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Resumes for Children - 17 Years Old and Under
by D. Kristine Manley   

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Publisher:  Christiana Press, LLC ISBN-10:  0977783402 Type: 


Copyright:  June 2005 ISBN-13:  9780977783502

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Resumes for Chidren

A collection of 21 children's resumes. In this book you will meet a student pilot, a child book reviewer, a Jr. Open Water Diver, an investor and more!Read about some of the certifications children may obtain. Read over the cover letters which guide parents on how to obtain OPM (other people's money) to assist in paying for thier children's activities. Review the sample references and workbook pages that parents may use to document their children's activities, accomplishments, interests, and awards, etc.


"As the gap widens between those who have and those who have not, it is important for our children to have advantages. Our children need to be those who have rather than those who have not. In order for them to be those who have, preparation must take place. Parents are encouraged to begin this preparation early in the child’s life. Proud parents trumpet children's accomplishments, but trumpeting is not enough. Parents need to use their children’s accomplishments, activities, skills, abilities, challenges, interests, and talents to propel them into becoming successful individuals. Extracurricular activities (activities outside the classroom) play a vital role in a child’s future. Free time is fun and can be used wisely. What a child does with some of his or her free time can cost them in the future. Begin to build a child’s future with their free time by filling some of it with worthwhile activities and opportunities to learn something new......."

Professional Reviews

(2006) Book Review by Beverly J. Rowe:
This practical, well organized guide will help you to record your child's achievements, activities, talents and interests in the form of a resume. Donna Kristine Manley has developed her simple, yet useful idea of a resume for children in an easy to follow format, with lots of sample resumes, complete with references and cover letters.

Why does your child need a resume? Your child can use a resume to accompany an application for entrance into a special school, program, camp, or competition or for older children, to obtain a part-time or full-time summer job. Having a good resume boosts a child's self esteem and gives them a written record of their accomplishments and capabilities beyond the academic school reports.

Kids can use these guidelines to see how others have turned their hobbies into moneymaking endeavors and have ventured into other broadcasters, pilots and other fascinating accomplishments.

The softbound book also includes blank, lined pages for them to record their thoughts and rough drafts of resumes. This book is also a valuable teaching tool and reference; it should be in every school library.

(2006) Review by Christina Lewis, Olathe, Kansas -
"View your child's resume as exposing the treasure hidden inside him or her. As you and your child sit down together to construct this record it becomes a time of bonding." I was impressed with this book it's a wonderful way to boost a child's self-esteem and help them to focus on the positive aspects in their lives. It's also a great way for parents to learn their child's interests and show their child how proud they are of their accomplishments. When you take the time to sit down with your child and capture their achievements, activities, talents and interests you're creating a road map for them to become well-rounded individuals. With over 20 sample resumes for artists, caregivers, craftsmen, aspiring professionals and more, you're bound to find one that fits your child's interests. A great tool for kids and parents. (All Ages)

(2006) Review by Judith Nasse -
Resumes for children, what a good idea! Donna Kristine Manley, in her desire to support children in this ever more complex world, has come up with an idea so simple and so useful one wonders why it has not been thought of before.
Ms. Manley says it herself on page vii, “Parents can boost their children’s self-esteem by taking the time to capture their accomplishments, activities, gifts, talents, and interests on paper.” A resume for a child is an important addition to report cards that only record a child’s academic standing at one given point in time. A grade of “C”, for instance, doesn’t necessarily mean a child is average. Perhaps that semester her parents were divorced or the family moved from another state. However, a resume documents a child’s achievements, goals, and budding interests beyond the academic and over a period of time.
Resumes for Children is an organized and highly practical book with 21 sample resumes plus sample references and cover letters. And, there are blank pages where children can jot notes, brainstorm, and draft their resumes. Not only will the book show children and their parents and teachers how to write resumes, but it will also be an enlightening read for children who may want ideas on what it is possible for them to achieve at their young age. They will see how other children turned their hobbies into income or became teen pilots, marine biologists, or radio broadcasters. Ideas are limitless.
Do consider this remarkable and highly recommended book for your child. Teachers will also find it to be a useful writing lesson, or they can make it a basis for a unit in English or Social Studies.

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