I created these class jobs to mimic what it would be like to apply for jobs in real life. Some jobs have really fun names to attract kids (hydration specialist, natural disaster insurance agent, etc), and all jobs have a list of responsibilities to be completed, as well as skills necessary to perform this job. Each month, students receive a job application, and fill out a job application for a different job, similar to what they would do in real life. They must discuss prior experience, why they want to have the job, and what skills they have that would help them with the job. Based on the applications received, students are selected for jobs, but all students should have a job at the end of the month.
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