We have curated a list of career-related videos that you may find helpful. Trent students have free access to LinkedIn Learning. Log in to myTrent and you will find the icon in the bottom bar. Many of the LinkedIn Learning videos have a Table of Contents so you can jump to sections of interest. Check out our Tip Sheets for more info on these topics and others.
Résumés and Cover Letters
Résumés (by Careerspace)
Time: 7:27 minutes
Learn about the different parts of a résumé, and how to create one that is tailored to the job you are applying to.
How to Write an Effective Resume (by Brie Reynolds from the course Recovering from a Layoff)
Time: 4:27 minutes
Keep in mind that students and recent grads who don't have relevant work experience, should disregard the advice on what order to put the Experience and Education sections. You should put the Education section before the Experience section. This video clip is followed by short sections about the cover letter and how to tailor your documents to the job ad.
How to Write a Resume (by Jenny Foss from Career Strategist’s Guide to Getting a Job)
Time: 2:42 minutes
This video also includes suggestions for other headings, such as creating a headline and placing it under your name and contact info. The video is followed by a section on what is an Applicant Tracking System (ATS), and how to get your résumé through one. The downloadable exercise file has a document with more details about getting through an ATS.
Writing a Cover Letter (by Jenny Foss)
Time: 21 minutes
This video gives in-depth instructions on how to write a cover letter.
Here are several videos about interviews – from phone and video interviews to in-person interviews.
Mastering Common Interview Questions (by Valerie Sutton)
Time: 56 minutes
Covers how to use examples from placements and education to answer interview questions when you are just starting your career.
Interview Master Class (by Careercake)
Time: 58 minutes
Covers strength-based interview questions – how they differ from competency questions and how to answer them.
Video Interview Tips (by Jenny Foss)
Time: 24 minutes
Shows how to set up your environment and leverage the technology to put your best foot forward. Plus, find out how to practice for a video interview before the big day, so you’re comfortable and confident in front of the camera.
How to Nail a Phone or Video Interview (by Brie Reynolds)
Time: 4:04 minutes
Phone and Video Based Remote Job Interviews (by Mike Gutman from the course Finding a Remote Job)
Time: 3:32 minutes
LinkedIn for Students
Add LinkedIn to your work search toolkit. You know that you can use it to profile your skills, experiences, and accomplishments, but there’s a lot more you can do with LinkedIn.
Learning LinkedIn for Students (by Oliver Schinkten)
Time: 1 hour 33 minutes
Learn about creating a profile, building a network, work search, and researching companies.
Succeeding on the Job
Congratulations! You’ve started a new job. Learn how to succeed and demonstrate professionalism.
What to Do in the First 90 Days of Your New Job (by Careercake)
Time: 47 minutes
A lot of the examples are from situations in an office, but the principles can be applied to any work environment.
Are you thinking about what careers would fit you and your interests? These videos help guide you through the process of reflecting on your interests, strengths and values and generating options. Don’t forget that the Careerspace website has many other career resources. You can also access the career quizzes Career Cruising and TypeFocus from MyTrent.
Career Decision Making (by Complete Student - an open source module for Canadian university students)
This in-depth module includes activities to help you assess your personality, skills and interests and research the job market. *There are links to outside career quizzes. You may find them useful but we would recommend you also make use of quizzes available on MyTrent: Career Cruising and Typefocus.
Managing Your Career – Early Career (by Valerie Sutton)
Time: 1 hour 8 minutes
Focussed on university graduates, how to build a career out of your interests, skills, and experience. Topics include how to identify your mission, find the right work culture and identifying work roles, employers’ needs, and skills you need beyond school.
Creating a Career Plan (by Dr. Chaz Austin)
Time: 42 minutes
This overview of career plans guides you through the key steps of career planning, from identifying your dream job, to branding and networking, and managing your search for work. Not student or grad specific.
Videos to help you develop your strategies for looking for work.
Job Search Skills (by Complete Student – an open source module for Canadian university students)
This in-depth module will help you articulate skills employers are looking for; understand the diversity of occupations and how to research them; apply tools, databases, and search engines to identify career opportunities; understand the “hidden job market”.
A Career Strategist’s Guide to Getting a Job (by Jenny Foss)
Time: 49 minutes
An overview of job search from starting with a career plan, targeting a job to networking, interviewing and negotiating salary. Includes exercise files.
Digital Networking Strategies: Using networking and social groups (by Chris Taylor)
Time: 40 minutes
Building a professional network online. Tools and platforms for digital networking. Specific steps for reaching out and being successful at connecting.
Further Topics to Explore
LinkedIn Learning has many more topics that can help you develop job-related skills. This video will help you to explore their offerings.
How to Use LinkedIn Learning (by Oliver Schinkten)
Time: 43 minutes
Learn how to find the best courses to take using their recommendations and search tools, explore learning paths, play and pause training videos, use transcripts and exercise files, and customize your learning experience.