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Business and Careers

High School 21+, GED, and ESL classes taught by Spokane Community College faculty at the library

Posted on June 14, 2018 at 6:00 am

HIGH SCHOOL 21+ Turn your life experience into credits toward a high school diploma with High School 21+, a program that recognizes life skills and competency in addition to classroom time and tests. Another benefit of the program is that much of the coursework can be done online, with support and advising from a Spokane […]

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Business Matters at the library: Free classes in marketing, open data, and writing your business plan

Posted on June 8, 2018 at 6:00 am

Unlocking the Power of Open Data for Your Business Perform in-depth market research to gather information for your new product or customers. Maintain your competitiveness in your industry using open data. You can do all of this and more when you unlock the power of open data. In this two-part class, you will learn to […]

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Job seekers: Get an advantage with WorkSource Spokane

Posted on November 28, 2017 at 6:00 am

by Melissa Rhoades At the end of 2015, right after Christmas, the entire department where I worked at a local company was laid off—not the happiest New Year’s surprise. The change was big and sudden, and one I hadn’t planned for. After over a decade at the same company, I didn’t know how the job-search […]

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SCORE Business Workshops at the library

Posted on December 29, 2016 at 6:00 am

Spokane County Library District brings you SCORE Business Workshops with experts Chuck Zahara and Josh King. Each month in January through April, they present a workshop covering a topic relevant to small business owners and entrepreneurs. These workshops are for local business owners at all stages, from aspiring entrepreneurs looking to create a b […]

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Local entrepreneurs & organizations matter

Posted on May 5, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Jane Baker Working in the Communication Department at the Spokane County Library District, my team is often tasked with creating marketing materials for new and upcoming programs and services. So, it’s a bit of a treat when we are creating promotional materials for established services. One of the projects we are currently working on […]

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Library Hack: Get college ready with the Digital Library

Posted on November 5, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Brian Vander Veen As a first generation college student, I found the whole process of college planning absurdly confusing. My frustration was compounded by the fact that my peers from college-educated families seemed to navigate the whole process with relative assurance and ease. Many of them ended up going out of state with generous […]

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How to sell on Etsy: Personal advice from a local shop owner

Posted on September 3, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Karen Mannino Guest Writer After a two-day journey by train and bus, I was back in the Midwest where I attended college. Breakfast with friends the morning after I arrived included coffee out of an odd little mug I found in my friend’s cupboard. It was smaller than the standard mugs, curved like the bell […]

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Insider tips for writing the perfect cover letter

Posted on July 29, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Aileen Luppert I have never applied for a job without the help of one of my favorite people—Aunty Eve. I trust her, not only because she is my brilliant aunt, but also because she happens to have one heck of a professional human resources background. Eve has been an HR maven for a slew of […]

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Beyond books: discover valuable library resources

Posted on July 16, 2015 at 6:00 am

Libraries offer so much more than books. Our blog team is here to help you discover the many resources available to library members. We recently asked them the following question: What library resource do you wish more members knew about or took advantage of?  Here’s what each of our bloggers had to say: Digital Resources & Apps The di […]

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Hire Me: Tips for Writing Your First Resume

Posted on June 23, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Aileen Luppert There is a first time for everything—including writing a resume. It has been many years since I wrote my first resume, but I still remember how overwhelming it felt. Those feelings of anxiety recently resurfaced when I was working with a group of students who needed to prepare their first resume. Like […]

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