March 2024 YouTube Video Roundup

Today may be April Fools’ Day, but our YouTube channel is no joke! We have more than 180 video tutorials there to assist you in your job search, including these:

From the En Espanol Playlist:

Como Solicitar un Trabajo con Sodexo

Sodexo, a global company with a variety of careers in food service and facilities management, has an option to apply for jobs in Spanish. In this video, Career Specialist Andre de la Fuente provides a step-by-step demonstration, in Spanish, of that application process.

Sodexo, una empresa global con una variedad de carreras en servicio de alimentos y administración de instalaciones, tiene la opción de aplicar para trabajos en español. En este video, ofrecemos una demostración paso a paso, en español, de ese proceso de solicitud.

From the Common Job Applications Tutorials Playlist:

How to Apply for a Job at Trader Joe’s

In this video, Certified Career Coach Anne Nowak walks you step-by-step through the online job application for grocery chain Trader Joe’s.

From the Vaults: This Month’s Golden Oldies Spotlight
From the Professionalism & Business Etiquette Playlist:

Email Etiquette for the Job Search

Email is one of the primary ways you’ll be contacted by hiring managers. In this video, Career Specialist Lynnette Lee will give you tips for presenting a professional image and avoiding common mistakes.

Written by Lynnette Lee

February 2024 YouTube Video Roundup

Nothing says “February in Louisiana” like having to use your heater, your AC, your umbrella, and your sunglasses all on the same day. And this past month has certainly lived up to that. But if the weather has been inconsistent, one thing you can always rely on is the Career Center’s commitment to bringing you quality job search advice. Check out some of our latest YouTube videos:

From the Resumes Before & After Playlist:

Resume Quick Tips: Tailoring a Resume for a Jack-of-All-Trades

This video is part of our Resumes Before and After series, which showcases common resume mistakes and our recommended solutions. In this video, Certified Resume Writer Lynnette Lee discusses the difficulties faced by people who have a wide variety of skills and interests. Rather than having an unfocused generic resume, we demonstrate how to tailor resumes to better suit different jobs.

From the Common Job Applications Tutorials Playlist:

How to Apply for a Job at Compass Group

Compass Group is a conglomerate of food service companies, including Bon Appetit, Chartwells, Crothalls, and Morrisons, that provide dining services in schools, colleges, airports, and healthcare facilities nationwide. In this video, Career Specialist Cynthia Payton demonstrates the process of completing the online job application for Compass Group.

From the Job Interview Questions Playlist:

How to Answer, “Why Were You Fired?”

Being terminated can be a black spot on your career and a red flag to employers, so this interview question can be a deal-killer. However, as Certified Career Coach Anne Nowak and Career Specialist Lynnette Lee demonstrate in this video, there are ways to handle the question well. A good answer will showcase your responsibility and growth as an employee.

Written by Lynnette Lee

January 2024 YouTube Video Roundup

As we began this new year, we found ourselves waxing nostalgic for times of yore. Thus, this month, we’re dedicating our roundup to some hidden gems from days gone by. Check out these videos – and more – on our YouTube channel:

From the Professionalism and Business Etiquette Playlist

Reference Ready: Choosing and Presenting Your References

Your references can be the deciding factor in whether an employer chooses you over another candidate. In this video, Career Specialist Case Duckworth tackles the basic questions surrounding providing your references, including: What kind of person makes a good reference? What information needs to go on my reference list? How should I prepare my references?

The Workplace Survival Guide

“I think I do my job well, so why do I always have trouble with the people I work with?” If that sounds familiar, check out this video. Career Specialist Lynnette Lee discusses the best ways to get along with co-workers and make good impressions on bosses, focusing on communication skills, the unspoken rules of the workplace, and common scenarios.

From the Enrichment and Skills Training Playlist

Advance Your Career with MOOCs

It’s not always necessary to go back to college in order to learn new job skills. MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses – are a wonderful resource for free or low-cost online learning. In this video, Career Specialist Rick Wright discusses 4 of the most popular MOOCs: Coursera, EdX, Udacity, and Udemy.

