Objectives: After completion of this lesson, students will be able to: create a resume from scratch and from a temple; create a cover letter; understand who to ask to be a reference and create a reference sheet.
Standards Address: AL COS: Marketing Principles #10 Determine career and entrepreneurial opportunities, responsibilities, and educational and credentialing requirements in marketing. #12 Demonstrate effective written communication skills for the workplace by creating a variety of business communications for the workplace using correct grammar and terminology. #13 Demonstrate effective oral presentation skills using research materials and media to sustain listener attention and interest. #14 Demonstrate the ability to write clear directions, description, an explanations as used in the workplace.
Relative Advantage: Creates a visually appealing learning environment Students will be more engaged, motivated Clarification of why these documents are needed
Teacher demonstrates how to create a reference sheet via projector.
Students begin to create a reference sheet.
Teacher hands out a Reference Signature Sheet for the students to complete outside of class. Students will be required to ask and get approval of four people in their lives that would be a good reference for them. Students are to write (print) the names on this sheet and the person is to sign it, their way of showing consent.
Students finish their reference sheets and emails finished product to teacher.
Assessment: Students will be assessed by the products they created. The Resume and cover Letter will have a rubric for the students to use.
Adaptations: Special needs adaptations would be allowing them to have more time on the creation of each document. Instructions will be included on the rubric for them to be able to go back and revisit. ELL students would be able to be paired with a partner if needed.
References: Farese, L., Kimbrell, G., & Woloszyk, C. A. (2009). Marketing essentials. Woodland Hills, CA: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill. Wanat, J. A., Pfeiffer, E. W., & Gulik, R. V. (2009). Learning for earning: Your route to success. Tinley Park, Il.: Goodheart-Willcox.