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Job Readiness Worksheets

Check out these fun job readiness worksheets to help your students prepare for a career.


Personal finance and money education are broad topics, but there are overarching goals involved. One of these objectives is job readiness. As a teacher or homeschooler, you know the importance of preparing your students for their future, and one of the most useful, practical areas to focus on is job preparation. These worksheets are exceptional for getting kids ready to land a job or career and thrive in their responsibilities. 

Job Readiness Overview Worksheets

These worksheets cover the basics of job and career preparation.

  • Career vs. a Job: These worksheets give students valuable background information on the benefits of jobs and careers. It includes an assessment page to gauge student understanding, making it a useful tool to have in your classroom. This item is good for 4th-12th grade.
  • Job Interview Checklist: This worksheet shows kids how to prepare for their big day – interviewing for a job. They can study the sheet and complete the accompanying activity to cement their interview skills and be ready. Excellent for your 8th-12th graders.
  • Career Readiness – Positive Attitude: Kids understand the importance of having the right attitude at work. This activity comes with a video and a worksheet to go along with it. Help your students become more hire-able and better team players, and it’s good for 4th-12th grade.
  • Career Readiness Vocabulary: This worksheet builds an understanding of job readiness terminology. Students predict a definition and then find the meaning, comparing the two answers when complete. It is a good activity for 8th-12th grade.
  • Soft Skills Checklist: These worksheets provide kids with a comprehensive assessment of job readiness skills. There is a checklist, a goal-setting chart, and a skills inventory to show students what they know and need to learn. It is great for 7th-12th grade.
  • Job Skills Daily Warmup Worksheets: These worksheets provide a range of information for job readiness. It includes career-related reading and math sheets and a job etiquette worksheet. Great for all grades, particularly elementary ages.
  • Employment Vocabulary Worksheet: This worksheet requires students to learn career-specific words, define them, and use them in a sentence. Additional activities on the sheet – such as a word search and a crossword – strengthen student comprehension even further. It is best for 6th-12thgrade.
  • My Job Readiness Workbook: This comprehensive workbook has multiple worksheets for educators to use to teach job readiness. It is designed for all grades and can work with any student, but is ideal for vocational training and special education students to help transition into adulthood. Students read information and then reflect on their traits and skills.

Specific Job Preparation Worksheets 

Even if kids don’t want to pursue one of these careers, it can be beneficial to learn how to get any job. These sheets highlight ways to get hired in various positions.

  • Exploring Life After High School in Science: This worksheet requires students to research pathways to specific careers in science, preparing them for the road ahead. Many students aren’t aware of potential careers and this sheet can help guide them to see how to achieve their goals. It is best for high school students.
  • Exploring Life After High School in Math: If your students are math-oriented, this worksheet is an excellent job readiness activity. They research math careers and learn how to prepare for landing a job in the field. For 9th-12th grade.
  • The Shared Economy Job Readiness: If you’re looking for a specific type of job resource – one within the shared economy, like ridesharing –  this worksheet is ideal. It provides information and stats about working for Uber or Lyft and prepares students for a job in this industry. You can use this sheet in 7th-12th grade.
  • Santa Claus Jobs: Many kids may be interested in seasonal jobs, and this worksheet shows a specific example of one in action. It combines reading comprehension with job readiness, showing them how to land a job in the future. It is designed for 6th-12th grade.
  • Unique and Interesting Jobs – How to Prepare:  Students complete a worksheet as they watch a video in this activity. The video covers unusual jobs – specifically, waterslide testing – and how to qualify for the position. Good for 7th-12th grade.
  • Entry Level Jobs Worksheets: These worksheets highlight specific entry-level jobs and how to prepare for them. They contain information on training and necessary skills and a sheet for students to demonstrate their understanding. Ideal for 6th-12th grade. 
  • Dream Job: This worksheet shows students the educational path and training requirements to obtain the job of their dreams. It will help focus kids on a specific career path and see how they can work towards a goal. It is excellent for anywhere between 5th and 12th grade.

Resumes, Interviewing, and Applying for Jobs Worksheets

Getting into the nuts and bolts of job readiness is crucial, starting with resumes, interviewing, and the job application steps. Check out these worksheets for useful practice.

  • Applying for Jobs: As students learn about career readiness, they will see the importance of knowing how to apply for jobs. This worksheet walks them through the steps, giving them valuable knowledge for the not-so-distant future. Suitable for 6th-8th grade.
  • Classroom Job Application: This worksheet is excellent for your younger students, giving them practice applying for jobs. They must also verbalize their strengths and write what makes them good candidates for the position. It is made for 1st-5th grade.
  • Job Interview Infographic Worksheet: This worksheet provides a fun and engaging format for your high schoolers to prepare for an interview. It covers how to prepare mentally and what type of body language to use and avoid. Ideal for 9th-12th grade.
  • Career Prep: Job Attributes: In this worksheet, students must identify the best attributes for job success. They put themselves in the role of the boss and determine who they would hire, and reflect on which traits would serve them well in any career. Good for 5th-12th grade.
  • Resume Writing Worksheet: This worksheet provides hands-on instruction and guided practice for students to write resumes. Even if they lack volunteer and work experience, they can pretend and fill in pretend information to see how the process works. Good for 9th-12th grade.
  • Resume Guided Notes: In this worksheet, students fill out the required information to build their resumes. It can help them organize data into categories and strengthen goals and objectives. It is made for 9th-12th grade.

Head to our teacher’s guide to teaching career prep for more resources!

About the Author

Peter Brown

Peter Brown is a National Board Certified teacher with over two decades of experience in the classroom. He loves working with students of all ages in many subjects, but particularly in practical areas like money education, to help kids achieve their goals. When he is not teaching or writing about financial literacy, you can find him surfing, hiking, skiing, or traveling to new places.

Last updated on: October 20, 2022