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41.

Job Search in the 21st Century [electronic resource]

What are the most efficient and effective ways of finding employment in the 21st century? A helpful primer for students new to the job scene and career-changers new to the Internet, this video explains how to use the Web to search job boards and employer sites and fill out online applications. The program also discusses the power of networking and how to self-identify transferable job skills. Correlates to all applicable National and State Educational Standards including the NCLB Act.
Online
2009; 2006
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Construction and Trades [electronic resource]

About a quarter of a million new workers are needed every year in construction and the trades to meet the demand for assembling and maintaining buildings and keeping vehicles running. This program focuses on an electrician, a plumber, a mason, an interior designer, an HVAC repair technician, and an auto service technician. Correlates to all applicable National and State Educational Standards including the NCLB Act.
Online
2009
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Job Search [electronic resource]: Busting the Myths

In today's tight job market, anyone who really wants to be hired should send out hundreds of resumes, then leap at the first offer of employment-or maybe not. This practical and informative program addresses seven common myths associated with landing a job. Viewers learn the most effective method of sending a resume, ways to find out about open but unadvertised positions, how to get hired with little or no experience, when to accept an offer, when to move on from a current job, and more.
Online
2011
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Effective Job Search for People With Disabilities [electronic resource]

For anyone who thinks "disabled" means "unemployable," this video quickly dispels that myth and shows how to begin the job-hunting process by identifying skills, strengths, and interests. Viewers are provided with a basic explanation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and its guarantees of equal opportunity, as well as an overview of the kinds of companies and organizations that often take the lead in hiring disabled applicants. Other major topics include creating a self-assessment or profile of talents and abilities, setting up informational interviews, developing online and personal networks, and examining the possibilities of self-employment.
Online
2012
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Computer and Information Technology [electronic resource]

Anyone who thinks "just working with computers" is the sole focus of the IT industry should realize that working with people is also a major requirement-and a major reward. So says Eric Wellington, dean of the Business and Computer Information System school at Pennsylvania's Delaware County Community College. Wellington offers helpful insight throughout this look at the vocational side of the IT industry, which also features profiles of three IT workers who make comfortable livings after only two years of higher education. Viewers meet Bob, a help desk administrator for Swiss Farms, an innovative retail company; Mike, a system administrator for AWeber Communications; and Joe, a network engineer for Sungard Availability Services. Each describes the job search path that led to a positi [...]
Online
2012
46.

Advanced Manufacturing and Applied Engineering Technology [electronic resource]

Lasers, robotics, computerized design and drafting-are we talking about what goes on at NASA? A particle physics lab? The kind of place that requires a Ph.D. on your resume? No, this is what students can expect to get involved in after only two years of training for a career in advanced manufacturing or applied engineering technology. Tony Girafalco, executive vice president of the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center in Pennsylvania, describes the opportunities a job seeker can look forward to and how to take advantage of them. Viewers will also draw inspiration from three in-the-field success stories. Alan is an advanced machinist and programmer for The Rodon Group after becoming a certified tool and die maker. Anthony, a 3-D CAD draftsperson for Southco, earned an associat [...]
Online
2012
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Applied Science and Technology [electronic resource]

Jim runs the quality control lab at David Michael and Company, a food flavoring manufacturer. Aliah is a biomedical research technician at The Wistar Institute, a cancer research center in Philadelphia. And Tony, a production mechanic at New Jersey American Water, is the third featured case study in this exploration of applied science and technology jobs. What do all three have in common? They landed their well-paid, technically challenging positions after only two years of instruction-Jim, through an associate's degree study track; Aliah, a biomedical research technician training program; and Tony, a water treatment licensing course following nine years in the Navy. Viewers also meet Kevin Lampe, assistant professor of biotechnology and program coordinator at Montgomery County Commu [...]
Online
2012
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Health Care and Technology [electronic resource]

As executive director of the Life Science Career Alliance, Colleen Hamilton believes that working in health care can "really change people's lives." And although she's well aware of the industry's challenges, Hamilton firmly believes that you don't have to be a doctor or a college-educated researcher to find success in the medical field. This program explores the high-tech side of working in the industry, showing that health care technology jobs are not only fulfilling but also lucrative and challenging. Case studies feature Randy, a certified biomedical equipment technician (or CBET) at New Jersey's Deborah Heart and Lung Center, as well as Luz, a surgical technologist, and Steve, a cath lab technician-both of whom work for Philadelphia's Hahnemann University Hospital. These employe [...]
Online
2012
49.

