What jobs will there be for our kids in the future? The truth is... who knows? They could be autonomous transportation analytics experts, postal drone engineers, custom organ 3d printers. The future is going to unpredictable but it's going to be amazing.
The question is how do we prepare them for jobs in a world which has not yet arrived. Some parents have leaned toward providing their kids with hard skills like coding or even digital design. Others prefer to focus more on soft skills like social awareness, empathy and leadership. There is certainly no right or wrong answer.
This creative printable worksheet set tries to cover at least one part of employment which should be around for a long time... the job application. Have fun!
Printable & Activity Objectives
Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 2-3 hours, Items Needed: Colouring and writing pencils
In this activity, your child will cover some basic research about employment and how people apply for jobs. They will have fun filling up a job application for the role of a "toy tester" at a fictional toy company.
It will help your child or student:
Get basic exposure to real world scenarios i.e. employment, job seeking and the process of applying for a job.
Exercise his/her creative mind and help them explore this real world scenario in a fun way. It also provides them with an avenue for self-expression.
Let's fill up the job application!
How to Get Started
Simple steps to start:
Research and find out more about employment and the job application process. Here's a quick (fairly complex) animated history of work:
Here's a hilarious (but fictional) video about kids interviewing for jobs at an office:
Research about the what toy testers do and what makes a good toy tester :) Here's a video about a 13 year old Canadian boy with his dream job, Chief Play Officer at Toys "R" Us in Canada:
Get started on the printable worksheets!
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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack
This printable pack consists of 3 printable activity worksheets for your kid/student to play-pretend to apply for a job as a toy tester.
A toy tester job description worksheet
A toy tester job application worksheet (part 1) - personal details and questions.
A toy tester job application worksheet (part 2) - product design test.
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