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IBM 8-bar logo Career Readiness Toolkit for Teachers

Designed for teachers like you, this toolkit will help you bring career readiness learning to life in the classroom. It includes three complete lesson plans on career exploration and planning, resume writing, and interviewing, as well as shorter activities you can layer onto existing lesson plans.

How to use this toolkit

Each lesson in this toolkit includes everything you'll need: instructions, student-facing handouts, powerpoint decks, learning objectives, and standards alignment. You can grab and go, or build your own lessons using the resources and activities here according to your needs. Everything is designed for in-person and virtual learning.


Career exploration and planning lesson

This 60-minute lesson plan has everything you need to teach your students how to approach career planning and successfully navigate the ever-changing world of work.

60 mins
3 Activities
Grade 9-12
Low threshold, high ceiling
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How to build a standout resume lesson

This 60-minute lesson plan has everything you need to teach your students resume-writing skills so they can write resumes that grab employers’ attention and, most importantly, lead to interviews.

60 mins
3 Activities
Grade 9-12
Low threshold, high ceiling
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How to prepare students for interviews lesson

This 60-minute lesson plan has everything you need to teach your students interviewing skills so they’re ready to land that summer internship or nail their first job interview.

60 min lesson
3 Activities
Grade 9-12
Low threshold, high ceiling
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Individual activities perfect for existing lesson plans

Not looking for a whole lesson? Pick and choose from several teacher-approved activities according to your classroom needs. Each is designed for in-person or virtual learning.