YouTube can be a great place to see funny, interesting, and sometimes inspiring videos. It can be a great resource for your professional growth as well! In addition to the more frivolous items, there are countless videos for serious topics including help for an effective job search.
I’m a great fan of written material and believe there’s a wealth of great material in books, magazines, websites, and blogs (like this one). However, I certainly understand that some people are wired to learn better through seeing and hearing, and video can be a great help in that way.
YouTube has some terrific “channels” of people that do great work in presenting job search topics in effective and interesting ways. I don’t have any videos posted, as I have a perfect face for writing… not video! Here are a few, that have faces made for video… that I’d recommend:
Peggy McKee, the MedSalesRecruiter has an excellent series of short videos on an effective sales interview. She covers other job search aspects as well, however, interview advice is definitely her forte. Most of her advice applies to interviews for any type of position.
Catherine Byers Breet, and her company Arbez has a great series of video presentations on effective resumes. She’s engaging and has a great perspective on what makes a resume work.
Dr. Daphne provides advice on how to effectively pursue and gain Federal Jobs. With a series of videos that give step-by-step instructions you can learn how to gain the government job you desire.
Grace Kutney’s SweetCareers provides terrific advice and resources for the entry-level candidate and those who are earlier in their careers. She gives solid advice and is engaging as well.
and finally… J.T. O’Donnell and her organization Careerealism has a strong library of videos on their YouTube channel that cover virtually every aspect of a successful job search. They are entertaining and highly effective.
If you are someone that absorbs more from visual media, then definitely check out these YouTube channels for great advice!
Harry Urschel has over 20 years experience as a technology recruiter in Minnesota. He currently operates as e-Executives, writes a blog for Job Seekers called The Wise Job Search, and can be found on Twitter as @eExecutives.