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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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Bluebird Patch Teens - Dark Hope: Book One of the Archangel Prophecies: Review & Giveaway #DarkHopeBook

Hi Bluebird Patch teens! Today I want to share with you a wonderful book that I have been reading for a while and I strongly believe it will become the next literary obsession for teens.
Dark Hope is the first book in the 
Archangel Prophecies Trilogy, a new young adult saga in the Twilight tradition about the love between a human and an archangel.

One I started reading I just couldn't put it down. Monica McGurk descriptions make the images come alive in your mind and the book sucks you right in, into a world of fantasy, angels, prophecies and symbolisms. 

Here is a blurb to give you a real sense of what Dark Hope is all about.

For years, Hope Carmichael, survivor of a shocking child abduction, has lived a sheltered existence under the protection of her fanatically religious father. Now, liberated by her mother, Hope prepares to start life over as a normal kid in an Atlanta, Georgia, high school.

Normal, that is, until Hope meets Michael, a gorgeous emancipated teen with a mysterious past and a strong interest in Hope. And soon, Hope’s life is filled with questions. What’s behind the angry looks Hope gets from Lucas, leader of a gang of students? Who’s responsible for sending Hope a strange valentine inscribed with Bible quotations? How does this relate to the sinister business of human trafficking that operates on the periphery of Hope’s suburban world? And is Michael really a protector, or something more sinister—and just why does he seem so familiar?

In an epic narrative that takes readers from the back streets of Atlanta to the height of Vegas penthouses and beyond, Dark Hope introduces readers to The Archangel Prophecies, a new young adult saga that blends the feeling of Twilight with a vast mythological scope and moral urgency, as well as to Hope Carmichael—a young woman instantly memorable for her endurance, heart, and determination—and Michael, Hope’s dangerous companion who’s fated either to save Hope—or to kill her.

The best part of this book is that when you buy copies of Dark Hope, for you, for your friends, for as many people as you can – a portion of proceeds will go toward supporting the partner organizations you see on this page, all of which were hand selected for the quality of the work they do to end human trafficking. And every reader whose eyes are opened to this tragedy can become a powerful voice, advocating for the victims of slavery. How awesome is that?

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To enter leave us a comment below and register your entry on our giveaway widget. A random winner will be chosen on September 8, 2014. Winner have 24 hours to respond.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


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