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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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PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS WALK – VERMONT TO DC


What does happiness mean to you, and how do you pursue it? How can communities, governments and institutions support the conditions that allow a healthy pursuit of happiness?
 
Linda and Paula, two mothers with grown children, are taking a 6.5-week, 550-mile walk because they believe it is time to start measuring what matters: our education, our relationship with the environment, our work and family lives, spirituality, culture, honest and transparent governance, the ways we use our time, and the security that comes from a comfortable standard of living. A healthy economy is more than money. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is not, and never was, a measure of well-being, yet it has been widely utilized in this way. We need measures of wellbeing to guide an economy that truly supports our pursuit of happiness and that of our children and our
grandchildren.

Paula & Linda at McNeills in Brattleboro Vermont. Photo taken by Greg Warden

Expecting to arrive in DC on October 7th, they plan to convey to our national leaders the importance of measuring what truly matters: happiness and wellbeing, not just the sheer dollar volume of commercial transactions in the economy. Along the way, Linda and Paula will host "happiness cafes" and "happy hours,” join in local community events, and ask everyone they meet about what really matters to Americans. They will be posting some of these conversations at www.happinesswalk.com/our-blog.
 



Paula and Linda are central Vermont residents and founding members of Gross National Happiness USA (GNHUSA), a non-profit, non-partisan organization that is working to increase happiness and well-being by defining and measuring what truly matters to people. Extensive research shows that we get what we measure:  the social and economic indicators we use shape our behavior. This six-week walk will draw attention to the urgent need for an expanded set of indicators - one that views economic well-being as part of a broader definition of happiness - one that includes community vitality, environmental preservation, education, good governance, psychological and physical well-being. For more information visit  http://www.gnhusa.org


JOIN THEM! Walk a mile or a day. Be a part of the PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS movement!




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