Career Resources: Videos

How Do You Communicate Who You Really Are on Your Resume? (Video)

How do you go beyond your list of accomplishments to communicate what makes you unique? Be sure to include your hobbies and volunteer experience advises Terri Friel, ABF Career Ally. “I keep thinking about the young man who came to me with his resume and I walked through [it] with him and said, ‘so where […]

Spiritual Perspectives on Careers and the Workplace (Video)

ABF Career Ally Dennis Marunde shares the spiritual values and goals that have guided his career path and business decisions. After studying at Principia College and the Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College, Dennis returned to his family’s business in greater Chicago with a fresh vision for the company’s future. Under this direction, […]

The Power of One-to-One Connections in Chicago! (Video)

We took the ABF Career Alliance to Chicago for a full day of career connections, stories, and inspiration with our friends there–and here’s what they had to say! And you don’t need to go to Chicago to “make a connection” or “be a connection” in the Career Alliance. You can get started searching or posting one-to-one connections right […]

From camp counselor to Facebook design program manager (Video)

“There was a time when I was a 22-year old Hannah with a real fresh English degree plus a resume full of summer camp counselor gigs, earnestly wondering, what was next for me? Would anyone hire me and all of my zero professional experience? Would I ever move out of my parents’ house?” Learn how […]

From Overlooked Resume to Interview with the CEO

From Overlooked Resume to Interview with the CEO (Video)

This one minute video tells how the ABF Career Alliance and its LifeLaunch! module on Resumes and Cover Letters helped Nathanael get an interview with the CEO of a large running shoe company. He says, “The (ABF) Career Alliance has been incredibly helpful in my transition from looking for a jog to looking for a career. I […]

How Madison Landed Her First Dream Job

How Madison Landed Her First Dream Job (Video)

After graduating from college in 2013 as a theatre major and art minor, Madison moved 2,000 miles from home to pursue a career that would utilize both her creative talents and business side. With no personal network in her new location, and no professional experience outside of college, Madison shares how what she learned in LifeLaunch!, […]

LifeLaunch! Module #1: Avoiding the Career Dumpster

Welcome to LifeLaunch!, the career development course that gives you all the tools you need to land a professional career-track position. Whether you’re starting your career, growing your career, or changing your career, you’ll find valuable tips and strategies that will help you succeed in your job search. “Avoiding the Career Dumpster is the intro module for the […]

LifeLaunch! Module #2: Microcosm-Macrocosm

Note: you may have ordered the textbooks if you completed Module 1; if not, you can do so now. They are vital to completion of the course. Step 1: Watch the Video Step 2: Watch the Bonus Video Step 3: Pass the Quiz Pick the best response for each question (answers below): 1) What is the […]

LifeLaunch! Module #3: Targeting a Job

Step 1: Watch the Video Step 2: Pass the Quiz Pick the best response for each question (answers below): 1) For long-term career success, one of these is more important than all the others. Which one is it? Talent Interest Income Intelligence 2) During a job search, how many active leads should a jobseeker have going […]

LifeLaunch! Module #4: Resumes and Cover Letters

Step 1: Watch the Video Step 2: Pass the Quiz Pick the best response for each question (answers below): 1) One of these is just flat-out wrong, while all the others are true. Which one? A street address is usually not on a young person’s resume. You definitely don’t want to have a weird email address […]

LifeLaunch! Module #5: Posted Openings

Step 1: Watch the Video Step 2: Pass the Quiz Pick the best response for each question (answers below): 1) Job seekers should act like what? A pack of werewolves A clutch of vampires A horde of zombies A lone chupacabra 2) If you don’t hear from an employer, how often should you give them a […]

LifeLaunch! Module #6: The Hidden Job Market

Step 1: Watch the Video Step 2: Pass the Quiz Pick the best response for each question (answers below): 1) What two facts about the hidden job market are most important? You can find jobs before they’re announced, and before the employer writes a job description. It is the largest part of the job market, and […]

LifeLaunch! Module #7: Interviewing

Step 1: Watch the Video Step 2: Pass the Quiz Pick the best response for each question (answers below): 1) What are Hero Stories? Seven to a dozen stories that you are ready to tell in any interview, about times when you demonstrated a skill or mastered a challenge. A Marvel comic book series A brand […]

LifeLaunch! Module #8: Salary Negotiations

Step 1: Watch the Video Step 2: Pass the Quiz Pick the best response for each question (answers below): 1) Which one of the following is not true about negotiating for salary? Over 80% of managers expect you to negotiate for salary. They may not move the numbers every time, but over 90% of managers do […]

LifeLaunch! Module #9: Your First Promotion

Onboarding and Positioning Yourself for Your First Promotion Step 1: Watch the Video Step 2: Pass the Quiz Pick the best response for each question (answers below): 1) What is your relationship to your boss? A boss is like a pilot, flying an airplane in a thick fog, and you are like an instrument, giving the […]

Seven Job Search Tips

Seven Job Search Tips from ABF Career Alliance Experts (Video)

We scanned video footage from breakout sessions at the ABF Career Alliance launch events to bring you seven–sometimes surprising–job search tips from our career experts. Topics cover (1) resumes, (2) job interviews, (3) the hidden job market, (4) today’s job market, (5) informational interviews, (6) networking, and (7) how to get started. Hear seven quick […]

“Having a spiritual foundation is everything!” (Video Talks)

One of our New York City launch attendees said it best, “Having a spiritual foundation (in your job search) is everything.” We heard this message over and over again at our two launch events: participants in the ABF Career Alliance truly value the spiritual dimension of their job search. So it’s no surprise that at both events, on both coasts, the […]

Just Like Being There! ABF Launch Events

Just Like Being There! ABF Launch Events — now with NYC footage! (Video)

If you couldn’t get to the ABF Career Alliance launch events in New York and Los Angeles earlier this year, this video might be the next best thing! Hear from a diverse group of attendees on both coasts! What did they take away? What meant the most to them? Learn why the ABF Career Alliance is like […]