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Buffett & Gates Go Back to School

The two wealthiest men in America, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, give business students at the University of Nebraska advice on how to get a job, how to find success, and how to help change the world.
Clemons (Stacks)

Is Partying Online Hurting Your Job Prospects? [electronic resource]

Posting about your partying days in college may seem like a good idea at the time, but employers are now looking at the social media sites of prospective employees, and some don't always like what they see. This ABC News report examines how some content thought to be harmless could end up costing you that job you really want.

Cobra Beer & Pimlico Plumbers [electronic resource]

Gain a unique insight into the minds of successful and inspiring business people with this access-all-areas pass into their glossy and fascinating world. Peter Jones, one of Britain's most prominent entrepreneurs, questions the tycoons behind some of the UK's biggest brands. In Cobra Beer & Pimlico Plumbers, Peter sets out to discover what makes the business brains of their owners tick.

The Range & Lush [electronic resource]

Peter Jones, one of Britain's most prominent entrepreneurs, questions the tycoons behind some of the UK's biggest brands. Discussing their successes and failures, their strategies and techniques, Peter sets out to discover what makes their business brains tick. This episode focuses on The Range and Lush.

Moshi Monsters & Jojo Maman Bebe [electronic resource]

Peter Jones, one of Britain's most prominent entrepreneurs, questions the tycoons behind some of the UK's biggest brands. Discussing their successes and failures, their strategies and techniques, Peter sets out to discover what makes their business brains tick. This episode focuses on Moshi Monsters & Jojo Maman Bebe.

Timpsons & St. Tropez [electronic resource]

Timpsons & St. Tropez is the last program in the BBC series How We Made Our Millions, in which Peter Jones, one of Britain's most prominent entrepreneurs, questions the tycoons behind some of the U.K.'s biggest brands. In this episode, we meet the owners of Timpsons & St. Tropez. Discussing their successes and failures, their strategies and techniques, Peter sets out to discover what makes their business brains tick.

Women in Hollywood [electronic resource]

Follow the women of showbiz, from the earliest pioneers to present-day power players as they influence entertainment. Hear from actress-producer-activist Jane Fonda, who at 75 is playing a sharp, sexy and powerful media mogul on the award-winning series "The Newsroom"; television powerhouse Shonda Rhimes, who created "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal"; screenwriter Linda Woolverton, who re-imagined the traditional Disney princess by making Belle (Beauty and the Beast) a self-possessed, strong-willed young woman; writer-director-actress Lena Dunham, who mines comedy and drama gold by exploring what it's really like to be a young woman today; six-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close; director Nancy Meyers; and actress Zoe Saldana.

Creating Positive Impressions [electronic resource]

Communication with clients, and between co-workers in front of clients, is basis on which your business will be judged. This episode demonstrates how smiling, positive facial expressions, and correct pronunciation of client names will get the initial meeting off on the right foot. Bad presentation skills and inappropriate co-worker communication leave important clients unimpressed and heading for the door.

Prelinger Archives: Spirit of Enterprise [electronic resource]

Story of how a young couple parlay their frozen custard booth into a multimillion dollar business.

Niccolò Machiavelli's the Prince [electronic resource]

When Niccolò Machiavelli penned The Prince - a heartless guide to creating and retaining autocratic political power that makes no place for idealism and lofty virtues - he came to be widely regarded as the Devil's servant. Over the centuries, though, The Prince has come to be viewed as a classic text of political theory, a manifesto of bare-knuckles business management, and a significant piece of Renaissance literature. This program, made up of 26 one-to-five-minute segments, combines audio narration and simple animations to provide an easy-to-understand introduction to every chapter of Machiavelli's controversial masterwork.

Getting It Right at the Interview [electronic resource]

Job interviews are, by nature, challenging and stressful-but they don't have to be a complete mystery. This program illustrates the basic interview format that most applicants can expect and the best way to deal with each phase of it. Featuring a dramatized case study, the video follows a discouraged young woman who has gone through a series of disastrous interviews. With help from an interview coach, she learns how to identify her strengths, practice with mock interviews, implement listening and communication skills, adopt a professional appearance, use appropriate body language, and convey potential with the S.T.A.R. system. Correlates to all applicable National and State Educational Standards including the NCLB Act.

