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Ideal Job Inventory (for a job while in high school)
Handout 4.9.1
Bell Ringer
What are you looking for in a job? Select which answers best describe your ideal high school job.
SALARY: Volunteer Job
It doesn’t have to be a
paying job. I am more
interested in helping
others.
Paid Job
I need to make and save
money. I am looking for a
job with an hourly salary.
Internship
I am looking for work
experience in my career
eld – that may or may
not be a paid position.
Not sure
or
Open to
anything
# of HOURS: Occasionally
I just have time to work
on some weekends or for
special events.
3–12 Hours a Week
I am looking for a regular
job with after school and/
or weekend hours.
15+ Hours a Week
I can work a lot after
school, on weekends and/
or summertime.
Not sure
or
Open to
anything
PROXIMITY: Walking Distance
I need to be able to walk
there from home or
school.
Public Transportation
I won’t always have a car/
ride but can get there by
bus/subway.
By Car
I have a car and/or can
get a ride there.
Not sure
or
Open to
anything
CUSTOMERS:
(Check all that apply)
Kids
I love working with kids
and want to nd a job
that interacts with kids.
Adults
I prefer working with
mostly adults.
Senior Citizens
I really enjoy older
people and would be
happy to help them.
Not sure
or
Open to
anything
JOB DESCRIPTION: Volunteer Job
I want to volunteer to
help a group that needs
me (e.g., youth group,
homeless shelter)
Food/Sales Service
I’m looking for a job
at a restaurant, fast
food, clothing store, or
something similar.
Pre-Career Job
I want work experience
in my career eld (e.g.,
law, fashion, medical,
teaching, accounting)
Not sure
or
Open to
anything
EMPLOYMENT
STATUS:
Service Project
I plan to create a club/
organization and work
with others to carry out
activities.
Employee
I am looking for a job with
a reliable boss and salary.
Entrepreneur
I plan to start my own
business (e.g., car
washing, babysitting, dog
walking, lawn or tech
services)
Not sure
or
Open to
anything
WORK
ENVIRONMENT:
(Check all that apply)
People Person
I love being around
people and hope to work
with co-workers and
customers.
Independent Work
I prefer a quiet,
uninterrupted work
environment. I like to
work independently.
Outdoor Work
I’d love a job that’s mostly
outdoors (e.g., life guard,
camp counselor)
Not sure
or
Open to
anything
IDEAL JOB – List at least 3–5 ideal types of jobs:
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Sarah Jo Carter
1212 Post Avenue Savannah, GA 76114 Phone: 978-766-0330: Email: jo_dabest@yahoo.co
Objective
My objective is to get a job.
Experience
Group Le ader at YM C A 1/1/16 - 1/2017
Helped the little kids wit there homework
Play games
Cleaned up
New spaper Route Feb. 2015
Prepare papers for route
Passed out newspapers every morning.
Education
Cape Castile High School Sr. year
Skills
I’m good at throwing newspapers.
I like to work with kids and help them with theyre homework.
I am a hard worker.
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Sean Marshall
6408 Parker pl. Denver Co 80014
Phone: 303-213-7090 Fax: None Email: prettyboi2010@gmail.com
Last summer
neighborhood, organize tools, promote business
guard May-Aug
/watched swimmers at the city pool
Senior
my last year at Carter, expected to graduate this year
student
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Joe Johnson
5305 Knight Road, Pasadena, CA 98765
Phone: 303-000-0987 Email: king_j@hotmail.com
O
bjective
I am a dedicated high school senior whose main objective is to receive my
Bachelor’s Degree in Business. I accept any challenge and my drive,
determination, and work ethic set me apart from others.
W
endys Restaurant 1/5/17-5/25/17
Prepare and serve food.
Open and close registers
Money handling
M
cDonalds 2/10/15-12/24/16
Prepare and serve food.
