Career Activities

ANALYZE: A High School Resume and Cover Letter (Sp)

ANALYZE: Analyzing a Resume and Cover Letter (Sp)

In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Examine a sample resume and cover letter.
  • Evaluate samples and determines the positive qualities (Glows) and areas for improvement (Grows) using a checklist of qualities in great resumes and cover letters.
  • Available in English & Spanish

ANALYZE: Whom Should I Network With? (Sp)

In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Learn how to identify the people in their network.
  • Learn how to leverage those contacts to improve their chances of finding job opportunities, being introduced to networks and receiving positive recommendations that will aid their chances of landing a job.
  • Available in English & Spanish

COMPARE: Choosing Between Job Offers

In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Be presented with a scenario where they have to choose between three different jobs offers.
  • Weigh factors like salary/benefits, job responsibilities, location, and company reputation.
  • Decide which factors matter most to them.

CREATE: A CV of Failure

In this activity, students create a completely nontraditional resume of failures instead of accomplishments and reflect on how they grow from failure.

CREATE: A Famous Person’s LinkedIn Profile (Sp)

In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Create a LinkedIn profile and practice the skills of professional social networking. From Beyonce to Barack Obama, help construct an informative, creative profile that showcases the skills and accomplishments of someone famous.
  • Available in English & Spanish

CREATE: A Practice Job Application (Sp)

In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Use their own information to complete a job application. They will include personal information, previous employers, and references. Then they will have an opportunity to share with a partner and review glows and grows.
  • Available in English & Spanish

CREATE: A Resume and Cover Letter (Sp)

In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Create their own resume and cover letter.
  • Brainstorm the information needed for a resume and cover letter.
  • Create a professionally formatted resume and cover letter.
  • Share their work with classmates to receive feedback.
  • Available in English & Spanish

DEBATE: Should Employers View Facebook Profiles?

In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Grapple with whether it is ethical for employers to use Facebook profiles as a tool to screen applicants.
  • Read two opinion pieces and construct a response arguing one of the sides.

RESEARCH: Finding Job Openings

In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Go through the process of finding a job.
  • Take stock of their personal strengths and interests.
  • Use internet tools to find job openings that interest them.
  • Develop a plan of attack for securing those jobs using proven job-hunting strategies.

RESEARCH: Will Your Job Be Done by a Machine? (Sp)

ROLEPLAY: How to Accept (and Decline) a Job Offer

In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Roleplay the process of accepting and declining a job offer. They will roleplay how to communicate with hiring managers and notify other people involved in the hiring process about their decision so they develop a positive reputation and keep options open.