Job Skills and Employment Readiness for Teens


Grade Levels:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Job Skills, Employment Readiness, Resume Help

Resource Type:
Printables, Worksheets, Activities

50 pages

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Many teenagers will be entering into the work force. Applying and searching for that first job can be overwhelming. These employment readiness activities are designed to decrease the stress of the job search and help your students stay on track.


Appropriate for teenage students.

Students that need help with employment readiness skills.

Effective for practicing resume writing, applying for jobs, preparing for interviews, and job search tips.


Job skills lesson plans to use with your students.

Magazine format for enhanced learning.

Interactive Table of Contents.

Hands on activities for students to practice writing their own resumes, interest inventory, job search techniques, and practice common job interview questions.


Table of Contents

  • Includes an Interactive Table of Contents
  • All lesson plans and activities have a hyperlink (highlighted in blue)
  • Click on the link to go to that page within the .pdf document

Job Skills Exam

  • 35 Questions (Total of 5 pages)
  • 20 Multiple Choice (three answer choices)
  • 8 True and False
  • 7 Short Answer
  • Answer Key Included

Lesson Plans:

How to Get Started, Interest Inventory
Job Search Tips, Social Media
Job Application Tips, Application Process
References, Preparing for the Job Interview
First Impressions, Dressing for the Job Interview
Interview Tips, Common Interview Questions
You’re Hired-Tips for the Job, Future Goals

Employment Readiness Activities:

  • Interest Inventory– Write about personal interests, hobbies, soft job skills, and hard job skills.
  • Job Search Activity– Find jobs and then write down the contact information.
  • Sample Job Application– Practice filling out a two-page sample job application.
  • Sample Personal Information Sheet– Practice completing a document that includes all of your personal data and job experiences.
  • Resume Activity Read a sample resume. Practice writing your personal resume and then type it.
  • Interview Questions Activity– Write down your strengths, weaknesses, and facts about yourself.
  • Future Goals Activity– Write down your future goals and plans. What will you do with the money that you earn from your job?

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