Video Library

VIDEOS & LINKS
On this page, there are videos as well as some great video links. Watch some of the awesome videos below to help you as you move along in your career.

BTF YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Please visit the BTF YouTube channel for some great videos. Please like and subscribe to our channel as well.  See the list below for the list of YouTube BTF video links and brief descriptions:

1. BTF Student Program –  https://youtu.be/CPITIpJmnKY
The Building Toward the Future Student Program (BTF) teaches students to be extremely competitive in the professional world. Watch this video to find out more about BTF.

2. Professional Interview Tips | Online Interviews https://youtu.be/bqpArkpd_U8
You may be invited to do an online interview. Are you ready? There are key aspect to keep in mind when you’re preparing for your online interview.

3. Professional Interview Tips | Telephone Interviewshttps://youtu.be/wc03wzGagTg
The purpose of your telephone interview is to determine if you’re going to the next step, which is the face-to-face interview. Keep these tips in mind.

4. Professional Interview Tips | Face-to-Face Interviewshttps://youtu.be/9zjIN_nQ2eI
Obtaining a face-to-face interview is an accomplishment. However, there are key professional interview tips to keep in mind. Watch this video for more information.

5. Why Having A Mentor Is Important –  https://youtu.be/achu2A7pyNU
A mentor is someone who is experienced and someone you can trust.  There are several famous people who have benefited from mentors.

6. Establishing a Social Media Presence That is Positive – https://youtu.be/RxF8MBOKpjk
Employers may look at your social media before hiring you. Therefore, it’s best to establish social media presence that is positive.

7. Attending Career Fairs https://youtu.be/C4kxXmm1eew
As a current student or an alum looking for a job, attending career fairs is a great place to network. Representing yourself professionally is important.

8. College Internships – What’s the Big Deal?https://youtu.be/BMolJ9AJYAE
Your chances of obtaining the job increases after the internship. Read this article for more information about the benefits of having an internship.

9. The Importance of Professional Networkinghttps://youtu.be/kx1CtZ2tWYc
Have you ever stopped to realize just how many people you know? These people are your network. Especially when looking for a job, networking is key.

10. Attending a 4-Year College is Not An Option For Me – Now What?https://youtu.be/rHkF_RJVRjc
Sometimes it isn’t feasible to attend a four-year college after high school. There are other alternatives. Read this article for thoughts on your next move.


CAREER VIDEOS
As you are traveling through your career, watch these helpful videos:

1. Start Your Career |  LinkedIn
LinkedIn is the perfect place to connect and network with other professionals. 

2. Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are |  Dr. Amy Cuddy
Body language says a great deal about us. Your body language is very important in the professional world – especially in interviews.

3. Five Ways to Listen Better | Julian Treasure
Julian Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening. Listening in the professional world is very important. Watch this video for more details.

4. How to Avoid Death By PowerPoint | David J. Phillips
Do you have an up-coming presentation? In this video, David Phillips, gives tips on how to make your PowerPoint presentation memorable.

5. Selective Attention Test | Daniel Simons and Christopher Chabris
How well do you pay attention? In the professional world, it is very important to pay attention to details. Watch this video to find out your level of attention. Did you pass?

6. Elevator Pitch for Networking
How you represent yourself in 30 seconds can make all the difference in the world in the world of networking. The power of networking goes a long way. Watch this video to find out more information.

 

7. Millennials in the Workplace | Simon Sinek
Understanding people in the workplace is very important. In this video, Simon Sinek talks about Millennials.

 

VIDEO LINKS
Are you trying to decide which career field to choose? Click on the link below for some videos that may help you decide:

1. Bureau of Labor Statistics Career Videos – https://www.bls.gov/k12/content/students/videos/video.htm

 


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8 thoughts on “Video Library

  1. The wealth of positive and life impacting information within this video library is staggering. Learn off body language folks and in time you will be able to sense when some one is not being ‘legit’ with you and will also indicate whom you should align professionally, socially etc, with.

    I have book marked this website and I hope to see many videos to help me in my own professional pursuits. Keep up the great work Yvette 🙂 ~ Philip.

    1. Philip, thank you so much for stopping by and for the kind words. You are correct that body language tells a lot about a person and is very important especially in the professional sense. Thanks, again, for stopping by and sharing your comment. I look forward to hearing more from you in the future.

  2. Hi, Yvette,

    Thank you so much for another great post. The videos you have also included are of great help. They all compliment your Own Videos. I have already subscribed to your Youtube Channel. There is no way I want to miss out on your next upload.

    Your Website will stay at the top of my list. It was actually the tiny details you mentioned in your older articles that helped my son to secure his chosen career. The employer actually said to my son. His interview stood above the rest because of ”Those Finer Details.” That to me goes a million miles.

    That was because of your Web site and you also Yvette.
    I will continue to share this website with other students and their Moms and Dads.

    I really like your transparency. Thank you for everything my son and I have been able to learn from you and yes secure him his new Apprenticeship.

    My Kindest Regards Deborah. T.

    1. Deborah, I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to hear that your son secured his apprenticeship because of what he learned on my website! Wow! Please tell him congratulations from me! Thank you for always stopping by and for your continued support. Please keep sharing this information, Deborah, with other moms and dads in order to help their students. I truly appreciate it. I look forward to seeing you here again. Much continued success to you and your family.

  3. Hi Yvette,

    I love how you have put together this video library page. I found it really helpful and easy to navigate. The video that I love the most is Start your career | LinkedIn. That video is really helpful. I joined LinkedIn back in 2014. The reason, I signed up was due to a job application, that I needed to submit. At the time, I never knew how or what LinkedIn was for.

    LinkedIn over the years is becoming more popular. I’ve recently learned how important it is to build up your personal brand and profile on LinkedIn. Employers and recruiters are looking at all of this when they are considering hiring people.

    The elevator pitch is a useful video as well. That is something that I am always working on. I find myself practicing an elevator pitch when people ask me what I do for a living. I stumble over my words. Not on purpose but, assuming it’s because I don’t have my elevator pitch together. So, I think the elevator pitch video can be useful for people all around. I definitely, thank you for providing all these useful tips, and videos.

    Have an awesome rest of your week!
    La’Kisha

    1. La’Kisha, thank you so much for stopping by my site and for sharing your thoughts here. I truly appreciate your kind words and am very happy to hear these videos are helpful to you. LinkedIn is a very helpful tool for many aspects such as networking, finding alum from your college or university and for finding a job to name a few. The elevator pitch is useful in many different situations including interviews. It sounds like all you may need to do is practice your elevator pitch a bit more and memorize it to help you articulate it effortlessly. Keep practicing. It will become easier for you. Thank you, once again, for visiting. I look forward to seeing you again.

  4. Loved the videos! Especially the body language one! I definitely find myself making judgements based upon others’ body language! I have found that great posture exudes confidence. Confident people to me are pretty smart… just my quick two sense lol! ((:

    1. Misty, it’s so good to see you again! I am so pleased you loved the videos. They are some awesome videos that I have shared with my higher education students. The body language is definitely fascinating – especially with respect to interviews. When teaching during that class, I would tell my students to go in a quiet place and do the victory pose before going to an interview. It makes a difference! You are correct when you say posture exudes confidence. Yes! Thank you for stopping by my site and have a great rest of your week.

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