Educational Media - Vol. 2, #3 - Page 2

Also Inside This Issue

Finding a Job and Keeping It

Library Resources for Job Hunters

Work on the Web

Customer Service Skills

RTC Student Success Center



Educational Media

This three-times-a-year newsletter is published by the  Renton Technical College Library. It is intended to spotlight issues regarding the use of  educational media—videos, DVDs, audiotapes, software, and other electronic resources. If you have any questions or suggestions for topics, please call the library at  (425) 235-2331, or  email  Laura Staley at .

The library is located at: 3000 NE Fourth St, Renton, WA 98056


Resume Resources

A sampling of our books on resumes:

101 Best Tech Resumes. C/J 650.14 BLOCK 2003t

Blue Collar Resumes. C/J 650.1402362 PROVEN 1999

Real-resumes for construction jobs.   C/J 650.140236  MCKINNE 2002

Expert Resumes for People Returning to Work. C/J 650.14 ENELOW 2003.

Real-resumes for administrative support, office & secretarial jobs.  C/J 650.142 REAL-RE 2004a.

Resumes for the Health Care Professional. C/J 610.69 MARINO 2000

And for those who like videos:

Resumes & Cover Letters. Media 650.14 NO-BRAI 1998r.  A light-hearted approach to resumes.

First Steps to Success: Get that Job. Media 650.14 GET-TH 2002j. Interviewing, resumes, and cover letters.

For more information, see the RTC Library online Pathfinder, Cover Letters and Resumes, at


Working on Those Soft Skills

Many employers say that their new employees sometimes lack basic people skills.  They unintentionally offend or may even discriminate.  It is possible to teach employees be sensitive to these issues.  The following recommended items are all videos or DVDs, because multimedia is especially useful for affective learning—learning that affects the attitudes and emotions.

Getting Ahead by Getting Along. Media 658.3145 GETTING 1998a. A  humorous 16 minute video on truthfulness, different works styles, and supporting co-workers.

Arts of Criticism: Giving and Taking. Media  158.2 ARTS-CR 1996.  Covers a critical skill in the workplace—giving criticism constructively and accepting it.

It’s About Respect: Recognizing Harassment in a Diverse Workplace. Media  658.3145 ITS-ABO 2002r.  How to avoid harassment.

Subtle Sexual Harassment. Program 1.  Media 658.3145  SUBTLE 1992s. Useful information on the concept of a hostile workplace.

Developing a Professional Image. Media 650.1 DEVELOP 2000p.  Discusses many aspects of professional image—appropriate dress and body language, positive attitude, and appropriate communication style.

Interviewing Resources

Have you ever had a student who had mastered their subject, and yet couldn’t seem to get a job?  The problem may have been with their interview skills.  RTC Library has several resources on interviewing.

Interviewing. Media 650.14 NO-BRAI 1998i.  An amusing look at interviewing. A booklet with the video lists the 50 most common interview questions.

Jumpstart Your Career: Get that Job.  Media 650.14 GET-TH 2002j.   By the Standard Deviants.  Their humorous take on the employment process appeals to students. Also has information on resumes, cover letters, and salary negotiation.

Interviewing Skills for Job Seekers with Physical Disabilities. Media 650.14087 INTERVI 1998p.  This covers 5 strategies people with physical disabilities can use during the employment interview process.

Interviewing Skills for Job Candidates with Learning or Other Hidden Disabilities.  Media 650.14087 INTERVI 1997L.  A basic guide to the interview process.

And for those who like books:

How to ace the brainteaser interview. C/J 650.144 KADOR 2005.

101 smart questions to ask on your interview. C/J 650.14 FRY-R 2003o.


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