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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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ASPCA "No Pet Store Puppies" Campaign Urges Consumers Not to Buy into Puppy Mill Cruelty this Holiday Season


ASPCA Puppies are not toys
 
New research reveals shoppers plan to spend $2.5 billion on pets during the holidays;  ASPCA asks consumers to pledge not to support pet stores, websites selling puppies

This holiday season the ASPCA is urging consumers to help fight puppy mill cruelty by refusing to shop at pet stores and on websites that sell puppies. 

ASPCA Pledge"Most pet store puppies come from puppy mills," said Cori Menkin, senior director of the ASPCA Puppy Mills Campaign. "The holidays are one of the busiest times of year for pet stores, and unfortunately, many consumers are unaware they are supporting the inhumane puppy mill industry by shopping for anything at stores and websites selling puppies. Supporting these businesses only serves to perpetuate animal suffering."

According to the new research, 87 percent of consumers plan to conduct their pet gift shopping at retail stores, rather than online.  Unfortunately, 59 percent of pet gift shoppers would consider buying gifts at a store that also sells puppies—meaning some of that $2.5 billion in revenue may be supporting the puppy mill industry.

As part of its No Pet Store Puppies campaign, the ASPCA is releasing a new holiday video called "Puppies Are Not Toys," and encourages viewers to share the video with their social networks, thereby raising awareness about the connection between pet store puppies and puppy mills. Operators of puppy mills breed dogs in unsanitary, overcrowded conditions where profit is given priority over the well-being of the dogs. 

The ASPCA believes that consumer action is a critical element in the fight against puppy mills. Urging consumers not to shop for anything—including puppies and supplies—at stores that sell puppies is an effective way to stop the demand for puppy mill dogs.

To learn more about the ASPCA's No Pet Store Puppies campaign and to sign the pledge, visit www.NoPetStorePuppies.com.



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