Part of Lesson Plan: Job Applications
Activity Overview / Details
Put the following opener on the board before you take roll. This information is on a power point slide attached below.
If you were the owner of a business, make a list and describe what kind of information found on an application that may help you decide who the best person would be for your company.
Ask them to do this as a think/pair/share. After students have had enough time to do this, share out as a large group and write their answers on the board.
Questions addressed to students:
How many of you have looked for jobs? Usually many hands are raised.
Are jobs easy or hard to get ? Normally jobs jare difficult to get, but in this economy they are almost impossible to obtain.
How many of you have jobs? How did you get them? Many times high school students with jobs get them through contacts such as parents, friends of parents, church contacts etc. Acknowledge this is the best way to get a job.
Who would like to know some secrets of increasing your odds of getting a job?
Before showing video tell students they are going to watch a video showing quotes from real applications. Pause between each quote to read aloud and ask what the error is and what it is supposed to say. Video is approximately 19 seconds without pauses.
First one "plaque" instead of "plague"
Second one "bridge" instead of "bride"