Finding and Applying for Employment

Introduction

Introduction

 

In this WebQuest you will learn about yourself and some possible job prospects that may be in your future. You are also going to find a job you like and apply for it by writing your resume and cover letter to suit. You will begin by answering some of the questions listed below and then move on to researching some possible jobs that interest you.

 

You may think, “Where do I start and how do I complete a resume and other corresponding documents?” This WebQuest will guide you through the process and you will come out of it with a completed resume and cover letter.

Task

There are many different parts to a resume and cover letter. This WebQuest will help you create a useable resume and cover letter.

 

  1. What is your address and contact information?

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. What is your educational background and where did you take the training?

 

 

 

 

  1. Discover some of your skills by taking a quick quiz. Found at:

https://www.careeronestop.org/toolkit/Skills/skills-matcher.aspx

 

https://www.careeronestop.org/ExploreCareers/Assessments/interests.aspx

 

https://www.careeronestop.org/ExploreCareers/Assessments/work-values.aspx

 

 

  1. Describe the duties you did at your current and past positions.

 

 

 

 

  1. What do you do in your free time?

 

 

 

 

  1. Who do you know that will make good job references?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Process

The Process

 

 

  1. In the Relevance Magazine 2021, find three jobs you could aim for as future occupations. Number them in order from one to three with one being your most ideal position. List them here in order of preference. Use the following link to connect to the Relevance Magazine 2021. Search in the Job Chart listed on pages 21-35 found at: https://contact360.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Relevance_2021-web.pdf.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Use Word and the resume and cover letter templates to create a resume. Start with a blank document and then search resumes and cover letters and choose a style to follow. Pick a matching one for your cover letter as well.

 

 

 

  1. Fill in your information on your resume and be sure to include these headings: Contact Information, Education, Skills, Experience, Interests, Volunteer Work (optional), and References. Many resumes say, “Available upon Request.” Only special occupations can use “Available upon Request.” Make sure you include three references.

 

  1. Find a position on saskjobs.ca that would be a good fit for you. You will find the job postings here: https://www.saskjobs.ca/jsp/jobsearch/by-region.jsp.

 

 

  1. Make your cover letter to match the position you found on saskjobs.ca. Your cover letter should change for every job you apply for. There should be three paragraphs on your cover letter. The first paragraph should mention the position of interest and where and when you saw it. In the second paragraph, make sure you include how you would be a good candidate for the job and why. The final paragraph should list your contact information and thank the receiver for his/her time.

 

  1. Watch the following video about interviews and what to expect and how to prepare for an interview. Please see: Mock Job Interview Questions and Tips for a Successful Interview - YouTube

 

Checklist

Did you…

 

 

 

Find three jobs of interest in the Relevance Magazine 2021

 

 

Find a job to apply to on saskjobs.ca

 

 

Draft a resume that includes:

Contact Information

Education

Skills

Experience

Interests

Volunteer Work (optional)

References

 

 

Write your cover letter to use for a real application

 

 

Watch the video “Mock Job Interview Questions…”

 

 

Double check your resume and cover letter for errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation

 

Evaluation

Evaluation

The following will be used to grade your WebQuest, resume, and cover letter. Please do the reflection before handing it in for grading.  

 

Writing Assessment - Teacher Assessment - I ...

No

Almost

Yes

Interacting with Others – used language and content appropriate and relevant to the situation. CLB 5-8

 

 

 

Reproducing Information – reduced information to important points with accurate details with no major omissions. CLB 5-8

 

 

 

Getting Things Done - used proper punctuation, spelling, and grammar. CLB 5-8

 

 

 

 

Getting Things Done – conveyed a clear message.

CLB 5-8

 

 

 

 

Sharing Information – provided accurate and detailed descriptions and accounts of events in a clear sequence. CLB 5-8

 

 

 

Additional Comments:

 

Overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reflection on Learning with the WebQuest

I have learned to:

 

 

I can use these skills when I:

 

I (liked / disliked) this activity because:

 

 

 

I (____________) like to do more activities like this.

Circle one.

would

would not

How do I feel about my performance? Circle One:

 

I can do it well.

I can do it ok.

I can do it with help.

I cannot do it yet.

 

Conclusion

Conclusion

At the end, you will have a working resume and cover letter to use at your leisure. You will also know where to find work as well as where to find up-to-date information on current job trends.

Credits
Teacher Page

Finding and Applying for Employment

 

 

A WebQuest for CLB 5-8

Designed by

Rebecca Bowerin

rbowerin@southeastcollege.org

Found at: https://www.google.com/search?q=employment+image&client=firefox-b-d&sou…

 

Introduction

 

This lesson was developed as part of the LINC Instructor Training through LearnIT2Teach and Avenue.ca.

 

In this lesson your students will learn about themselves and some possible job prospects that may be in their future. The students will get the opportunity to create a resume and cover letter that they may use for future positions. It is a very practical lesson with many connections to the real world.

 

Learners

 

This has been created for a CLB 5-8 EAL class and part of an Employment Module. Learners need some computer skills as well as word processing skills.

