Thursday, January 31, 2013

Resume Writing 9: Preparing your Resume for the Internet

GCFLearnFree: Resume Writing 9: Preparing your Resume for the Internet

In this lesson, you will learn how to format a resume for privacy and online posting. You will also learn rules and strategies for effective emailing to potential employers.

Note--there are 5 web pages--click at the bottom of each page.

You can see all of the Resume Writing lessons at GCFLearnFree: Resume Writing

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Resume Writing 8: Additional Information and References

GCFLearnFree: Resume Writing 8: Additional Information and References

In this lesson, you will determine what type of additional information is appropriate to include on your resume.

Note--there are 4 web pages--click at the bottom of each page.

You can see all of the Resume Writing lessons at GCFLearnFree: Resume Writing

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Resume Writing 7: Education Information

GCFLearnFree: Resume Writing 7: Education Information

In this lesson, you learn how to craft your educational background and what information you should include.

Note--there are 3 web pages--click at the bottom of each page.

You can see all of the Resume Writing lessons at GCFLearnFree: Resume Writing

Monday, January 28, 2013

Resume Writing 6: Employment History

GCFLearnFree: Resume Writing 6: Employment History

In this lesson, you will learn which format is best for listing your employment history. You will learn how to market your resume by focusing your history on accomplishments and measures rather then simply listing duties. Then you will craft an employment history for your own resume.

Note--there are 3 web pages--click at the bottom of each page.

You can see all of the Resume Writing lessons at GCFLearnFree: Resume Writing

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Resume Writing 5: Objectives, Summaries or Professional Profiles

GCFLearnFree: Resume Writing 5: Objectives, Summaries or Professional Profiles

In this lesson, you will compare statements and understand their purpose. Then you will determine which one is best for you in order to create one for your own resume..

Note--there are 4 web pages--click at the bottom of each page.

You can see all of the Resume Writing lessons at GCFLearnFree: Resume Writing

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Resume Writing 4: Contact Information

GCFLearnFree: Resume Writing 4: Contact Information

It all starts with your name and other contact information. In this lesson, you learn what contact to include and how to place it on your resume.

Note--there are 3 web pages--click at the bottom of each page.

You can see all of the Resume Writing lessons at GCFLearnFree: Resume Writing

Friday, January 25, 2013

Resume Writing 3: Resume Tips and Strategies

GCFLearnFree: Resume Writing 3: Resume Tips and Strategies

during this lesson, you will review tips and strategies for creating a winning resume and identify common mistakes to avoid in the process. You will also learn about considerations for including links to online profiles and personal web pages.

Note--there are 5 web pages--click at the bottom of each page.

You can see all of the Resume Writing lessons at GCFLearnFree: Resume Writing

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Resume Writing 2: Resume Formats - Choosing the Right One

GCFLearnFree: Resume Writing 2: Resume Formats - Choosing the Right One

In this lesson, we will explore the various ways key information is presented on a chronological, functional and combination resume.

Note--there are 5 web pages--click at the bottom of each page.

You can see all of the Resume Writing lessons at GCFLearnFree: Resume Writing

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Resume Writing 1: Why You Need a Resume

GCFLearnFree: Resume Writing 1: Why You Need a Resume

In this lesson, you will understand what a resume is and the various ways in which it is used. We will also explore what information is contained in a resume.

Note--there are 7 web pages--click at the bottom of each page.

You can see all of the Resume Writing lessons at GCFLearnFree: Resume Writing

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

How To Write a Resume



HowCast: How To Write a Resume
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Want to get yourself out of a bad situation and into a better one? A solid resume is the first step.

To complete this How-To you will need:
A computer
A printer

Step 1: Write name in bold w/ info
Write your name in bold at the top of the page, followed by your address, phone numbers, and email address. Then center the whole thing.

Tip: It also helps to make your heading slightly bigger than the rest of your resume so it stands out at the top of the page.

