Title: Career Discovery: Preparing a Resume
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).
Standard(s): [TC2] (6-8) 6: Select specific digital tools for completing curriculum-related tasks.
Title: My Favorite Job
This lesson is designed to encourage student participation in discussions of careers without consideration of gender. At this grade level students should be encouraged to express their perception of job characteristics without consideration of "man" jobs and "woman" jobs.
Standard(s): [CG1] (0-12) 95: PS:A2.6 - use effective communications skills
Title: 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. Standard(s):
[CG1] (0-12) 74: C:C2.1 - demonstrate how interests, abilities and achievement relate to achieving personal, social, educational and career goals