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Curriculum Standards

 

Interacting with Others – used language and content appropriate and relevant to the situation. CLB 5-8

 

Reproducing Information – reduced information to important points with accurate details with no major omissions. CLB 5-8

 

Getting Things Done - used proper punctuation, spelling, and grammar. CLB 5-8

 

Getting Things Done – conveyed a clear message. CLB 5-8

 

Sharing Information – provided accurate and detailed descriptions and accounts of events in a clear sequence. CLB 5-8

 

Creative production, observations, comparisons, and intitative have been utilized and enhanced because of this lesson. Teamwork could be used if students edit one another’s work.

 

The Process

 

Follow the numbered sequence in order to instruct the learners on what to do in this WebQuest. This may take several classes to complete. Writing a resume and cover letter takes time and refining. Everyone needs practice and time to work on their resumes and cover letters so this lesson is good for students and teachers alike.

 

  1. In the Relevance Magazine 2021, find three jobs you could aim for as future occupations. Number them in order from one to three with one being your most ideal position. List them here in order of preference. Use the following link to connect to the Relevance Magazine 2021. Search in the Job Chart listed on pages 21-35 found at: https://contact360.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Relevance_2021-web.pdf.

 

  1. Use Word and the resume and cover letter templates to create a resume. Start with a blank document and then search resumes and cover letters and choose a style to follow. Pick a matching one for your cover letter as well.

 

  1. Fill in your information on your resume and be sure to include these headings: Contact Information, Education, Skills, Experience, Interests, Volunteer Work (optional), and References. Many resumes say, “Available upon Request.” Only special occupations can use “Available upon Request.” Make sure you include three references.

 

  1. Find a position on saskjobs.ca that would be a good fit for you. You will find the job postings here: https://www.saskjobs.ca/jsp/jobsearch/by-region.jsp.

 

  1. Make your cover letter to match the position you found on saskjobs.ca. Your cover letter should change for every job you apply for. There should be three paragraphs on your cover letter. The first paragraph should mention the position of interest and where and when you saw it. In the second paragraph, make sure you include how you would be a good candidate for the job and why. The final paragraph should list your contact information and thank the receiver for his/her time.

 

  1. Watch the following video about interviews and what to expect and how to prepare for an interview. Please see: Mock Job Interview Questions and Tips for a Successful Interview - YouTube.

 

Variations

 

If done in class, you can guide students through each section. A writing process of brainstorming, drafting, editing, and publishing could be used to refine the resume and cover letter. More skill, values, and interest activities could be done as well.

 

Resources Needed

 

Skills, Interests, and Work Values found at: https://www.careeronestop.org/toolkit/Skills/skills-matcher.aspx, https://www.careeronestop.org/ExploreCareers/Assessments/interests.aspx, and https://www.careeronestop.org/ExploreCareers/Assessments/work-values.aspx.

 

Relevance Magazine 2021 found at: https://contact360.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Relevance_2021-web.pdf.

 

Sask Jobs found at: https://www.saskjobs.ca/jsp/jobsearch/by-region.jsp.

 

Microsoft Word Resume and Cover Letter Templates

 

Mock Job Interview Questions and Tips for a Successful Interview - YouTube

 

 

 

Evaluation

 

This lesson will teach students to write a resume and cover letter. The lesson will be successful by the quality of the resume and cover letter drafts.

 

The following will be used to grade the WebQuest, resume, and cover letter. Please have students do the reflection before handing it in for grading.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writing Assessment - Teacher Assessment - I ...

No

Almost

Yes

Interacting with Others – used language and content appropriate and relevant to the situation. CLB 5-8

 

 

 

Reproducing Information – reduced information to important points with accurate details with no major omissions. CLB 5-8

 

 

 

Getting Things Done - used proper punctuation, spelling, and grammar. CLB 5-8

 

 

 

 

Getting Things Done – conveyed a clear message.

CLB 5-8

 

 

 

 

Sharing Information – provided accurate and detailed descriptions and accounts of events in a clear sequence. CLB 5-8

 

 

 

Additional Comments:

 

Overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reflection on Learning with the WebQuest

I have learned to:

 

 

 

I can use these skills when I:

 

 

I (liked / disliked) this activity because:

 

 

 

 

I (____________) like to do more activities like this.

Circle one.

would

would not

How do I feel about my performance? Circle One:

 

I can do it well.

I can do it ok.

I can do it with help.

I cannot do it yet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conclusion

 

At the end, your students will have a working resume and cover letter to use at his/her leisure. They will also know where to find work as well as where to find up-to-date information on current job trends.

 

 

Credits & References

Wordle Art found at: https://www.google.com/search?q=employment+image&client=firefox-b-d&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiivef7--rvAhVKY6wKHV0NCb8Q_AUoAXoECAEQAw&biw=1333&bih=632#imgrc=AADoj6nBHR1dUM.

 

Skills, Interests, and Work Values found at: https://www.careeronestop.org/toolkit/Skills/skills-matcher.aspx, https://www.careeronestop.org/ExploreCareers/Assessments/interests.aspx, and https://www.careeronestop.org/ExploreCareers/Assessments/work-values.aspx.

 

Relevance Magazine 2021 found at: https://contact360.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Relevance_2021-web.pdf.

 

Sask Jobs found at: https://www.saskjobs.ca/jsp/jobsearch/by-region.jsp.

 

Microsoft Word Resume and Cover Letter Templates

 

Mock Job Interview Questions and Tips for a Successful Interview - YouTube

 

Based on a template from The WebQuest Page

http://webquest.sdsu.edu/LessonTemplate.html