My Best Resume

Can your class sell themselves to a potential employer in 30 seconds or less? Junior job seekers format their own resumes in the second of six career and college readiness lesson plans. The resource covers parts of a resume, resume essentials, and tools for formatting resumes.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Lengthen the lesson by a day or two and have pupils also create a curriculum vitae using a free online CV builder
  • Have the class pull together resume information as homework the night before the lesson

Classroom Considerations
  • Make sure individuals have computer access for the lesson
Pros
  • Showing learners examples of good and bad resumes helps them build their own resumes quicker and with fewer errors
  • The lesson is full of practical information presented in a student-friendly format
Cons
  • None