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In this lesson students will explore the process of successfully searching for a job. This will include the development of forms/documents which can assist the successful job-seeker. The submission of a portfolio and "mock" job interview will culminate this lesson.
Primary Learning Objective(s):
Students will develop a Career Portfolio containing documents useful in seeking a job in the present or future. Students will demonstrate effective job interview skills through a mock interview.
Additional Learning Objective(s):
Greater than 120 Minutes
Materials and Resources:
Textbooks and other resources with samples of resumes and interview tips; a wide-range of videos that simulate job interviews are also effective tools for launching this project (see MarkEd for listings); student handout detailing requirements of the project (see attachment)
Technology Resources Needed:
Computers with Internet access, word processing software, printer
A human relations or personnel manager from a local company can be invited to speak to the class regarding job application procedures and forms. Discuss labor laws and practices such as testing, employment forms, labor laws, and labor organizations as they pertain to new employees prior to launching the project. Utilize your favorite books on job interview techniques and resume and letter writing. Students are given the information sheets and requirements for the written portion of the project (the portfolio). Once all portfolios are submitted, students will role-play a job interview with either a teacher or a community representative. Grades will be assigned to the portfolio and the mock interview.
A rubric should be used to assess the mock interview (see attachment) Job Portfolios should be evaluated by a checklist of pre-established standards distributed to the students at the beginning of the project.
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