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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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Chilli of TLC joins forces with fitness empire to boost girls’ self-esteem and body image

5-time Grammy Award winning singer/dancer/actor Chilli better known as one third of super girl group TLC and her foundation "Chilli’s Crew" is hosting its 2nd annual summer camp for teen girls August 1-4, 2013. The 4-day/ 3-night camp will take place in the founder’s hometown of Atlanta, GA.
Chilli has partnered her foundation with celebrity and community mentors to conduct workshops and fun activities to enhance the teen girls’ self-esteem and body image. The 2nd annual Chilli’s Crew summer camp will feature many special guests, to share and reflect upon their expertise and experiences in their respected industries, which will be used as a source of encouragement for the young ladies.
Health and fitness pioneer, is sponsoring the event and supporting Chilli's objective of teaching the girls proper nutrition and exercise in order for them to lead healthy lifestyles.
The lucky participants can expect to learn about healthy body image and self- esteem plus beauty, fashion, entertainment and more.
“I’m very excited about this year’s Chilli’s Crew Camp,” says Chilli. “I can’t wait to see some of my girls from last year and meet new ones. 

We had soooo much fun last year and this year is going to be even bigger! I want the girls to have fun and learn the importance of loving themselves from the inside out.”
2012 marked the first year of what will now be an annual event for Chilli’s Crew. The   3-day camp was a huge success that drew girls from all different walks of life. Mentors including legendary hip-hop artist MC Lyte and celebrity OB/GYN Dr. Tosha Rogers, conducted workshops on the ups and downs of the entertainment industry, becoming successful businesswomen and nurturing and caring for their developing bodies.

"Beachbody's Core Purpose is to help people achieve their goals and lead healthy fulfilling lives, so Chilli's event is a natural for us to sponsor and support," says Carl Daikeler, CEO of Beachbody. "And since I have a 13 year-old daughter, I totally understand the importance of educating young women at this age so they grow up with self confidence and a healthy body image."
The 2013 Chilli’s Crew Summer Camp is now accepting applications from girls ages 13 to 17. In order to be selected to be a part of this year’s camp, girls must submit an essay answering one of three questions relating to self-esteem and body image. The essay questions and more information can be found on
For more information on Chilli’s Crew, please contact Ashley Clark,
HOW TO APPLY: Please pick ONE (1) of the following essay questions. There is no right or wrong answer to any of these questions. Your answer should be based on opinion and/or experience. Please limit your response to no more than 500 words. Essay must be typed in a Word document or NEATLY pasted in the body of the email. You must address what question you answered and your age. Please submit essay to with your name and 2013 Summer Camp Applicant in the subject line. Good Luck!!

1. Pick an issue (bullying, weight issues, self-esteem, etc.) that plays a role in most teenagers‛ lives.
How has this issue affected you and what have you done/what are you doing to
overcome it?

2. What effects do social media have on teenage girls today and how can you prevent yourself from getting caught up in the negativity that is associated with social media?

3. Pick a role model who has been a positive influence on your life. Who is that person, how have they influenced you, and how can they help you be a positive influence on someone else? (can be a parent, relative, friend, celebrity, etc.)
To submit your application and essay, please contact
ABOUT CHILLI'S CREW: Chilli’s Crew is an Atlanta based community initiative program dedicated to assisting young ladies between the ages of 13-17.  Founded by Chilli, one-third of music sensation TLC, Chilli’s Crew has made it a priority to providing young ladies with the necessary resources to developing and maintaining a positive self-esteem and self-respect for themselves through empowerment and mentoring skills. Chilli’s Crew commits itself to teaching young ladies how to explore and appreciate their individual beauty and how to love themselves from the inside out.


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