Part of Course: Small Business Ownership & Management Model
Unit Overview / Details
The lessons in this unit will consist of activities that teach the student how to write a portfolio for a student organization or for a future job.
The areas are:
- Job Applications
- Writing a Resume
- Letter of Introduction or Cover Letters
- Letters of recommendation
- Job Interviews
- 10 Hours
Content / Concepts
Sources for job information
Resumes, letters and application forms.
Interviewing techniques and follow- up.
Attitudes and behavior
4. Learning to observe
1. Analyzing ethical considerations in business
2. Honesty, reliability, loyalty, etc.
1. Telephone etiquette and skills
2. Interpersonal communication
Effective working/human relationships
Lessons in this Unit
How to read and fill out a job application accurately.
Understanding appropriate vocabulary.
How to apply for the job.
How to do an on-line application.
- 3 Class Periods
Students will understand: what is a cover letter, how to write one and its importance in their career search.
- Time required
- 2 - 3 Hours
Students will understand the importance of letters of recommendation, and how and who to ask for them. Many students ask teachers to write them a letter and by teaching them how to look at the job, look at themselves and see what qualities they possess they can write a stronger letter of recommendation. Many times the applicant knows more about themselves and the job than the person who is asked to write the letter. The student will send the letter electronically according to the specifitions of the teacher's letterhead.
- 1 Class Period
Students will understand the different types of interviews, the purpose of an interview, typical questions, how to dress and present themselves at an interview.
- 2 - 3 Class Periods
This lesson, which the students will complete over several days, will help them in preparing to compete in the FHA-HERO Competitive Recognition Event (CRE) Job Application and Interview. This lesson could be used in any of the areas of Home Economics Careers and Technology. It also serves as a culminating project in a course.
The final product produced by students will be a Portfolio that would be used in the event. I have often referred to this as a "Showcase of the Student's Best Work". When that terminology is used, students take this very seriously and do a great job. I have often had students contact me after graduation saying that the portfolio "helped me get the job".
- 5 - 7 Days
Students write a resume which showcases their potential, and a rubric is included for students.
- Classroom and lab
- 3 Class Periods