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Dear Faith, I want to find my first job this summer. But all the ads I see are asking for experience. How am I supposed to get experience without experience?

Dear Faith,

I want to find my first job this summer. But all the ads I see are asking for experience. How am I supposed to get experience without experience?

Sincerely,

Wanna Paycheck

Most of us know a student who wants a summer job this year. After all, summer jobs are a great way to break into the working world! This is a typical message sent to Faith, our career and education advice columnist.  Here’s her answer:

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Job Application Lesson Plan

As spring turns to summer, many students are thinking about earning some money by taking on a summer job.  Help your students understand the basics of a job application with this lesson plan.

This lesson plan and many others are part of the career and college readiness curriculum found in the Resources section of the Professional Center.  There are six units with 10 lessons each.

  • Career Exploration and Planning
  • Postsecondary Planning
  • High School Academic Planning
  • Financial Aid Planning
  • Job Search
  • Lifelong Portfolio

The lessons can be taught individually or sequentially — whatever works for your situation.