First Seven Jobs: A School Counselor Opportunity

The Twitter #firstsevenjobs is trending this week.  It is so interesting to see the road others took to their career. Wouldn’t this also be interesting to your students? You could show celebrities #firstsevenjobs to start a career lesson!

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Or ask your staff for their first seven jobs. Ironically, we did something similar to kick off our junior career and college lesson.

We played a kind of guessing game to see who did these jobs before arriving at their current job. We would reveal the first job….guess who?

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Then slowly show each job. Until the staff member was revealed!

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Surprise, it’s your principal!  We picked 3 brave staff members for this opening activity.

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The students really connected with this opening activity and were able to see the many diverse paths you can take before arriving in a career.  Here is the entire presentation:

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And here is a link to where you can find the Junior Packet.

What are some other ways you can use #firstsevenjobs in your school counseling program?




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