Hot Business & Money How-Tos

How To: Deal with work gaps on your resume

Susan Ireland teaches us how to deal with work gaps on your resume in this video. If there are gaps on your resume, your employer could possibly have a bad impression of you. To avoid this, first write years in your work history instead of months. This will simplify your presentation and also dissolve work history gaps. Next, ask yourself if you were doing any activity that time that is related to the job you are applying for. If so, write down that information to cover the gap in work histor...

How To: Tailor your resume to the job

In this video, we learn how to tailor your resume to the job you want. Whether you love this or hate it, you need to do this correctly to help land the job you want. Don't give a general resume for a job, tailor it to the exact job you are applying for. The more you can cater to the job, the better your chances will be to get the job. Change the descriptions and information you list on your resume so you have the correct skills for that job and you will stick out in the crowd. Just by doing t...

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: Write a stunning resume and cover letter

Getting your dream job is reliant on impressing the hiring manager with a resume and cover letter. Make sure you tailor your resume for the specific job you're looking for, and format for maximum presentability. From title to reference, this video will help you get the job you've always wanted.

How To: Get free shipping from Amazon if you're a student

Do you order a lot of stuff off the internet, but find your bank account being decimated by shipping charges? Well, if you're an Amazon shopper and are currently a student, then you're in luck! This video will show you how you can use your student status to get a year of Amazon Prime for free, which includes free 2-day shipping on all orders! Just go here.

How To: Answer the "What is your biggest failure?" question

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to answer the question, "What is your biggest failure?" When answering this question, be honest and don't lie. Sharing your feelings will show that you care about work. Your reaction may indicate your response to any future problems. Always indicate if you turned that failure into a success. A strong ending to your answer should express that you learned from your mistake. This video will benefit those viewers who are looking for a job, and would like ...

How To: File an unemployment claim online for Florida

In this tutorial, we learn how to file an unemployment claim online for Florida. First, log onto the website FluidNow. Once you are on the website, you will see a left hand sidebar with a menu, click on the option to file a claim. You will now go to a new screen where you will see guidelines and information on filing a claim. Continue to read the list of information you need, the check that you have it, and continue the application. Enter your personal information on each page you are present...

How To: Minimize the role of politics in your office

Politics have always been an unavoidable part of office life, but that has become even more the case in this down economy when competition between coworkers is more intense than ever. This can be a major problem for managers if their workers start being more concerned about their politicking than their performance. This video for managers offers tips for reducing the role of politics in your office, keeping your employees focused on the task at hand and more productive.

How To: Put together a resume as an ex-offender

Eric Mayo teaches us how to put together a resume as an ex-offender. Your resume should be a one page paper of all your skills and work experiences. If you don't have a lot of experience writing resumes, get help from friends who have experience. When you write it, add your name, address and telephone number onto it so you can be contacted. After this, you will want to list: objective, work experience, education/training, skills/strengths, and references. Remember not to list your references ...

How To: Apply for unemployment in New York

In this tutorial, we learn how to apply for unemployment in New York. You can do this either by phone or by going online. You will need personal information to file, including: social security number, drivers license number, mailing address, phone number, and W-2 form. Even if you don't have every item on the list, you can still file a claim. You will get a four digit pin number, then have an agent gather all of your information. If you do call to file, there are people who work there that sp...

How To: Write an email cover letter

In this video, we learn tips on writing an email cover letter. First, when using "miss", write "ms". Also, make sure you use the correct grammar and the correct punctuation. Remember that this isn't an email to your friends, it's a professional email. Also, remember to use the last name, not the first name. You want to start off with an introductory sentence stating who you are and where you got that person's contact information from. Give why you want to work there, what department, and why ...

How To: Prepare an elevator speech to help your job search

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to develop an elevator speech. An elevator speech is a short prepared speech in which you "sell" yourself to others. The average elevator ride is no longer than 20 seconds, so your speech should be no longer than that. Your speech should describe who you are. Your name, if your meeting a new contact. It should explain what you have to offer, the skills that are relevant to the job you are seeking. What benefit will you provide. This video will benefit...

How To: Explain your biggest achievement in a job interview

Denham Resources illustrates some common mistakes that people make when answering a common and infamous job interview question: what is your biggest achievement? Rather than simply listing tips for answering the question, they use footage of a woman answering it poorly and highlight the mistakes that she makes as she goes along. He interview is deemed "the bad". In the follow-up video, deemed "the ugly," another video of an applicant illustrates just about the worst possible way to answer thi...

How To: Become a paranormal investigator

Do you love a good mystery? Were you a huge fan of "The X Files" or any other freaky movie or TV show? If you are daring and not afraid of the unexplained, Paranormal Investigator may be the job for you. Check out this video to see if you qualify and exactly how you can get into this spooky field.

How To: Answer "Why do you want to work here?"

This is a presentation of how to face toughest interview questions. During most of the job interview, the interviewer is trying to find out your capabilities if the job. They want the client to explore why they want to be working here. They know that you want a job. But more specifically they need to know why you want to work in their firm and also your capabilities. So, you must be prepared to answer for this common question for most of the interviews. First of all you should understand why ...

How To: Dress for a business casual interview

In a recent poll taken by an online recruiting company revealed that 37 percent of all hiring managers do not hire someone based just on the way they dress, more than half said they'd hold it against a candidate if they hadn't worn a jacket and seventy percent said that they wouldn't hire anyone wearing jeans, a leather jacket or a polo shirt to the interview. The rules for office dress code have changed, more and more companies offer their employees a business-casual dress code which makes i...

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: Make a video resume with free online tools

Gus Cawley shares the ways to make a video resume with the help of free online tools. 1. Log in to YouTube. 2. Click upload and select quick capture. 3. Click the record button (be sure to have good lighting, good background and a high quality microphone for a more effective recording) 4. State the information of your resume. 5. Click the red square button to stop the recording then choose publish. 6. Edit the information of the video. In the description, put your contact details and informat...

How To: Write a chronological and functional resume

Writing a resume can be a strong asset to any job application, but the process can be stressful and confusing. With this easy to follow guide, even the most novice writer can create a professional resume with just a few short steps. Including phone numbers, education and work experience, this video tutorial takes you through different styles and forms on how to organize the perfect resume for you. It explains what each style is with simple visuals that anyone can easily follow and in no time ...

How To: Answer the "Why do you want to work for us?" question

You could be going into a job interview with the wrong ideas. This video, however, teaches a person how to go into an interview and have a higher chance of landing the job. Learn how to go into the job with the right mindset. You can make the job interviewer see you're serious about working for their company, and not the opposite by having the right mindset.

How To: Balance a Checkbook

Keeping track of your money and expenses is one of the hardest things to do in life, not to mention one of the most hated things. But it's also one of the most important things. Making sure your finances are in order means keeping track of them. So watch to see how to balance a checkbook. The last thing you need is a bad check.

How To: Leave a job on good terms

While it may be tempting to tell your boss where he can stick his letter opener when you’re ready to quit, it’s not a great career move. You will need a job to resign from, good stationery, acting skills (optional). Submit resignation. Submit resignation.

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.