Day 2 (PF)



  • Surgeons are the highest-paid profession in the United States, making an average of $288,000 per year (CNN Money)
  • Americans work more, on average than any other country in the world. Last year, more than 25 million Americans — 20.5 percent of the total workforce — reported they worked at least 49 hours a week. Eleven million of those said they worked more than 59 hours a week. (ABC News)

GOAL: Today you will:

  • Identify strategies to use for finding a job during high school
  • Explain the different categories of work (full- vs part-time, paid vs unpaid)
  • Successfully complete a job application with the proper information


    • #1–Do this on your own
    • #2–We will watch this together, but answer the questions as the video plays
    • #3–We will watch this together. As you watch be thinking about opportunities you can list for yourself.
    • #4–We will go through the Google Slides together
    • #5–Do this on your own–5 min
    • #6–SKIP THIS
    • #7–Do this own your own
  2. Download this job application form & fill it out by following the instructions in this VIDEO.
    1. POSITION: you make one up, but have it be a realistic one that you could be applying for right now as a high school student working part time.
    2. EDUCATION: only include Bellevue High School and only fill out the first 3 columns since you haven’t graduated yet.
    3. REFERENCES: try to include 3 adults who are NOT related to you. Good references are teachers, coaches, youth group leaders, pastors, past employers and/or managers or supervisors. If you were using me or any other teacher/coach at BHS you can use this information along with their name: Tracy Weber, Teacher, Bellevue High School, 563-872-4001.
    4. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY: try to complete as much of it as you can. If you babysit, be sure to include every family as a separate employer, so if you babysat for 5 different families you can fill in all 5 with as much information as you can. I use to find addresses and phones.
    5. Print it, 2-sided, print your name, date, and sign it using blue or black ink then hand it in.

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