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Exceptional Interviewing Tips [electronic resource]: View From the Inside

The job interview is one of the most taxing and stressful experiences that we go through in our lives. This video guides the viewer through the interview process with an enthusiastic host and representatives from four of the most successful businesses in the country. These representatives give advice on how to conduct yourself professionally in the interview situation and how to impress the interviewer with your poise and personality. The video is divided into three sections: what to do before, during, and after the interview. It begins by preparing the viewer with several tips for an impressive resume and suggestions for developing a strong mental attitude before the interview. To aid this preparation, fifty of the most frequent and most difficult questions asked in an interview are [...]
Online
2005; 1996
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Extraordinary Answers to Common Interview Questions [electronic resource]

What can you tell me about yourself? "Why do you want to leave your current job?" "What are your strengths and weaknesses?" Common questions, but difficult to answer. This program uses a quiz-show format and career experts to help job-seekers recognize good and bad answers to many of the most common questions-with an emphasis on preparation on the part of the person interviewed. Key principles of effective interviewing are outlined and applied in simulated interview situations.
Online
2006; 1995
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Effective Use of the Telephone in Your Job Search [electronic resource]

This informative and entertaining program shows how to use the telephone to optimize networking, informational interviewing, and other job search strategies. It shows how to add a personal touch to an Internet job search. Also covers the use of the Yellow Pages, developing a powerful phone script, setting up interviews, and developing extraordinary job referral networks. A terrific resource for anyone's job search arsenal.
Online
2005; 1998
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10 Basics of Business Etiquette [electronic resource]

Discusses the serious issues of professional etiquette in a comical fashion that will both entertain and instruct students and employees in the vital areas of etiquette and protocol. Prepares students for many different situations where a knowledge of professional etiquette will be essential. Includes inter-office etiquette, meeting protocol, introductions, dining etiquette, travel, and handling potentially awkward situations with grace.
Online
2005; 1993
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Feedback on the Job [electronic resource]: Accepting Criticism

Video version. Viewers meet two young managers who help workers with appropriate responses to feedback in different work situations. Whether feedback is true, unclear, or downright false, we discover how to respond in a way that enables us to develop confidence, separate our reactions from our feelings, and learn from the situation. Using live-action video, the CD-ROM program guides the user through a series of learning objectives and interactive testing to make sure the information is absorbed. After each section of the video, pertinent questions are asked. If viewers give the wrong answer, they will automatically be taken back to review the video component containing the answer. When they are finished, users can print out a certificate of completion which can be turned in to the co [...]
Online
2006; 1997
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Getting Along With Your Supervisor [electronic resource]

The relationship between supervisors and support staff members can often run off the smooth road of productivity. The major reason for problems between supervisors and staff is a lack of effective, open communication. This program is a dramatization of one employee's problems with his supervisor. The information he receives from the company's personnel manager gets him on track with how to cope with his supervisor's dramatically different work style. Basic tips for effective supervisor/employee relationships are also given, stressing that when support staff helps to make the supervisor look good, it reflects positively upon the staff as well.
Online
2006; 1995
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Defining and Developing Your Portfolio [electronic resource]

Artists have been using portfolios of their work for years, to show prospective employers what they can do. Shouldn't all job seekers cash in on that idea? This program focuses on the steps involved in compiling a career portfolio, from gathering the individual components to tailoring them for use with different job categories. Work samples and other elements, such as a statement of confidentiality, a mission statement, a set of goals, a resume, and letters of reference, are highlighted. Plenty of on-screen examples show how it all comes together.
Online
2005; 2000
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Strategies for the Interviewee [electronic resource]

