Mrs. Kreifels

Career Education -- Term 1-2
1A -- 8:15 to 8:58 and Tuesdays 8:15 to 8:51
1B -- 9:02 to 9:45 and Tuesdays 8:54 to 9:3
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Career Education Outline and Expectations

Assignments Handouts
Parent Info Sheet Application Tips
Interest Survey Work/Volunteer History
Career Cruising Research A Your Guide to Resume Writing
Career Cruising Research 1 Looking Good on Paper/Rules for the Resume
My Skills Worksheet B Skills, What Can I Say
NE Career Connections Project Packet Resume Checklist
NE Career Connections Research 2 Cover Letter Guide
Dept of Labor Research 3 Before the Interview/The Interview
Job Shadow Contract Interview Questions
Job Shadow Worksheet Questions You Can Ask at Interview
Job Shadow Presentation Rubric Thank You Letter
Job Shadow Report Rubric The Correct Way to Leave a Job
Networking Worksheet College Guide
Internet Job Search  
Practice Application Resources
Online Application Career Cruising
Interview Questions & Illegal Interview Questions NE Career Connections
SMART Goals Dept of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook
College Scavenger Hunt Action Words for the Resume
College Research:  Finding the Right College Job Shadow Thank You Sample
Scholarship Search Resume Samples
  Education Quest
  Foundation for LPS

 

NOTICE TO STUDENTS:

If you were absent, it is your responsibility to check the website for what you missed.  If you

missed a guest speaker, your make-up assignment is to research the topic on the Internet and

write two paragraphs summarizing what you learned.  Above are some possible websites to use.

Week 1 -- Oct 17-21

Mon

No School!

Tues

Finalize discussion on Applications

     -Finish and hand in Practice Application

You have Skills Now/Skills What Can I Say Handout

Wed

Complete Online Application

     -For ABC Store

     -For a Sales Associate Position

     -(Use your practice application to help you as a guideline)

     -Save as Last Name Online App

List all activities for resume (Refer to You Have Skills Now Handout)

Thurs

Resume Video

Read Your Guide to Resume Writing (22 min)

Fri

Resume Discussion (PPT)

View additional examples of resumes

     -View through DocuShare

     -http://docshare3.lps.org/docushare/dsweb/Services/Document-833199

Handout, "Looking Good on Paper" and "Rules for the Resume"

Week 2 -- Oct 24-28

Mon

Begin Resume

     -Save to Edisk as Last Name Resume

Tues

Continue Working on Resume

Wed

Resume and References Work Day

Thurs

Resume Checklist -- use to help complete resume

Go over Resume Checklist

Make final revisions of your first draft and print front/back

Fri

Resume DUE

Trade Resume for Peer Review/Input

Make final revisions and reprint and hand in

Class Meetings:

     -10th grade from 8:30 to 9 am

     -11th grade from 9:15 to 9:45

Week 3 -- Oct 31-Nov 4

Mon

Journal #9:

     What are three strengths you have that would be of interest to a future employer. 

     Give an example for each.

Read:  Cover Letter Guide

Hand back and go over Resumes and comments and proofreader marks

Cover Letter Discussion (PPT) and examples

Sample Cover Letters

Begin Cover Letter Draft to:

     Mr. Robert Daney

     ABC Company

     123 Pine Lake Road

     Lincoln, NE  68512

Tues

Journal #10:

     What are three goals of the cover letter?

     -Print and hand in Journals 1-10

Finalize and hand in Cover Letter

Read Before the Interview and The Job Interview Handout

     -Read Before the Interview article

Check grade and work on missing items

Wed

Hand back and discuss the cover letter

Video:  Interviewiewing Guide (22 min)

     -Discuss video

Begin discussion on the job Interview

Thurs

Continue discussion on the job interview

Fri

Interview Fair Sign Up

Finish Interview Discussion

Create 30 to 45 second response for, "Tell me about yourself"

     -Share with a neighbor -- peer suggestions

     -Revise and print

Week 4 -- Nov 7-11

Mon

Create New Journal #2 for Journals 11-20

Journal #11:

     What is the purpose of a resume?  AND... What five parts should be listed for each job

      that you list under the Work or Volunteer Experience section.

