The Success Indicator
A few months ago I spoke at an event that Steve Wozniak also spoke at. As you can imagine, when it was time for Steve's session, it was jam-packed. Packe...
Resume, Cover Letter, and Interview Unit
Make sure your students are college AND career ready with this resume, cover letter, and interview unit! Tons of fun and engaging activities! :)
Functional Literacy and Real-Life Money Skills
I work with many students who need real-life money skills, including just figuring out if they have enough money to make a purchase.
The Right Words Will Help Land Your Dream Job [Infographic] - The Savvy Intern by YouTern
As we all learn in grammar school: words can hurt. This is especially true for job seekers. The right words will impress a recruiter or hiring manager enough to offer you an interview. The wrong words not only hurt your personal brand, they can cost you that interview...
Explore Careers That Don't Require College
There are careers that don't require college, and they should be explored while your teen is still in high school. So many exciting options!
In third grade we played Careers Taboo (you can download the cards here) to introduce the topic of careers! I split the class into 2 teams and had them sit in a line. The student at the front of the line would draw a card and try to describe the career on the card without saying any of the "hush" words. Their team had 30 seconds to guess the name of the career. While they were describing the career, the student at the front of the line on the opposing team would look over their should to…
Life Planning for Teens: Growth Mindset & Social Emotional Learning + DIGITAL
Use this portfolio to help guide teens (grades 6-12) plan a life full of success! Students will set their priorities, long term and short term SMART goals, and develop a summary of their "life plan". This portfolio is perfect for a beginning OR end of the year activity. Life Planning is perfect fo...
Life Skills/Social Skills for Interviews
Are your young adult, special education students beginning to search for a job? Without the necessary social skills and life skills for a successful interview, employment is difficult. This packet, mostly containing black and white pages for ease of printing, was created to help our life skills stu...
Employability Skills Lesson Plans for Middle and High School
Need to teach employability skills in middle or high school? Discover the best employability skills lesson plans for your students here!
Career Readiness Lesson Plans: Ohio Leads the Way
Do you need career readiness lesson plans? How can you implement them? Get ideas for curriculum from Ohio's Strand 1 requirements.
Career Café: Career Interest Resources Elementary, Middle and High School
Career Café is an opportunity for students to learn about careers from individuals in their community. One of my biggest success as a school counselor has been starting a Career Café at my school. Students absolutely love Career Café, it is a blast to host, and it meets ASCA Student Standard in the Career Domain. Career Cafe can also be geared toward any level - elementary, middle, or high school! I have gotten tons of inquiries and questions about hosting a Career Café. I am creating a…