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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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My Day of Beauty: Turning Passion Into a Mission

On Monday, April 23rd, the Paul Mitchell School, at  the The King Plow Arts Center was filled with giggles, hugs, love and happiness. It was the 9th annual "Day of Beauty" benefiting special needs kids. 


 On  this day, volunteers from various salons offered haircuts, color services, up do's, facial waxing, make-up, manicures and chair massages to children with Down’s syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and Autism at no cost. 


The children were all from schools from the DeKalb County as well as the Special Olympics swim team. For most of these kids, this was their first visit to a professional hair salon. 


My Day of Beauty, was founded by Gloria Owczarski, an altruist with a mission. As a Special Olympics swim coach, and as a sibling of a special needs sister, Gloria is a passionate advocate for the rights of those with disabilities. She believes special needs  kids are somewhat forgotten. "They have a voice that is not heard. They may be "special" but if they had their choice, they wouldn't be any different from their peers. They so want to fit in and be normal. I started this event because I felt several things. But the main reason, was to help those who couldn't help themselves feel, if only for one day that they were like everyone else in their school, pretty. Such a weird seemingly small thing but we all strive for that feeling. You know?"

This year, My Day of Beauty serviced over 300 kids and teachers. A great achievement, considering this was all possible due to the vision of one person and the generosity of a small group of people.



When you work for the cause not the applause, and you are genuinely concerned about the well-being of others you immediately get our deepest respect. Character counts. Kindness, compassion, and generosity seems to be a lost art these days. Is people like Gloria that reminds us that we all share a personal responsibility to service others. When you seek happiness for others, you find it for yourself. Thank you Gloria for letting us join you on this incredible journey. We can't wait to see what the next year it's going to be.






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