Thinking about careers is fun - its also important. Here are
some downloadable, printable "worksheets" that help organize ideas and
apply different ways to think about careers. These are .pdf files -
you will need
Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view and print.
HERE to download.
Aerial Reconnaissance Simulation. Communications skills
and following directions are important career skills. This is a
fun activity that provides step-by-step directions to build a "super"
Basic Business Etiquette. Sometimes it may seem there are
so many little rules to follow that it just shouldn’t matter. However,
today manners matter more than ever. Because the world is changing,
rules of behavior are changing as well.
Big6 Project Planner.
Like everything else, any research project is easier to do if we take the
time to plan what we need to accomplish. Here is a planning guide
that can be used for virtually any other research or creative project.
Research is a process and it is probably the first thing to review when
starting to research careers.
Etiquette. Being polite and considerate in all our
relationships helps promote understanding. Etiquette is important in
business too, here's some tips.
& Schmoozing. Schmoozing is an interpersonal communication
style and a skill, a way of connecting with people and developing
relationships through comfortable and pleasurable conversation.
Etiquette Fact Sheet. Business etiquette is another term
for manners. No one was ever hired or promoted simply because he or she
had good manners; however, being polite and considerate in business and
work dealings may favorably tip the scales between two who are equally
Activities. Here is are some suggestions for different
types of activities to help students more fully explore careers.
Activities 1-12. This comprehensive set of career
exploration activities emphasize identifying interests and goals.
Activities 13-30. These activities continue to develop
career exploration skills by focusing on career paths.
Career Exploration Activities. Use this form to document the
different types of career projects you try - keeping track of what you
have done and what you have learned is important. Its also the
starting point for building a career portfolio.
Career Navigator I. This simple exercise will let say what
you know about yourself, your likes and dislikes, and creates a list of
occupations that match your preferences.
Career Navigator II. Another simple activity that looks at
10 factors that most people believe to be important when looking at
Opportunities. Take a look at the “classifieds” section for
job openings from any newspaper for this exercise. Look over the job
listing and circle/highlight any job that appeals to you. Then
underline the the part that caught your attention. Do this for the one
day’s section and complete this chart.
Worksheet. Listening to others talk about their careers and
career choices is helpful. This worksheet helps listeners organize
notes when they listen to others talk about careers.
Worksheets. This comprehensive set of worksheets (12 pages)
looks at career choices, career paths, and planning to continue your
Portfolio. A career portfolio is a visual
representation of your abilities, skills, capabilities, knowledge,
qualities - and it represents your potential.
Research Worksheet. This simple, 1 page guide provides an
easy-to-use format to research different careers, organize what you learn,
and compare different career choices. Use one for each career.
Career Scavenger Hunt: Networking. Here is a fun
activity to met different people and learn important skills "networking"
with other people. Sometimes its "who you know" that helps you get a
Webquest. The Internet is full of wonderful career resources
- let's take a look and see what we find.
CareerCHART Worksheet. This is a 5-step model for comparing
your needs and preferences against career opportunities.
A game for small groups of students that extends students’ knowledge of
Career Path. Career exploration and decisions are important,
but then we have to build a plan to get us where we want to go. This
activity shows you how.
Courses & Career Interests. This booklet (16 pages), reviews
how students can use high school to prepare for careers. While
written specifically for Jamestown High School, it provides a lot of good
information for anyone preparing for high school.
High School Courses &
Career Paths. Once you have made some decisions about career
paths, it is time to look at classes that will help prepare you to achieve
your goals. Let's look at some high school courses that help prepare
students for careers.
Lesson Plan and
Handout. Filling out job applications accurately and neatly
is important. BE SURE TO DOWNLOAD/PRINT BOTH OF THESE FILES to use
Information Packet. This document outlines information and
guidelines for Job Corps - great opportunity for young adults (16-25).
It provides additional contacts and lists local offices for get more
information. Click HERE for a Job Corp Admissions
Map for Wisconsin.
Job Search Manual.
Here is a comprehensive manual, everything you need to know about the job
Making Career Decisions. Career exploration leads presents
us with choices. Let's look at some suggestions to help make
decisions about careers.
Activity. Consider the people you know in all areas of your
life. They are your potential consider the people you know in all areas of
your life. They are your potential personal and professional network, and
can lead to the best information and job leads for you.
to Career Development. One of the most valuable things
parents can do to help a student with career planning is listen: be open
to ideas, try to help your student find information, and be nonjudgmental.