This College and Career Readiness Unit is Common Core aligned for the 11th and 12th grade standards. It is possible to use this in the lower grades [9 or 10], but it will be other standards. This unit is great because you can do it in a week, or stretch it to three weeks.
Having worked in the real-world before teaching, and having parents who own their own business, I have had several experiences with the hiring process and knowledge as to what business owners are looking for in resumes and cover letters. And now I'm passing that knowledge on to you!
This unit contains:
-College Research Presentation
-College Research Rubric
-Building an Effective Resume
-Cover Letter Template
-Activity: Finding errors in a cover letter
-Career Research Project and Presentation
This is an excellent unit to help your students prepare for life outside of high school, whichever route that may be. I have also done a fun addition to this unit in which I invite business owners, or "experts" in their fields, to come speak to my class and explain their job, how you get into it, etc. It opens the eyes of students to see what this job actually does, and how you go about preparing for that career. Parents LOVED it!
Please keep the attribution at the bottom of each handout. You may use and distribute to your class as long as the attribution is there.