Part of Lesson Plan: Job Applications
Activity Overview / Details
Enlist a student and give them the following script, they are the manager, you are the applicant.
Write: Hiring, inquire within on the board
Have students come in one at a time
1. An applicant (you) approachs a busy employee and asks if they are hiring, employee just tells them no because applicant interupted them with a customer (another student).
2. An applicant (you) comes in and asks for the manager, you are having a good conversation when your cell phone starts ringing, you ask if they minded if you told the other company you would call them back in a few minutes.
3. An applicant (you) comes in with shirt hanging out, rolled up piece of paper representing a cigarette in pocket or hand, collar askew, etc asking for a job.
4. An applicant (you) come in with their portfolio, dressed appropriately, asks for the manager, shakes hands, introduces themselves, and asks if they could fill out a job application.
Put the words "Good job search skills" "Poor job search skills" on the board.
Ask the students to share as a large group what they saw in the role playing situations.
Write their answers on the board under each heading.