Step 2: List work history

List your work history, starting with your most recent position. Include the place of employment, the dates you were employed there, and the type of job you performed.

Tip: If it's your job titles that are impressive, lead with them in bold. If the places you worked are more impressive than what you actually did there, bold them instead.
Step 3: Summarize positions
Give a brief summary of what you did at each position.

Step 4: Adjust to job description
Look closely at the description of the job you're applying for, and adjust what you've written to emphasize your most relevant skills and experience.

Tip: If you're not applying for a specific job, use an "Objective" line to describe what kind of work you're looking for and why you want it.

Step 5: Leave spaces
Leave at last three spaces between job summations so your resume is easy to read—even if that means shortening some sections.

Step 6: List education
When you're done listing former jobs, list your education, including the school you graduated from and the degree you earned there.

Step 7: List personal information
After your education, list any personal information—like hobbies, interests, or skills—that pertain to the job you're seeking. But leave out the stupid stuff—if you're applying for a job as a mortician, nobody cares if you can juggle.

Tip: The most relevant skills to include are proficiency in a foreign language and knowledge of a specific computer application or platform.

Step 8: Offer references
Always offer to make "references available upon request" at the end of your resume. It's classy—and if you actually have them, it's even better.

Step 9: Spell-check your work
Be sure to spell-check your work, and ask a friend to look it over before you print it out.

Step 10: Print resume
When your resume is letter-perfect, print it out on the special paper of your choice.

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Working at the White House: What's It Really Like?



VOANews: Working at the White House: What's It Really Like?

VOA White House correspondents Dan Robinson and Kent Klein give us the inside scoop on what it's like to cover the president, from Twitter tracking to the thrill of flying on Air Force One. (turn on close captions)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Souvenir Shops Lure Inaugural Customers



VOAVideo: Souvenir Shops Lure Inaugural Customers

The inauguration of America's first black president was a huge boon to Washington souvenir stores. But it's a challenge for them to ring up that same volume of sales for President Barack Obama's second term. President Obama's official inauguration in January 20, 2013 and his public inauguration and celebration in January 21, 2013--Martin Luther King Jr Day! VOA's Carolyn Presutti shows us what's new and how stores are luring customers.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Tough Economy Drives Entrepreneurs to Business on Wheels



VOAVideo: Tough Economy Drives Entrepreneurs to Business on Wheels

For decades, food vendors in cities throughout the United States have offered meals from trucks and consumers flocked to these mobile restaurants. Now, people who like to shop can also find clothing and accessory stores on wheels. The fashion truck trend is gaining popularity in cities across the country, including Los Angeles. Elizabeth Lee explains why.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Career Planning 3: Create Your Own Career Plan

GCFLearnFree.og: Career Planning 3: Create Your Own Career Plan

In this lesson, you will learn how to analyze the needs of your career objective, write a career plan with S.M.A.R.T. goals and stay on task with motivational tips.

Note--there are 4 web pages--click at the bottom of each page.

You can see all of the Career Planning lessons at GCFLearnFree: Career Planning

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Career Planning 2: Research Potential Careers

GCFLearnFree.og: Career Planning 2: Research Potential Careers

In this lesson, you will learn how to research potential careers by determining what to look for and what resources to use, including online career information websites.

Note--there are 3 web pages--click at the bottom of each page.

You can see all of the Career Planning lessons at GCFLearnFree: Career Planning

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Career Planning: Assess Yourself and Your Needs

GCFLearnFree.og: Career Planning: Assess Yourself and Your Needs

In this lesson, you will determine your career needs by assessing your traits, aptitudes, interests, financial needs and education.

Note--there are 5 web pages--click at the bottom of each page.

You can see all of the Career Planning lessons at GCFLearnFree: Career Planning

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Beginning Conversational English - Introductions - VOA English

During the next 6 weeks, Milpitas Adult School will be studying jobs interviews. 
Greetings and introductions are very important for a successful interview.



Listen and Read Along: Beginning Conversational English - Introductions - VOA English

Key Words - Good Morning! What do you do? How are you? Thanks!

