Part of Unit: Employment Portfolio
Lesson Plan Overview / Details
Students write a resume which showcases their potential, and a rubric is included for students.
- Classroom and lab
- 3 Class Periods
California's 2008 CTE Standards
Students will create a resume which showcases their potential.
Activities in this Lesson
- Would you hire Debi? Hooks / Set
Hand each student a copy of the "Bad Example" resume for "Debi Greer". Without giving out too much information, ask them to study the resume carefully.
What impression do you get from this person? What judgements have you made about her already? You haven't ever met her, would you hire her?
(Answers will vary but might include: she can't spell, she doesn't have a lot of skills, etc...)
Generate a discussion about how students have already made an impression about her without having met her at all.
Resources and Materials
- Contemporary Resume Bad Example.doc [ Download ] Poor example with errors
- Preparing to write a resume Demo / Modeling
Hand out the Career Development Organizer. This packet is designed to give students a chance to pre-think about the information which will go on their resumes.
Allow students a class period and homework time to complete.
Optional: Students can brainstorm a select list of "skills" which are inherent to your class.
Optional: I like students to include "soft skills" as well as technical skills - (ie: problem solving) Often, students can pick something like this out for each other and it is an esteeming activity.
Circulate to check for understanding in all of the blank areas.
Resources and Materials
- Career Development Package Organizer.pdf [ Download ] null
- Writing a Resume using Word Templates Demo / Modeling
Model to students how to access the variety of templates available online using an LCD projector.
Using Microsoft Word - find the Resume Templates.
Click on the Button on the top left corner, and then click on "new". Choose "resumes and CV's" - there are a variety of templates for resume building.
On the projector, model how to change these templates to fit with students.
Allow one class period for individual students to use their organizer to create a resume - circulate to check for understanding. Students should print a hard copy to bring to class the following day for a peer edit.
- Peer Assessment of Resume Assessment
Pair off students. Using the Resume Checklist, assign students in partners. Peer Edit.
At this point, you can return to a computer lab to finish resumes, or assign as homework.
Use example of Student Resume to generate ideas for a well written resume.
When students hand in their final resume, use the assessment rubric for a grade.
Use the resume rubric for assessment.
- Resume Rubric - CTE.doc [ Download ]