So, here are my top tips to help your students brush up on their skills!
1) Encourage your students to reflect on all the skills that they think employers are looking for. (It is quite an extensive list when you do your research...! Fortunately, I've included loads of them in the resource below to save you lots of time!)
2) Reflect on which of these skills they are already demonstrating and evidence where.
3) Encourage students to think about what skills their chosen career path expects of them.
4) Reflect on which of these skills they currently possess, which they need to brush up on and how they can go about doing that.
If you want an easy to follow PowerPoint presentation with worksheets that correlate perfectly to guide them through identifying and building on their skills, then you should definitely have a look at this resource! (Titled with current teen lingo: "Those skills though!". As I always say, it's important to use resources current to our students' world to keep them enthused and relevant!).
My students gained a great deal from this resource and they found writing their resumes a piece of cake as they were able to easily identify skills they have and evidence them with ease thanks to the written activities. They also obtained a wide variety of skills and vocabulary in their resumes which helps them stand out from the crowd!