May 2021 YouTube Video Roundup

A new month, a new playlist on the Career Center YouTube channel! This month, we’ve started covering how to create accounts in various job search websites, and how to use them to supercharge your career. We’ve also uploaded a video on when it can be a good idea to include infographics in your resumé, and another tip for when you get the interview.

Job Search Websites

How to Use Indeed for the Job Search

Job search websites can be a very useful tool to help jobseekers find openings. In this video, Lynnette Lee takes an in-depth look at the ins, outs, pros, and cons of Indeed, one of the largest and most popular job search engines.

How to Use Glassdoor for the Job Search

Glassdoor is a unique website – in addition to posting job openings, Glassdoor can provide jobseekers with information about companies, salaries, and interviews. In this video, Anne Nowak take an in-depth look at how you can use this website in your job search.

Job Interview Questions

How to Answer, “How Would You Handle an Angry Customer”

Customer service is a key part of many jobs, so employers will want to know your approach for dealing with difficult customers. In this video, Anne Nowak and Lynnette Lee demonstrate some of the common pitfalls for answering this question, as well as what you might say instead.

Resumés and Cover Letters

Infographic Resumes vs. Text-Based Resumes

Most people tend to think of resumes in terms of words – but it’s useful to pay attention to design as well. In some situations, an image-based resume can be more eye-catching and effective than a traditional text-based resume. In this video, Anne Nowak takes a close look at infographic resumes – what they are, how you can format them, and when they would (and would not) be appropriate.

Written by Case Duckworth

YouTube Video Roundup: March, 2021

Spring has sprung, and so have some more videos from your local library’s Career
Center. Some highlights for March include a Spanish version of our popular
Walmart application video, a how-to for your first resumé, and how to get
organized with Google Sheets. Take a look at our YouTube channel and see all of
our videos, available ad-free.

Job Search Basics

Telephone etiquette for the job search

Your telephone skills could give a hiring manager a good impression – or a bad
one – before you even have a chance to meet in person. In this video, Certified Resumé Writer Lynnette Lee discusses the do’s and don’t’s of professional communication through voicemails, telephone calls, and phone interviews.

Organizing your job search with Google Sheets

The job search process requires keeping track of lots of information, including
usernames, passwords, websites, dates applied, application status, and
more. Thankfully, there are tools that can help. In this video, Career
Specialist Richard Wright demonstrates how you can use Google Sheets to keep
your job search information organized.

Resumés and Cover Letters

My First Resumé

Students and new graduates may find it challenging to create a resumé,
especially if they don’t have much work experience. In this video, Lynnette Lee
takes you step-by-step through the process of creating your first resumé.

Common Job Application Tutorials

How to apply for a job at Waffle House

If you like slinging hash, frying eggs, or pouring coffee, this is the video for
you. Career Specialist Cynthia Payton shows the step-by-step process of
applying to work for Waffle House.

How to apply for a job at Family Dollar

In this video, Richard Wright demonstrates the online application process for
retail chain Family Dollar, where you can begin a career in the booming retail
industry.

Job Interview Questions

How to Answer: “How would you deal with an impossible deadline?”

Employers ask hypothetical questions to see how you cope with work challenges.
In the Job Interview Questions playlist, we look at different questions and show
you the good – and bad! – ways to answer them. In this video, Anne Nowak and
Lynnette Lee demonstrate how to answer “How would you deal with an impossible
deadline?” in a way that showcases your problem-solving, critical thinking, and
crisis management skills.

Videos en español

Cómo solicitar un trabajo con Walmart

En este video, el especialista en carreras André de la Fuente lo guía a través
de una solicitud de empleo para el gigante minorista Walmart.

Written by Case Duckworth