Part of Lesson Plan: Job Applications
Activity Overview / Details
Set the scene: The student/s is/are the owner/s of a business, they need to hire someone as an employee.
Pass out examples of three job applications (see attachment #1-print out a class set and ask students not to write on them so you may use again), have students work in their think/pair/share groups, list the areas they feel are done well or not so well. Give students about 10 minutes to do this activity. Decide as a large group who they would want to interview for their business and why, writing these reactions on the board.
Have students now analyze their own application they brought in as homework according to what the group thought was poor to excellent examples of applications. Have them write a paragraph about if they would consider themselves as a potential applicant. This is to be attached to their original application for the teacher to check.
Note: It is nice to have the teacher directed applications, but students sometimes think no one would really do some of these things. Most will see they have done one or more of the don'ts in their own application.
Materials / Resource
- Who would you choose-job applications [ Download ] Sample application filled out