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									Lavaris Thomas
Title: Preparing Resume
Grade Level: 11th and 12th
Topic: data collection, computer application
Description: Students will be introduced to creating a professional resume using a variety
of resources.
Length: 2-4 class periods

Goals: To introduce students to the first step of getting a job. Students should know what
a resume is and what purpose does it serve. Students will learn how to construct a
professional resume using different styles, applying appropriate information to a resume
using technology and samples provided. This resume will a part of the student career
portfolio and should be update regularly.

Material:
    Computer
    internet access
    Microsoft word
    Resources (necessary personal information, job description, telephone book, past
       and previous job information)

Guiding Question:
Resumes play a huge role in getting a job. Students should understand the importance of
the content provided in a resume a long with the selected style chosen to design a resume.
When conducting a resume, students should always ask what is important for an
employer to know and what is not.

Procedure:
Assessment:
Students are to create and submit a copy of their resume to me by the end of the third
class meeting. Students will be provided a rubric to go by. Students are encouraged view
sample resumes online, in the LRC, and in the class.

Learning Connection
We will go over different styles of resumes in class. Students are encouraged to ask all
questions and address any difficulties. We will view several sample resumes before the
initial project take place.

Task
Students may work with other students to get ideas about resumes. Each student will
create a sample copy of their resume to me before the final resume is due. Students will
be provided a sufficient amount of time to correct any errors, or concerns about resume.
They will then submit a final copy to me.

Management
Student will work at their workstation, which consists of a computer equipped with the
internet and Microsoft word. Sample resumes will be available in the classroom; I will
provide a local telephone book. I will also provide students with different web sites for
constructing resumes.

Grading

Each student will be presented a grading rubric to follow.

Organization (15)
Content (information) (10)
Drafts (10)
Word choice (15)
Complete Resume (50)

As you can its possible to get 50 points for completing a resume. Since there is no
standard guideline for particular content each student resume will be evaluating on what
job position they are seeking. Organization is a key to an effective resume. Students want
to be sure to use a style that would most reflect the type of work applying for. When
creating a resume for a professional career, the most important thing to remember is word
choice. We do not want to create a resume for a friend to read, we want a resume created
in a very manner able and profession atmosphere.


Organization: consists of professional design layout, does this resume has any flow to it
or is it just pieced together.

Content: Does it include appropriate information for a potential employer to view?
(Education history, work history, achievements, desired position applying for, it is
specific)

Drafts: Students are encourage to submit a draft to the teacher, I don’t want you to wait
until the due date to tell me that you don’t know what to do.

Word Choice: Is this resume created for a business atmosphere, or is it written for a
friend to view.

Complete Resume: Each student should submit a resume to me, if for any reason the
resume doesn’t contain the required information, points will be deducted. It is possible to
receive points for just creating anything, but the idea isn’t to create anything it is create a
professional resume.

http://www.challenge.state.la.us/k12act/data/resume.html
                                  La. Challenge Activities for the K-12 Classroom



                        Preparing A Resume
                            by Katherine J. Mack



Subject Area(s): Office Practice; Secretarial Sciences

Grade Level(s): 11th - 12 th Grades

Topics: Data Collecting, Critical Thinking, Computer Applications

Purpose(s) of Lesson:

Selecting and entering an occupation is one of the most important decisions an individual
will make during a lifetime. Students will be introduced to resumes using a wide variety
of resources. Using sites given, students will access the Internet to examine examples of
resumes and read additional information concerning the preparation of a resume. After
examining each resume, students will prepare their own final draft using a word
processing program. The resume will be a part of the student's career portfolio.

Materials Needed:

Internet connection, Netscape browser, authoring software such as WordPerfect,
ClarisWorks, Microsoft Word etc., Internet activity sheets, resume worksheet, current
class textbook

Time Required: 2-4 class periods



Lesson Procedure:

This project should be one part of a whole unit on Career Development. Students should
have already determined their career choices from completing earlier assignments. If no
material is available for this activity, have students surf for ideas at the following sites:
   The Louisiana Department of Labor
    (http://www.ldol.state.la.us/INDEXG.HTML )

   Career Mosaic (http://www.careermosaic.com )

       1. In the first class meeting, introduce students to a resume by
          showing them samples from the JobSmart
          (http://www.jobsmart.org/tools/resume/samples.htm) site using
          either printouts of the samples, a projection device to show the
          computer pages, or by having students access the site individually
          or in groups. After reading samples of several different kinds, have
          a class discussion about the differences and uses of each of the
          following kinds:

                 Chronological
                 Functional
                 Curriculum Vitae
                 Electronic resume


          Have students examine and analyze the different types depending
          on the job and organize the information on a worksheet or word
          processor.

