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The Interview of a Lifetime
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.
Learning to Interview
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.
EFL Lesson Plan: How to Teach EFL/ESL Students Interview Skills
Explore communication in this interview skills lesson plan. 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.
Activity Plan 5-6: Class Interview
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.
Career Development (Career Skills Awareness)
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
Job Fair at TriQuint
Students create a resume based on their job experience and interest field. In this business instructional activity, students investigate what it takes to get hired by a company of their choice. They prepare for their future after high school, whether it is college, the military or the job market.
How To Get the Job
Ninth graders identify the skills necessary to apply for and obtain employment. They locate job openings in classified ads, create and submit a resume, cover letter, and thank-you letter using word processing software, and participate in a mock job interview.
Mini Me Society Economy Those Doggone Resumes
Third graders practice writing resumes. In this resume lesson, 3rd graders discover the attributes of resumes, complete an activity that exhibits their likes, and write their own resume as they follow the model provided in a PowerPoint presentation.
What Did Your Parents Do Outside?
Our learners love their gadgets, tablets, and anything that plugs into a wall or receives a wireless signal. It is time to share our stories of the outdoors, and get the youth we teach in touch with what is naturally around them. Use the engaging plan and activities in this resource to introduce kids to the greatness that is the outdoors, while relating it to Richard Louv’s Last Child in the Woods or any work of literature that is concerned with nature. Educators share stories of their childhood outdoor adventures, and have students interview their parents concerning their childhood experiences. Learners can write a compare and contrast piece or begin to work with the literature selected by the educator.
Hire Me, I’m Nice: Writing a Resume
Students explore the classified ads for employment opportunities and create a resume. In this resume writing lesson plan students choose a specific job, they must determine what kind of experience, education, etc. they must have to acquire that job.
Writing for Different Audiences: A Discussion of Cover Letters And Resumes
Students examine the process of writing a resume. They identify examples of casual and formal language, read an article on writing resumes, discuss key questions, write a resume, and discuss and edit another student's resume.
Ninth graders identify the elements of resumes and then design a resume to be used by an eighth grader applying for high school. In this resume activity, 9th graders define resumes and work in teams to use computer software to design a resume for application to high school. Students create a PowerPoint to show their resume design.
The Job Interview
Young scholars explore how to conduct a job interview. They consider questions in preparation for an interview. They role-play scenarios that describe specific jobs. They review the skills needed for successful job interviews and list ways people should prepare for interviews.
Field Research: Conducting an Interview
Go through the proper steps to setting up and conducting an interview as part of research. Slides detail preparation, materials you should have, and follow-up procedures. Specific questions for the interview are not suggested but the process is outlined so that you can use this format for an interview in any field you may be researching.
The Big Bad Wolf: Interviewing Little Red
Students conduct an interview of Little Red from the story Little Red Riding Hood. They write and ask five interview questions based on a character from the story. They create an illustration of their character.
In this economics worksheet, students follow the provided outline to interview business owners about supply and demand issues. Students write interview summaries based on their findings.
Interviewing can be a fun way to pupils improve their writing and critical-thinking skills. This activity requires learners to identify effective and ineffective interviewing skills, practice interview questions, and create a cartoon with the answers to their questions using a online source.
Resume Writing Workbook for Phys Ed Majors
Although labeled for Phys Ed majors, the advice and information in this workbook could apply to a job search in any field. The section detailing the purpose for and content of a resume is followed by worksheets, a list of resume action words, sample resumes, and a model for a cover letter.
Career Development: Interviewing
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 lesson really offers a glimpse of what it takes to land a good job!