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Posted March 26, 2014, 10:44 a.m. by TeenLife Blogger | View Comments
Making the Perfect Resume

While no employer will expect a teenager to have an amazing amount of experience, don’t underestimate the importance of having an effective resume. Once you have a sense of what you might want to do for a job, it’s time to start focusing on some practical matters. Your resume is a first impression. A quick glance at a resume will make an immediate impression on an employer. It can tell a potential employer whether or not you: Take pride in producing good-looking work Pay attention to detail Are proficient in the latest software technology Typos, spelling errors, and formatting inconsistencies ...

Posted March 26, 2014, 10:21 a.m. by Jeff Peters | View Comments
5 Reasons to Take a Management Course in College

One of the main courses that any student should take in college is a management course. Management courses are an outstanding medium that can facilitate the improvement of various qualities such as leadership and innovation. Specialized management courses in various areas end up preparing students to enter the corporate world, which is constantly changing and advancing. These courses not only emphasize creating professional managers that will be able to survive in today’s competitive world, but students will also be able to enhance any existing skills that they already have. Young managers equipped with reputable management courses can easily sustain themselves ...

Posted March 26, 2014, 10:09 a.m. by TeenLife Blogger | View Comments
3 Tips for Writing am Effective Cover Letter

Eventually, every professional needs to know how to write effective cover letters. A great cover letter shows maturity and writing ability. Cover letters must be written well and show sincere interest and understanding of the company and what it needs in a potential candidate. 3 Tips for Writing an Effective Cover Letter 1.Don’t take the lazy way out. Teens tend to use the same cover letter repeatedly—or tweak it slightly—whether or not the content remains applicable to each job under consideration. They write one cover letter that can be used for any job that they might possibly consider. Inevitably, this ...

Posted March 25, 2014, 4:52 p.m. by TeenLife Blogger | View Comments
How to Make Your Job a Success

Once you have obtained your job or internship, you need to take steps to ensure that it’s a success. Most importantly, remember that it’s perfectly okay if you don’t love your job...but you absolutely must do the job to the best of your ability. Benefits of doing your job well When you perform well, there is much more to be gained than the satisfaction of a job well done. Consider the following: Today’s manager is tomorrow’s reference. When you are applying for jobs in the future, employers often ask to check references by talking to your previous supervisor. It’s a ...

Posted March 25, 2014, 4:23 p.m. by Customer Service | View Comments
How to Make Your College List

Although college is still a few years away for high school sophomores and juniors, now is the time to start creating a list of prospective colleges. The best way to know if a school is right for you is to visit the campus—and college visits take organization and time. We’ve all heard certain stereotypes about specific colleges—which colleges are the hardest to get into, the specific schools that have the largest “party scene,” the nicest college campuses, etc. But to really make your college list, as smartly and informatively as possible, you need to do some research yourself. [Do you ...

Posted March 25, 2014, 2 p.m. by Andrew Belasco | View Comments
10 Tips for Landing College Scholarships

Attempts to navigate the world of private college scholarships often result in students and families left adrift in the proverbial mile-wide, inch-deep ocean of cyberspace. Let the following tips serve as your guide, helping you to streamline your search for the “best-fit” scholarships and maximize your chances at emerging with the ultimate prize: Substantial funds for your college education. 10 College Scholarship Tips 1. Save time by visiting top scholarship databases You could Google until your fingers go numb and still not uncover a fraction of the legitimate scholarship opportunities that have been prescreened and neatly packed into the following ...

Posted March 25, 2014, 1:31 p.m. by Marthe Teixeira | View Comments
How to Discuss Dating with your Teen: Tips for Parents

Dating can be a tough topic for parents and teens to discuss. Dating has changed, and is more complex than ever, especially with social media so prevalent and the endless texting with teens. When your teen starts to show an interest in dating, that is when you want to have the discussion and iron out how you feel about it. As parents, you want to prepare your child to date and make sure they make good decisions. Here are some tips on how to talk to your teen about dating: Be clear: When you are talking to your teen about ...

Posted March 25, 2014, 11 a.m. by Elizabeth Suneby | View Comments
Mother-Daughter Book Group

When my daughter was in 9th grade, she and I were invited to join a long-standing mother-daughter book group that began in elementary school. I’ve heard that when the girls were young, they loved reading the selected books, preparing questions, answering questions, socializing, and eating dinner together in a big group. Book Group By the time we had joined the group, the girls’ homework load prohibited us from reading books except during school vacations and summers. Instead, we read a thought-provoking article or two about every six weeks. The girls typically race through the articles an hour or so before ...

Posted March 25, 2014, 10:44 a.m. by TeenLife Blogger | View Comments
6 Easy Ways to Deal with Stress

If you find yourself becoming stressed over the idea of college searching and job new beginnings, don't worry! Here are 6 easy ways to cope with that stress: 1. Stop stressing about stress. Admit that you're stressed and learn how to deal with it. The best question to ask yourself is, "What can I do right now to fix it?" If you can do something about it, do it. If it is out of your control, realize that worrying will not solve anything. 2. Quiet time. Finding a few moments of peace and quiet might be just what you need ...

Posted March 25, 2014, 10:25 a.m. by TeenLife Blogger | View Comments
Where Does a Parent Fit in the Admissions Process?

“Well,” says Randi M., parent of a college freshman who was accepted into the school of her dreams, “My husband and I didn’t have any preconceived notion about where we wanted our child to go, so it really was up to her. The only thing I did was to set the agenda to visit the schools. She did the research online, and I made the arrangements. “ Download Start Early Having just gone through the experience, Randi’s take-away is to start early. Even sophomore year is not too early to just begin thinking about it. “You don’t know where your ...

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