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CAREER, WORK, AND BUSINESS LESSONS

 

Teach and learn basic career, work, and business skills.

Topics include resume writing, filling out job applications, interviewing, writing business letters, communication, public speaking, business math, career planning, accounting, earning money skills, and more.

Resources include lessons, lesson plans, and worksheets.  We also have included informative articles and helpful advice for learning and improving these skills.

 

Informational Resources:

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LESSONS, LESSON PLANS, AND WORKSHEETS


RESUMES AND RESUME WRITING

Resumes, Resume Writing, and Cover Letter Lessons

Resume writing can at first seem overwhelming.  These lessons focus on learning about resumes and resume writing.  Students learn the importance of resumes, and how to write a clear and effective resume.

JOB INTERVIEWS: INTERVIEWING

 

Job Interviews: Interviewing Skills Lessons

Teach and learn basic interviewing skills, preparation, techniques, dress, and etiquette for having a successful interview.

 

CAREER PLANNING, EXPLORATION, AND PREPARATION

Career Planning, Exploration, and Preparation Lessons

Basic career development planning skills, career exploration, and preparation lessons.  Students learn about themselves, their strengths and weaknesses, for a particular career.  They also learn how to prepare for, and learn skills and techniques for a successful career and balanced life.

 

JOB APPLICATIONS

 

Filling in a Job Application Form Lesson

Students practice writing and filling out job sample application forms while learning to prepare for the real world of work and employment.  Materials include printable job application worksheets and a sample resume.

 

BUSINESS WRITING

 

Business Writing Lessons

Lessons on effective business writing.  Students learn about the importance of business writing, learn how to write a formal business letter, and practice writing general business letters.

 

 

 

TIME MANAGEMENT

 

Effective Time Management

An introduction to effective time management strategies, and other business management skills.

 

 

PUBLIC SPEAKING AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS

 

Public Speaking and Communication Skills

Learn about public speaking and related business communication skills.

 

KEYBOARDING AND TYPING SKILLS

 

Keyboarding Skills and Typing Lessons

Keyboarding teaching lesson plans with practice drills and printable fingering worksheets.

 

 

WORD PROCESSING - MICROSOFT WORD

 

Microsoft Word Introduction Lesson

An introduction to using Microsoft Word office software.  Word Processing lesson plan and lesson.

 

 

 

STARTING A BUSINESS

 

Starting a Business

Learn important concepts for starting a business.  Learn an introduction to starting a business, how to choose a business, identifying a market, and calculating how much it will cost.

ACCOUNTING

 

Basic Accounting Lessons

Students learn basic accounting principles, bookkeeping skills, and methods.  Learn about the accounting equation, GAAP, assets, liabilities, revenues, expenses, and other important accounting terms.

 

 

 

BUSINESS LAW

 

Business Law

Learn about business law and how to define and identify various law terminology and vocabulary.  Learn about law in our society. Learn about crimes relevant to the business community and how it affects business.

 

BUSINESS MARKETING AND SALES

 

Introduction to Business Marketing

Students learn to explain and define various marketing terms and how they relate to the business world.

 

Selling Techniques Lesson

An introduction to effective selling strategies, techniques, and other business marketing skills.

 

Basic Principles of Marketing

Introduces the basic principles of marketing and how businesses use these principles.

 

DIVERSITY

 

Cultural Diversity in the Workplace

An introduction to cultural diversity in the workplace.  Students learn diversity issues and why diversity policies are essential in today's business.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE

 

Organizational Culture

An introduction to organizational culture in the workplace.

BUSINESS MEETINGS

 

Effective Meetings

A lesson on effective business meeting strategies. Learn how to maximize your time at a meeting and get your job done more efficiently.

 

Brainstorming

An introduction to brainstorming techniques.  Learn how to brain storm to help solve business problems.


TEAMWORK

Teamwork

An introduction to the concepts and principles of teamwork in the workplace.


Working as a Team Member
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Introduction to the key concepts of teamwork and working as a team member.

LEADERSHIP

Leadership

Learn some of the key attributes of the effective leader.

BODY LANGUAGE

 

Body Language

Learn about body language as a form of communication.

NEGOTIATING SKILLS

 

Negotiating Skills

Learn to identify and practice basic negotiating skills.

CUSTOMER SERVICE

 

Customer Service

Customer service lessons and training.  Topics include an introduction to customer service, its importance to business, and how to deal with customers.

DIFFICULT PEOPLE

 

Dealing with Difficult People

Learn techniques for to dealing with difficult behavior in the workplace.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

 

Project Management

An introduction to project management in the workplace.

ANALYTICAL SKILLS

 

Analytical Skills

An introduction to analytical skills and problem solving.

GIVING AND RECEIVING CRITICISM

 

Giving and Receiving Criticism

An introduction to giving and receiving criticism in the workplace.

HOW TO BE ASSERTIVE

 

How to be Assertive

An introduction to being assertive.  Students learn and practice assertive techniques, and learn to recognize aggression, submission, and assertiveness.

PLANNING AND ORGANIZING

 

Planning and Organizing

An introduction to the principles of planning and organization.

HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

 

Healthy Lifestyles

An introduction to living a healthy life.

LEARNING STYLES

 

Learning Styles

An introduction to learning styles.

WHOLE BRAIN LEARNING

 

Whole Brain Learning

An introduction to whole-brain learning, and an opportunity to explore a sample whole-brain technique.

COPING WITH LOSS

 

Coping with Loss

An introduction to coping with all types of loss including personal loss, loosing a job, and economic loss.

SELF-ESTEEM

 

Self-Esteem

A guide to improving your self-esteem.  Discuss the causes of low self-esteem and suggest some self-help techniques for raising it.

BUSINESS MATH

Business Math
Teach and learn the basic concepts and usage of basic business math and consumer math. These lesson plans, business lessons, interactive material, and worksheets will introduce your students to basic math concepts. This page highlights our material that fits into a traditional business math curriculum. It begins with more simple money math, decimals, place value, addition, subtraction, percentages, earning money, income and wages, taxes, checking accounts, bank savings accounts, and more consumer math skills. Examples and problems.

 

EARNING MONEY

Earning Money
Along with working, students need to learn about earning and making money.  Learn different ways that people make money.  Practice reading and understanding employee earnings statements, paychecks, time card sheets, income, health insurance, deductions, and other lessons related to salary, earning and making money for different careers.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

INFORMATION ON CAREERS, WORK, AND BUSINESS SKILLS

Careers, Work, Business Skills, Jobs

Helpful career, work, and business information. Advice and tips to help you with your own career and work skills.  Includes information on getting a job, writing resumes, job search, and interviewing.  Once you get a job, learn business skills such as writing business letters and public speaking.

 



 

 

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