• 2017-2018

     Session Dates

    Session Date

    Topic

    August 31

    Introduction

    September 14

    Résumé

    September 21

    Cover Letter

    October 5

    References

    October 19

    Job Application Form

    October 26

    Job Application Form

    November 2

    Interview Preparation

    November 9

    Interview Preparation

    November 16

    Interview Preparation

    December 1                               

    (December 8--Snow date)

    Interviews 

    December 7

    Thank You Letter

     

                            

    Introduction

    • Components to the Graduation Project introduced
    • Due dates sheet distributed
    • Students' career interests surveyed
    • Information worksheet distributed

    Resume

     

    The goal of the Resume Develoment session is to develop a functional resume and references.

    • Collect information worksheet
    • Review due dates and ineligibility policy
    • Distribute resume samples and reference samples
    • Using PowerPoint, present guidelines for resume development, explain functional resume, and explain specifications for Greenwood's graduation requirement
    • Distribute resume rubric
    • Distribute Greenwood Gazette

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    Cover Letter

    The goal of the cover letter session is to develop an effective cover letter and envelope to be sent to a company to inquire about its job possibilities.

    • Due dates for resume, references, cover letter, and envelope
    • How to find out about a job
    • Purpose of cover letter
    • Direction and samples of cover letter and envelope
    • Cover Letter rubric

    Job Application Form

    The goal is to learn the proper way of completing a job application form.

    • Purpose of the job application
    • Sections of a job application
    • Common errors and helpful tips
    • Completion of Borders job application form using resume and information worksheet
    • Job Application rubric
     

    Interview Preparation

    The goal is to prepare students for the mock interview project.

    • Purpose of the interview
    • Job interview tips
    • Proper greeting and closing of the interview
    • Proper dress
    • Common questions asked during an interview
    • Instructions for the mock interview day

     

    Interviews

    The goal is to have students gain confidence and perform satisfactorily during a professional interview.

    • Dismissed from school at noon; however, keep the entire afternoon open for your mock interview
    • Bring along to the interview--information worksheet, 5 copies of resume, 5 copies of references, form of identification, black/blue pen
    • Report to Room B-10 to fill out the job application form
    • Report to interview room at designated time
    • Interview schedule
     

    Thank You Letter

    The goal is to tell the students about the importance of following up their interviews with a properly written thank you letter.

    • Results of interview and application feedback
    • Importance of thank you letter
    • Directions and sample of thank you letter
    • Thank you letter rubric
Last Modified on August 15, 2017