How to get a job

Students create a flowchart for the job hunting process.

Year Level




5 minutes


  • In class activity

SEL Competencies

  • Self-awareness
  • Responsible decision-making

Learning Intention

Students will visually map the process of hunting for, being offered and accepting a job.

Key Outcomes

By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:

  • identify the steps in applying for a job.
activity 01

Instructions 5 min

Students create a flowchart for finding a job. They may be as creative and visual as they like. Remind them that they may not be successful in getting the first job they apply for. They should remember that they may not get the first job they apply for.

Steps that could be included (in no particular order):

  • Writing a cover letter
  • Searching for a job online
  • Visiting local businesses
  • Writing a resume
  • Asking people to be referees
  • Deciding to look for a job
  • Having an interview
  • Signing a contract
  • Not being offered a job.

Option: Expand the mindmap to include links to relevant information and links which might help along the way.