Career Preparation // Resume Writing
Previous Jobs

This activity allows students to write about their own work history, paid or not paid, and reflect on personal pride.

Suggested Grade Level

Grade

10

Approximate Time Needed

Minutes

15

Resources

Instructions

Think about previous jobs you have held -- both paid and volunteer. Which job are you most proud of? On the handout, Previous Jobs, answer the following questions:

  • What did you do on the job?

  • How did you and/or others benefit from the work?

  • What made you feel proud about the work?

Teacher Notes

Ask students to think about jobs they’ve held- both paid and volunteer work. Ask them to pick the job that they are most proud of and do a short quick write on the form in their handouts to answer the questions:

  • What did you do on the job?

  • How did you and/or others benefit from the work?

  • What made you feel proud about the work?

Assessment Notes

Complete handout

Return to Career Readiness
Additional lessons in Resume Writing

Preparing to Write a Resume

This activity helps students organize their thoughts before they begin writing their resumes.

Analyzing Resumes

This activity introduces students to the characteristics of an effective resume.

Resume Peer Review

This activity allows students to draft their resume and exchange them with peers for feedback.

Create a Resume

The purpose of this task is for students to publish a polished version of his/her resume. While the student’s resume development will always be iterative (one’s resume is never “done”), this task reflects an opportunity to approve a student resume for his/her digital portfolio.