Watch all of 10 videos at 
Listen and Read Along: Beginning Conversational English

Monday, January 14, 2013

Could Waste Plastic Reduce Our Need for Oil?

VOA Learning English: Could Waste Plastic Reduce Our Need for Oil?

The United States Environmental Protection Agency says only seven percent of plastic waste in the United States is recycled each year. A new company in northern New York says it can increase that percentage. It also says it can help the United States reduce the amount of oil it imports. The company has a machine it calls the “plastic-eating monster.” Every hour, thousands of kilograms of milk jugs, water bottles, and grocery bags are fed into the machine. (read more) (listen) (pdf)

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Studying How Plastic Pollution Enters Ocean Food Supply



VOA Learning English: Studying How Plastic Pollution Enters Ocean Food Supply

Marcus Eriksen is not really fishing. He is catching plastic in the Atlantic Ocean. Eriksen wants to publicize the growing buildup of plastic waste in our oceans and to study its effects.

MARCUS ERIKSEN: "These are five sub-tropical gyres in the world where the majority of the plastic in the world accumulates."

ANNA CUMMINS: "The gyre is formed by ocean currents that couple with the spinning of the Earth, the Earth's rotation. And what happens is that you have, effectively, a massive whirlpool, this large spinning system, where debris can accumulate."

Anna Cummins and her husband Marcus Eriksen set up a not-for-profit group called the 5 Gyres Institute. It helps researchers with studies of plastic pollution in the oceans. Cummins says plastic bags and bottles have little or no value after they are used. Most plastic waste can be found in solid landfills or along rivers. A lot of this waste also washes out to sea. (read more)

Friday, January 11, 2013

Recyling Plastic: Part 3



VOA Learning English Video: Recyling Plastic: Part 3

This is Peninsula Packaging -- a recycling business in the city of Wilson, North Carolina. Mark Rath works for the company. MARK RATH: "This is how it comes to us and then we reprocess it into another product." It is here that pieces of plastic become new products (read more)

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Plastic-Eating Monster Battles Trash



VOA Learning English Video: Plastic-Eating Monster Battles Trash

The United States Environmental Protection Agency says there is a problem with America's garbage. Only seven percent of plastic waste in the United States is recycled each year. JBI, A new company in northern New York says it can increase that percentage and, at the same time, reduce America's dependence on foreign oil. How? The answer may surprise you. JBI has a machine it calls the "plastic-eating monster. (read more)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013

Recyling Plastic: Part 2



VOA Learning English Video: Recyling Plastic: Part 2

This is one of the largest plastic recycling plants in the United States. It is in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Jay Chilton is head of the plant. JAY CHILTON: "On an average week, we receive anywhere from one to 1.5 million pounds (454,000 to 680,000 kg) of bottles in to the plant." (read more)

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Recycling Plastic: Part 1



VOA Learning English Videos: Recycling Plastic: Part 1

The recycle bin is often the last stop for empty containers. But it also can mark the beginning of a long trip. YEHENEW GEDSHEW: "As long as people keep throwing their trash, we've got a job." (read more)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Boy's Cardboard Creation Becomes Web Sensation



VOAVideo: Boy's Cardboard Creation Becomes Web Sensation

A young California boy made an arcade out of cardboard boxes. It caught the attention of a filmmaker who made a short movie about the arcade and posted it on the Internet. What happened next not only changed the boy's life, but inspired children around the world. VOA's Elizabeth Lee has this report from Los Angeles.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

US Economic & Health Key to Global Growth in 2013



VOAVideo: US Economic & Health Key to Global Growth in 2013

On the economic front, 2012 was a mixed year of cautious growth, surprises and setbacks. It was also a year of politics and global tumult -- a time to deal with unresolved issues and ideological positions. But as Mil Arcega reports, despite signs of progress -- the economic recovery in the U.S. and abroad remains slow and fickle as a new year begins.