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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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Meet the fastest "bird" in the Planet: The Bluebird Electric! Go Bluebird Go!

The Bluebird Electric racing car is attempting to set a new world record.

The 'Bluebird' name is the most famous name in land and water speed record breaking and the Campbell family that created it is the most successful speed record dynasty in history. Over the hundred years since 1911, the family has amassed over 30 speed records, on land and water, and undertaken incredible technological and personal challenges in doing so.

The Bluebird legend began sometime in 1911/12 when Sir Malcolm Campbell saw Maurice Maeterlinck's play 'The Blue Bird' at the Haymarket Theatre, London. He was so inspired by the play's theme that on the way home from the theatre he woke the local ironmonger and bought all the blue paint in the shop.

That night he painted his race car, naming it 'Blue Bird', and with the paint still wet won his first race the very next day at the famous old race circuit 'Brooklands' in Surrey, England. Explore the timeline, above, and witness the incredible landmarks Bluebird and the Campbell family have achieved.

Above all this is a human story of immense honor, commitment and fortitude that continues today with Don Wales, Sir Malcolm Campbell's grandson and the driver of the Bluebird Electric land speed record car. The legend lives on.

Speed runs in the 'Bluebird' family! Don Wales is the grandson of Sir Malcolm Campbell and now his son, Joe Wales, and daughter, Charlotte Wales (they are twins) have the speed gene. Each has raced karts and Joe recently qualified for his MSA race licence. Don has promised him a drive in Bluebird Electric at the next record attempts. Joe, who is in his first year at university, is pictured ready to take the wheel!

"This year the company will be using the existing Bluebird Electric car – which set eight UK Electric Land Speed Records including the UK Outright record a decade ago – as a test and development vehicle to try differing battery technologies and drive units.

This will allow us to evaluate and develop the right package to take the project forward toward to their goal of 500mph in a electric-powered car.

This will take a considerable budget and many years of hard work, but for now the company aims to improve our existing records during our centenary year".
Bluebird Electric still needs 10 volunteer fodders (debris collectors) for speed trials at Pendine Sands on 2/3 July. All fodders, after their duty, will have a great spot to sit and watch Bluebird Electric begin its runs from the west end of the beach. You will see more of the action than if were outside the fencing with the general public. You will also get a 'team fod' picture taken with Don Wales and the car as a memento of the weekend! Interested? Call Rebecca Nicholls now on 01452 260 063 x450

The current car is undergoing re-engineering work on the chassis and aerodynamic improvements to the body before test and trials begin on Pendine Sands, West Wales – site of Sir Malcolm Campbell's first ever official World Land Speed Record – in the summer.

Sounds like a Disney movie to me. What do you think? Will they make it?? 

I say YES! Go Bluebird Go!!!

For the latest Bluebird Speed Records team news, please visit

The team can also be followed on Twitter at @bluebirdspeed and Facebook


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