December 2022 YouTube Roundup

At the close of one year and the start of another, the whole world seems to be in transition. If you find yourself longing for a transition in your career – a promotion, new job, or even a switch to an entirely new industry – the Career Center can help. Check out the latest offerings on our YouTube channel:

Resumes and cover letters PLAYLIST

Resume quick tips: HOW TO cover an unstable work history

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 discusses how an unstable work history may look like a red flag to employers, then demonstrates strategies for disguising the instabilities.

common job applications PLAYLIST

How to apply for a job at walgreens

Walgreens has a variety of positions in retail and pharmacy. In this video, Certified Career Coach Anne Nowak walks you step-by-step through the online application process for these positions.

THIS MONTH’S SPOTLIGHT: THE resources for ex-offenders PLAYLIST

These videos are aimed specifically at helping the formerly incarcerated with the extra challenges they face on the job search. Topics include special resume rules for the formerly incarcerated, as well as the best ways for those with a criminal record to answer common interview questions.

Written by Lynnette Lee

November 2022 YouTube Roundup

The holidays are hectic, and it can be difficult to find the time to devote to your job search. Thankfully, we’re here to help with short and informative videos. Here are our latest offerings:

Resumes and cover letters PLAYLIST

Resume quick tips: HOW TO display your references

This video is part of our Resumes Before and After series, which showcases common resume mistakes and our recommended solutions. In this video, Certified Career Coach Anne Nowak demonstrates the best way to create a References page, how to structure it, and what information to include.

RESources for ex-offenders PLAYLIST

How Ex-Offenders can answer, “Tell me about your criminal record.”

It may seem awkward to discuss your criminal record in the job interview, but it’s your best chance to tell your story on your own terms. In this video, Career Specialist Lynnette Lee and guest presenter David Laatsch demonstrate how to tell a redemption story that will help employers see the person beyond the conviction.

THIS MONTH’S SPOTLIGHT: THE resources for teens PLAYLIST

These videos are aimed specifically at helping young adults as they enter the working world and/or transition to college. Topics include paying for college, writing one’s first resume, and preparing for one’s first job interview.

Written by Lynnette Lee

October 2022 YouTube Roundup

The temperature’s dropping, but we’re not stopping! Check out the latest videos on our YouTube channel for some helpful job-search tips:

COMMON JOB APPLICATION TUTORIALS PLAYLIST

HOW TO APPLY FOR A JOB AT applebee’s

In this video, Career Specialist Cynthia Payton demonstrates the process for completing an online job application at the chain restaurant Applebee’s.

RESources for ex-offenders PLAYLIST

How Ex-Offenders can answer, “Tell me about your experience in this industry.”

Many ex-offenders gain valuable work experience and skills during their incarceration. It’s a great idea to talk about that experience in a job interview, both to showcase one’s skills and to fill in gaps in work history. But it’s important to handle this carefully. In this video, Career Specialist Lynnette Lee and special guest David Laatsch demonstrate how to do it well.

THIS MONTH’S SPOTLIGHT: THE job interview questions PLAYLIST

The videos in this playlist use a “Goofus and Gallant” approach to the job interview, demonstrating the most common interview mistakes, then demonstrating a better response. Each video is short and covers a different interview question, ranging from “Tell Me About Yourself” to “Do You Have Any Questions for Us?” and everything in-between.

Written by Lynnette Lee

September 2022 YouTube Roundup

As we enter the magically ephemeral season known as fall in Louisiana, let not your job search successes be equally transitory. We are, as always, here to help with new videos:

Common job application tutorials playlist

How to apply for a job at benny’s car wash

In this video, Career Specialist Karla Stewart walks you step by step through the process of completing an online job application for Benny’s Car Wash.

Resumes and Cover Letters playlist

quick tips: What does (and doesn’t) belong on a resume

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 discusses what extraneous information can be removed from your resume, as well as what crucial information must not be omitted.

this month’s spotlight: the common job application tutorials playlist

These days, most of the job search is online – which can make things difficult for jobseekers who aren’t accustomed to using a computer. This playlist is designed to help jobseekers overcome that obstacle. It consists of detailed, step-by-step walk-throughs of the job application process for common businesses.

Written by Lynnette Lee

August 2022 YouTube Roundup

Summer is winding down, and as students begin to buckle down for school, so too may you start to buckle down on your job search. As always, we’re here to help. Here are the latest videos from our YouTube Channel:

everything interview playlist

How ex-offenders can answer, “Tell me about a time you had a difficult boss.”

Even experienced jobseekers can stumble over negatively-framed questions such as this. In this video, Career Specialist Lynnette Lee and guest presenter David Laatsch demonstrate the most common mistake ex-offenders make when answering this question, as well as a better alternative.

Resumes and Cover Letters playlist

quick tips: Writing a concise and eye-catching header

This is the first video in our new Resumes Before and After series, which showcases common resume mistakes and our recommended solutions. In this video, Certified Career Coach Anne Nowak discusses how to present your contact information succinctly and professionally.

this month’s spotlight: the resumes and cover letters playlist

This playlist contains guidance, advice, and how-to’s for creating and polishing resumes, cover letters, networking letters, and other job search letters. These videos are created by Certified Professional Resume Writers and follow current best practices.

Written by Lynnette Lee

July 2022 YouTube Roundup

Summer is winding down, and as students begin to buckle down for school, so too may you start to buckle down on your job search. As always, we’re here to help. Here are the latest videos from our YouTube Channel:

everything interview playlist

How ex-offenders can answer, “Tell me about yourself.”

