Part of Lesson Plan: Job Seeking Skills
Activity Overview / Details
Create a job fair atmosphere in the classroom.
Ideas to prepare classroom include:
- Have sign in front of the room or use LCD projector to display one that says something like "Welcome to the XYZ Corporation Job Fair" or "Welcome to Human Resource Department". Make it colorful and bright.
- Have some balloons at door or near welcome sign.
- Teacher dresses up (in your best interview clothes), much nicer than your normal school attire. Men - suits, Women - dresses or really nice matching top/pants. Suggestion - dress down for a few days before you do this, so kids will really notice a difference.
Get blank job applications for students to fill out. Have enough copies for all students plus a few extra in case they mess up. Have a supply of pens ready for students.
Day of Job Fair - stand at the door and formally greet each student with a handshake, hand them an application, ask them to find a seat and fill out the application. Do not warn students ahead of time that you are doing this. Collect applications.
You might be surprised to at the results. Correct the applications for spelling and grammar and return them to students, but do not grade applications.