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How to Build a Resume That Stands Out Visually To Help Your Teen Land Their First Job

Creating a captivating resume that sparkles bright enough to catch an employer's attention is an art on its own terms.

With the ramp up pressure kids experience at school and the need to sign up to too many extracurricular activities, it’s no surprise how the number of teens employed have been declining over the past decades.
There are many benefits (and risks) of adolescent employment. The decision to allow your teen to have an after school job should be a well thought-out family decision based on how well they can manage responsibilities, time management and money.

But if your teen is ready to take the plunge the first thing they need to figure out is how to build a resume that stands out even if they don’t have any work experience.

But where to start? How do can you create a snapshot of your ambitions, show your strengths and interests and captive an employers attention?
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Spring break in “Borikén” an Enchanted Island in the Middle of the Caribbean

“My heart is in Puerto Rico but my home is in Atlanta."
Liza Cardona

This entry is dedicated to my family...

Surrounded by a deep blue ocean, coastal lowlands and a mountainous interior lies “Borikén”, a tiny enchanted island full of myths, stories and history. 

Puerto Rico, previously named “Borikén” by the Taíno Indians, is an island of surrealistic beauty, and impossibly bright blue skies. 

The Taínos were friendly and peaceful Indians who were farmers and fishermen.

They called their island paradise “Borikén” which means: "the great land of the valiant and noble Lord" or "land of the great lords".

For spring break,  I decided to pack my bags and head off to Puerto Rico, "The Island of Enchantment". It lies between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean and is one the last colonies under United States control.

The island is magical not for having golden beaches, fluorescent bays, lush tropical rainforests with plants of incredible size and variety, or the most amazing cave system in the entire world but for its people.

I've to say that I feel privileged to have the opportunity to live and raise my kids in an island.


Puerto Rican kids can be quite resourceful.

They also shine within...

 There are many advantages about living in an island.

Your trips to the grocery store are not as frequent as in the US since urban farming is a common practice.

Banana, avocado, papaya, lemon, and mango trees are backyard favorites among the residents.

Eating the daily catch is part of our every day life.

We know by name all of our neighbors. In fact,  we sing and pray together during holy week.

But the best part (I believe) about living in an island is celebrating with the entire clan your grandma's 84th birthday in a maxi dress and flip flops ;) 

Happy Birthday "abuelita" thank you for the happy memories.


  1. It looks like you had an amazing trip. I am dreaming of going to Puerto Rico.


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