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I Want the Job!

Using the Newspaper to Teach Basic Living Skills;

  • Find a ‘help wanted" ad that would be a good job for you. What do you think you would have to do in that job?

1. __________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________

4. __________________________________________________________

5. __________________________________________________________    

  • What skills and abilities do you have that would make you a good person for this job?

1. __________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________

4. __________________________________________________________

5. __________________________________________________________

6. __________________________________________________________

  • What experience have you had that would help you do this job well?

1. __________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________  


Where’s the Work?

  • Find ads for 8 to 12 different jobs that look interesting. Write the jobs and the locations in the spaces below.

Job Location

  • Look at a map. Find the location of each job. Which jobs are close enough to be possibilities? Draw a line through each job that is too far away to consider.

More Information Please

  • Select an ad from the help-wanted section of the newspaper. Using the ad, answer as many questions as you can about the job.

What kind of work is it? ________________________________________

What is the name of the company? _______________________________

What is the location of the job? __________________________________

What skills are needed? ________________________________________

Is experience necessary? _______________________________________

How many hours per week? _____________________________________

Is it a day or night job? _____________________________________________

Are the hours the same each week? ___________________________________

How much does the job pay? ________________________________________

Are there any benefits? ____________________________________________

Do you need references? __________________________________________

How do you apply? _______________________________________________

  • What questions do you still have about this job?

______________________________________________________________

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 Ó 1988 J. Weston Walch, Publisher Using the Newspaper to Teach Basic Living Skills


  EMPLOYMENT/ ADVOCACY HANDOUT

Procedure: Given the following situations, demonstrate your responses.

SITUATIONS FOUND ON THE JOB

1. Your boss told you he/she was proud of your work, what would you say?

 

2. How would you feel if you boss said you were his best worker?

 

3. What would you say or do if you boss or supervisor said he/ she was disappointed in your work?

 

4. How would you feel if your boss/ supervisor said he/ she was disappointed in your work?