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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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Get Ready For Back To School With Campbell Savings and Two Great Recipes #CampbellSavings

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It's hard to believe that July is almost over and Back-to-school is just a few weeks away, unless you have a kid in Marching Band like me, then you are already back! You see, marching band kids start school two weeks earlier. The practice 8 hours a day rain or shine. With the horrendous heat wave that's plaguing our region, I'm always concerned about my kid passing out due to the oppressing heat. He is required to bring lunch and a one gallon jug to school everyday, so making sure he stays hydrated and eats healthy is a must, but that's just half of the battle. When a marching band kid comes home they are basically crawling through the front door and they are hangry! Yes, hangry, a mix between angry and hungry to the point of starvation. So this savvy mom always have a quick, easy and kid friendly recipe that saves the day.

Now, if you love shopping at Walmart like I do, for a limited time they are offering online coupons that you can print at home to help you save on great Campbell products for back-to-school. Some of the coupons you can print are:

  • Pace® Picante Sauce: What I love about Pace Salsa is that it provides a variety of options to add to your meal rotation. Pace® Picante Sauce adds a kick of flavor that never disappoints to snacking and meals. It has a genuine South West flavor that everyone loves.

  • V8® Fusion® + Energy (Aisle 15): V8 + Energy is a good alternative to the unhealthy options your kids are currently grabbing to get through the day (soda, coffee, snacks). V8 + Energy is a great way to help achieve a healthy lifestyle, while still being an easy option to grab and go. It tastes like fruit, it's nutritious, offering a combined serving of fruit and vegetables (only 50 calories per 8oz serving) and most important is a refreshing energy drink powered by natural green tea. I have a recipe for an energy cream based sorbet using V8® Fusion® + Energy that will blown your mind because of how easy it is (no ice cream machine required). In our recipe we use V8® Fusion® + Energy in Raspberry Vanilla and it gives the sorbet a great taste. Because we also use sweet condensed milk in our recipe the best way I can describe the flavor is that it will taste like a raspberry cheesecake. It reminds me of the "mantecado y frambuesa piraguas" or "raspados de nieve" (snow cones) back in Puerto Rico. So good!! 

  • Campbell’s® Chicken Noodle Soups. Soups that taste great and nourish the entire family. You can put your own twist and add your favorite garnishes to make it special for YOUR family. I love adding sliced avocados and a touch of fresh lemon juice!! My kids go above that and topped it with those tortilla strips you use for salads, yum!

  • The sweet + savory Italian American flavor of Prego® Italian Sauces (Aisle 11). The better tasting Italian Pasta sauce. A familiar and comforting sauce to serve your family, that you know they will like every time. I like to simmer my meatballs in Prego® sauce instead of frying them of putting them in the oven. Continue reading below and check out our kid friendly recipe using the traditional Prego® Italian Sauce that can be prepared days ahead to help you save time!
All Campbell’s products will be on discount via an online coupon, and if you download all of them, you can save up to $5 on Campbell's products.


Spicy Garlic Cheese Bombs with Prego® Italian Sauce


Makes 8 large cheese bombs
1 can of refrigerated biscuit dough
Fresh Mozzarella cheese
Dry curated Italian Salami with spices and herbs
2 tsb melted butter
1 clove of garlic, minced
Spicy garlic seasoning
Red pepper flakes


Preheat oven at 350 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Dust working surface with flour, butterfly biscuit dough and add a generous amount of Mozzarella cheese and dry curated Italian salami. Wrap the dough around the cheese and salami. Make sure edges are tightly seal and gently proceed to form a ball and place in the baking sheet. Bake until 13-18 minutes until golden brown. Once they bake brush the top with melted butter, spicy garlic seasoning and red pepper flakes.

Creamy Raspberry-Vanilla Energy Sorbet


1 cans of V8® Fusion® + Energy in Raspberry-Vanilla
1 can of sweet condensed milk
1 can of blood orange sparkling blood orange soda


Combine ingredients in the blender and mix for 5 seconds.
Pour mixture in individual molds and freeze overnight. If you can't find blood orange sparkling juice, you can always use lime-soda instead. Scrape the sorbet with a fork to fluff and serve immediately


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