Practice response to "Tell Me About Yourself"

Discuss Interview Questions Handout

Tues

Hand back "Tell Me About Self Responses"
Go over Interview Questions in Class
Interview Questions/Illegal Question worksheet

Wed

Practice response to "Tell Me About Yourself"

Discuss Illegal questions and complete worksheet from yesterday

Practice Interview Questions

Thurs

Role Play Interview Questions

Ask Mrs. K Questions

Fri

Interview Fair Sign Up

Revise Resume and Cover Letter for Interview Fair

Make revisions from Mrs. Kreifels to resume (do not print)

Update Resume and Print on Resume Paper for Interview Fair folder

     -Make suggested changes from Mrs. Kreifels

     -Update Job Objective

     -Print Single Sided

Update Cover Letter for Interview Fair

     -Make revisions from Mrs. Kreifels

     -Date

     -Address of Interviewer

     -Salutation

     -Paragraph 1

     -Paragraph 3

     -Print on resume paper and sign

Update Online Job App

     -Open and make revisions from Mrs. Kreifels

     -Name of company

     -Job Title

     -Date

     -Print front/back

Week 5 -- Nov 14-18

Mon

Practice response to "Tell Me About Yourself"

Interview Fair Folders should be complete and in this order:

     1)  Cover Letter

     2)  Resume

     3)  References

     4)  Application

Business Research for Interview Fair

Tues

Finish Business Research

Wed

Interview Fair Expectations

Peer Interviews for practice
Go over the Interview Fair Thank You Letter

Thurs

INTERVIEW FAIR

Read After the Job Interview and discuss

Thank you letters due tomorrow!

     -Complete Thank You

     -Make sure to spell check, proof, print and sign

Check grade and work on missing items!

Uploade Resume and Cover Letter to Career Cruising and Career Connections

     and email to self or put in DocuShare

Fri

Job Shadow Reminders

Hand back Interview Fair folders

Week 6 -- Nov 21-25

Mon

Video -- You're Fired
     -List top 10 reason people get fired and discuss

Go to the following website:  http://money.usnews.com/

     -Scroll down to the Careers section and choose one of the five headings to explore

       (Technology, Health Care, Social Service, Business and Finance, and

       Creative and Service)

     -Choose one career and complete the worksheet

Tues

Ethics in the workplace

     -Being a good employee

Continue discussion on video and ethics
Ethics Activity (role play)

Wed

Discussion:  The correct way to leave a job

Thurs

NO SCHOOL -- Thanksgiving

 

Fri

NO SCHOOL

Week 7 -- Nov 28-Dec 2

Mon

Journal #12:

     What are you currently doing to prepare for college?  If nothing,

     what could you be doing?

Discussion:  Earning power, types of degrees and colleges

Types of Colleges and Degrees

Complete Questions 1-13 of College Scavenger Hunt

Tues

Pep Rally Schedule:

     -1A:  8:15 to 8:46

     -1B:  8:48 to 10:19

Journal #13

     What are some important items to consider when choosing a college.

     Which ones are most important to you.

Finish discussion on types of degrees.

Complete College Selection Wizard of College Scavenger Hunt

     -Using http://studentaid.ed.gov

Wed

BRYAN LGH DISCOVERY DAY

Career Cruising:

     -Demonstration for College Searches

Complete the School Selector

Begin "Finding the Right College" worksheet (in state, out state, dream)

Thurs

Explore colleges from Career Cruising College Selector.

Save three colleges to your Portfolio (favorites)

Complete and hand in "Finding the Right College" worksheet (in state, out state, dream)

Fri

Go over Job Shadow Assignments and Rubric

     -Show Examples

Go over Portfolio

     -Give handout and view example

Week 8 -- Dec 5-9

Mon

Journal #13:

     Explain the difference between an Associate and a Bachelor's

     Degree.