The job interview can be especially tough for jobseekers who were formerly incarcerated. In this video, Career Specialist Lynnette Lee and guest presenter David Laatsch demonstrate how ex-offenders can start the interview off on the right foot by discussing their skills and experience, including those gained while incarcerated.

common job application tutorials playlist

How to apply for a job at cc’s coffee

CC’s is a Louisiana-based coffeehouse chain. In this video, we demonstrate the step-by-step process of applying for a job with CC’s.

this month’s spotlight: the work-at-home job board reviews playlist

Work-from-home jobs are more popular than ever, but it’s not always easy to tell the real ones from the scams. In this playlist, we highlight several legitimate work-from-home job search websites. For each, we provide a detailed breakdown of how they work and what types of openings they offer.

Written by Lynnette Lee

June 2022 YouTube Roundup

Here are the latest videos from our YouTube Channel:

Job Search Mastery playlist

How To ask for a raise or promotion

Even if you’ve been with your company for a while, you may not automatically get a raise or promotion – you may have to earn it and ask for it. In this video, Certified Career Coach Anne Nowak discusses how you can present your case to your boss and prove your value as an employee.

common job application tutorials playlist

How to apply for a job at Turner industries

Turner Industries is a large employer for construction workers, laborers, and skilled craftspeople. In this video, Career Specialist Cynthia Payton demonstrates the step-by-step process for completing an online job application with this company.

this month’s spotlight: the job search mastery playlist

This playlist goes beyond the basics, with advanced guidance on job-search-related topics such as salary negotiation, online job-searching, and research & preparation methods. A good fit for those who are looking to refine and polish their job-seeking skills.

Written by Lynnette Lee

May 2022 YouTube Roundup

We have exciting news: The Career Center’s YouTube channel has now reached 1,000 subscribers! Passing this milestone opens up new options for our YouTube channel, so stay tuned for some exciting new videos! As a sample, here are our latest:

Resources for teens playlist

How Teens Can Answer, “Why should we hire you?”

This job interview question asks you to convince the hiring manager of your talents. That can be intimidating, especially for candidates who don’t have much experience. In this video, Career Specialist Lynnette Lee and guest presenter Jessica Budd demonstrate how your answer can build a strong case based on your unique qualities.

common job application tutorials playlist

How to apply for a job at kfc

Is the Colonel calling you? Before you apply to work at fast-food giant KFC, watch our tutorial video so you’ll know what to expect. In this video, Career Specialist Andre de la Fuente walks you step-by-step through the process of KFC’s online job application.

this month’s spotlight: the enrichment and skills training playlist

One key to career success is being a lifelong learner. Whether you want to learn new skills for your current job, for a promotion, or for a new career field, there are low-cost resources that can help. These videos look at other resources which can help you advance your career by learning valuable new skills without the hefty price tag of a full degree.

Written by Lynnette Lee

April 2022 YouTube Roundup

“Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again.” – Gustav Mahler

Spring has sprung, and with it, for many of us, a sense of reinvigoration and renewed spirit. If you would like to channel your newfound energy into your career building and job searching, we’d be happy to help, both in person and through our YouTube tutorials such as these:

en espanol playlist

como solicitar un trabajo con target

Una guía para el proceso de solicitud de empleo para Target.
In this video, Career Specialist Andre de la Fuente provides a detailed step-by-step breakdown, in Spanish, of how to apply for retail giant Target.

resources for teens playlist

How teens can answer, “Where do you see yourself in 3 years?”

Visualizing one’s future can be especially tricky for teens, whose lives are often on the brink of large changes. It’s important, though: employers ask this question because they want to know what your plans are and how well they align with the employer’s wants and needs. In this video, Career Specialist Lynnette Lee and guest presenter Aaliyah Newton demonstrate how to answer in a way that shows both your ambitious drive and your loyalty to the workplace.

job search websites playlist

How to use simplyhired for the job search

Job search websites can be a great resource for finding job openings online – especially if you know how to get the most out of the job search engine. In this video, Career Specialist Cynthia Payton takes a look at the ins and outs of the job search website SimplyHired, including the types of jobs they post, ways to apply, and building a profile.

this month’s spotlight: the seven deadly sins of the job search playlist

If you want to make sure that you’re being a savvy jobseeker, check out this playlist. The Seven Deadly Sins Series takes an in-depth look at the seven most common mistakes that hold jobseekers back in their search. From “Looking for ‘any job’” to “Not negotiating salary” and everything in-between, Certified Career Coach Anne Nowak discusses all the ways you may be inadvertently sabotaging your job search.

Written by Lynnette Lee

March 2022 YouTube Roundup

Ah, March. “In like a lion, out like a lamb,” as the adage goes. The job search can be just as inconsistent – full of hope and promise one moment, full of despair and exhaustion the next. But if you’re currently going through a rough patch in your job search, take heart that the Career Center is here to help you tame that lion. Check out our most recent YouTube tutorials:

Resources for teens playlist

How teens can answer, “how would you calm an angry customer?”

Handling upset customers can be difficult for even a seasoned professional, so this question may intimidate less experienced applicants. In this video, Career Specialist Lynnette Lee and guest star Jessica Budd show how to answer this question in a way that highlights your customer service and problem-solving skills.

job search mastery playlist

salary negotiation tips for women

Negotiating your salary can be particularly challenging if you’re a woman. Unfortunately, behavior which seems “confident” and “assertive” in men is often seen as “pushy” or “greedy” in women. In this video, Certified Career Coach Anne Nowak discusses a different approach to salary negotiation which tends to work better for women.

this month’s spotlight: the job search websites playlist

If you’d like some help finding job postings online, please check out this playlist. This series explores and reviews different job search engines, including Indeed, Zip Recruiter, Glassdoor, and more. Each video provides information about how the website works, what sorts of jobs you can find there, and the dos and don’ts of using it.

Written by Lynnette Lee