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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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What's Happy This Week: 7-Year-Old Donates $10 From Her Piggy Bank For Family On Food Stamps

In an amazing random acts of kindness that will restore your faith in humanity, a little girl in SYRACUSE, N.Y., named Helaina Morgan, heard about Meghan Fry, a single mother who works full time and still needed food stamps to feed her family, she decided something has to be done and wanted to help. Helaina raided her piggy bank and donated  $10 for Meghan's family. 

 Helaina Morgan, 7, of Clay, wrote sent a letter and $10 from her piggy bank to Essence Fry, 3. 
Fry's mother was the subject of a story about working families who use food stamps.

Helaina then wrote a letter that accompanied the money: "Hi Essence: Here is $10 from me. You can go to the grocery stor and buy wat you want. I like ice cream and sprinkls. Sincerely: Helaina." Helaina, a second-grader at Allen Road Elementary School in the town of Clay, dotted the "i" with a heart and covered the pink paper with stickers. How incredible awesome is this little girl? If only people in congress could be just a little bit like her. You can read the full story here.



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