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What To Do With an English Major

Posted in Business and Careers, Explore and Discover, For You, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time, Teens on July 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_EnglishMajor By Cara Strickland When I was an English major in college, I was often faced with that question. The one that is rarely posed to business majors, but almost always asked of those studying the liberal arts. “What are you going to do with that?” This happened at family gatherings, occasionally in the supermarket, and […]

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5 Job Hunting Tips for Teens

Posted in Teens on June 10, 2014 at 6:00 am

Teen_Feature_JobHuntingTips by Kelsey H. Sometimes hunting for a job can feel like the Hunger Games; many tributes go into the arena, but only one will emerge the victor. So maybe it’s not that dramatic, but there are a few things you can do to give yourself an advantage over everyone else. Do your homework: Before you […]

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The Open Road: Truck Driving Jobs are in Demand

Posted in Business and Careers on June 4, 2014 at 6:00 am

B&C_Feature_OpenRoad by Vanessa S. Have you ever thought about taking to the open road? Truck drivers are in high demand and you can make a good living, around $40,000 a year. Forget the old trucker stereotype. An empty nest couple can team drive, a young woman can see the country on her own, and a new […]

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Creating an Effective Resume in 4 Easy Steps

Posted in Business and Careers on May 29, 2014 at 6:00 am

B&C_Feature_Resume by Julianne T. Creating an effective resume to enhance your chances of getting that interview can be a daunting experience. So how do you ensure your resume will climb to the top of the pile? Here are four tips to help you create a solid and impressive resume: 1. Use effective titles Like it or […]

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Consider a Gap Year

Posted in Prime Time on May 28, 2014 at 6:00 am

PT_Feature_GapYear by Ellen Peters Students often take a gap year between high school and college, but what about adults? After raising families and working for decades, don’t we deserve a break too? A new trend with mid-life and older adults is to do just that to refill their well, so to speak. Many are seeing it […]

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Put to the Test

Posted in Teens on March 25, 2014 at 6:00 am

Teen_Feature_Test by Corinne W. One of your most valuable resources as you prepare for employment and college (or just try to survive high school) is the SCLD Digital Library. Testing and Education Reference Center, HelpNow, and JobNow gather all the up-to-date information you need for test and employment prep of all kinds, and lets you access it […]

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Applying for Jobs Online Class

Posted in Business and Careers on February 5, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_ApplyingForJobs Do online job applications make your head swim? Whether you’re new to the job market or getting back into the swing of things, get helpful advice and tips from our expert staff. Learn how to create an account and fill out an online job application, stay organized, make a good impression online, avoid job scams, […]

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Introducing HelpNow and JobNow

Posted in News on January 8, 2014 at 12:28 pm

News_Feature_HelpJobNow We are excited to announce a new online tutoring service accessible with your library card for library members of all ages. Tutors are available 2-10pm every day, but you can email tutors any time for a next day response. Submit documents such as resumes and research papers for tutors to review and provide feedback. HelpNow […]

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Microsoft IT Academy

Posted in News on November 12, 2013 at 12:00 pm

News_Feature_MITA 1 out of 2 jobs today require information technology (IT) skills. In less than 10 years, this number will increase to 3 out of every 4 jobs requiring IT skills*. Are you ready? Through a partnership with Microsoft, Washington state libraries now offer Microsoft IT Academy to the public at no cost. E-learning from Microsoft […]

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Business and Careers

Posted in Business and Careers on October 14, 2013 at 11:30 am

B&C_Feature_Interview Welcome to our Business & Careers blog page. Supporting job seekers and local businesses is a top service priority. It is our goal to provide local businesses and non-profits with the tools they need to develop and maintain successful enterprises, and teens and adults with the resources and opportunities they need to attain meaningful employmen […]

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