Saturday, October 15, 2011

Resources for Job Seeking Students

Highly, Highly Recommend

Email account >Learn the Terms Login Username Password
Cell / home phone number>Use your cell phone to practice interviews
A jump/ flash drive >Keep copies of resume in your email and on your person.

English for Work Interactive
Functional Work English instructor Bethany Gustafson combined video field trips and flash interactive activities to create a videos that allows students to not only experience job skills but targeted vocabulary as well. Jobs include housekeeping, dishwasher and laundry worker. The videos are now available for download and on-demand streaming from Minneapolis Adult Basic Education at
 Choose Online Activity List>> English for Work Interactive

O*NET Online
While not a job posting site, O*NET OnLine was created for the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration, by the National Center for O*NET Development and has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers. The site also tags jobs as to a bright outlook or a green job.

Forms Practice
In this day and age more and more businesses only accept online applications. Filling out these forms is a skill that can seem overwhelming, this website allows you to practice filling out forms from simple to complete job applications.

Build a Resume
Do your students need to write resumes, but struggle with formatting issues and making their work look professional? Check out for an alternative to laborious word processing! This free online application allows you to enter the necessary information into its online form, and then use templates to construct a professional-looking resume that you can download and print or send by email directly from the website.

Interview Skills
Help your students sharpen their interview skills with The Do’s and Don’ts of Interviewing for a Job. Ric Dwyer worked with a local temp agency to create a DVD good and bad interviews examples. The website is a follow up to the DVD.

To request a copy of the DVD contact

Minnesota’s career, education, and job resource

Minnesota Works

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