Get Hired and Go: The Complete Guide to Getting a Job and Doing It Right (DVDs)

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This six-part series helps lay out a clear path to fulfilling employment, beginning with the self-assessment needed to begin the journey and ending in the best ways to settle into a new, rewarding position.

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#8416. Finding the right job involves so many different steps and strategies that its almost impossible to know where to start.
This six-part series helps lay out a clear path to fulfilling employment, beginning with the self-assessment needed to begin the journey and ending in the best ways to settle into a new, rewarding position – whether its in an office or in the trades.
Divided into self-contained modules based on specific job-search phases, each episode presents expert advice from career counselors and earnest testimonials from young people who have experienced job-hunting challenges firsthand.
Viewing time: 26-30 minutes per video. Closed-captioned. 2011. Purchase options for the series as a whole or for each video in the series: DVD, 3-year Streaming, or DVD and 3-year Streaming.
Click here to view a video clip of the series as a whole.
Titles in the series are:
  • Before You Apply: Job and Skills Evaluation – School is over and its time to go out and get your dream job – but what is that, exactly? Determining a career choice, or a career path, is one of the hardest things to do in life.This video helps new graduates and beginning jobseekers clarify their professional goals and find jobs that fit their skills, passions, priorities, and long-term plans.Viewers learn how to use assessment tests – focusing on values, interests, or aptitude and achievement – to identify strengths and challenges.They also learn how to:
    • make the most of occupational classification systems that describe industries and labor markets in detail
    • obtain references and letters of recommendation that underscore past experience and future potential
    • explore job training options, whether they involve on-the-job instruction, further academic coursework, or a combination of both

    Click here to view a video clip of this program.

  • Before You Apply: Resumes, Portfolios, and Your Online Persona – Job hunting is about selling yourself, but to make a sale, you have to advertise. From traditional paper resumes to new-media methods of self-promotion, this video explores the best ways for applicants to showcase their talents, accomplishments, and potential value to employers.An in-depth discussion of resume writing highlights objectives, structure, formatting (both hard copy and electronic), and proofreading, followed by read-aloud examples that help clarify what employers do and dont like to see.Next comes a detailed look at creating work sample presentations, from basic notebook and photo-album layouts to digital and online portfolios. Visual demos show what might work in industries such as marketing, construction, and culinary arts.Finally, viewers are reminded that social networks like Facebook and LinkedIn are powerful promotional tools, if used wisely and professionally.Click here to view a video clip of this program.
  • Getting the Job: Job Search and Networking – After a jobseeker has decided what industries and positions to target, and after he or she has created a great resume and work sample presentation, its time to start the hunt.This program helps viewers make that leap of faith and fortitude with down-to-earth advice on where to look, whom to talk to, and how to avoid common pitfalls.Viewers learn how to:
    • sift through online employment resources, including major Websites such as Monster.com as well as more niche-oriented sites
    • read between the lines when scanning and analyzing job postings
    • capitalize on job fairs, employments agencies, and on-campus interviewing
    • access the hidden market of jobs that arent advertised

    Discussion of the hidden job market then segues smoothly into an intensive look at networking – exploring the difference between formal and informal networking and the best strategies for managing and mining a professional network.

    Click here to view a video clip of this program.

  • Getting the Job: Cover Letters, Interviews, and Job Offers – A job search is like climbing a mountain. With the summit in sight you must become more focused than ever, because the final steps are the trickiest – and, potentially, the most satisfying.This program guides viewers through that last push, from crafting a cover letter around a specific employers expectations to the range of responses a bona fide job offer might warrant.Viewers learn about the structure of an effective cover letter and see real-world examples of cover-letter strategies.Tips on preparing for an interview (from dressing properly to overcoming nervousness) are followed by a dramatization of how a typical interview might play out, as well as several challenging questions an applicant can expect – and ask.The last part of the video covers guidelines for smart salary negotiations and other helpful criteria for accepting or declining an offer of employment.

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  • Doing the Job: Starting Out and the Daily Grind – My first day, my mind was reeling. I didnt want to make any mistakes. I was worried I wouldnt be able to do the job. All of these are common and valid reactions to the first day of employment.But, as this video illustrates, a new hires nervousness and uncertainty can be the flipside of excitement, ambition, and an eagerness to learn the ins and outs of the company.Topics include the typical paperwork of the first day, such as:
    • tax and health insurance forms
    • the need to completely understand the employers policies on vacation, sick time, retirement funds, and other benefits
    • the equally important need to grasp legal concepts of employee rights, sexual harassment, and workplace safety

    Pointers on navigating office politics, respecting the chain of command, asking for a raise, and staying alert for new opportunities are also included.

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  • Doing the Job: Basic Job Skills – An employees best qualities may have little to do with technical or clerical issues. Often, it is a professional attitude that makes a worker valuable – an array of personal strengths that enable her or him to accomplish goals, get along with colleagues, and rise through the ranks.This video brings those all-too-elusive aspects of job success into focus, exploring professional behavior, ethics, communication, leadership, teamwork, problem solving, organization, and information management.It covers paycheck deductions, the W-2 and W-4 forms, guidelines for using the 1040-EZ form, and tax breaks such as exemptions, deductions, and credits.Discussions focus on:
    • collaboration, taking initiative, and office etiquette
    • the hazards of procrastination, dishonesty, and unethical actions
    • the ability to take and give constructive criticism
    • the four Cs of good writing (be clear, concise, compelling, and correct)
    • effective uses for technology in completing projects and presenting work
    • and much more

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