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  • Obtaining Employment

    Anna Warner

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    Area: Agriscience 12 Unit: Obtaining Employment Situation Statement: Most students are seniors who have taken several ag classes including agriculture and natural resources 1 and 2. and agriscience 11. Students are preparing to graduate and enter college ad the work force. Students will need to be able to search for employment opportunities and be able to successfully apply and interview for positions in order to obtain the career they want. Unit Objective: Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully present their qualifications to potential employers and obtain employment. Unit Analysis: 1. How should I search for a career?

    2. What are employers looking for in employees? 3. How do I prepare a professional rsum?

    5. How do I prepare a cover letter for my rsum? 6. What should I wear to an interview? 7. How can I prepare for an interview?

    8. What are interviewing dos and donts? 9. How should I accept a job offer? 10. How can I maintain a job and stand apart in the workplace?

    11. How should I submit a resignation letter?

  • Lesson 1 Anna Warner

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    Securing Employment

    Title: How should I search for a job?

    Audience: High school students in Agriscience 12

    Teacher Objectives:

    Upon completion for this lesson, the student will be able to: 1. List and describe methods of finding employment opportunities 2. Find employment opportunities by using different search methods 3. Evaluate employment opportunities Materials Needed:

    1. Chalk board or white board 2. Computer access 3. Newspaper employment ads 4. Job Search Worksheet

    Motivation:

    Create a list of characteristics that you want in an ideal career or job (hours, pay, work environment etc.). Make another list of careers that interest you? (List characteristics on the board). Most of you will soon be graduating. Are you prepared to enter the workforce? How are you going to find an employment opportunity that offers all or most of the characteristics that you are looking for? If you are planning on going on to school you can apply this to college searching or to employment searching which you will be involved in after school or a part time job.

    Subject Matter Procedure

    What sources can you use when looking for a career or job?

    Newspaper Signs Computer Word of Mouth

    Motivation Ask students and have them brainstorm. List answers on board

  • Lesson 1 Anna Warner

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    What are some advantages and disadvantages to each method? Newspaper

    + Easy to acess - Adds may be difficult to understand - Provide limited information - Widespread areas

    Signs or postings + Usually in familiar area - Limited information - Limited to areas you travel Computer +/-Provides many opportunites + Usually provides more info + Search for specifics - May require travel/relocation - Authenticity of site Word of mouth + experence with compay +/- reliability Finding employment opportunities (see worksheet) Evaluating Employment Opportunities

    Have students use newspapers and computer to find employment opportunities. Have them complete the information on the Job Search Worksheet. Have students rank the employment opportunities based on personal preference of qualities listed during the motivation and explain their first

  • Lesson 1 Anna Warner

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    Summary/Review: Ask questions from lesson

    and last choices. Ask the students questions to check for understanding.

  • Internet Employment Search Tools

    Careers.yahoo.com www.monster.com www.job.com www.careerbuilder.com www.hortjobs.com www.beyond.com www.usajobs.gov www.getthejob.com www.job.com www.thingamajob.com

  • Job Search Worksheet

    Name: __________________________________ Date: ______________ Directions: Using the newspapers and internet, find 10 employment opportunities. Five of the listings must be agriculturally related, the other five may be based on other personal interests. At least one result must be from the newspaper and you may not use the same internet site for all of the jobs. Give the following information based on the listing. After you have found all ten positions, rank them in terms of personal preference based on the characteristics discussed at the beginning of class. 1. Title of position: __________________________________________________ Ranking_______ Salary of position: _________________________________________________ Where advertised: _________________________________________________ Specific Requirements:

    Name and Address of Company

    What type of business is this?

    2. Title of position: __________________________________________________ Ranking_______ Salary of position: _________________________________________________ Where advertised: _________________________________________________ Specific Requirements:

    Name and Address of Company

    What type of business is this?

  • 3. Title of position: __________________________________________________ Ranking_______ Salary of position: _________________________________________________ Where advertised: _________________________________________________ Specific Requirements:

    Name and Address of Company

    What type of business is this?

    4. Title of position: __________________________________________________ Ranking_______ Salary of position: _________________________________________________ Where advertised: _________________________________________________ Specific Requirements:

    Name and Address of Company

    What type of business is this?

  • 5. Title of position: __________________________________________________ Ranking_______ Salary of position: _________________________________________________ Where advertised: _________________________________________________ Specific Requirements:

    Name and Address of Company

    What type of business is this?

    6. Title of position: __________________________________________________ Ranking_______ Salary of position: _________________________________________________ Where advertised: _________________________________________________ Specific Requirements:

    Name and Address of Company

    What type of business is this?

  • 7. Title of position: __________________________________________________ Ranking_______ Salary of position: _________________________________________________ Where advertised: _________________________________________________ Specific Requirements:

    Name and Address of Company

    What type of business is this?

    8. Title of position: __________________________________________________ Ranking_______ Salary of position: _________________________________________________ Where advertised: _________________________________________________ Specific Requirements:

    Name and Address of Company

    What type of business is this?

  • 9. Title of position: __________________________________________________ Ranking_______ Salary of position: _________________________________________________ Where advertised: _________________________________________________ Specific Requirements:

    Name and Address of Company

    What type of business is this?

    10. Title of position: __________________________________________________ Ranking_______ Salary of position: _________________________________________________ Where advertised: _________________________________________________ Specific Requirements:

    Name and Address of Company

    What type of business is this?

  • Lesson 2 Anna Warner

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    Securing Employment

    Title: What are employers looking for in employees?

    Audience: High school students in Agriscience 12

    Teacher Objectives:

    Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: 1. List ten qualities employers seek in job candidates 2. Describe desirable qualities 3. Discuss and describe in writing the importance of each Materials Needed:

    1. Chalk board or white board 2. Overhead projector

    3. Transparency: Top 10 Personal Qualities Employers Seek in Job Candidates 4. Handouts: Top 10 Personal Qualities Employers Seek in Job Candidates Non-verbal Communication Self Evaluation of Personal Qualities Motivation:

    What are some characteristics you look for in a good friend? What are some characteristics of good teachers? When you have to pick a partner for a project, what characteristics do you look for? If you were stranded on an island with another person, what characteristics would you like them to have? (list characteristics on the board) We judge people everyday based on their personal qualities. This also means that people are judging us each day as well. When we apply for jobs we go through a process of very critical judgment. If prospective employers do not like what they see from an applicant, that applicant is very unlikely to get the job. We can increase our chances of getting a job by knowing what personal qualities an employer would like his or her employees to have.

    Subject Matter Procedure

    Top 10 Personal Qualities an Employer Seeks in an Employee

    Motivation Distribute handout and put up transparency. Read through the top 10.

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