Ready your students for employment and college admissions with this 72-page resource that guides students through the process of searching for, preparing for, and applying for jobs, along with writing and revising effective college admissions essays. This resource covers how to fill out an application, write a resume, interview effectively, write a cover letter, check your social media footprint, and follow up with a thank-you note.
Utilizing rubrics, anchor papers, and clear instruction sheets, this unit will provide everything you need to teach your students how to effectively persuade a potential employer or collegiate institution to bring them on.
This resource includes:
- A Brainstorming Guide for College Essays
- Revision Stations for Revising College Essays
- Pre-Writing Graphic Organizers
- A 38 page presentation on the job search process, clearly divided into four manageable chunks (searching for a job, applying for a job, interviewing for a job, and following up on an interview). Each section provides models of effective pieces of writing and tips on how to present oneself as a professional.
- A sample job application for students to practice filling out.
- A cover letter assignment and rubric
- A Resume Assignment and Rubric
- Resume Power Words Resource
- Practice Interview Flipgrid Assignment and Rubric where students practice interviewing each other utilizing the web tool FlipGrid.
- Anchor Cover Letter and Resume to help students see what their finished product should look like.
Looking for more college and career readiness resources? Check out the following:
- College Admissions Writing Mini-Unit
- ACT Writing WorkKeys Resources
- Toy Story: Nonfiction, Technical Writing, and Research Paper PBL
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