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How To: CC in a Physical Business Letter

CC, which stands for "carbon copy", is a familiar phrase in email, but can also be used in business letters and legal documents. This can be especially useful for letters you want to spend up a company or organizational chain, letting each recipient know exactly who else received the same document.

How To: Calculate NPV & IRR with a TI BAII Plus calculator

The video shows you how to calculate capital budgeting with a Texas Instruments BA2+ financial calculator. Capital budgeting will help you determine cash flows for given investments for a certain number of years in the future, thus helping you determine if the investment is worthwhile. The buttons you will use are the CF (cashflows) button, the NPV (net present value) button, and the IRR (internal rate of return) button. The video uses the example of a $10,000 investment that will return $5,0...

How To: Properly fold a letter and place it into an envelope

This video is about professional/business letter folding and mailing. Before starting this process your hands should be clean and dry so as not to ruin the look of the letter. To fold the letter correctly, you must take the bottom 1/3 of the letter and fold it upwards towards the letterhead - it should be folded about halfway to the top. Then crease the fold. Next you fold the top down and crease that fold also. To mail, you must place the lettehead, head down, face forward into the envelope....

How To: Create a resume using PowerPoint

In order to use PowerPoint to create your resume, you will need to select "page setup", in order to change from landscape to portrait. Insert a text box in the center of the page and type your name in it. Next, click on the "format" tab. Next, select your alignment from the alignment center.

How To: Hack Your Resume to Fool Keyword-Hunting Robots & Land Yourself More Interviews (The Evil Way)

If you thought humans were reading your résumé, think again. Robots do, and their one solitary objective is to systematically crush the hopes and dreams of those who don't make the cut. Instead of paying a few humans to read thousands of résumés over a couple weeks, many companies use computer programs that can do the job in less than an hour. In fact, at least 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies use what they call an applicant-tracking system, aka rejection machines.

How To: Write a resume in the table format

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how write a resume in the table format. A table formatted resume is one of the most effective formats. It highlights metrics in a particular field that potential employers are looking for in a presentable quick overview. At the top of the table, provide your name, contact information and location. In the table, list your skill, experience, role and products from each of your previous jobs and experiences. This video will benefit those viewers who are sear...

How To: List transferable skills on your resume

Learning to highlight transferable skills on your resume is good for recent college graduates or if you are new to a job field because it shows that you have good characteristics that can be applied to your new job. For example, showing your communication skills is very important. Research planning is also critical. Show that you set goals for yourself and that you have clear ideas. Also, giving examples of when you used teamwork in past work experience in your life or in your career is benef...

How To: Properly fold a letter and look professional

From this video, learn a proper way to fold a letter professionally and place it an envelope. Basically take the letter and lay it in a flat surface, then find a spot in the paper which is almost a certain way up and then fold from bottom to that spot and crease it. Then fold from the top above the previous fold and then crease it so that it is a three fold letter. Make sure that the letter head is up when you place it inside the envelope. So that when a person opens the letter the letter hea...

How To: Pass the oral interview to become a police officer

In this tutorial, we learn how to pass the oral interview to become a police officer. Remember that the officers interviewing you want to see you succeed, so demonstrate your personality while you are being interviewed. When you are getting asked questions, ask for clarity, there is nothing wrong with this. The first type of interview you are going to have is a local focus interview, to know that you are committed to the area you live in. The next type of interview you will have is the behavi...

How To: Write a quick memorandum of understanding for work

If you're looking to write a memorandum of understanding, this tutorial should be a big help. If you don't know what one is, it;s basically some form of an agreement between two parties that doesn't really imply any kind of legal commitment. It can be used as a contract in certain cases. This is sometimes referred to as a letter of intent. So if this is what you need, check out the video above to find otu exactly what you need to write one. Good luck!

How To: Sign up to become a mystery shopper and earn money for shopping

Mystery shopping is a great way to make money on the side while getting a chance to shop, check out new stores and restaurants, and over all improve the quality of service at these locations. The key is to not let them know that you are there evaluating them. If you think you've got a knack for blending in, then check out this video. In it you will learn the process of signing up and becoming a secret shopper, what to expect, and some tips for how to carry out your jobs.

How To: Open a PayPal account

PayPal is a fast, secure online service that allows you to send and receive money online. This film help you to set up your own PayPal account with no difficulties. Open a PayPal account.

How To: Approach innovation practically at work

Innovation is a lightning bolt that every company would like to bottle. Doing so in a corporate environment is nearly impossible. This video features a business expert outlining some tips for managing innovation and innovative ideas in your business, nurturing those ideas into profitable new services or products that your business can offer. It includes defining roles for different people involved in the innovation process and what steps to take in the innovation process.

