Learners will determine the difference between for-profit and nonprofit organizations. They will investigate jobs in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, and reflect on their own job related interests and skills. Students will create a resume, geared toward gaining employment in a particular field or job. Students will learn that using the Internet and critical thinking can help them in searching for a job. They will learn and practice skills needed for a successful job interview. Students may choose to plan and implement a "Job Skills Workshop" to share their new knowledge and skills with their peers.
The learner will:
Lesson Three: Encourage the students to share their newly learned job skills by planning and hosting a Job Skills Workshop for their peers at school or at a public place such as the local library. Have students make fliers and posters to advertise the workshop. Have the students make a copy of their resume in which they remove all identifying information. Compile a collection of class resumes and use their own resumes as examples to teach others. Have them prepare a list of interview tips, including “do” and “don’t” lists in their own words. They should also prepare a few mock interview skits based on their own experiences with the role-play interviews (or with the interviews with employers invited to the classroom). If workshops are not possible, the “do” and “don’t” interview tips can be made into bookmarks for the school library, with references to employment-related resources and websites.
Sample resumes may be found at:
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