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									                       Highland School of Technology
                           Extended Lesson Plan
                            “The Job Interview”

Teacher: Jennifer Gallagher              Course: Computerized Accounting II
Dates Implemented: January 4, 2010       Integrated Course(s): Advance
to January 6, 2010                       Studies and Computer Applications 1


Extended Lesson Overview: Students integrated professional interview
                               skills learned in Computer Applications I
                               with proper resume formatting used for
                               a job/interview, Computerized
                               Accounting II updated the resume and
                               learned other steps to secure an
                               accounting position/job, and proper
                               attire to wear to an Advance Studies
                               internship interview.

Lesson 1: Resume Writing
     Overview: Students created a proper business professional resume that
        would be used in business interview. The students had to put the
        resume in proper order, use action words (not complete sentences), no
        grammar or spelling errors, three current references, state an objective
        for college degree or career pathway, current awards received, and
        volunteer experience. The challenge was to keep proper alignment,
        use action words, and keep the document to one page. The students
        were first to fill-out a packet on themselves to help guide/prep them for
        writing their resume. Then they turned in two rough drafts before their
        final copy.

      Objectives Addressed: Unit B 3.00- Understanding documents and
                            publications used in business.
                           Unit B 3.01- Understand business documents

      Essential Question(s): Why is it important to have an error free
        resume and what are the proper components to have for your
        resume?

      Materials/Resources: Microsoft Word, Career Objective, Schooling,
        Job Experience, Volunteer Experience, Awards Received,
        References (3)

      Time Required: 5- 90 Minute Periods




                                                                    Revised 2007/08
Lesson 2: The Job Interview PowerPoint Lesson
     Overview: Presented PowerPoint lesson to students on nonverbal
        communication, pre-interview prep, appropriate etiquette, and
        appropriate attire for a female and male for a business job interview.
        Students learned proper hand shake techniques, along with arrival
        times, what to bring to an interview (multiple resume copies, portfolio,
        references, pens, etc…), and attire worn by men and women.
        Students were instructed to take detailed notes so they could use them
        with the classroom activity the next day.

      Objectives Addressed: Unit G Employability Skills
                            10.00 Demonstrate necessary skills and
                            techniques to be used in seeking employment in
                            the field of accounting using manual and
                            electronic methods.
                           10.02 Exhibit appropriate interviewing skills,
                           prepare and updated resume, and exhibit
                           effective leadership skills necessary for
                           cooperative and productive work relations.

      Essential Question(s): What are the appropriate producers for
        interviewing for a post college job?

      Materials/Resources: The Job Interview PowerPoint,
        Students Note Paper, Overhead Projector, SmartBoard,
        LanSchool, Resume Example, Portfolio Examples.


      Time Required: 1- 90 Minute Period




                                                                   Revised 2007/08
Lesson 3: Choose the Outfit
     Overview: There were four suitcase stations in the classroom. The first
        was filled with inappropriate clothing for a female; the second was filled
        with appropriate clothing for a female, the third with inappropriate male
        clothing, and the final was filled with an appropriate male outfit. At
        each station the group had to come to a group concusses of what the
        contents of the suitcase contained The class was divided into four
        groups of five. The students were given 20 minutes at each station
        with 2 students examining the contents, 1 student looking at the
        previous lessons class notes to see what the contents of the suitcase
        determined to be (inappropriate/appropriate for a male/female), 1
        student writing down the contents in a bullets list on a poster board to
        use during their presentation the next day, and one student taking
        detailed notes about the contents and their discussion. The students
        continued in the same pattern until they had rotated to each of the
        four stations. .

      Objectives Addressed: Unit G Employability Skills
                            10.00 Demonstrate necessary skills and
                            techniques to be used in seeking employment in
                            the field of accounting using manual and
                            electronic methods.
                           10.02 Exhibit appropriate interviewing skills,
                           prepare and updated resume, and exhibit
                           effective leadership skills necessary for
                           cooperative and productive work relations.

      Essential Question(s): Apply interview attire presentation to the
        items found in each suitcase and determine if they are
        appropriate for an interview or not for both females and males.

      Materials/Resources: 4 suitcases with inappropriate and appropriate
        attire for males and females, 1 poster board for each group,
        makers, 1 set of student class notes from previous days
        PowerPoint lesson, lined paper to take notes on during activity.

      Time Required: 1- 90 Minute Period




                                                                     Revised 2007/08
Lesson 4: Group Mini Presentation
     Overview: Working in the same groups from the previous day the
        students presented a suitcase worth of contents to the class. Each
        group was given a random suitcase and each person within that group
        had to present one item of clothing and explain to the class in detail
        was it was appropriate/inappropriate for a female/male to wear to a
        business job interview. Each group took a half hour to prepare their
        presentations and divide the work evenly.

      Objectives Addressed: Unit G Employability Skills
                            10.00 Demonstrate necessary skills and
                            techniques to be used in seeking employment in
                            the field of accounting using manual and
                            electronic methods.
                           10.02 Exhibit appropriate interviewing skills,
                           prepare and updated resume, and exhibit
                           effective leadership skills necessary for
                           cooperative and productive work relations.

      Essential Question(s):

      Materials/Resources: Poster board from previous day, detail notes
        from previous day, suitcases,

      Time Required: 1-90 Minute Period

Teacher Reflections: This was a great activity for students as they
progress through highland incorporating employability skills from their
freshman year to their senior year. Many students did not realize that there
are items that they would think are appropriate for an interview and really
are not excepted by more corporate culture, such as earring larger than a
quarter. The final step of this activity requires the students to dress for
interviews their senior year for internships.

Student Reflections/Work samples Included? ___ No _x__ Yes




                                                                  Revised 2007/08
What Not to Wear: Female




What to Wear: Female




                           Revised 2007/08
What Not to Wear: Male




What to Wear: Male




                         Revised 2007/08

								
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