       2. Access the site Preparing a resume
          (http://www.rpi.edu/dept/llc/writecenter/web/text/resume.html) for
          background information about the necessary steps, which include:

                 Gather and check all necessary information
                 Match your experience and skills with an employer's needs
                 Highlight details that demonstrate your capabilities
                 Organize the resume effectively
                 Consider word choice carefully
                 Ask other people to comment on your resume
                 Make the final product presentable
                 Evaluate your resume



       3. The students will access the Internet using Netscape or other
          browser on the second day of class. They will complete the
          Internet lab activity sheet, Putting It Together--Resume Writing,
          which contains web sites for the students to research. Added web
          sites are listed for students to compare and contrast resumes on the
          Internet. Have students print out three of the most appealing
          resumes to use as a reference guide.
          4. In the third class meeting, armed with many examples, students
             will again visit a web site (insert URL) which will guide the
             student step-by-step through the construction of a rough draft
             resume. A worksheet will be provided to aid the students in their
             constructions.

          5. After conferring with the instructor, the students will key in their
             final draft of their resume using authoring or word processor
             software in the computer lab. Hard copies will be made and added
             to their career portfolios.



Questions:

   1. Based on the various types of resumes, which type would your resume be
      classified?
   2. Which section of the sample resumes proved to be the most difficult to
      complete?
   3. What points were stressed most about resumes?
   4. What are some valuable tips to remember on creating a resume?
   5. In examining the resumes on the Internet which one interested you the
      most and why?



Explorations and Extensions:

   1. Send resumes to keypals and have them critiqued.

   2. Bring resumes to prospective employers as part of their simulated
      interview.

   3. Provide services to the community by constructing resumes for members.

   4. Prepare a resume in HTML to be posted with school's home page on the
      Internet. Visit these sites to see electronic resumes:

How To Write An Electronic Resume
http://www.occ.com/occ/JLK/HowToEresume.html

On the Resume Express (http://www.digitalforum.com/resume/) page, students
can see how some businesses create a custom, professional quality hypertext
resume online in just a few minutes.
      Visit The Resume Doctor (http://www1.mhv.net/~acorn/Acorn.html) site
       to find ideas for improving resumes. Though the "doctor's" services must
       be purchased, much valuable information is available free on the page.



       Evaluation Tool(s) and Opportunities:

          1. A student log
             (http://www.challenge.state.la.us/k12act/data/acad/les1act5.html)
             of Internet sites visited.
          2. Print-out copies of resumes from the Internet.
          3. Recorded web sites of other resume samples.
          4. Completed personal resumes.



       Louisiana Math / Science / Language Arts Curriculum Frameworks
       Connection:

       LANGUAGE ARTS
        ELA-1-H4 Interpreting complex texts with supportive explanations to generate
                 connections to real-life situations and other texts (e.g., business, technical,
                 scientific). (1, 2, 4, 5)
        ELA-2-H2 Using language, concepts, and ideas that show an awareness of the intended
                 audience and/or purpose (e.g., classroom, real-life, workplace) in
                 developing complex compositions. (1, 2, 4)
        ELA-2-H6 Writing as a response to texts and life experiences (e.g. technical writing,
                 resumes). (1, 2, 4, 5)
        ELA-5-H4 Using available technology to produce, revise, and publish a variety of
                 works. (1, 3, 4,)



       Other Internet Sites of Interest Related to this Topic:

Yahoo - Resume Services
http://www.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Companies/Employment/resume
_Services/
URL: http://www.jobsmart.org/tools/resume/index.htm
URL: http://www.jobsmart.org/tools/resume/res-web.htm
URL: http://www.jobsmart.org/tools/resume/samples.htm
URL: http://www.eresumes.com/gallery.html
The webmaster offers a FREE link form her site to your Web resume. A multitude
of links "provide a potpourri of inspiration in creating your own resume.
MISCELLANEOUS:

Benchmarks: National Business Education Standards, p. 43, Section V,
Part B.



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