Teen Resources

Looking to boost your skills with digital creation? Join us in the Teen Digital Creation Space to learn more about photo manipulation, video editing, podcasting, and more! You can do this on your own using your library card and signing up at Lynda.com to start a learning path today!

Haggard DCS classes for Fall 2018:

InDesign: Create a Calendar: Use Adobe InDesign to design a personalized calendar that you can print or use digitally

Haggard Sat Dec 8; 3pm

Lightroom Basics: Learn how to post-process digital images using Adobe Lightroom

Haggard Wed Oct 31; 6:30-7:30pm

Photography DIY Effects: Learn to create photographic effects using everyday items

Haggard Wed Oct 3; 6:30-7:30pm

Haggard Wed Oct 10; 6:30-7:30pm

Haggard Wed Oct 17; 6:30-7:30pm

Haggard Wed Oct 24; 6:30-7:30pm

Photoshop 101: Learn the basics of image editing with Adobe Photoshop

Haggard Sat Sep 22; 1-3pm

Haggard Sat Oct 20; 1-3pm

Photoshop: Advanced: Learn advanced image editing, including green screen effects

Haggard Sun Sep 23; 1-3pm

Haggard Sun Oct 21; 1-3pm

Photoshop: Painting: Practice using brushes, noise filters, and layers to create backgrounds

Haggard Wed Sep 19; 6:30-7:30pm

Photoshop: Puppet Warp: Learn how to manipulate photos to create dynamic poses and dramatic effects

Haggard Sat Nov 3; 1-3pm

Photoshop: Unleash Your Inner Monet: Learn how a Wacom tablet can enhance your impressionist style digital painting skills

Haggard Sun Nov 11; 1-3pm

Sound Editing and Podcasting 101: Learn the basics of audio editing and creating your own podcast

Haggard Sat Dec 15; 1-3pm

Video Editing 101: Learn the basics of video editing using Adobe Premiere

Haggard Sat Sep 8; 1-3pm

Haggard Sat Nov 17; 1-3pm

Video Editing: Advanced: Learn special effects to make your videos stand out using Adobe After Effects

Haggard Sun Sep 9; 1-3pm


Top Three Reasons to Create a Resume

1.  A resume impresses employers because it shows initiative, organization, and preparation on the applicant’s part.

2.   With a resume, education, experience, skills, activities, achievements, and dates are all on one handy sheet of paper, readily transferable to a job application either in-house or online.

3.  If on a college track, it is a good idea to create a resume as a high school freshman and update it yearly, listing accomplishments, clubs, teams, achievements, volunteer activities, even specific classes (foreign language, media, computer) for each year of high school. Why?  Because the college application asks for this information.  You think you will remember these things, but four years is a long time, and you will forget.

Resume Websites

Following are websites with sound advice about resumes  for high school students:

Teen Resume Tips – Alison Doyle, About.com’s job search and employment expert offers resume tips and sample resumes on her site.

How to Write Resumes for Teens – This site at Ehow.com gives advice on resume construction.

Resume Examples

Here are two simple templates for resumes, one showing no previous work experience and one showing previous work experience.  Copy and paste the resumes into a Word document and replace with your own information.

Resume with no job experience

Resume with job experience

Resume Ideas

Hit a brick wall on ideas for your resume?  Here is a list of Things to Include on Your Resume to kickstart your creative juices.

Bring these with you if you are applying for a job in person and to an interview:

  • Your excellent resume.
  • Three references listed on a separate sheet of paper suitable for handing out.
  • A list of previous employers, if any, with the name of the company, the company address and contact number and the name of your immediate manager.  This contact information does not appear on a resume, but a job application will  frequently ask for it, so it’s handy to have the information ready.

Learn How to Become 
Provides detailed information into 45 current popular career fields, including accounting, engineering, medical assisting, nursing, firefighting, financial advising and teaching. Includes skills and education required, accredited colleges both traditional and online, job growth information and salary comparison based on geographic location.

Job Hunting for College Grads (Lynda.com video course, requires a library card)
Job hunting is different for today’s college grads. Learn how to create a career plan, understand what companies are looking for, and stand apart from the competition. Includes information on finding your first job, selling “you,” networking, finding jobs online and in person, and acing the interview.