Research [electronic resource]: Job Search Success

It's no surprise that finding the right job-one that best matches an applicant's skills, interests, and goals-requires smart research. But where and how should your research get underway? What are the best methods for maximizing the power of online resources? At what point should you set aside Web sites and social media and get involved in face-to-face discussions? This video offers answers, shedding light on job search engines and other Internet venues that can help identify areas of growth and companies of interest. It also covers print media, recruitment agencies, networking, and skills auditing. Expert interviews and real-life examples are featured throughout.
Online
2012
50.

Tough Times Job Strategies [electronic resource]

Whether you're just entering the work force, a recent grad, or changing careers, this program will help you develop strategies to find and keep a job in a challenging economy. Packed with examples and practical advice, the video features interviews with people in many different jobs and professions, as well as valuable tips from career counselors. Through their real-world experience and guidance, you'll learn how to research career options, utilize employment opportunity resources, and discover ways to network. Because landing a position is only half the battle, this program offers novel tactics on diversifying your marketable skills that will offer flexibility and increase your value in the eyes of any employer-especially when companies are forced to downsize.
Online
2005; 2003
51.

Real Jobs, Great Trades! [electronic resource]

In this video, four young teens try their hands at home building and decorating on real work sites with experienced tradesmen. John, a professional mason, shows Nora how to lay bricks for exterior house walls and decorative yard sculptures. Andre, a contractor, teaches Misha how to construct the framing for a townhouse. Painter and decorator Pat instructs Camille on pasting wallpaper and stenciling interior walls. And Jim, a licensed electrician, shares some of his tricks of the trade with Peter. Concise and engaging, this video is an ideal introduction to the building-related trades.
Online
2006; 2001
52.

Tour of the Trades [electronic resource]

The construction industry is big business, involving hundreds of professions and specialty areas. This program offers a fast-paced survey of the skilled construction trades, providing a sense of the diversity of jobs available, as well as comparing the wages of construction trades to other industries. Along with dozens of scenes from construction projects on a variety of scales, apprentices and journeyman workers discuss what they enjoy about their trade and how they got started.
Online
2006; 2003
53.

Boilermakers [electronic resource]

Once your students have taken the tour and seen what the skilled construction trades have to offer, they will want to know more about specific jobs that may interest them. This fast-paced program provides a concise profile of boilermakers, looking at educational background, apprenticeships, salary, and the work itself.
Online
2006; 2003
54.

Bricklayers and Stonemasons [electronic resource]

Once your students have taken the tour and seen what the skilled construction trades have to offer, they will want to know more about specific jobs that may interest them. This fast-paced program provides a concise profile of bricklayers and stonemasons, looking at educational background, apprenticeships, salary, and the work itself.
Online
2006; 2003
55.

Carpenters [electronic resource]

Once your students have taken the tour and seen what the skilled construction trades have to offer, they will want to know more about specific jobs that may interest them. This fast-paced program provides a concise profile of carpenters, looking at educational background, apprenticeships, salary, and the work itself.
Online
2006; 2003
56.

Drywallers [electronic resource]

Once your students have taken the tour and seen what the skilled construction trades have to offer, they will want to know more about specific jobs that may interest them. This fast-paced program provides a concise profile of drywallers, looking at educational background, apprenticeships, salary, and the work itself.
Online
2006; 2003
57.

Electricians [electronic resource]

Once your students have taken the tour and seen what the skilled construction trades have to offer, they will want to know more about specific jobs that may interest them. This fast-paced program provides a concise profile of electricians, looking at educational background, apprenticeships, salary, and the work itself.
Online
2006; 2003
58.

Elevator Constructors [electronic resource]

Once your students have taken the tour and seen what the skilled construction trades have to offer, they will want to know more about specific jobs that may interest them. This fast-paced program provides a concise profile of elevator constructors, looking at educational background, apprenticeships, salary, and the work itself.
Online
2006; 2003
59.

Glaziers [electronic resource]

Once your students have taken the tour and seen what the skilled construction trades have to offer, they will want to know more about specific jobs that may interest them. This fast-paced program provides a concise profile of glaziers, looking at educational background, apprenticeships, salary, and the work itself.
Online
2006; 2003
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Hvac & R [electronic resource]

Once your students have taken the tour and seen what the skilled construction trades have to offer, they will want to know more about specific jobs that may interest them. This fast-paced program provides a concise profile of HVAC occupations, looking at educational background, apprenticeships, salary, and the work itself.
Online
2006; 2003