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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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Cooking Light: Crispy Oven Fried Chicken With Spaghetti Squash

I love fried chicken. Who doesn't? Problem is I'm on a low fat diet and fried foods are off-limits. This recipe is inspired by KFC original recipe. However, it has a big twist... it uses light soy sauce, egg whites, a hint of ginger, and Chinese five spice.

The recipe goes as follows: Create a rub using 1 tablespoon of Chinese five spice, white pepper, black pepper, onion salt, garlic powder, oregano, sage, and ancho chilli powder, plus 2 tablespoons of paprika and salt and one teaspoon of ginger.

Remove the skin from the chicken and lightly drizzle it with light soy sauce. Coat the chicken pieces with the the rub and let it marinate in the fridge for at least one hour.

In a shallow bowl, whisk egg whites, 1 teaspoon of the rub,  and 2 tablespoons of dijon mustard. This is going to be your binding agent.

Dip each piece of chicken in the egg white mixture and then roll it in Panko bread crumbs (lightly season your Panko bread crumbs with the rub mixture).

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and bake for 30- 40 minutes or until juices run clear. Make sure you use non-stick cooking spay to grease your baking ban.

For the spaghetti squash I baked it whole, then cut in half, discarded the seeds and scraped the flesh into strings.  I seasoned it with a bit of low fat margarine, salt, pepper and a bit of Parmesan cheese. Spaghetti squash tends to be a bit sweet and really does not need tons of seasoning. Sometimes less is more...


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