Discussion on How to Pay for College
      -Scholarship PowerPoint

Catch up time -- Check grades and work on any missing items

Tues

Journal #14

     What are some items to help you pay/afford college?

Complete the Scholarship Selector in Career Cruising

Other Scholarship Resources

Begin the Scholarship Research worksheet (use at least 3 resources)

Complete and hand in Scholarship Research worksheet using:

Finish and hand in College Research Worksheet

     -Source 1 -- http://www.foundationforlps.org

     -Source 2 -- Career Cruising

     -Source 3 -- Your choice

     -Choose one other website to use for your final research

Wed

Guest Speaker:  Counselors

Look at other scholarship search sites

Complete Scholarship Research and hand in

Thurs

Work Day for Portfolio and Job Shadow Report and Presentation

Fri

Work Day for Portfolio and Job Shadow Report and Presentation

Week 9 -- Dec 12-16

Mon

Work Day for Portfolio and Job Shadow Report and Presentation

May hand in portfolios if completed!

Tues

Work Day for Portfolio and Job Shadow Report and Presentation

Portfolios DUE today

Wed

Job Shadow Reports DUE today!

Work Day

Thurs

Job Shadow Presentations

Fri

Job Shadow Presentations

Week 10 -- Dec 19-22

Mon

Job Shadow Presentations

Tues

Finals

Block 1A:  8:15 to 8:51

Block 1B:  8:54 to 9:30

Wed

Finals

Block 1A:  9:00 to 9:43

Block 1B:  9:47 to 10:30

Block 2:  10:45 to 12:15

Thurs

Finals for Blocks 3 & 4

Fri

No School

 

Interview No Brainers (26 min)

 

Journal #17:

      According to the Reality Check from the Jump$tart Coalition, how much do you

      need to make to support your lifestyle?  Type your reaction (Were you surprised? 

      Did you think it would be more or less?  Make sure to explain.)

http://www.jumpstart.org/reality-check-page1.html

      (Reality Check - How much do you need to make to support your lifestyle?)

 

Guest Speaker:  Jerry Young, Manufacturing

Journal #5:

     Work Ethic is a defined set of values based on moral virtues of hard work.

     How would you describe your work ethic?

Complete Learning Styles Inventory in Career Cruising\

Journal #6

     After completing the learning styles inventory, what was your highest

     learning style (list percentage)?  What are some traits of this learning

     style?  Do you agree witht he results?  Why or why not.

Work History worksheet DUE TOMORROW -- take home and fill in

     -Take the Dream Job Quiz

Journal #5:

     Were you mostly A's, B's, C's or D's?  According to the quiz, what

     are some things you might enjoy doing?  Did you agree with the

     results of the quiz?  Explain.

Journal #8:

     What type of degree can you get from a community college and how

     long does this usually take?  Share one other piece of information that

     you learned.

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bestjobs/2010/snapshots/1.html

     -Click on the above link and choose FULL LIST so you can view all 100 best jobs

     -Look through and choose one career that would be your favorite (you much choose 1)

     -Complete the 1/2 sheet and hand in

Assignment:  Work History Information

http://money.usnews.com/money/careers/articles/2009/12/28/the-50-best-careers-of-2010.html

Top 10 Job Hunting Myths Discussion & Notes

Journal #13:

     What are 2 job hunting myths from yesterday's presentation.  If you were

     absent, check the above link.

     -Take the Dream Job Quiz

Journal #5:

     Were you mostly A's, B's, C's or D's?  According to the quiz, what

     are some things you might enjoy doing?  Did you agree with the

     results of the quiz?  Explain.

Journal #8:

     What type of degree can you get from a community college and how

     long does this usually take?  Share one other piece of information that

     you learned.

A&E Dream Jobs Video

     -List and turn in