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2010 Resumes: What’s In and Out in Today’s Work Force

This was sent to us by Stratford University in Falls Church, VA:

With the unemployment numbers across America reaching alarming rates, millions of people are submitting resumes. Problem is, every time someone submits a resume, there are hundreds and sometimes even thousands more being submitted right along side it. So just how do you go about submitting a stellar resume that will get people to take notice (and call you for an interview)? The rules have changed for the 2010 resume, and keeping up with these changes may give you just the edge you need.

“Right now, people need something that is going to help get their resume noticed,” suggests John Thieman, Career Development Specialist at Stratford University. “In order to stand out and get those calls, you really have to pay attention to what is in your resume and who it is going to. While you will need to place more emphasis on the particulars, it can be done successfully.”

Culinary School Readies Students for Trends in the Food Industry

The following was sent to us by Stratford University:

Everything old is new again.” The saying holds true for a strong, growing culinary evolution, the Farm–to-Table movement. Restaurant chefs and home cooks alike are increasingly returning to farms, local producers and farmers markets to buy their food, just as it was a necessity less than 100 years ago. Today most of our food comes mass produced from enormous, far-away, industrial producers. But some savvy chefs, and now Stratford University’s culinary students, are learning to use the incredible bounty of locally grown foods. 

School Lunch Prices Moving Up to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Falls Church City Schools are committed to “Going Green” this upcoming school year. In an effort to promote sustainability, the schools are marking up lunch prices. The costs are coming from using recyclable paper trays, instead of Styrofoam waste. The school lunch prices will see an increase by 6% that was approved by the Falls Church City School Board to fund the new trays.

Falls Church Public Schools Introduces New Payment Service

The Falls Church Extended Day Care Programs are introducing a brand new service called EZ-EFT, a easy payment service that allows you to pay for your child care automatically. All you have to do is fill out a simple form that allows the day care program to bill your financial institution on the date necessary. Now you will not have to worry about late fees, checks, or dropping the checks off.

The EX-EFT payment program does not have any extra fees when linked to a personal bank account, however, there is a 2.49% convenience fee for credit card transactions. You can print out your own form or pick it up at the Extended Day Care Office.

100 Needy Students Receive School Supplies Shopping Spree

Early this morning 100 local students in need were given the opportunity to visit a local Target store to buy back-to-school supplies. The Salvation Army and Target teamed up to help these students purchase a variety of supplies for the upcoming school year.

The Salvation Army and Target are helping a total of 12,000 students nationwide with the Target School Spree. Each student that is selected by the Salvation Army gets an $80 Target Giftcard for school supplies.

There were 30 students from DC and Prince Georges County, 30 from Alexandria and Arlington County, 30 from Fairfax and Prince William County, and 10 from Montgomery County.

Local Shop Will Aid in a Healthy School Year

“Have Your Cake and Eat it Too” is helping lead the charge to fight childhood obesity. Lowry Martin is the CEO and President of this shop that makes healthy, delicious muffins. These muffins are made with fresh fruits and vegetables and natural ingredients and will be served in local schools in your neighborhood, Falls Church.

Aligned with the Michelle Obama’s initiative “Let’s Move” to raise a healthier generation of kids, Martin’s shop also is making an effort by visiting schools or classrooms. She and her team give an “Hour of Power” which includes a healthy eating discussion, exercise session, healthy word game, and easy quick recipe is prepared before the audience.

Some of Martin’s muffins include “Banana Surpise,” “Berry Very Blueberry,” Squashyalicisous,” and “Oh! That Corn.” These healthy and delicious muffins will be distributed in local Falls Church schools this fall.