Career Coaching Videos-

UMD students, faculty, and staff have unlimited, free access to, an online library of instructional videos covering the latest software, creative, and business skills. 

Students: log in HERE to access your FREE ACCOUNT and watch the videos below. 

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Developing career readiness skills videos:

  • Understanding the modern resume
  • Creating an effective resume
  • Understanding the importance of keywords
  • Working with online resumes and portfolios
  • Creating a RTF version (especially if you will be applying for positions online)
  • Creating a cover letter
  • Compiling your references
  • Writing thank-you notes
  • Preparing for the interview
  • Interviewing (making a first impression, handling difficult questions, addressing illegal questions)
  • Interview- Answering questions using the SAR method
  • Foundations of salary negotiation (researching salary ranges, highlighting skills)
  • The Negotiation Conversation (review the offer, replying, example conversation)
  • Negotiating your salary
  • Writing a professional email 

Career management videos:

  • Discovering Your Needs and Interests
  • Performing a Gap Analysis

Job/internship search videos:

  • Searching for Positions Online
  • Leveraging Your Network
  • Working with Recruiters
  • Using Indeed (an aggregate job board)
  • Using Twitter to search for jobs 
  • Using industry-specific job boards 
  • Scanning sites of companies you want to work for 
  • Approaching recruiters 
  • Up and Running with LinkedIn


Add to your skills or identify a new interest by watching these skill building videos...

  • 3D Drawing
  • Accounting
  • Analytics
  • Big Data
  • Business Skills
  • Data Analytics
  • Design Business
  • Ecommerce
  • Finance
  • Freelancing
  • Game Design
  • Illustration
  • Instructional Design
  • Leadership
  • Logo Design
  • Management
  • Music Production
  • Photography
  • Public Relations
  • Python
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Time Management
  • Web Design 

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