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Learners 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.
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.
Eleventh graders discover resume strategies. In this career goals lesson plan, 11th graders review sample resumes, discuss their attributes, and write their own resumes that effectively introduce them to prospective employers.
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.
What better way to work on research skills while gaining an understanding of college life, than conducting an interview? High Schoolers interview a college graduate, document their findings, and use the information to write an essay on the topic of college life.
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!
Help high schoolers develop career awareness. They will review their transferable skills and relate them to occupational and lifestyle choices and then apply research skills to identify the various types of work within career clusters
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.
Neat! The lesson comes with everything needed! That being said, it's time to prepare those upper graders for a professional job interview. They'll view a presentation, conduct peer interviews, then engage in mock job interviews with a community member. The lesson spans eight days and literally includes everything you'll need.
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 create their own resumes. For 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 investigate their personal strengths by writing in a journal. In this resume building lesson plan, students discuss their accomplishments and weaknesses by completing journal entries. Students list their three favorite skills and view example resumes in order to create a final draft resume.
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.
Students 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.
Students participate in a creative way to get to know one another. In this early childhood lesson plan, students develop creative-thinking and language skills as they create interview questions to learn about their classmates.
Pairs of children work together in order to create an interview, conduct the interview, create a podcast for the interview, add pictures, then import the finished product to itunes. This multi-media lesson should go over quite well, as it utilizes many of the most popular modern-day social technology.