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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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FERST CENTER WELCOMES JAKE SHIMABUKURO

"What the world needs now is Ukelele. You know, this is the underdog of all instruments and I always believed that it is the instrument of peace because if everyone played the Ukulele this world would be a much happier place."  
Jame Shimabukuro

ATLANTAThe Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech 20th anniversary season continues withthe most widely heard ukulele player alive today,” (Fretboard Journal) Jake Shimabukuro on Saturday March 31 at 8 p.m.   Shimabukuro will perform tracks from his latest album, Peace Love Ukulele.

In the hands of Jake Shimabukuro, the traditional Hawaiian ukulele of four strings and two octaves is stretched and molded into a complex and bold new musical force. On Peace Love Ukulele, which debuted at the top of the Billboard World Album Chart, Shimabukuro mixes jazz, rock, classical, traditional Hawaiian music and folk, creating a sound that’s both technically masterful and emotionally powerful. His career skyrocketed when a YouTube clip of him performing “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” in Central Park went viral. The video now has close to 10 million views. 
 
In the years since the clip aired, Shimabukuro has performed with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Bette Midler, Yo-Yo Ma, Cyndi Lauper, Ziggy Marley, Levon Helm, Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke, Les Paul, Dave Koz, Chris Botti and Jimmy Buffett. He’s performed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “The Late Show with Conan O’Brien,” “The Today Show” and “Last Call with Carson Daly.” Shimabukuro was a featured artist on NPR’s “Weekend Edition” and Rolling Stone Live, and he recently received a cameo in the Adam Sandler movie “Just Go with It,” where he also recorded a few songs for the soundtrack.
For Jake Shimabukuro, life has always centered on the ukulele. The New York Times recently noted his “buoyant musicianship” and “brisk proficiency,” adding, “the innovation in his style stems from an embrace of restrictions: the ukulele has only four strings and a limited range. He compensates with an adaptable combination of rhythmic strumming, classical-style finger-picking and fretboard tapping.” Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, who recently released his own album of ukulele songs,comments: “Jake is taking the instrument to a place that I can’t see anybody else catching up with him.”

Ticket and Performance Information: Tickets: $30 and special children’s price of $22.  For information and directions (349 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30032-0468) contact the Ferst Center Box Office at 404-894-9600 or visit www.ferstcenter.org.


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