How it works:
What does it take to get a job that will lead to a successful career
path? This WebQuest helps students identify positions on the job market
and career interests, and understand the application and interview
process. The students first take career interest surveys and then
locate positions using the New York State Department of Labor website.
They then create resumes and cover letters. Finally, they research
tips for having a positive interview experience and create a thank-you
letter to an interviewer.
use information technology to assist in gathering, organizing, and
presenting information. They compose correspondence such as a resume,
cover letter and thank-you letter in a style appropriate to the purpose
of the correspondence, and learn from models to assist in conducting
project activities. They demonstrate a basic understanding of the
rules of the English language in written work, and analyze and subsequently
revise work to improve its clarity and effectiveness.
Computers with Internet access, a word processing application
such as Word or AppleWorks, and a printer are required.
Get A Job! is designed for high school students.
Proficiency in Internet research and word processing is beneficial.
with academic and social skills, it is important for students to know
how to effectively research, apply for, and land a job that will place
them onto a successful career path. Students explore career options,
develop skills in writing business letters and oral communication,
and effectively use the Internet as a research tool.
When students take the career interest survey, stress that the
interests, skills, and jobs that exist now will probably change as
students mature and as the economy changes. When they are actually
ready to find a job, they will need to retake these surveys.
Carolyn Hornik has been a New York City public school teacher for twenty five years (12 years as a classroom teacher in third, fourth, and fifth grades and 13 years as a technology coordinator.)
She teaches in-service courses for the New York City Board of Education After School Professional Development Program and on-line courses for new teachers through
Estimated Class Periods To Complete: 10
Subject: English, Social Studies
Beginning Grade Level: 4
Ending Grade Level: 8