Just One Resource - PROJECT: You Decide! Who Gets the Job?

Dec 04, 2018
Just One Resource
Just One Resource  


In this weekly blog post, the Curriculum team will highlight Just One Resource from our NGPF collection that maybe doesn't get the attention it deserves. Use it this week or bookmark it for later. 

[The Resource]  PROJECT: You Decide! Who Gets the Job?

The Gist:  In this project, students assume the role of a hiring manager at MusicBeat, a company that produces high-quality headphones. They have to review the resumes and cover letters of three potential candidates and decide who they feel is most suited for the position of a new sales representative. 

The Best Parts:

  • Your students are familiar with the job application process, but this project allows them to play the other side of the scenario! They now have the hiring power and have to critically review the applicants' resumes and cover letter by identifying pros and cons for each. This helps your students identify strong parts of resumes and cover letters that they can apply to their own documents when applying for jobs.
  • After deciding their top candidate for the position, your students will then have to compose emails to all 3 candidates that applied. This will sharpen their writing skills in formal emails for various situations!

About the Author

Abby Alcala

After graduating with a statistics major at UC Davis, Abby set off to Massachusetts to teach algebra 1 and geometry and enjoyed working with the curious and creative minds of high school students. She is passionate about helping students recognize and develop their strengths and leadership skills. She was instrumental in taking the high school cheer team to regional competitions, as well as elevating school spirit and pride through creating unity amongst the study body and educators. Back in the Bay Area, Abby is excited to work with other educators to build and share content to enhance the teaching experience in applied math and finance.