The task of finding a job in a competitive market is a daunting one that often finds job seekers discouraged and disconnected from their dreams of gainful employment. A common mistake among qualified candidates is a weak resume that is blasé, too long or too general for any human resources executive or business owner to quickly determine how a job seeker's skills and profile match the requirements of a vacancy. This lesson will help learners build a practical resume using Microsoft Word Résumé Wizard. Hints useful for avoiding "résumé wrongs" will help learners develop the right résumé for their job hunting needs.
Standard 1 - Career Development
Students will be knowledgeable about the world of work, explore career options, and relate personal skills, aptitudes, and abilities to future career decisions.
Salary wizard of Salary.com http://www.salary.com/salary/layoutscripts/sall_display.asp
Job interview answers: Part 2
Microsoft Word or HotJobs! Resume Manager
Workplace Essential Skills (ITV broadcast)
- Episode 103: Applying for jobs-Understanding and using application forms and processes
- Episode 104: Resumes, Tests and Choices-Writing effective résumés and preparing for employment tests
- Episode 105: Interviewing-How to prepare for the job interview
Sample job application -
Résumé wizard step-by-step
Mock interview rating sheet
Index cards, four per student
Prep for teachers
Bookmark the sites.
Collect newspaper samples of classified pages
Download/print the Sample job application from http://www.state.hi.us/dlir/rs/loihi/CKJSA/PRTJBAPP.HTM
Make copies of handouts