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Employable You: Creating High School Resumes

Vol. 116, Prg. 36–40
July 15–19, 2013

It’s a tough economy for everyone, and that includes high school students looking for part-time or summer jobs. This week on the Home School Heartbeat, Mike Smith talks with Becky Cooke and Alan Hudson about ways that you can help your homeschooled teen succeed. Discover practical ways to build a résumé that will provide your high schooler with opportunities to promote his skills and experience!

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A Competitive Edge
Putting Your Best Foot Forward
More than a Graduation Date?
You, On Paper
Success Is in the Details
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Becky Cooke

Becky Cooke and her husband Jim homeschooled their three children from kindergarten until college using an eclectic assortment of teaching resources. She enjoys using these same skills to equip parents to successfully teach their children through the high school years and to encourage them to enjoy doing so.

After sending her children off to university, Becky helped develop HSLDA’s Homeschooling Thru High School program including its high school website. She brings a wealth of experience and friendly advice to share with families who are navigating these challenging, yet exciting years. In her “spare” time, she edits books, articles, and magazines for several authors and publishers, is active in Precepts upon Precepts Bible Study, and mentors international collegiate women studying in the Washington, D.C. area. She also serves on the board of Breakthrough Intercessors Prayer Ministry.

Alan Hudson

The parents of seven children, Alan Hudson and his wife Teresa have been formally homeschooling since 1993 when their eldest was five.

Alan has shared with homeschooling families all over the United States how to create a Christ-centered household, as well as how to encourage and equip children to reach their God-given potential. Having held management positions in engineering, sales, and now marketing, he has also taught goal-setting skills and techniques to achieve success. Combining business trips with family vacations, he has led the Hudson gang across the United States and into Canada, incorporating learning, growth, and fun into each trip.

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