Strategies for the Interviewee helps viewers determine what types of jobs or careers they are most qualified for and what to expect during the interview. Strategies for the Interviewee goes further than just discussing typical "tell me about yourself" types of questions by preparing viewers for any style of interview. Emphasis is placed on the necessity of becoming familiar with new technologies used in the interview process, including Internet teleconferencing, video interviewing, and more. Learn how not to be eliminated during telephone and face-to-face screening interviews by being prepared and armed with appropriate information. Viewers learn what the interviewer is looking for in the best applicant and the chances they may need to take to set themselves apart from other applican [...]
Online
2005; 1998
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Strategies for the Interviewer [electronic resource]

This program goes beyond the standard interview practices to help the interviewer determine what assets the potential employee possesses that fit the company's needs. Learn about laws that affect the interview process and discover how to "read between the lines" to get past the standard wall of answers given by applicants. The secrets of effective power interviewing are uncovered. Interviewers learn what types of questions to ask to uncover the true work habits of the interviewee and how he or she will react in various work situations. Discover the benefits of using the telephone to conduct screening interviews and identify ways to learn the most about the applicant before the first face-to-face meeting. The program also discusses using features of the Internet for pre-screening purp [...]
Online
2005; 1998
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Ten Commandments of Resumes [electronic resource]

Resume writing is considered by many to be the most difficult part of the job search process. It is tough to know what the employer is looking for, and even more difficult to express your abilities in a way that gets attention. Discussing ten important tips for writing an excellent resume, this exciting video gives the viewer the knowledge needed to stand out in a crowd of job seekers. An outstanding resume is more important than ever today because of growing competition in the job market. This program helps job seekers create effective, dynamic resumes. Topics covered include the importance of focusing on the employer's needs, not your own; how to use powerful assertions; how to inspire and excite the employer; and much more. Also covered: tips to make the "skills and accomplishment [...]
Online
2005; 1997
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What Employers Want [electronic resource]: Skills and Attitudes

Attitudes and characteristics essential for success are explored in this video. It shows students how to recognize their transferable skills and evaluate work readiness.
Online
2005; 2004
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Informational Interviewing and Networking [electronic resource]

The significance of networking and informational interviewing is made clear in this video. It shows students how to find networking opportunities and contacts, as well as develop techniques for conducting informational interviews.
Online
2005; 2004
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Evaluating Career Options [electronic resource]

This video illustrates how to evaluate career options based on the Three C's: content, conditions, and compensation. It expands on the Personal Career Profile and explains how to use information gathered from occupational research.
Online
2005; 2004
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Overcoming Barriers to Employment [electronic resource]

Legal issues related to hiring and workplace discrimination are outlined in this video, as well as techniques for confronting and challenging discrimination. Questions designed to gauge a company's corporate culture are presented.
Online
2005; 2004
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Lifelong Learning [electronic resource]

This video offers a range of educational options for reaching career goals, including vocational training, community college, and undergraduate and graduate degrees. The benefits of experiential education, such as internships, are also presented.
Online
2005; 2004
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Decision-Making Strategies [electronic resource]

This video looks at rational-linear and intuitive decision-making techniques. Personal decision-making style is featured, showing how a person's values, willingness to take risks, and ability to be objective all influence the decision-making process.
Online
2005; 2004
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Goal-Setting and Action [electronic resource]

This video helps students establish criteria for attainable goals and objectives, and shows them how to evaluate goals on the basis of these criteria. Students begin to draft their own goal lists and action plans for implementing their search.
Online
2005; 2004
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Finding Opportunities [electronic resource]: New Technologies and Current Techniques

This video illustrates how to access the hidden or unadvertised job market, guiding the development of a networking statement and presenting methods of seeking work, including cold calls, temporary assignments, and volunteer positions.
Online
2005; 2004
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Staying on Track in Your Work Search [electronic resource]

Stress management and time budgeting techniques are introduced in this video, along with an overall approach to staying motivated and focused.
Online
2005; 2004
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Resume Preparation [electronic resource]

This video covers the development and use of chronological and functional resumes. Students learn how to create accomplishment statements that use action verbs and display concrete results.
Online
2005; 2004