In one word, describe your dream job after high school?
When applying for a job as a high school student what do you think are some important things to think about?
Research the company and position to make sure it's a good fit for you. Make sure to answer all questions carefully and honestly in the application.
Applying for Jobs as a High School Student
Job Application: a written document submitted by a job seeker to a potential employer in order to express interest in and demonstrate qualifications for a particular job. Cover Letter: a document sent with a resume to provide additional information on the applicant’s qualifications and background. Resume: a document listing a person’s qualifications, experience, skills, and other relevant information used to apply for a job.
Employers are likely to read the cover letter before the resume, so make sure to put your best foot forward! It is estimated that the average job application takes about 30 mins to complete! Employers are more likely to remember your application if you follow up with them a few days after your initial submission!
Did you know?
What are the different steps involved in applying for a job?
What challenges do you think you might encounter when applying for a job?
Brain break: Draw the AF symbol. Best one gets a snack. Be creative.
What skills do you think are important to demonstrate to employers when applying for a job?
What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of applying for a job online?
What should you include in a job application?
- Relevant work experience
- Educational background
- List of hobbies
- Social media links
Why is it important to fill out a job application accurately?
- So you can get the job
- So the employer can get to know you
- So the employer can make an informed decision
- So you can get a higher salary
Research the company and understand their values and mission. Tailor your application to their needs. Highlight related skills, accomplishments, strength, and experiences in your resume and cover letter. Illustrate your skills and real-world experience. Practice your interview skills and prepare to answer questions.
How to Stand Out in Your Job Application
Activity Time In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Work in pairs to write a job application either on paper or online (screenshot and upload) B. Work in pairs to brainstorm productive interview questions and responses to those interview questions. (At least 10 questions) C. Pretend you are a hiring manager and review 3 job application. Decide if it would stand out from the rest and rank them in order from 1-3. Tell me why in 3 complete sentences.