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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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Talking With Tami Bloggers Luncheon Part 2: Finding Happiness in the Media and Entertainment Business

Photo by Robin Lori via Talking with Tami

It took me a while to figured out what I wanted to write about this event, mostly because I embrace every single experience that I come into contact with as an invaluable learning experience. 

Happiness in the media and entertainment business is a bumpy ride. When you work in this industry your triumphs are whispered, while your struggles and failures are widely broadcast.  

Celebrities and social media personalities often struggle to find a balance between their personal & professional life while letting their personality shine under the intense scrutiny from their audience. 

I have to admit I had no idea who Toya Wright was when Tammie Reed presented her to the audience. All I know is that she seemed to be a very well rounded individual. Toya Wright is no different than you and me. She had her struggles and disappointments through life but has been able to sail through them with faith, grace and humbleness. 

Photo by Robin Lori via Talking with Tami
Toya Wright is an incredible business women. She wrote a book called Priceless Inspiration, owns boutique called G.A.R.B., and is starring in her own reality show on BET called Toya: A Family Affair. Her latest venture is  a new line of clothing for Walmart. However, what impresses me the most about Toya Wright is her strong sense of family and community. 

I love when celebrities put their star power to good use. We applaud Toya for making a positive impact on Atlanta's youth by teaching them about about leadership, bullying, self-confidence and education. 
Photo by Robin Lori via Talking with Tami
We also applaud Tammie Reed for being extremely kind to us and for being a great example of how your personal circumstances don't define your later success in life. Tammie was the first person in her family to graduate, that is after she had her struggles with hardships and homelessness. She is now a proud momma of two kids and in my opinion is the most successful and influential blogger in the city Atlanta. 

We all have stories to tell and the more we share them the more we grow. One thing I leaned from this wonderful lunch, full of incredibly smart women, is that you should never judge others by their appearance for the inside of them has so much to reveal. 

At the end of the day we all strive for one thing and one thing only, and that is the desire to live a happy life. From the moment of birth, every human being wants happiness and does not want suffering.

Instead of looking what makes you different from the rest, start thinking about what you have in common. One day you will realize the answer will always be the same...



  1. What a great post Liza! I had many struggles in my life but boy did I learn from all of that and with those experiences, it did make me the person I am today! Thanks so much Liza for coming out! xoxo

  2. I enjoyed reading this. Sounds like you had a wonderful time


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