Business&ITCenter21: Job Seeking Skills

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Job Seeking Skills

This module provides an overview of tasks involved in finding, getting, and resigning from a job.

The Job Seeking Skills module is designed according to the AES course framework, which includes four phases:

  1. Explore
  2. Learn & Practice
  3. Reflect
  4. Reinforce

Below you'll discover how AES can help you teach your students about job seeking skills according to these four phases.

Phase 1: Explore


Activity: Job Interview Role Playing

In this activity students play people in a job interview script to them thinking about the topic.


Activity: Job Seeking Scenario and Discussion

In this activity, students can read a scenario about someone seeking a job and then answer questions concerning the scenario. A class discussion can follow.

Phase 2: Learn & Practice


Unit 1: Entering the Workforce

In this unit, students will learn about federal and state laws regarding minors in the workforce. In addition, students will learn about finding work as an adult, including developing job criteria, finding job openings, and an overview of the Equal Opportunity Employment law.

  1. Working as a Minor
  2. Finding Work as an Adult
  3. Quiz


Unit 2: Applications and Resumes

In this unit, students will learn about: searching and applying for jobs, including developing job criteria, finding job openings, Equal Opportunity Employment, job applications, and resumes. They will fill out a job application and create a resume. 

  1. Job Openings 
  2. Application for Employment 
  3. Resumes 
  4. Create a Resume 
  5. Quiz


Unit 3: Interviews and Resignations

In this unit, students learn about: interview techniques, why people resign, and resignation letters. 

  1. Interviews 
  2. Resignations 
  3. Quiz

Phase 3: Reflect


Activity: Questions and Discussion

In this activity, students will journal about job seeking related topics such as filling out applications, preparing for an interview and how to resign from a current job. A class discussion on these topics.

Phase 4: Reinforce


Activity: Research Job Listings

In this activity, students will research three job listings in their career fields of choice. They will answer questions about location, job level, salary, and education requirements.


Activity: Current Event

Students will review articles for information related to a topic in the module. Once an article is found, students complete a Current Event form.

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