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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.
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.
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.
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.
Young scholars explore historical figures. In this history/research lesson, students use a variety of research materials to learn about the historical figure of their choice. Young scholars write questions and responses as if they were interviewing the famous person, and share their writing using optional formats.
Young scholars explore the classified ads for employment opportunities and create a resume. In this resume writing lesson students choose a specific job, they must determine what kind of experience, education, etc. they must have to acquire that job.
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.
Students 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.
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.
Learners 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 instructional 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.
Prepare your pupils for the world of work and the dreaded interview by providing class members with a resource packet that includes handy tips. After examining the materials, pairs conduct mock interviews and reflect on the experience. The packet details the types of interviews, preparation tips (including how to dress), sample questions for the interviewer, a list of reasons why candidates receive rejection replies, and frequently asked interview questions.
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.
Looking for work? Need a resume? Employment seekers find a job posting for a career that interests them, and fill in the blanks on the provided templates to produce three different types of resumes. Templates for the functional, the chronological, and the combination resume are included, along with a list of words and phrases that can be used to craft more effective resumes.
Students conduct an oral interview with a person from their local community. They conduct research, write interview questions, conduct the interview, and identify the subject matter using headings and subheadings.
Students complete a personal interview in order to discover important information about family history and interesting family artifacts.They analyze statements from the interview in order to prove the accuracy of these statements, as well as to discover where to search for additional information about family history and interesting family artifacts.
Students develop interview skills and learn about US history at the same time. Students research an event from local history. Students prepare a list of questions based on the research. They create a list of interview questions and interview four people based on the research.
Students, in groups of two, choose a politician of interest and research that person. They each assume the role of either the reporter or the politician and write a "mock" interview that they later present to the class.