Timing Is Everything...How to Have a Productive 25-Hour Day [electronic resource]

Managing a schedule, like comedy, is just a matter of timing. This "how-to" program takes a look at setting priorities, assessing available time, getting organized, managing interruptions, setting a daily schedule, and more. A stand-up comedian introduces each section with his own wacky perspective on time management. The humor and information in this video are sure to please everyone. Help your students become more efficient time managers-a skill that will help them in school and in the workplace.
2005; 1995

The 7-Day Professional Image Update [electronic resource]

Provides a seven-day approach for personal improvement and polishing your image - a necessary asset whether you're a full time student, in the workforce, or both. Covers clothing, accessories, health, and communication - both verbal and non-verbal - and discusses how these aspects of your image impact the way others see you. Will help students' self-esteem and school/work performance.
2006; 1993

E-Mail Etiquette [electronic resource]

There is little doubt that e-mail is an extremely useful innovation that has changed, and continues to change, the way we communicate. However, the fact that e-mail is different from both voice- and paper-based communication can be a source of frustration for many people. This program gives viewers an understanding of the conventions that have been developed by e-mail users over the years to facilitate effective communication. In addition, the video exposes many of the myths that exist regarding such issues as e-mail privacy, and warns of possible dangers when using e-mail. The words "spamming" and "flaming" may not make sense to everyone, but chances are they've come across examples of this type of behavior in their e-mail usage. The animated "cyber postman," who features throughout [...]
2006; 2000

In Your Ear [electronic resource]: Job Interview

With so much at stake in today's job market, an interview has to be handled just right. This ABC News program follows Peggy Klaus, a career and communications coach, as she takes an anxious job-seeker under her wing. In a heady prep session, Peggy and her client discuss the importance of eye contact, confident body language, confident tone, and good grammar and vocabulary. But Peggy takes her mentoring a step further: during the interview, she feeds instructions via a remote transmitter to the applicant, who wears a tiny earphone receiver. Peggy's strategy focuses on dispelling naive expectations and forcing the potential employee to proactively "drive the interview.
2009; 2008

Developing a Career Portfolio [electronic resource]

With temporary and project-based employment becoming the norm, jobseekers need more than just a simple resume-they need to provide in-depth illustrations of their skills and experiences. This program shows how to create a strong impression with a potential employer by developing a career portfolio. Featuring insight from a career coach and a pair of hypothetical case studies, the film presents step-by-step guidance in assembling a portfolio's ingredients. These include awards, commendations, evidence of community work, "hard" and "soft" skill descriptions, and articles or photographs that enhance an applicant's perceived value. Choices between digital and paper-based materials are discussed.
2009; 2008

Face to Face With Your Competition [electronic resource]: Approaches to Group Interviews

Requiring several applicants to complete some kind of shared exercise, the group interview is designed to assess collaborative and team-building skills as well as personal initiative. This program helps students prepare for joint interview situations and the demands they make on applicants. Starting with one-on-one and group case studies to illustrate specific contrasts, the video explores segments that make up a typical multi-applicant interview, including an introduction, an ice-breaker, a group activity, an individual assessment, and a wrap-up. The roles of the facilitator-often an HR official-and the observers or assessors are also explored.
2009; 2007

First Impressions [electronic resource]: Winning Over Your Boss and Coworkers

Every boss has unique expectations and every company has its own procedures and work environment. How can a new hire sort it all out? This program explores the crucial skills every new employee should develop in order to become a valued part of the team. Topics include logistical issues like punctuality and planning the best route to work as well as proper dress, orientation and training, asking questions, active listening, and how to deal with difficult coworkers or supervisors. Real-world advice comes from James Masini, a young Australian business owner whose company specializes in helping entry-level workers.
2009; 2008

Job Application [electronic resource]: Looking Good on Paper

A job interview is a crucial opportunity to shine-but before that happens, a would-be employee needs to sell his or her abilities in writing. This program helps students identify, organize, and promote their skills and experience during the application phase of a job hunt. Starting with a period of personal reflection and goal-setting, the video guides viewers through the critical components of cover letters and resumes, with emphasis on clarity, simplicity, appropriate formats and styles, and the best ways to make up for lapses in work history or experience. Using the STAR method to answer selection criteria questions is another important topic. Contains brief references to Australian employment Web sites.
2009; 2008

Working Front of House [electronic resource]

As the public face of the tourism and hospitality industries, front-of-house employees have the responsibility of providing the best possible service. This program interviews a number of people who work in the hospitality industry and deal frequently with the public. Highlighted occupations include receptionist, bellhop, duty manager, and food-and-beverage staff. Each section illustrates and describes the skills necessary for each job and the tasks commonly expected to be carried out. The video focuses on developing a service-oriented attitude, good communication skills, professional grooming standards, and other important aspects.
2009; 2008