Author:
Linda Gallivan, Financial Education Public-Private Partnership, Washington OSPI OER Project
Subject:
Communication, Finance, Career and Technical Education, English Language Arts, Economics
Material Type:
Game, Teaching/Learning Strategy
Level:
Middle School, High School, Community College / Lower Division
Tags:
  • Careers
  • Financial Education
  • Financial Education Public Private Partnership
  • Wa-cte
  • wa-fels
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
    Language:
    English
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    Careers and Resumes

    Careers and Resumes

    Overview

    In this collection you will find all the resources shared originally at our Careers and Resumes workshop on March 10, 2021.  This includes videos, resume templates, Kahoot! game, and websites.  Topics include resumes, cover letters, job interviewing, job hunting, communication skills, and tips.  

    Introduction

    In this collection you will find all the resources shared originally at our Careers and Resumes workshop on March 10, 2021.  This includes videos, resume templates, and websites.  

     

    Cover image by Mary Pahlke from Pixabay 

    Careers and Resumes Part 1 Video

    Careers and Resumes Part 1 Kahoot!

    Part 1 of our Careers and Resumes workshop includes an introduction and questions 1-8 of our Kahoot! game busting myths about getting a job.  Trudy Sullivan, FEPPP Fellow and instructor for this training, reviews each question and explains the truth behind each statement.  

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    Careers and Resumes Part 2 Video

    Careers and Resumes Part 2 Kahoot!

    Part 2 of our Careers and Resumes workshop continues with questions 8-15 of our Kahoot! game. Busting myths about Getting a Job in today's market.  Trudy Sullivan, FEPPP Fellow and instructor for this training, reviews each question and explains the truth behind each statement.  

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    Careers and Resumes Part 3 Getting a Job Overview

    Careers and Resumes Part 3 Getting a Job Overview

    In Part 3 of our Careers and Resumes we cover all of the basics. Getting a job is more than just applying for it and students need to know all of the steps, resume and cover letter writing, preparing for an interview, thank you email, and follow up.

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    Careers and Resumes Part 4 Finding Job Postings

    Careers and Resumes Part 5 Resumes

    Careers and Resumes Part 4 Resumes

    Part 5 of our Careers and Resumes workshop covers what students need to know to build a professional resume even if they don't have a lot of job experience. We talk about the importance of hard and soft skills as well.

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    Careers and Resumes Part 6 Cover Letters

    Careers and Resumes Part 8 Hireability

    Mike Rowe Works Foundation

    Mike Rowe Works Logo

    Mike Rowe offers a look into the need to bring trade skill jobs back into the light and remove the negative stigma that is attached to these jobs.  Students can learn the importance of having a good work ethic, search for scholarships, watch videos of success stuories in the trade industry, and even browse a list of trade jobs that are currently posted nationwide.

    What's the problem?

    We've made work the enemy.

    America has become slowly but undeniably disconnected from the most fundamental elements of civilization—food, energy, education, and the very nature of work itself.

    Over the last 30 years, America has convinced itself that the best path for the most people is an expensive, four-year degree. Pop culture has glorified the “corner office job” while unintentionally belittling the jobs that helped build the corner office. As a result, our society has devalued any other path to success and happiness. Community colleges, trade schools, and apprenticeship programs are labeled as “alternative.” Millions of well-intended parents and guidance counselors see apprenticeships and on-the-job training opportunities as “vocational consolation prizes,” best suited for those not cut out for the brass ring: a four-year degree. The push for higher education has coincided with the removal of vocational arts from high schools nationwide. And the effects of this one-two punch have laid the foundation for a widening skills gap and massive student loan debt.

    Today, the skills gap is wider than it’s ever been. The cost of college tuition has soared faster than the cost of food, energy, real estate, and health care. Student loan debt is the second highest consumer debt category in the United States with more than 44 million borrowers who collectively owe more than $1.5 trillion. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 7 million jobs available across the country, the majority of which don’t require a four-year degree. And still, we talk about millions of “shovel ready” jobs for a society that doesn’t encourage people to pick up a shovel. We keep lending money we don’t have to people who can’t pay it back for jobs that don’t exist. Bit by bit, our culture reaffirms the misguided belief that a career in the skilled trades shouldn’t be desired. And that lack of enthusiasm has reshaped our expectations of a “good job” into something that no longer resembles work.

