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Tech Integration Project: Resume Creation
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 instructional activity includes a project launcher for Word to make this task as simple as possible.
Writing A Resume
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.
Getting a Job! Getting a Job: The Resume Interview
Eleventh graders discover resume strategies. In this career goals instructional activity, 11th graders review sample resumes, discuss their attributes, and write their own resumes that effectively introduce them to prospective employers.
Guide to Interviewing
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.
Interview a College Graduate
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.
Applications and Interviews
High schoolers 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.
Wizards and Resumes
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.
How to Participate in a Professional Job Interview
Neat! The activity 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 activity spans eight days and literally includes everything you'll need.
New! Oral History Interview Questions Worksheet
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.
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!
Sports Journalism Skills: Interviewing
Pupils learn and use techniques for conducting sports interviews. In this interviewing lesson, students discuss the three main types of interviews and how the styles are different. Pupils complete a graphic organizer in which they practice writing questions for each interviewing style.
Having a good resume is often times the first impression one makes on a new employer. Help the class discover their business skills by showing them how to prepare a great resume and cover letter. Each step along with concrete examples of what each component of the resume should look like, are included.
Resume Writing for High School Students
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.
Interview with a Slave Webquest
This is a great way to expose your class to primary source documents as they learn about the American slave experience. After a brief introduction to the topic, students visit the Library of Congress American Memory site to listen to an interview with one of several former slaves. As they listen, students record answers to the guiding questions. Ultimately, they have to write a newspaper article that describes the slave's experience as accurately as possible.
Surviving a Job Interview
Knowing how to respond to a potential employer, when getting interviewed is a need-to-know skill. Learners prepare for life in the real world by answering a few questions with the help of a job oriented website. After the research, they put their skills to work as they conduct mock interviews.
Lesson Plan 13: Character Interviews on NaNoTV
Kids love to pretend. Use this imaginative energy to develop their understanding of characterization. Class members dress up as a character from their novel-writing project and sit for a filmed interview. In responding to questions about their character’s likes, dislikes, and experiences, the character becomes more fully developed in the writer’s mind. This focuses on creating characters for a novel writing project; however, the activity can used for any study of characterization.
Character Interviews on NaNo-TV
Cool! Encourage your class to get to know a story's characters on a whole new level! Dress like a character and sit for an interview with a TV host. The clear explanations, great examples, and practice activities included in this 16-page worksheet will help your young writers bring their characters to life.
Resume Writing for Teens 9-12
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.
Young scholars investigate their personal strengths by writing in a journal. In this resume building lesson, students discuss their accomplishments and weaknesses by completing journal entries. Young scholars list their three favorite skills and view example resumes in order to create a final draft resume.
Entry-Level Job Interviewing
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.