How To: Understand financial statements to improve business

Do you own a small business, but find yourself unable to understand the intricacies of your financial statements? You are not alone. This video features a small business coach explaining some of the intricacies of financial statements. The tips provided here should help you better understand your financial statements and use the information gleaned therein to improve the profitability of your business.

How To: Answer the "How do you stay current?" question

This video gives a clear view of how well one has to answer in an interview. This is a good answer given by a woman interviewing for an environmental scientist position. This video is provided by denham resources. The first question asked by the interviewer is, "How do you stay current?" The candidate gives a wonderful answer for that. She told the interviewer that she is a member of a relevant discipline, and through that she is attending events; that itself shows a relevant passion for grow...

How To: Start your own business

There's nothing better than being your own boss some say. If you are ready for the risks and the work, take your passion to the next level and start your own business. Learn how to start your own business with help from this video.

How To: Put together a phone bank for your organization

If you're running a foundation, organization or charity, you're probably going to need to set up a phone bank, or a call center, to spread the message, get donations and more. If you're looking to add a more personal touch to your business, check out this video on tips for organizing your own phone bank.

How To: Write a great mission statement

Award winning author Susan L. Reid teaches us how to write a great mission statement for your business. 1. First, write your "purpose statement". This answers what your business wants to accomplish and what problem or need your business is trying to address. Simply state the answer to this question. 2. Write your "business statement'. This describes the activities or programs your business must do to support it's purpose. Ask yourself what you are doing to address the need identified in your ...

How To: Respond to a request for a letter of recommendation

In this video the author explains when to write a recommendation letter to some one. He says that one may often face this situation to write a recommendation letter to some one we know. He advises that you should write a recommendation letter about some one only if we think that they are good at what they do and if we really believe in them. He says not to write recommendation letter if there is any problem because there is a chance that we may loose our credibility by such an action. This vi...

How To: Write a resume using strong language and keywords

This video tells you what keywords are and where to find them. You will learn how to effectively use keywords in your resume in the form of a list and to build your summary of qualification section. It also shows you how to present the keywords creatively. Watch this video resume-writing tutorial and learn how to use keywords for making a good resume.

HowTo: Get Paid To Be a Total Lazy Ass

Eric Abrahamson, a professor at Columbia University, writes in to Forbes on how to be the Michelangelo of work shirking. The article is intended to help managers better understand their team's lack of productivity, but it also provides 10 simple tactics for all the lazy asses out there. Introducing exhibit A, June, a total lazy ass who lasted almost a decade in her job before being laid off:

How To: Create professional looking business promotional video

In this video, we learn how to create professional looking business promotional video. To make your video more professional, you can first make your video shorter. The shorter the better, which will get your point across more quickly. Videos should be less than a minute and thirty seconds. If you're using a web cam, don't get too far away from it. If you're using a Flip camera, use a tripod and make sure the light source is coming from in front of you. Natural lighting is also nice. Make sure...

How To: Write a mission statement

In this video, we learn how to write a mission statement. The mission statement answers the question of what your organization's core purpose is. You will have a great mission statement if you keep it short, memorable, and inspiring. It should also be market focused, knowing who you are serving and what value you are providing. Keep in mind what you want to be remembered for and take that into account when you are writing your mission statement. It should say who you are and be something that...

How To: Implement a business strategy

In this tutorial, we learn how to implement a business strategy. First, pick out someone that is going to be the strategy manager. After you pick this person, you need to make sure you and that person are communicating the plan. There can be e-mails, meetings, off-site plans, and much more. Don't forget to do this, you want everyone to be on the same page. Also, you need to make sure everyone is accountable for what they are supposed to be doing. You want to meet up with everyone regularly. A...

How To: Negotiate a pay raise with game theory

In this video, we learn how to negotiate a pay raise with game theory. You first need to take into account how much money you are getting an hour with how much you are worth. Make a chart with your boss on there and the other player is you. You will then see if you want to play soft, medium, or hardball with them to negotiate. Think about how your boss will respond to different types of negotiations. When you are finally confident in approaching your boss, you will get respect and get the pay...

How To: Get a job as a freelance bounty hunter

To become a bounty hunter, you will want to first check your state's laws to see if you need to be a licensed private investigator. If you live in Florida, South Carolina, Oregon, Wisconsin, or Kentucky, don't even try it--bounty hunting is not allowed! Otherwise, your first step is to find a client who needs a target to be caught. Bail bond agents employ bounty hunters to track down people who have refused to show up to court. Find out who your target is. Assemble a file, look into any recor...

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