Careers Online - The Job Hunt
Project URL: http://teachnet-lab.org/mbhs/ahorton/careers.htm
How it works:
This learning experience will
enable students to acquire career-specific technical knowledge and skills
necessary to progress toward gainful employment. The teacher will familiarize students with the different search
engines, subject directories, and web sites available to search for information
on the world of work.
Students will use Internet resources
to learn about how to apply for a job, how to key their application letter
and resume, and tips on the interview process. They will also learn how
to post their resume, cover letter, and employment application directly
online, thus learning about the time-efficient changing nature of the
workplace. As a culminating activity, they will present a mock-interview
skit in class.
become acquainted with a variety
of technologies and their applications as applies to the world of
be provided with industry-based
skills mastery of computer application software packages
develop an appreciation of the time-saving
benefits of computer software and the Internet as a research tool
and English Language Arts:
- demonstrate the ability to read
and comprehend informational job search materials on the Internet
- enhance their writing skills and
composition at the computer by filling out on-line job search tools
- produce functional documents—resume,
cover letter, employment application
Software materials used:
Microsoft Word, Internet browser
This unit is used with heterogeneously
mixed, multi-racial high school students in grades 11 through 12.
They have all completed coursework in keyboarding prior to taking this
course in Microsoft Word.
Upon completion of the unit, students
will be knowledgeable about the world of work, the exploration of career
options, and they will be able to relate their personal skills, aptitudes,
and abilities to future career decisions. Students will also increase
their "information literacy," as they learn about the wealth
of resources available on the Internet.
“the importance of the work sample”. When you write to apply for the job, you are giving a prospective
employer a sample of the product you are selling-- you.
Do on-line research to locate the best sites for students to gather information about
prospective jobs and the job search process.
Discuss with students the variety of subject directories and search engines
they may use throughout the project:
Provide users a way to look for web sites by subject. They click through a series of subject menus.
Conduct searches through key words; may require Boolean indicators
(and, not, or) to narrow focus
Google, Alta Vista, Info Seek, Hotbot
Allows searches to be sent to several search engines simultaneously
AskJeeves.com “Natural Language”
Ann Marie Horton has been teaching Business/Technology
Education in the New York City Public School System for over fifteen years. Previously, she taught at Island Trees High School in Levittown,
Long Island. She is currently
teaching in the Office Administration Technology/Information Systems Department
at Murry Bergtraum High School in Manhattan.
Subject area: Business, Technology
Beginning Grade Level: 10
Ending Grade Level: 12