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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?
This is the part Canvas comes in and rescues the day. If you are unfamiliar Canvas, this is a graphic-design t…

Karma Rescue


Today is one of those days the universe likes to play tricks on me.  After leaving my daughter at school I saw a dog running loose in the middle of Peachtree Parkway. I followed the dog in my car until he disappeared into a wooded area. At that point  there wasn't anything left I could do.

It was freezing, I did not have a leash and I was wearing...a summer dress. I turned the car around, and as I was heading home, the dog reappeared and crossed to the other side of the highway.

With horror I saw how a car almost hit him so I decided to follow him one more time. Luckily this time with a little patience I was able to make the dog get inside the car.  

Once I took a good look at him I realized that he was a Pitbull.  OMG! What have I done... First thought was Liza keep calm, dogs can smell fear.

I have zero experience with Pitbulls so I really don't know what's the best way to handle them.  I mean he did not show any sign of aggression, but I had no idea "how friendly" he was if you now what I mean.  I took him to 2 different shelters (one was animal control) and because of lack of space and staff no one wanted to take him.

Dealing with the dog took me around 4 hrs. All that driving back and forth was making the dog anxious and that was making me anxious. Stressed dogs can get snippy...

So after two "sorry but we can take the dog right now" I went home and called the police and told them they needed to send an animal control officer to my address. It broke my heart to see the dog go but he was safer at the shelter  than on the streets. Again, the dog surrender peacefully and did not show any sign of aggression. The officer told me that he was young Pitbull so I can only imagine how big he is going to get.

It crossed my mind to foster him but I have two small dogs, 2 cats, and 2 cats that I'm fostering so there is no way I could bring him inside. The dog was not socialized and from the behavior I saw at the shelter he likes to go after cats.

I'm planning to stop by animal control tomorrow to see how he is doing. He did not have a collar, or microchip and he was not neutered so I don't think his owner will be looking for him anytime soon. We are hoping he gets selected to go into a jail dog program or he get's pulled by a rescue.

Now here's how this story gets interesting.

Six hours later my husband goes to Walmart to buy a new filter for the air conditioner and he looses his wallet. He calls me in a panic and tells me to pick him up so he can go back to the store and see if he can find it. He was stressed... The chances of someone returning a wallet are slim. As I was rushing home I told him to call the store and report it, and so he did.

Three minutes later he calls me back and tells me that a good samaritan found the wallet and took it to customer service and not one single thing was missing. 

Hallelujah! Breathe out!

So why I'm telling you all this? 

I don't know about you but I believe that karma is the invisible power that balances the universe. Our actions (good or bad) create a ripple in the universe. 

Whatever you do will eventually come back to you. Sometimes sooner, sometimes later or sometimes it will come back to you the same day.

To the good samaritan who found my husband's wallet, thank you so much. You have no idea how much you are appreciated. The universe is watching and I can guarantee you the karmic boomerang is heading your way.
So what is the lesson here you might ask?

The universe is always watching so make sure get enough karma points  because the way to happiness is always paved with good deeds! 



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