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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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Fernbank Museum of Natural History Announces Fins and Flippers Day

Splash Into Fernbank For A Puppet Show, Crafts, Games And More!

Fernbank Museum of Natural History continues its summer-long celebration of fun, 97 Days of Play, with Fins & Flippers Day. On Saturday, June 28 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. patrons are invited to come soak up summer adventure inspired by the special exhibition Whales: Giants of the Deep (on view), and the new film Great White Shark, now showing in Fernbank’s IMAX® Theatre.

I will be there live tweeting, and my teen daughter  is part of the museum teen program and she will be working that day so if you see her please say hi! Also, "That Puppet Guy", Lee Bryan will be performing his popular one-man show, Circus Fanta-SeaGuests of all ages can see Captain Tater Tot, the Pirate Captain and Ringmaster, who loses all his circus cargo in a mighty storm at sea. 

Fins & Flippers Day will feature a biofacts table, where guests can see a shark jaw, fish skeleton and much more. Fernbank educators will be available to answer questions and provide fascinating facts.

Keeping with the ocean theme, guests can also see a life-size inflatable right whale calf provided by The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. Fernbank staff members will be available to provide interesting facts and information about these magnificent creatures.


Guests will be wowed by giant bubbles from The Georgia Bubbleman. Additional activities include a special appearance by Domino, the Georgia Aquarium’s whale shark mascot, temporary tattoos, a special shark craft and more.

Fins & Flippers Day activities are included with Museum admission and are free for Fernbank members. Visitors are encouraged to take in the films and special exhibitions that inspired Fins & Flippers Day, including the new film Island of Lemurs: Madagascar showing at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. (requires the purchase of an IMAX ticket); Great White Shark, showing at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. (requires the purchase of an IMAX® ticket); and the special Museum exhibition Whales: Giants of the Deep, on view from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (included with Museum admission).

Upcoming 97 Days of Play activities include Shark Tooth Tuesdays (every Tuesday in July), Safari Hat Sundays (every Sunday in July), Reptile Day (July 12), Carnival Science Day (July 26) and Dinosaur Birthday Bash (August 23).

Museum tickets are $18 for adults, $17 for students and seniors, $16 for children ages 3-12 and free for children aged 2 and under. Value Pass tickets, which include museum admission and one IMAX film, are $26 for adults, $24 for students and seniors, $22 for children ages 3-12, free for children aged 2 and under and $8 for members. The Museum is located at 767 Clifton Road NE in Atlanta. Parking is free. For tickets, call 404.929.6400 or visit


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