Part of Unit: Employment Portfolio
Lesson Plan Overview / Details
Students will learn about the important components to a complete resume representing their skills, experience, and educational background. They will produce an error free resume.
- 3 - 5 Class Periods
California Career and Technical Education Standards
- ED.FS.11.0 Demonstration and Application
- ED.FS.3.1 Know the personal qualifications, interests, aptitudes, knowledge, and skills ne...
- ED.FS.3.2 Understand the scope of career opportunities and know the requirements for educa...
- ED.FS.3.3 Develop a career plan that is designed to reflect career interests, pathways, an...
- ED.FS.3.5 Understand the past, present, and future trends that affect careers, such as tec...
- ED.FS.3.6 Know the main strategies for self-promotion in the hiring process, such as job a...
California Academic Content Standards (Reinforced)
Objectives and Goals
Upon successful completion, students will be able to create a complete resume representing their skills, experience, and educational background
Activities in this Lesson
- Resume Worksheet-pre activity - Other
- Instruct students to complete the Resume Worksheet. (Note: You may want to assign this during the previous class so that students can gather the necessary information.)
- Resume worksheet [ Download ] Resume worksheet, personal info, education, work exp, etc
- Resume Richard video (2 minutes) - Hooks / Set
Before the students enter the room place these two questions on the front board or projector for the students to answer when the video is played.
What did you think of Richard's advise?
What if you followed his tips?
If you want a stronger, more effective resume, take some notes!
Employers are impressed with people who look and act like they want a job.
Guess what, you might get a job!
- Resume Richard [ Go to Site ] How not to do a resume- 3 minutes
- How to write a resume - Lecture
Show power point.
Activity #1 (group work-write a 30 second ad), have students share.
Activity #2 (indiviual work- write a 30 second ad on why someone should hire you.
Have students share.
Continue with "How to Write a Resume"
- Power point -dos and don'ts of resume writing [ Download ] null
- Which resume would you choose - Guided Practice
Give students resume #1, in groups have them discuss what they liked and disliked about the resume.
Give students resume #2 (new and improved version), now what is their impression of the old resume?
Have students give their answers aloud and put them on the board under the headings: Poor to okay resume Good resume
- How to fill out Work Experience heading - Guided Practice
This section tends to be one of the hardest for young people. Either they do not have much experience, or discount what experience they do have.
If this is a ROP class, ask students what kind of experience they have had at their internships, describe using action terms. Make a list on the board. If this is hard for them, give them some suggestions, ie-balanced till with no errors, welded bead with control, etc.
Give them a model for this area. One way to do this is the following, (you may show them other ways also)
Gina's Art Store, 1234 Main Street, Chalupo, CA 98999 10/2011 to present
Gina Mason, Owner 415-234-3344
Duties: Excellent customer service (awarded top sales person August 2011), balanced till with 100% accuracy, processed new shipment, trained new ROP students
Another area for brainstorming would be:
Skills: Word Processing, Excel, CPR/First Aid, ServeSafe, xxxxx accreditation, etc
Second language is huge here, note if fluent in English and ________ both written and oral is applicable. Example
References should not be their best bros, they need to be adults who know about their character and work ethic.
- Rough draft of resume - Lab / Shop
Using the resume worksheet, have students write a rough draft of the resume, either handwritten or on the computer.
Each student must get 2 people to do peer evaluations, this shows other students different styles of resumes and help them start looking at resumes more critically.
- Resume Power Point - Lecture
- Then pass out a more polished resume. See attached #2.
- Which one would probably get more positive results.
- Assessment Types:
- Rubrics, Writing Samples, Demonstrations,
Students write a resume without any errors.
Resume rubric included.
- Resume rubric [ Download ] null