Using a piece of bulletin board paper, make a poster with your name and the college/university you will be attending in the fall. Please include your name, school colors, and mascot. If you’re a junior, use either Turner, ACC (Go Dolphins!) or the college/university you would like to attend.
Upon completion of this lesson, the student will be able to:
Complete a reality check at:
An application/cover letter and résumé often are the first impression that a prospective employer will have of an applicant. They must be:
Completing an application
Go on the internet and find an application (print in room 2510) for your dream job (what you want to do when you grow up) and compare it to the general application you filled out earlier. Answer the following questions:
Turn it in at the end of the period.
What are 3 tips for filling out an application?
Blocked business letter or a modified block business letter format may be used
You will have 30 minutes to compose you own cover letter. After the 30 minute timer has expired, hand it off to your shoulder partner for revision, that should take no longer than 10 minutes. Then, you will type and print your letter, and turn it in.
How much influence do you think a cover letter has and why?
How many of you have a resume? If so, when did you last use it?
Résumé format can vary but must contain a written summary of information in a concise, logical order.
A résumé should include:
Warning: The following were resumes that were actually turned into hiring managers.
Don’t try this at home!
The following is a BAD resume! Your goal is to find different aspects of this resume that are either wrong or that you can improve upon. Be sure to take notice of not only the content of this resume, but also its aesthetics and overall presentation. The next page is an example of possible improvements and suggestions to the same resume.
Name 5 mistakes on a resume that can make an employer pass it over for the next one.
Think about a job you would like to apply to. Write out an objective for your resume.
Name the components of a resume.
Resume Tips Worksheet
Other than for job seeking, what else are interviews used for? When was the last time you were interviewed?
Write 1 interview question a person in your field of interest is most likely asked.
First impressions are important and everyone is different as far as their perceptions. What is the first thing you notice when you meet someone.
What is an appropriate way to close out an interview?