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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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Great Clips Offers Cool Back To School Haircuts For Kids and the Chance And Win Free School Supplies #TheGreatList

Backpack? Check. New shoes? Check. Haircut? Make an appointment at Great Clips!

Great Clips wants to give you the best Back-to-School ever! Not only they will give a cute haircut to your child to help them make the grade, but they help ease your mind and relieve your pocketbook by fulfilling your child's school supply list. Starting Tuesday, Aug. 6, you can submit your school supply list for a chance to have them do all of the work for you! To do this, they're picking winners every day, starting August 6, to have their school supply lists filled with a promotion we're calling #TheGreatList

All they have to do is visit, fill out the form and send them your great list. Take a photo with your phone or upload a file for your chance to win. They’ll shop, buy and ship everything on your list so you don’t have to do a thing.

If you have never been to Great Clips, this is a great place to take your kids for haircuts. I have one literally 2 minutes from our house and this is where my kids always get their haircuts. You can do online check-in to save time by downloading their iPhone App or Android App that is now available on the Android Market. If you want to check in online, but don't have a mobile device, you can simply visit to find a salon near you. Just enter your zip code or address as instructed.
*Disclosure: I was provided with a complementary haircut. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.


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