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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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Simple Meals: Tomato-Florentine Turmeric Rice

When you only have less than 20 minutes to make dinner what do you do? Rice and pork chops! 

Rice and pork chops is a popular dinner dish in Puerto Rico. They key to a 20 minute meal is to always try to make something ahead. In this case I had left-over rub that I saved and re-used it to season my pork chops. 

For the rice, really all is left to do is to sautee the onions, add the rest of the ingredients, then the broth and cover until the liquid is absorbed. Is really that simple ;)

Tomato-Florentine Turmeric Rice

11/2  Cups of rice (long grain)
2 Cups of Chopped Fresh Spinach
1/2 Cup Chopped Kalamata olives
1 Can of Diced Tomatoes (you can also use fresh tomatoes) 
1 Small Carrot ( coarsely grated)
1 Medium Onion diced
3 Minced Garlic cloves 
Chicken broth (don't ask me how much. I always eyeball it..)
2 Teaspoons Turmeric (if you want your rice less yellow use 1 teaspoon instead)
1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder (Optional)
1 Teaspoon Tomato paste 
1 Teaspoon Dried  oregano

In a sauté pan, heat 2 tbsp oil and sauté  onions until they turn translucent. Add a can of diced tomatoes, garlic, grated carrot, spinach, oregano, and tomato paste and cook on a medium flame for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add rice, turmeric, chili powder, salt and pepper, and sauté for a few more minutes until everything is blended. 

Add the chicken broth and reduce the heat, cover, and cook for 20-30 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed.


  1. The glaze on those chops looks delicious. Great, fast dinner! It's always nice to get in and out of the kitchen during the summer.

  2. Dominicans love pork chops and rice too and your take here looks awesome! I would have never thought to add Turmeric to color the rice. I bet it added some amazing flavor to it.


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