About Prepare for Work NOW
What is Prepare for Work NOW?
Prepare for Work NOW is an online video job search tutoring service where you can view videos and download workbooks to learn about finding a job in the U.S.
Who should purchase the material?
The videos and workbooks are designed specifically for English as a second language (ESL) job seekers who are looking for their first job or trying to find a better job in the U.S.
Who designed the videos and workbooks?
The video material was written by Amanda Johnson, an experienced career consultant and job search instructor. Amanda has worked with hundreds of ESL students and clients, teaching job search skills and consulting on the job search process. Garnet Templin-Imel worked with Amanda to create the informative workbooks. Garnet has dedicated her career to working with thousands of ESL students in the college setting. She is the author of The Basic Oxford Picture Dictionary Literacy Program and Life Skills and Test Prep 4. She co-authored the Washington State Core Competencies Curriculum.
About the Videos and Workbooks
What is included in each package?
You will receive three videos and related workbooks with in-depth information about the skills needed to find a job in the U.S. Each video is approximately 15-20 minutes long. The workbooks provide scripts, job searching tips and techniques, vocabulary, phrases and checklists.
How should I use this material?
You should read each workbook before watching the video. You will read the scripts, learn tips and techniques, read vocabulary and phrases and review the checklists. You will be able to watch each video in the series a total of ten times. You can repeat the lessons at any time. You can pause the video to learn at your own pace.
How will this material help me?
This material will help you to learn about finding a job in the U.s. You will learn about the steps you need to take to be successful in finding a job. You will hear and read vocabulary and phrases used in the job search process. You will watch applicants applying for jobs and you will learn from their actions. You will find practical information that you can apply to your job search situation immediately.
How has this material helped other job seekers?
Hundreds of English as a second language job seekers have attended Amanda’s classes or worked with her one-on-one. Read what they have to say about Amanda.
Purchasing the Videos and Workbooks
Can I purchase the material as a DVD or book?
Brand New! DVD now available for hard copy purchase for $40. Send a check to: Prepare for Work NOW, 704 228th Ave NE, #884, Sammamish, WA 98074. Checks should be made payable to: Prepare for Work NOW. E-mail Guide will be sent electronically. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
I would like to see a video. How do I get a password?
To get a password you should purchase the video. The password will be forwarded to your e-mail address. You will be able to use the password to see the videos.
Is there limitation to view a video?
Yes. You may watch the video ten times. You will be able to keep the e-guide and read the e-guide as many times as you would like to. Of course, if you feel that you need more time to view the video, please tell us. We want you to learn and succeed!
Is tax included?
No. Tax will be charged in addition to the purchase price. Prepare for Work NOW is required to follow the sales tax guidelines as required by the Department of Revenue, Washington State.
How do I pay?
You can make payment through PayPal using your credit card, debit card or PayPal account. PayPal is a secure service that allows you to make online payments without revealing your financial information. Here are 10 things to know about PayPal
Is it safe to make a purchase online with Prepare for Work Now?
Yes, it is safe to make a payment with the Prepare for Work Now website. Prepare for Work Now uses Paypal to complete payment transactions. Paypal is a widely used payment service and has a great reputation for security. You do not have to have a paypal account to make a purchase. You can make a purchase using your credit or debit card. Either way, Prepare for Work Now uses a safe and convenient way to operate online transactions, keeping your information safe.
What is your refund policy?
Our goal is to help English as a Second language job seekers, providing videos and e-guides that are informative, in-depth and of high value. However, if you are not fully satisfied with our products, please contact us and tell us how we can help further. We will be happy to provide assistance and if you are not satisfied with our products, a refund in full will be provided.
How do I hear about future videos and projects?
More videos and workbooks are coming. You will receive an email as soon as they are ready. You will also hear about the videos on Facebook. Like the page to follow Amanda as she shares more job search tips.
Can I share the videos and workbooks with friends?
We would love for you to tell your friends about the products. However, copyright laws prevent you from sharing this material. Instead, tell your friends about the website and have them view the videos and workbooks for themselves.
Can an organization purchase the material?
Yes, we would love to have organizations share this material with their population. Please contact Amanda for organizational pricing and more information.
Viewing the Videos
How do I purchase the videos?
How do I watch a video on my computer?
After you have purchased the videos, follow the link in the confirmation email you receive. Enter your password and you are ready to watch the videos on your computer. You will need access to the Internet to view the videos.
How many times can I view a video?
You can view the video ten times. If you need to view the video more than ten times, please contact us.
Viewing the Workbooks
How do I download the workbooks?
Once you have purchased access to a Prepare for Work NOW video, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the video, a password to the video and a link to the workbooks. Simply click on the link for the workbooks to download.
Can I print the workbooks?
Yes. You can view the workbooks as .pdf documents and you can print them. You can print selected pages or the whole document.
What is a .pdf document?
PDF (Portable Document Format) is a file format developed by Adobe as a means of distributing compact, platform-independent documents. A PDF document may contain images and text. Each document is self-contained, packing text, graphics and fonts into a single file.
Do I need a printer?
If you would like to print the workbooks you will need a printer. It can be a black and white printer, or a color printer. You can also view the workbooks online.
What technology will the videos work with?
Are the videos compatible with my computer?
You will need access to the Internet to view the videos. If a video is not playing in your Internet browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, Explorer), check to make sure that you have a current version of your browsing software.
Are the videos compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod?
Are the videos compatible with my Android device?
Are the videos compatible with my cell phone, Blackberry or mobile device?
Can I copy the video to my computer?
The videos are stored online and are not downloadable. You can access the videos online using your password.