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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.
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.
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.
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.
Learners 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.
Learners 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 lesson, 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.
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 lesson 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.
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.
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 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.
High schoolers, 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.
Students explore the concept of job shadowing. They select someone in their chosen field and schedule a day of job shadowing. They interview their selected person and report to the class including what they discovered and write a paper comparing and contrasting their their current skills, knowledge, and experience to what is required for the job.
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.
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.
Are you dependable? An independent thinker? Do you work well with others? Prepare your pupils for the summer job quest with a richly detailed activity that not only leads them through the process of creating a resume, but also explains the importance of each step. The provided checklists offer suggestions for personal attributes, transferable skills, and relevant activities. Resume samples are included as well. A great resource for a career unit.