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Lesson Plan

Creating Star Quality Job Seekers
Subject: Literacy
Grade span: 9 to 12
Duration: two hours, with additional planning and follow up time
This lesson was excerpted from the Afterschool Training Toolkit under the promising practice: Family Literacy Events


Young adults often need support identifying their strengths, presenting them in interviews, and developing good resumes as they seek their first jobs. Parents and siblings may also benefit greatly from a family event that offers basic training in job seeking skills. To organize this event you can: 1) partner with high school business teachers or counselors, your local community colleges or employment office, other community organizations, and/or consultants that provide resume/employment services; or 2) work with your own staff, students, and online instructional tools offering interview and resume building skills. This project requires two to four planning meetings, a two-hour evening event, and a time for student follow-up.

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