Career Connections
Course Map

Objective
        This is a semester course that will provide the student with an opportunity to experience their ideal job or career.  The student will accomplish this by placing the student in a business that they selected through Interest Inventories.  While visiting a business the student will develop and/or improve their interviewing skills, resume writing, communication, and job keeping skills.  .

Last updated on 12/8/04

Month

Content

Skills

Assessment

August-September
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January-February

COPS Inventory
Find a Job site
Interviewing

Complete Job Interest Inventory
Portfolio Building

Video-Your first Resume and Interview #3433
Selling yourself @ the interview
Choice Words
Role-play Interviews
Graphing/Charting Evaluations

Interview Assessment
Evaluations from supervisors/ employer/ self
 

October
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March

Communication between employer, school, self
 

Employment Identification
Phone Skills
Face to Face Conversation
Portfolio Maintenance

Portfolio
Evaluations
Observation Inventories

November
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April

Job Keeping

Interactions ( Employer, Peers, Customers)
Dress
Punctuality
Conflict Resolution
 
 

Role Playing
Assignments
Evaluations
Practical Applications

December
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May

Resume Writing

Traditional Resumes
Electronic Resumes
Cover Letters
Résumé Content

Resume Final Product
Evaluations

January
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June

Written Correspondence

Thank You Letters to businesses

Final Portfolio Evaluations