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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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Celebrate The Season For Giving With Bert's Big Adventure

     Exciting New Ways to Contribute Make Donations Easy and Fun 
The holidays are upon us, and there’s no better way to catch the spirit of the season than by giving back to our local community. Luckily, Bert’s Big Adventure has plenty of opportunities to donate time, money, and gifts that will help make the organization’s 11th annual trip in 2013 the best one yet. Explore all of your options below:

Bert’s Big Adventure Day at Swoozies – Chastain Square
Save money and give back at Swoozies on Tuesday, November 27
On Tuesday, November 27, Swoozies at Chastain Square will offer 20% off the entire store all day long, with 10% of the day’s sales benefiting Bert’s Big Adventure. In addition to a fabulous discount on great gifts just in time for the holidays, shoppers who stop by from 6-8pm will enjoy sips, small bites, and a champagne toast with Bert’s Big Adventure Founder, Stacey Weiss at 6:30pm.

FanRaising with the Atlanta Hawks
Save on tickets, help Bert’s Big Adventure with a Hawks FanRaiser Card
Right now, NBA fans can support Bert’s Big Adventure and experience the high-flying action of Atlanta Hawks basketball with the purchase of a Hawks FanRaiser Card. This $40 card will get you two free tickets for select regular season and preseason home games, as well as four “buy one, get one free” tickets for seats valued up to $83. That’s up to $400 in value that you can have for only $40!  Half of all proceeds from FanRaiser Card sales will benefit Bert’s Big Adventure.

Make a personal fundraising page with CrowdRise
Help Bert’s Big Adventure raise $11,000 for its 11th anniversary
Bert’s Big Adventure has partnered with CrowdRise to make personal fundraising easy and fun for supporters. In honor of the upcoming 11th annual trip in 2013, the organization has set a goal to raise $11,000 through this platform. Celebrate a holiday or honor a friend by creating your very own fundraising page: just sign up, set a goal, and start helping today!

The Bert’s Big Adventure 2013 Wish List
From toys to tote bags, donate items for the 2013 trip
Bert’s Big Adventure is so much more than a trip to Walt Disney World – it’s an all-expenses-paid, VIP experience for some very special children and their families. To ensure a one-of-a-kind adventure, the organization relies on in-kind donations, and needs everything from books and iPods to jackets and backpacks to make magic happen for the 2013 families. No donation is too small – to see and contribute to this year’s Wish List, visit

Shop and earn with SocialVest
Earn money for Bert’s Big Adventure at dozens of online retailers
Want to support Bert’s Big Adventure while you do your Cyber Monday shopping this November 26? There’s an app for that! Bert’s Big Adventure has partnered with SocialVest, an online platform that makes it easy to earn money for your cause of choice while you shop online as you normally would – just download the app, start spending, and a percentage of your purchase at participating retailers (like Amazon, Nordstrom, Target and more) will benefit Bert’s Big Adventure. Plus, if 20,000 users sign up via the following link through November 30, the organization will receive a bonus $10,000.

Find information on these and other ways to donate at

*Photo credit: Rustic White Photography


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