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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Sell at Your Local Farmers Market

Are you interested in selling your products at the local Farmers Markets? Many small mom and pop food crafters get started selling their artisan breads, homemade cakes, cookies, pies, biscotti, candy, seasoning mixes or regional barbecue sauces direct to customers who visit local farmers markets and farm stands. What better way to start than with those visiting the local farmers market; a captive audience expecting a wide variety of seasonal fruits and veggies; along with specialty products t...

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: 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: Make Money Writing Online with Google AdSense

Google AdSense is a beautiful thing. They pay you for posting content online, whether it be through a third-party website like WonderHowTo or on your own website. WonderHowTo seems to be a good place to start from if you plan to make money with AdSense, but it's not the only place that you can submit content to and receive all of the revenue generated by the AdSense ad units. You may want to get a wider audience and more traffic, and for that you must look beyond the horizon of just one site.

How To: Deal with an attention hogging employee at work

Assigning rewards and punishments in a group-oriented workplace is a tricky business, as either one is very dangerous when misplaced. This video features an executive coach explaining how managers can deal with an employee who tries to take all of the credit for the work that their work does erroneously. It advises you to analyze why the employee feels like they have to take all the credit and also to create a system that does not reward such behavior.

How To: Earn An Income By Writing Auto Repair Estimates

Collision Repair Related Careers When you think of a career in collision repair you probably think of a body repair or paint technician. However, there are a lot of related careers that collision repair can lead to. For Example, you can work in auto parts stores, dealerships, insurance companies, paint representatives, trainers, etc. In this article we are going to examine a career as an auto estimator.

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: 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: Write a cover letter in 30 seconds using a Mac

This video features a very handy technique for writing a cover letter in less than a minute- and all you need is a tool called Text Expander, which can be easily downloaded. The basic idea behind this program is that you can create shortcut keys to text that you commonly use, so you can enter in all of your basic cover letter information very quickly, and only have to customize small sections.

How To: Purchase merchandise straight from the manufacturer

Paying retail just isn't as good of a deal as buying straight from the manufacturer. To become a buyer, figure out the right manufacturers for you. Initially, you can start this process by doing web research. Surf the internet to find out what manufacturers sell directly to the consumer. Internet access is important for finding product information. Scan the manufacturer's website for online catalogs that describe an item's price, color, model, ID number, and make.

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: Deal with a flirtatious boss or sexual harassment

He's not exactly demanding sexual favors, but his flirting is getting really gross. What's a girl who likes her job to do? You will need diplomacy and documentation. Assess his behavior. Now, don’t be offended, but we have to ask: Is he really coming on to you, or is he just a sociable, flirtatious kind of guy? If it’s the latter, just ignore it. Do your part to keep the relationship professional. Don't chat about how your last two boyfriends cheated on you and then expect him to know that di...

How To: Research the job market to find the best job for you

Researching the job market thoroughly and with the correct resources is important to the advancement of your career. Watching this video will establish how to research your career options, find information about companies and familiarize yourself with job titles that are a fit for the degree and/or certifications you have earned as well as your professional background. Find the perfect job today!

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: Write a Writer's Resume

The resume is an essential tool for getting freelance work assignments. A well written article is not enough when trying to secure a freelance or staff position as a writer. Publishers want to see a resume. It gives the writer an outstanding opportunity to introduce themselves and it gives the editor a general idea of who you are, where you've been, and the work you've completed.

How To: Tailor your resume for foreign countries

In this video, we learn how to tailor your resume for foreign countries. When you are writing the resume, you need to keep in mind the: length, content, demands, passport, and hobbies. You should make sure the content is descriptive and you focus on your accomplishments. Don't focus on the family and references, these are not required on the resume. The recruiter wants to know more about your professional life, and if you have a passport to travel. Depending on the country you are traveling t...

How To: Enhance your resume with additional skills and awards

Optional sections to add to your resume can help fill in the gap where needed and enhance the skills and proficiencies already listed on your resume. Completion of this how to video will discuss the optional resume sections such as profile, technical skills, certifications, awards, memberships and community involvement. Make your own amazing resume today.

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