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Resume Writing

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss the basics of resume writing. They review resumes and discuss what is effective and what is ineffective. They select a resume and change it from one format to the other. They review the changes and discuss advantages.
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Creating an Electronic Resume for a Job Search

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students develop an appropriate resume for posting on a website for a job search. They create a web page using filamentality, and explore the web to find established career sites.
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Resume and Cover Letter

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students analyze and create their own resume and cover letter. In this job skills lesson plan, students analyze the components of a cover letter and resume and complete related activities. Students then draft their own cover letter and...
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Writing a Resume

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders research a future career and write a resume for the job. In this job skills lesson, 9th graders work in groups to identify future job skills and duties. Students then write a resume for the job.
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Creating an Effective Resume

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students assess their skills, then document their employment history by preparing a resume.
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Resume

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create a resume for themselves using a Microsoft Word template. Students view and evaluate sample resumes and complete a worksheet to determine the information they should include in the resume they complete for themselves.
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Getting a Job! Getting a Job: The Resume Interview

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders discover resume strategies. In this career goals lesson, 11th graders review sample resumes, discuss their attributes, and write their own resumes that effectively introduce them to prospective employers.
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Writing a Resume

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Student create and evaluate resumes. In this practical writing lesson, students employ the writing process to write their own functional quality resumes.
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Career: Writing Effective Resumes

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students complete sample job applications and develop resumes. In a hands-on activity, they use a magnetic fishing pole to retrieve paper fish with resume information written on them. The lesson also includes a Powerpoint...
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Creating a Resume Using a Wizard and a Cover Letter with a Table

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students use technology in order to practice writing a resume and cover letter to pursue employment. They practice using Resume Wizard as the computer application to be used for the assignments.
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How Does Who I Am Relate to Employability?

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders participate in question and answer sessions and develop a skill-based resume. They identify and explain resume-writing situations in which an ethical dilemma may present itself. Finally, 6th graders identify and project the...
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Who Really Gets Hired?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders ask appropriate questions about what an employer looks for in an employee and how he or she verifies information. They compare their criteria for employees with what they have been taught from the businessperson. Students...
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Résumé Writing for Teens

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Writing a resume is as easy as 1-2-3. Teens learn the basics of resume writing by viewing a PowerPoint and completing a KWL chart. Next, they type and submit their resumes. 
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Developing a Résumé

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Let's take a walk ... a gallery walk! Scholars view a PowerPoint and engage in discussion to learn about the importance of having a good resume. Next, they create their own resumes and present their work during a gallery walk. 
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Show Yourself Off - Write a Résumé!

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Chronological or functional? Class members learn about the different types of resumes and then use a template to complete a draft resume. Next, they create, save, and print a professional resume. 
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How to Market Yourself and Finding Employment

For Teachers 9th - 12th
New ReviewMarketing is not just important for products—it's for people, too! Using the informative resource, scholars learn about the various parts of a resume. Next, they use their newfound knowledge to create a resume to highlight their skills...
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21st Century Employability Skills

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What is a career portfolio? Class members complete a KWL chart to determine their prior knowledge about portfolios, and then view a PowerPoint about 21st century employability skills. Next, they write a resume before creating and...
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Investigating Careers Using O*NET

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Let's investigate! Scholars use the O*NET website to investigate career options and complete a scavenger hunt. They also embark on an in-depth career project, researching three careers and then preparing a cover letter, resume, letter of...
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The Resume

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create personal resumes. In this careers lesson, students view sample resumes and read instruction guides for resumes prior to writing their own resumes. 
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Writing a Resume

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students select an occupation to pursue and write a resume to get the job. In this resume writing lesson, students brainstorm about their skills for their ideal job. Students research the occupation and then write a resume for the job.
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Resume Worksheet

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
In these resume worksheets, young scholars complete the information listed on the resume as a part of a job application process.
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Cool Stuff I've Done!

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders reflect on the life experiences they have had and discover how those experiences may be classified on a resume. They begin brainstorming their life experiences and writing each one on a sticky note. At end of brainstorming...
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The Challenge of Selecting an Ideal Supreme Court Nominee

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Nearly every president has had the opportunity to name a nominee to the United States Supreme Court. But what makes someone an ideal candidate to become a Supreme Court justice? High schoolers test their prior knowledge about the Supreme...
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Red Hot Resume

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students listen to a "Help Wanted" story, paraphrase the story, and discuss vocabulary. After reading the story again, students complete a worksheet replacing the vocabulary words with their own words so that the story makes sense to them.

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