Lesson Plan

Professional References

To gain an understanding of the importance of professional references, class members engage in two projects. First, individuals examine an online review site (Yelp, for example), paying particular attention to the positive and negative referrals. The second activity focuses on who job seekers should and should not use as references and why. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Before beginning the project, have class members generate a list of online review sites that offer products, jobs, or services
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires the sample references used in the previous lesson
  • Ninth of 19 lessons in the Job Search series
  • Includes specific information about how job seekers should format their own references
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