Written by Lynnette Lee

December 2023 YouTube Video Roundup

Happy New Year! If the start of a fresh new year has you invigorated to make a fresh new start on your job search, the Career Center is here to help. Check out these and other videos on our YouTube channel for inspiration:

From the Job Search Mastery Playlist

The ADA and the Job Search Part 2: Accommodations

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides protections for jobseekers with disabilities, including accommodations during the job search, testing, and interviewing process. In this video, Career Specialist Kathryn Cusimano discusses what types of accommodations might be available, as well as when and how you can request accommodations.

From the Common Job Application Tutorials Playlist

How to Apply for a Job at Pizza Hut

In this video, Career Specialist Cynthia Payton demonstrates the process of completing the online job application for restaurant chain Pizza Hut.

From the Vaults: This Month’s Golden Oldies Spotlight
From the Job Search Mastery Playlist

Career Planning Resources: Website Walkthrough

Need help choosing a career path? Learning a new skill? Finding out about different career options? Our website can help with all of that. There’s so much good stuff on there, in fact, that it can be a little overwhelming. In this video, Career Specialist Lynnette Lee walks you through all the different career-planning features so you can choose the most helpful resources for your situation.

Written by Lynnette Lee

November 2023 YouTube Roundup

Tis the season. . .for watching YouTube videos! As we near the momentous milestone of 2500 subscribers, we invite you to enjoy some of our latest offerings:

Job Interview Questions Playlist

How to Answer, “Why Should We Hire You Over Other Candidates?”

Questions like this can really rattle your confidence. . .especially if you don’t have 100% of the qualifications they’re asking for. In this video, Certified Career Coach Anne Nowak and Career Specialist Lynnette Lee demonstrate how to give a strong answer by focusing on what you do have to offer, rather than apologizing for what you don’t.

Common Job Application Tutorials Playlist

How to Apply for a Job at Ross

This video by Career Specialist Cynthia Payton walks you step by step through the process of applying for a job with Ross clothing store.

Resumes Before and After Playlist

Resume Quick Tips: Disguising Short-Term Jobs and Gaps

This video is part of our Resumes Before and After series, which showcases common resume mistakes and our recommended solutions. Having an unstable work history – short-term jobs which last less than a year, and multiple gaps of unemployment – can be a serious red flag for employers. In this video, Certified Professional Resume Writer Anne Nowak demonstrates a clever technique for disguising these issues.

Written by Lynnette Lee

October 2023 YouTube Roundup

The leaves may fall, but your spirits shouldn’t, because the Career Center always has your back when it comes to the job search. Here are some of our autumnal offerings:

Resumes Before & After PLAYLIST

Resume Quick Tips: Getting Too Personal

This video is part of our Resumes Before and After series, which showcases common resume mistakes and our recommended solutions.
In this video, Certified Resume Writer Lynnette Lee examines the common mistake of including too much information about your personal life on your resume. Even in situations where there is something to explain – such as a long gap in work history – providing certain details can do more harm than good.

Work at Home Job Board Reviews PLAYLIST

Virtual Vocations: A Work-From-Home Website Review

This video is part of our Work-from-Home series, which showcases ways to find remote job openings which are not scams.
In this video, Certified Career Coach Anne Nowak provide an in-depth review of Virtual Vocations, an excellent resource for finding legitimate remote job opportunities.

From the Vaults: This Month’s Golden Oldies Spotlight

Job Search Basics PLAYLIST

Job Search Resources: Website Walkthrough

The Career Center’s website contains a huge variety of resources to help you with your job search – resume-writing, interview prep, salary information, and more. There’s so much good stuff on there, in fact, that it can be a little overwhelming. In this video, Career Specialist Lynnette Lee walks you through all the different job-search features so you can choose the most helpful resources for your situation.

Written by Lynnette Lee

September 2023 YouTube Roundup

The leaves may fall, but your spirits shouldn’t, because the Career Center always has your back when it comes to the job search. Here are some of our autumnal offerings:

Common Job Application Tutorials PLAYLIST

How to Apply for a Job at Chipotle

In this video, Career Specialist Karla Stewart demonstrates the online application process for fast-casual restaurant Chipotle.

Job Interview Questions PLAYLIST

How to Answer, “Why Are You Leaving Your Current Job?”

