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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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14th Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference Emphasize The Power of Persevering, Staying In School and Pursuing Your Dreams


Latino students are rising and quickly overcoming obstacles, individual as well as institutional. In the span of 12 years the percentage of Hispanic students headed to college has exploded, for the first time surpassing that of white classmates, a new report shows. According to Emory University, last year the enrollment of Hispanic students increased by 80%. In 2011, the percentage of Hispanics receiving a bachelor’s degree increased again to 8.5 percent - in compassion of a 4 percent decrease by white students - continuing a 10-year trend of yearly increases. As more Hispanics graduate with a bachelor’s degree, universities and colleges anticipate that more will also enroll in master’s and doctoral programs and in coming years and will earn an increased proportion of advanced degrees.

On Saturday, November 9 2013, the Latin American Association hosted its 14th annual Latino Youth Conference at Emory University. Over 1,300 Latino students, parents and teachers gathered for a day full of motivational speakers, workshops and activities geared to motivating students to go to college and pursue careers. The opening ceremony started at 9 a.m., with nationally renowned youth motivational speaker Gabe Salazar and Dr. Alicia Abella, assistant vice president of technical research at AT&T. 


Mariela Romero from Univision Atlanta hosted a workshop to empower parents with the necessary tools to keep Hispanic students grounded, focused and motivated at school.


Best-selling and Pulitzer Prize winning author Sonia Nazario discussed her book, "Enrique's Journey" with parent's and offered a storytelling workshop to students. "Enrique's Journey" tells the the unforgettable odyssey of a Honduran boy who braves unimaginable hardship and peril to reach his mother in the United States. Nazario is a graduate of Williams College and has a master's degree in Latin American studies from the University of California, Berkeley. 


Middle and high school students spent the day at workshops featuring topics such as how to apply for scholarships and financial aid; how to complete the college application; how to build your brand; and how to pursue careers in science. They also attend a College and Career Fair, where colleges such as Georgia Tech and Georgia State, and organizations such as AT&T, Delta, GE, Univision 34 Atlanta and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund will have exhibits.







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