Open and close registers
Money handling
E
ducation
Cristoff Central Academy Graduation-June 6, 2017
Q
ualifications
Top ten percent
Member of Student Council, Honors Club, and President of
Volunteer Corp
Employee of the year at McDonalds
First Aid Certified
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Alana Wilson
6476 Destin Way Las Vegas, NV 45643
Phone: 313-987-6544 Email: AW2008@verizon.net
Education
Senior at Lakes Lane Career Tech
Experience
MeadowPark Summer Camp Leader
May 2016-
August 2016
J.P.’s Snack Shop
2014-
2017
Babysitting
2012-
current
Affiliations/Memberships
Student Council
3 years
Varsity Basketball Team
2015-
2017
Interests
Sports
Children
Computers
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Alex Coffey
2523 Cameron Road Lewisville, TX 75056
Phone: (214) 234-2342 Fax: (972) 092-2384 Email: c.sampson@gmail.com
Objective
My objective is to secure employment in hopes of building my resume for college and any
future endeavors. I work well with children and aspire to become an educator.
Experience
CFI Market May 2015-December 2016
Job Description-to assist customers during checkout, organize the store, and open/close
registers.
YMCA June 2014-April 2015
Job Description-to assist children with their homework during the afterschool program,
supervise recess and snack time, and implement the afterschool curriculum.
Education
Lewisville High School August 2013-Current
North Central Texas College August 2016-Current
--I am taking two college courses along with my remaining classes at Lewisville High School.
Skills
CPR Certified
Effective at handling money
Efficient in word/excel
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CRYSTAL SAMPSON
PO Box 18186
Carroll, TX 75801
Phone: (973) 852-3624
CrystalSampson@yahoo.com
OBJECTIVE:
To secure a job that allows me to work with kids approximately 15 hours a week and gain experience in the
counseling field
HIGHLIGHTS:
I have always loved being with kids and plan to major in psychology in college. I am hard-working, reliable,
and compassionate, and am looking forward to opportunities to mentor and inspire elementary school
children.
EDUCATION:
Carroll High School, Carroll, TX Class of 2018 3.85 GPA
Four advanced placement (AP) classes, junior class VP and yearbook editor
Successfully completed semester-long course on workplace skills such as: collaborating
effectively, working as a team, resolving problems, and managing emotions.
WORK EXPERIENCE:
Oct. 2016 present
June – Aug. 2015
April 2014 present
Server, Big Scoop Ice Cream Store
Greet customers and provide ice cream, snacks and
beverages
Assess store inventory and order new products
Intern Camp Counselor, Little Bears Summer Camp
Co-led groups of 1015 children, ages 68
Organized sports activities, crafts and song time
Met weekly with fellow counselors to coordinate
and plan activities
Babysitter
Provide childcare for local families
Prepare meals, assist with homework, and light
housekeeping
INTERESTS:
Volleyball, basketball, piano, singing, dance, songwriting, and time with friends and family
ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Selected dance team captain (2015-16)
Volleyball team member 2012-2016 (regional champions 2014)
Alpha Beta Honors Society member
Regional Spelling Bee, 3
rd
place, 2008
REFERENCES:
*Recommendations available upon request.
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Handout 4.9.3
Use the questions below to prepare for writing your resume. Then search online for resume
templates, select one you like, and ll it in. You can also create your own resume design, by
making a table and selecting fonts.
1) What kind of job are you applying for? (e.g., food server, retail, community service, start-up)
2) Objective:
a. Why are you applying for this job? What are your goals in getting this job?
b. How many hours do you hope to work per week/month?
3) Highlights:
a. What skills, character strengths, and interests do you have that would be helpful to your potential
employer?
b. What experiences (paid and volunteer) have you had that would help you be a valuable member of this
company/organization?
c. What are your career long-term goals? (if they are relevant to this job)
4) Education:
a. List all the schools and training programs you’ve attended with relevant dates included.
b. Have you received any educational honors or recognition? If so, please include.
c. What is your GPA? If it is higher than 3.0 consider including it in the education section.
5) Work Experience:
a. List all of the jobs and work experience you’ve had (both paid and unpaid). Include the dates you worked
at each position.
b. Write bullet points describing your job responsibilities. Use action verbs for each bullet such as “Led…,
Organized…,” “Created…,” etc..
6) Interests/Accomplishments:
a. List all your hobbies, interests, and accomplishments that tell the employer more about who you are,
what you are interested in, and what makes you interesting and unique.
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