This question tempts you to break the unwritten rule of the job interview: “Never go negative.” In this video, Certified Career Coach Anne Nowak and Career Specialist Lynnette Lee illustrate how you can be more positive in your answer by focusing on what you’re running towards, not what you’re running away from.

From the Vaults: This Month’s Golden Oldies Spotlight

Work at Home Job Board Reviews PLAYLIST

Power to Fly: A Work-from-Home Website Review

In this video, Certified Career Coach Anne Nowak discusses the unique offerings of Power to Fly, which, in addition to posting work-from-home job opportunities with prestigious companies, also boasts an online community and professional development opportunities for women in managerial roles.

Written by Lynnette Lee

August 2023 YouTube Roundup

Summer is ending, but our job-search assistance never will! Check out these new offerings from our YouTube channel:

Job Search Mastery PLAYLIST

How the ADA Can Protect You in Your Job Search

Jobseekers who have disabilities may face extra obstacles in their job search. The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is designed to help level the playing field. In this video, Career Specialist Kathryn Cusimano discusses who is covered under the ADA, as well as some of the different ways the ADA can protect you from discrimination during the application, testing, and interviewing process.

Resume Before & After PLAYLIST

Resume Quick Tips: What NOT to Include

This video is part of our Resumes Before and After series, which showcases common resume mistakes and our recommended solutions. When it comes to the resume, keep this mantra in mind: “When in doubt, leave it out!” Any information which is not specifically useful needs to be removed from your resume. In this video, Certified Resume Writer Anne Nowak demonstrates how to cut through the clutter.

From the Vaults: This Month’s Golden Oldies Spotlight

Resumes & Cover Letters PLAYLIST

Introduction to Cover Letters

Certified Resume Writer Lynnette Lee discusses the basics of cover letters, including when you need a cover letter, how to structure one, and how to avoid common mistakes. She also discusses the ways it might benefit you to include a cover letter with your resume. . .even if it’s not specifically required.

Written by Lynnette Lee

July 2023 YouTube Roundup

Summer is ending, but our job-search assistance never will! Check out these new offerings from our YouTube channel:

common job applications PLAYLIST

how to apply for a job at chili’s

In this video, Career Specialist Karla Stewart walks you step by step through the process of applying online for a job with restaurant chain Chili’s.

job interview questions PLAYLIST

HOW TO Answer, “What motivates you?”

Learning about what motivates you – what drives you to succeed or inspires you to happiness – can tell a hiring manager a lot about what type of employee you’ll be. In this video, Certified Career Coach Anne Nowak and Career Specialist Lynnette Lee demonstrate an answer that aligns with the needs of the position and the company culture.

Resume Before & After PLAYLIST

Resume Quick Tips: Outgrown Resume Formats

This video is part of our Resumes Before and After series, which showcases common resume mistakes and our recommended solutions. In this video, Certified Professional Resume Writer Lynnette Lee demonstrates why the resume format you’ve been using since the beginning of your career may not be the best fit now that you’re an experienced professional.

Written by Lynnette Lee

June 2023 YouTube Roundup

As you’re enjoying your 4th of July weekend, why not kick back with some of our job-search tutorial videos? The help they provide can be. . .revolutionary.

common job applications PLAYLIST

how to apply for a job at associated grocers

Associated Grocers, a coalition of independent grocery stores in the southeast US, offers positions in retail, warehousing, transportation, and more. In this video, we demonstrate how to apply for these jobs online.

job interview questions PLAYLIST

HOW TO Answer, “Why is there a gap in your employment history?”

This interview question can be tricky because it invites you to be too honest about issues in your past . . . and there are certain personal details which are best left out of the interview. In this video, Certified Career Coach Anne Nowak and Career Specialist Lynnette Lee demonstrate a better way to answer this question.

From the Vaults: This month’s Golden Oldie Spotlight:

everything interview PLAYLIST

the video/remote job interview

Since the pandemic, remote interviews – job interviews which occur via digital platforms such as Zoom – have become more common than ever. This seminar provides guidance on how to navigate the technology and present yourself in a professional way during a video interview.

Written by Lynnette Lee