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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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Change the Story: The Compassion Experience Coming to Atlanta

Interactive Tour Immerses Visitors Into Daily Life in a Foreign Country
More than 1.4 billion people in developing countries live on less than $1.25 per day, facing challenges most Americans never will. Compassion International’s Change the Story: The Compassion Experience is making a five-day stop in the Atlanta area at the North Georgia State Fair September 20-24, and will bring visitors on a journey into the lives of three former Compassion-sponsored children from India, Uganda and Bolivia.

A 20-minute, self-guided tour will immerse visitors in the lives of one of the three children.

 Through the use of a personal iPod, a headset and over 3,100 square feet of interactive space, visitors will see the children’s homes, walk through schools and markets, and hear life-changing stories of hope—all from the perspective of a child whose life began in poverty. 

This free event is appropriate for all ages and is an excellent opportunity for anyone who has never had the chance to travel outside the U.S. to get a small glimpse of what life can be like in developing countries.

Visitors are encouraged to make a reservation by visiting, however walk-ins are welcome. 

Groups of 20 or more should email to reserve their space. The cross-country tour will stop at more than 35 locations and travel 65,000 miles across the United States this year. For more information about “Change the Story: The Compassion Experience”, visit, @ChangeTour on Twitter, and on Facebook.

WHO: Atlanta-area residents — all ages are welcome.

WHAT: An interactive tour through the life of a child living in poverty. Speak to Julian, a former sponsored child from Uganda.

WHERE: North Georgia State Fair at Jim R. Miller Park
2445 Callaway Rd. SW
Marietta, GA 30008

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 20: 4pm – midnight
Saturday, Sept. 21: 10am – 8:20pm
Sunday, Sept. 22: 12:10pm – 10pm
Monday, Sept. 23: 4pm – 11pm
Tuesday, Sept. 24: 1pm – 11pm

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