Career Lessons

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Career Lessons

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In this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Define key terms of employment
  • Explain how their strengths, values and past experiences impact their choice of career
  • Determine what careers might suit them based upon their strengths, values and past experiences
  • Identify the best paying and fastest growing careers
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In this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Identify potential first job opportunities
  • Understand the information required to complete a job application
  • Identify potential references for a job application
  • Successfully complete a job application with the proper information
  • Describe strategies to be successful in a first job interview
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In this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Understand the goals and components of a successful resume and cover letter
  • Explain key strategies to maximize the effectiveness of a resume and cover letter
  • Analyze real examples of resumes and cover letters to determine their effectiveness
  • Create their own resume and cover letter that meet the criteria for success
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In this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Identify potentially damaging social media choices and explain how they can impact a recruiter’s opinion
  • Describe ways to use social networks to improve your chances of landing desired jobs
  • Explain the key elements of a successful LinkedIn profile
  • Create a LinkedIn profile that represents you accurately and will allow you to connect with fellow professionals
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In this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Identify valuable networking opportunities
  • Determine companies of interest at a career fair and research relevant information about those companies
  • Craft a concise, dynamic elevator pitch
  • Demonstrate outstanding interviewing skills during an informational interview
  • Write a follow-up note to a recruiter that establishes a professional relationship
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In this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Create a strategy for getting an interview opportunity that incorporates multiple job searching methods
  • Find available jobs based on their personal preferences
  • Prepare themselves physically and mentally for a job interview
  • Identify characteristics of a positive and negative interview
  • Execute appropriate follow-up after an interview
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In this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Compare multiple job offers based on a variety of criteria to determine the best fit
  • Professionally communicate when accepting and declining job offers
  • Describe the key paperwork that must be completed for a new job
  • Explain how direct deposit, 401(k) and employer-provided health insurance work
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In this activity, students will examine example cover letters and resumes to determine how to get a job with little experience or skill.

  • Available in English & Spanish
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