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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: 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: 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: Deal with a flirtatious boss or sexual harassment

He's not exactly demanding sexual favors, but his flirting is getting really gross. What's a girl who likes her job to do? You will need diplomacy and documentation. Assess his behavior. Now, don’t be offended, but we have to ask: Is he really coming on to you, or is he just a sociable, flirtatious kind of guy? If it’s the latter, just ignore it. Do your part to keep the relationship professional. Don't chat about how your last two boyfriends cheated on you and then expect him to know that di...

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 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: 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: 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.

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: Prepare an elevator speech to help your job search

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to develop an elevator speech. An elevator speech is a short prepared speech in which you "sell" yourself to others. The average elevator ride is no longer than 20 seconds, so your speech should be no longer than that. Your speech should describe who you are. Your name, if your meeting a new contact. It should explain what you have to offer, the skills that are relevant to the job you are seeking. What benefit will you provide. This video will benefit...

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...

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: 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: Write a verification letter for an employee

If you're running a business and have employees, chances are you may have to write up a Employment Verification Letter. The tricky part is knowing what to put down on the letter itself. In this video you will learn what layout you will need and the information to put into the letter including: Company Letter Head, contact information, description of the employee's duties, ect.

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.

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: 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: 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: Write an effective letter of recommendation

Letters of recommendation are important in the business world. If you have been asked to write about a coworker, student or friend, check out this tutorial. Takes you through a step-by-step process you can use to produce a professional-looking and highly effective letter of recommendation. Includes how to structure your letter, how to personalize it for your candidate, and how to make it convincing to the recipient.

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 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: 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...

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