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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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Nordstrom Cares "Ten4U" Apply For a $10,000 Scholarship



Nordstrom is excited to award $10,000 scholarships to 80 outstanding high school students to help them achieve their dreams of going to college. The Nordstrom Scholarship recognizes students across the country for their exceptional scholastic achievement and community involvement. Check out the video to see recent winners!

FIND OUT IF YOU'RE ELIGIBLE

The Nordstrom Scholarship is open to high school juniors who:
  • Live and attend school in a state with a Nordstrom or Nordstrom Rack store. Not sure if there's a store in your state? See our store locations.
  • Have at least a 2.7 GPA.
  • Volunteer or participate in community service or extracurricular activities.
  • Plan on attending an accredited college or university during all four years over which the scholarship is distributed. (The scholarship is paid out in equal installments of $2,500.)
  • Plan on applying for financial assistance in order to attend college.

HOW IT WORKS

It's easy to submit your application for a Nordstrom Scholarship. Here's how the selection process works:
1. APPLY
Now through May 1, 2014 (by 3pm Pacific).
2. SEMI-FINALISTS SELECTED
Semi-finalists will be notified via e-mail.
3. FINALISTS SELECTED
All finalists are interviewed via videoconference.
4. WINNERS NOTIFIED
Winners will be notified by the end of October 2014. To ensure you receive prompt notification, add nordstromscholarship@act.org to your address book.


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