expect and how to deal with not only this question, but other similar questions pertinent to job interviews.

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