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How To: Answer "Why do you want to work here?"

This is a presentation of how to face toughest interview questions. During most of the job interview, the interviewer is trying to find out your capabilities if the job. They want the client to explore why they want to be working here. They know that you want a job. But more specifically they need to know why you want to work in their firm and also your capabilities. So, you must be prepared to answer for this common question for most of the interviews. First of all you should understand why ...

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

In this video, John Heaney gives advice on how to answer a simple but difficult question during a job interview. If interviewers ask job seekers to tell them about themselves, they can be put on the spot and be unable to even begin to answer the question. Heaney puts this question into perspective from the employer's perspective. For instance, he reminds you to remember that you are applying for a job and your answer should be related to your technical abilities rather than your personal inte...

How To: Attract more business with feng shui

Elizabeth Chamberlain with Space Lift demonstrates how to attract more business with feng shui. To attract more business you need helpful people to hire you or to spread the word about your goods and services. The travel of information is also important in business. Your house should address these areas. First, find the focus room on your energy map by laying the energy map on top of your home floor plan. The travel and helpful people area is in the lower right corner of your home, standing i...

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: 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...

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: Dress for a business casual interview

In a recent poll taken by an online recruiting company revealed that 37 percent of all hiring managers do not hire someone based just on the way they dress, more than half said they'd hold it against a candidate if they hadn't worn a jacket and seventy percent said that they wouldn't hire anyone wearing jeans, a leather jacket or a polo shirt to the interview. The rules for office dress code have changed, more and more companies offer their employees a business-casual dress code which makes i...

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: Know when to use the "functional" resume format

In this video, Steven Chong teaches you about when to use the "functional" resume format. In this video you will be introduced to the "functional" resume format, and when to use it. The Functional Format Resume lists your employment history into sections. These sections highlight areas of skill and accomplishment. Reasons to use this type of format include: When you are overqualified. If you have gaps in your employment history. When you are going to a completely different industry. If you fo...

How To: Make an animation resume at ani-jobs.com

This video teaches the simple steps to make an animation resume at Ani-Jobs. An excellent summary is given below. First click on the Resume cafe tab on the top menu, log in or create an account if you don't have one. Select a suitable category like 2d Artist, click the Storyboard sub-category. Add your name to enter the resume building page and start to input your details. In the reel column give the number that comes after "v e" in the link. Upload your résumé, artwork and your comments, lea...

How To: Make a video resume with free online tools

Gus Cawley shares the ways to make a video resume with the help of free online tools. 1. Log in to YouTube. 2. Click upload and select quick capture. 3. Click the record button (be sure to have good lighting, good background and a high quality microphone for a more effective recording) 4. State the information of your resume. 5. Click the red square button to stop the recording then choose publish. 6. Edit the information of the video. In the description, put your contact details and informat...

How To: Design a professional looking resume

In this video, groddin99 describes the correct way to write a resume and fashion a cover letter. Groddin99 knows the importance of a clean and formatted resume, and he gives advice and tips on formatting your resume properly, and how to list your previous jobs and your skill set. He also explains how inappropriate it is to draw pictures on the margins of the paper your resume is printed on. Groddin99 has written many books on this subject, and with his tips, you can write and fashion an attra...

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: Not answer "What would you do to gain respect?"

The video asks the question "What would you do to gain respect?" This is the bad example. It says that you should turn the sound off on your cell phone before you enter the interview. The video suggests that talking on your cell phone during an interview will lower your chances of getting the job. The video also suggests that keeping your potential employer waiting while you take a phone call can also keep you from getting the job for which you are interviewing.

How To: Not answer "Share a goal you set for yourself"

This video explains how to not answer an interview question from a potential employer. The question is "Share a goal you set for yourself." The interviewee answered the question incorrectly. She avoided answering the question by describing goals that she set for her employees when she was a manager. She also added that the company set a goal and the prize was a trip to Hawaii. Sharing a goal you set for others does not answer the question, and neither does a company goal.

How To: Answer the "Why do you want to work for us?" question

You could be going into a job interview with the wrong ideas. This video, however, teaches a person how to go into an interview and have a higher chance of landing the job. Learn how to go into the job with the right mindset. You can make the job interviewer see you're serious about working for their company, and not the opposite by having the right mindset.

How To: Not answer "How do you manage stress?"

This video teaches how to not answer the question "How do you manage stress?" The woman is interviewing for a journalism position. She begins her response by saying that she reads comic books that talk about being laid back. The video points out that you need to stay professional in your response. She says that others call her a slacker, which is not a good thing to say during an interview. She disregarded the importance of the company and position, which shows a lack of commitment.

How To: Dress for a job interview

Monster.co.uk, a job site, and Color Me Beautiful bring you these tips to dress for a job interview. An important part of landing a job is how you present your self in an interview, so after you practice some interview questions and get your resume ready, you need to start thinking about what to wear.

How To: Answer the "How do you manage stress?" question

How you manage stress is very important. Stress is an important part of the work environment. It helps to keep you productive and motivated to get the job done. Stress helps to keep you focused on your goals for the job. Setting goals helps to produce necessary stress for the job. If there isn't enough stress, setting higher goals can help. Keeping stress balanced is important. If there's too much, you might need to take a step back and maybe go to lunch by yourself. After hours to relieve th...

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: Become a dentist

Does dentistry sound of interest to you? If you don’t mind spending the day in other peoples’ mouths, dentistry might just be the career for you. In this video, learn what steps need to be taken to break into the field of dentistry.

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: 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: List transferable skills on your resume

Learning to highlight transferable skills on your resume is good for recent college graduates or if you are new to a job field because it shows that you have good characteristics that can be applied to your new job. For example, showing your communication skills is very important. Research planning is also critical. Show that you set goals for yourself and that you have clear ideas. Also, giving examples of when you used teamwork in past work experience in your life or in your career is benef...

How To: Balance a Checkbook

Keeping track of your money and expenses is one of the hardest things to do in life, not to mention one of the most hated things. But it's also one of the most important things. Making sure your finances are in order means keeping track of them. So watch to see how to balance a checkbook. The last thing you need is a bad check.

How To: Get promoted at work

It's not just about being best friends with the boss or great at your job. Get in tight with HR or the people that control information. Don't get favors, owe favors. Also find the opening on the ladder. Get your boss promoted and you'll have a spot to move up to.

How To: Leave a job on good terms

While it may be tempting to tell your boss where he can stick his letter opener when you’re ready to quit, it’s not a great career move. You will need a job to resign from, good stationery, acting skills (optional). Submit resignation. Submit resignation.

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...