This mini-workbook is filled with engaging text and exercises to help your students identify what they're looking for in a career and discover the best places to start their job search. Included at the back are lesson plans and a quiz.
Finding the right job can sometimes feel like treasure hunting without a map. This guide gives students all the tools and resources needed to help them embark on an informed, targeted job hunt, and give them best chance of finding a good career fit. While a thorough job search does take some time and effort, this guide can help students avoid wasting time, getting discouraged, or burning out, by using the three-step strategy outlined in this chapter to:
1. Determine what kind of job will be right for them. By getting clear on what kinds of jobs are available in their field, and what features and benefits are important to them, you’ll be able to assist them in targeting jobs that best fit their skills and needs.
2. Identify all the available resources (community/social/online) that can help students to find work. When they identify all their resources—many of which they may not even know they have—they open themselves up to all sorts of job possibilities.
3. Keep track of their job search progress. By keeping close track of their job search progress, students not only stay organized, but also have a sense of accomplishment.