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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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Box Tops For Education 10 under 35! Honor a community hero and your school could win $10,000


Do you have a need new computers for your school, or maybe a playground that needs fixing up? Do you know someone under 35 making a difference in the lives of students in your community? If so BET and the Box Tops for Education® program have joined forces to reward every day members in the community making an extraordinary impact in the lives of K-8 students, and we need your help.

Honor your unsung community hero with a nomination for the Box Tops for Education® 10 under 35 contest and YOU have the chance to earn $10,000 for your school, $1,000 for yourself and an all-expense paid trip to the Box Tops for Education Town Hall in Atlanta!

It’s simple, if you’re an educator making a difference in the lives of students K-8, have someone nominate you for the 10 Under 35 contest.You can tell us how they’re making a difference in their school and their community.

BET and Box Tops will select ten finalists and starting October 24th you’ll have the chance to use your social media clout. Rally your friends and their friends to rack up your vote!

To nominate your community hero please visit:


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