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Having a good resume is the first step to getting your foot in the door for a job interview. Teach high schoolers how to wow their future employers with a well-organized, tailored, and grammatically correct resume. The lesson includes a project launcher for Word to make this task as simple as possible.
Students practice the skill of writing a resume that reflects professional presentation. They use a worksheet that is used for writing guidelines. The tool is effective for the scaffolding of different ability levels. Then students transfer the data into a resume.
The best way to get a job is to make a great first impression. Learners can read about what makes a good first impression at a job interview and then view images of people wearing proper interview attire. Getting hired will then be no problem!
Eleventh graders discover resume strategies. In this career goals lesson, 11th graders review sample resumes, discuss their attributes, and write their own resumes that effectively introduce them to prospective employers.
Prepping pupils for the real world is a vital part of our job. This activity focuses on getting upper graders ready for their first post-collegiate job interview. They will prepare a resume, research a potential company to work for, and then engage in a mock interview which their peers will rate. Script, procedure, and worksheets are included. This activity really offers a glimpse of what it takes to land a good job!
Looking to teach your high schoolers how to write a resume? A strong plan for doing so is detailed here. Class members examine a poorly written example and then create their own original resumes using an organizer and Word template. Once their work is complete, learners complete a peer assessment. All materials are included.
This is the introductory video to motivational speaker Richard St. John's 8 Traits of Successful People lecture series. The presenter offers basic background knowledge as to how he developed his list of traits, including interviewing a wide number of successful individuals from a variety of fields; however, St. John does not actually delve into any of the traits in-depth.
Students interview a person in a career field they are interested in. In this career interview lesson plan, students identify a career they are interested in and the requirements of the job. Students research the career and develop a list of questions about the career. Students conduct an interview with the person in the career.
Young scholars reach out into the community and learn about different environmental science careers in this inquiry-based lesson. Beginning with a short research assignment, children gain background knowledge about different environmental professions before contacting and interviewing local naturalists. If face-to-face interviews can not be arranged, have children write letters to professionals from around the state, the country, or even the world. This would be a great lesson to conclude an elementary earth or life science unit, exposing children to ways people are working to preserve the environment.
What kind of skills do you need for a specific career? High schoolers will research and describe five or more kinds of skills needed for a career, compare skills needed to those learned in school, and write 150 to 200 word essay that provides evidence of knowledge and reasoning processes. Example papers are included.
What is an oral history interview? What goes into the planning and what should be said? Why is it important that we know and learn from oral history? This is an excellent worksheet to support your young historians as they conduct interviews and gather first-person accounts of historical events. Beginning with a description of an oral history interview, the worksheet includes instruction on how to choose the interview subject, introduce yourself as an interviewer, design appropriate questions to acquire details, and design questions for follow-up. The resource also explains an interview's ability to add a personal dimension to the study of the past and provides key tips for actually conducting the interview.
Students practice completing applications for jobs. They examine the do's and dont's of filling out an application. They also participate in a mock interview process.
Students research the work of J.K. Rowling and use it to make her resume. They view websites to get a clear idea of what resumes should look like and create their own career portfolio.
Students create their own resumes. In this vocational-education lesson plan, students study the purpose of resumes and what is typically included on such a document. Then students follow a template to create their own resume. Business owners from the community may be invited in to the class to provide students with real-world feedback on their resumes.
Students are able to discover specific information to remember when preparing for an interview and identify the most important factors to keep in mind during an interview. They are able to critique a video of a person being interviewed and prepare extended answers to five commonly asked questions during an interview.
Students study the process of creating an interview by role playing as a reporter who has the opportunity to interview one of the survivors of the Titanic disaster. They ask only five questions in this interview of a lifetime therefore must determine what constitutes a proper inquiry. They exchange roles as the interviewer and interviewee in order to complete the activity.
Second graders watch simulated interview between the teacher and a student before they interview a classmate using the form provided. Next, they complete two interviews of family members at home. They focus on the concepts of ancestors and immigration, compile the interview data upon returning to class.
Explore communication in this interview skills lesson. English learners identify the techniques native English speakers use when speaking directly to a potential employer. They read handouts detailing seven steps to improve an interview and later define vocabulary terms.
Provide future managers with the skills they need to conduct a succesful interview with a potential employee. Establishing an interview schedule, preparing interview questions, tips for conducting an interview, and do's and don'ts are fully and clearly covered. Perfect for adult ed or vocational training.
Learners get to know their classmates by interviewing them. Individually, they develop questions they want to know about their classmates and ask one a week. To end the lesson, they use a tissue box to draw their partner and the answers to the questions they asked.