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    WorkForce Central

    WorkForce Central Logo

    This website offers a wide variety of employment statistics, graphs, maps, career events, summer jobs, partnerships with local businesses, and cureent job openings.

    WorkForce Central carries out the vision of the Chief Local Elected Officials and the Pierce County Workforce Development Council by coordinating, administering and advancing the work of the workforce development system, known as WorkSource Pierce.

     

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    Skilled Labor Shortage

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    There's a shortage of skilled tradespeople throughout the American economy, and it is a persistent problem that started well before the pandemic. But what's behind that gap and what can be done? Paul Solman reports for our series, "Work Shift", which focuses on navigating the job market in a post-COVID economy.

     

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    The Best Guide to Body Language and Nonverbal Communication

    Dr. Dustin York with students

    Great video to share with students about nonverbal communication, how body language actually says a lot about a person, how people interpret body language, and how to convey your best self.

    Dr. Dustin York is an Associate Professor at Maryville University in St. Louis. Prior to entering academia, Dr. York worked in public relations for the 2008 Obama Presidential campaign, and clients like Pepsi Co., and Nike. Dr. York’s specialties include interpersonal, nonverbal and public communication, as well as social media and brand development, which he now brings to life in the classroom. Beyond his primary passion in teaching, Dr. York is a subject matter expert for CNN, Entrepreneur.com & Forbes, and serves as a keynote speaker and trainer. Dr. York was awarded the St. Louis Business Journal 30 Under 30 Award, Maryville University’s President’s Award for Strategic Leadership and Transformation Innovation as well as an Apple Distinguished Educator.

     

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    Skills Employers want in 2021

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    This article will give an in-depth description of what soft skills are and how important they are to landing and keeping a job.  Examples of integrity skills, courtesy skills, social and communication skills are also listed so students better understand soft skills.  This website also offers videos, courses, and books for further exploration. 

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    PowerPoint from Careers and Resumes Training March 10, 2021

    Kahoot! Job Search Truth or Myth Game

    Kahoot website landing page

    FEPPP Fellow and middle school teacher Trudy Sullivan created this Kahoot! game for teachers to use in their classroom.  This game is a Truth or Myth 15 question game that students can play.  This game was created for free use play so it is not necessary for you to have an account to play.  However, if you don't have an account already, you can easily create one for free.  

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    Additional Resources

    Here are links for general resources

     

    Attribution and License

    Attribution

    • Careers and Resumes Part 1 Video | YouTube

    • Careers and Resumes Part 2 Video | YouTube

    • Careers and Resumes Part 3 Getting a Job Overview | YouTube

    • Careers and Resumes Part 4 Finding Job Postings | YouTube

    • Careers and Resumes Part 5 Resumes Video | YouTube

    • Careers and Resumes Part 6 Cover Letters | YouTube

    • Careers and Resumes Part 7 Interviews | YouTube

    • Careers and Resumes Part 8 Hireability | YouTube

    • Mike Rowe Works Foundation | Mike Rowe Works Foundation

    • WorkForce Central | WorkForce Central

    • Skilled Labor Shortage | PBS News Hour

    • The Best Guide to Body Language and Nonverbal Communication | YouTube

    • Skilles Employers want in 2021 | Cultivated Culture Website

    • Kahoot! Job Search Truth or Myth Game | Kahoot!

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    Except where otherwise noted, this presentation by the Financial Education Public Private Partnership is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. All logos and trademarks are property of their respective owners. Sections used under fair use doctrine (17 U.S.C. § 107) are marked.

     

    This resource may contain links to websites operated by third parties. These links are provided for your convenience only and do not constitute or imply any endorsement or monitoring by FEPPP.