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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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Events We Love: Lift Up Atlanta Back To School Community Festival And School Supply Drive

A lot of fun for the whole family
while giving back to the community

Lift Up Atlanta will be collecting and distributing backpacks and school supplies to needy children to get them prepared for the upcoming school year. This will be done at the Back to School Community Festival. 
School supplies that are most needed are:

  • backpacks
  • notebook paper
  • spiral theme books
  • rulers
  • calculators
  • pens/pencils
  • highlighters
  • kleenex
  • hand sanitizers
  • copy paper
  • folders
The community can get together to have fun and give back at the same time. There will be children performers, live entertainment, carnival food and games, prizes and giveaways, silent auction and a grand raffle for 2 Southwest Airline tickets. Make a difference in a child’s life while having lots of fun. All proceeds go to help Lift Up Atlanta (  

  • Date: July 27, 2013Time: 12-3pm
  • Place: Unity North Church, 4522 Sandy Plains Rd, Marietta, GA
  • Admission: $5 plus any donated school supplies.
  • Vendors wanted: If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact
Lift Up Atlanta is a non profit organization that is committed to helping the homeless and feeding the hungry. We work with several homeless shelters in the metro Atlanta area and the homeless directly in providing everything from basic needs to computer training/job skills.

Their goals is to provide services and programs to support the whole family. Our services range from feeding the homeless on the streets of Atlanta to our job readiness/self empowerment program to promote self sufficiency.


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