How Do I Prepare for Work?

You got your class through their teenage years—now it's time for the real world! Class members focus on the how-to of preparing for work, including job interview skills, resume workshops, and 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Encourage class members to engage in a research project on their desired careers
  • Pair with some themes found earlier in the unit, including gender inequity in the workplace and the implications of having a family on one's career, particularly in the last exercise of this resource
  • Offer extra credit to employed students who want to field questions about their job experience from classmates
Classroom Considerations

  • Some lessons are more involved than others (e.g. guest speakers, site visits, etc.)
  • The final lesson in a unit on healthy habits and life planning
  • References employment ads rather than more modern methods of finding a job, such as online registries and job fairs
Pros

  • Prompts learners to align their desired vocations to their personal values, rather than their perceived skill sets
Cons

  • None