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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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Gwinnett Braves to Host “Throwdown Games” Powered by Better Baseball

Fourteen local high schools to play at Coolray Field from February 25-27

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – From February 25-27, the Gwinnett Braves and Coolray Field will host the “Georgia High School Throwdown Games,” powered by Better Baseball. Fourteen local high schools will play in two doubleheaders and a tripleheader during the seven-game, three-day event. Shiloh and Duluth kick off a doubleheader on Thursday, February 25 at 4 p.m., with Grayson and Lanier battling in the nightcap scheduled for 7 p.m. Central Gwinnett and Peachtree Ridge get another twin bill started on Friday, February 26 at 4 p.m., with Dacula and Norcross to follow at 7 p.m.

The “Throwdown Games” come to a close with a tripleheader on Saturday, February 27, with Archer vs. Mountain View at 1 p.m., Brookwood vs. Mill Creek at 4 p.m.and Collins Hill vs. Parkview at 7 p.m. Coolray Field will also host seven additional high school games from February 20 to March 19. On February 20, Discovery will play Rockdale County at 1 p.m., and Pinecrest Academy battles Hebron Christian at 5 p.m. on February 23. Flowery Branch will play Jackson County at 5:30 p.m. on February 24.

North Oconee and Centennial will tangle on March 3 at 6 p.m. A tripleheader concludes the action on March 19, with Dawson County vs. White County at 1 p.m., Butts County vs. Morgan County at 4 p.m. and Buford vs. West Forsyth at 7 p.m. Tickets will be available for the February 25-27 “Throwdown Games” as part of a three-day pass for $25, on sale at the Coolray Field Ticket Office beginning Monday, February 8. Tickets will be also available at the Coolray Field Ticket Office on the day of the games. Adult tickets are $10 and student tickets with ID are $5 for the day.

Opening Night at Coolray Field is set for Thursday, April 14 as the G-Braves host Norfolk for a 7:05 p.m. game. For information on ticket plans, including the new “Five and Dine” plan, call the Coolray Field Ticket Office at 678-277-0340 or visit


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