ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or Counseling and Guidance (K - 12), or English Language Arts (7), or English Language Arts (7 - 8), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Career Discovery: Preparing a Resume
Description: As part of a career discovery unit, middle school students examine the need to prepare a resume and the potential consequences of giving false information in a resume. Using an online resume wizard designed for middle schoolers, students prepare their first resume. This lesson can be broken into three smaller 30-minute lessons (Step 1, Steps 2-5, and Steps 6-7).
The Ferguson Career Guidance Center
This podcast was created as a tutorial on using the Ferguson Career Guidance Center. The Ferguson Career Guidance Center can be accessed through the Alabama Virtual Library website. The Ferguson Center provides information on job profiles, job hunting techniques, college planning and financial aid. The Ferguson Center also provides an interest assessment which will match a person's interests to careers and industries.
Getting Great Recommendations
This resource gives advice on how to select teachers from whom a letter of recommendation for college admission committees should be requested. Tips for reminding teachers of your qualities and activities are detailed.