TAG: jobs

Job seekers: Get an advantage with WorkSource Spokane

Posted in Business and Careers 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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Summer job hunt: library resources to help in your quest

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 13, 2017 at 6:00 am

By David Wyatt Hunting for jobs terrifies me. Job searches can be like the Balrog of Moria—creatures of shadow and flame barring you from your epic quest. Your friends might leave you in the dust, but you’ll return a victorious, level-20 job-search wizard! Library staff can help you level-up your job acquisition skills, whether you are […]

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

Posted in Business and Careers, Explore and Discover, For You 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 in Business and Careers, For You 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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Hire Me: Tips for Writing Your First Resume

Posted in Business and Careers, Explore and Discover, For You, Teens 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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From Student to Worker with Spokane Valley Tech

Posted in Business and Careers, For You, Teens on May 28, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Sheree West You never know where an opportunity like taking a school tour might lead you. Last fall, I toured Spokane Valley Tech (SVT), a unique learning environment where high school students gain technical skills with a focus on career and college readiness. The director led me around the facility and explained the school’s […]

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Even a Superhero Needs a Fresh Resume

Posted in Business and Careers, For You on May 27, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Aileen Luppert Last year I was lucky enough to participate in a grant studying career development strategies. The training I received included a review of recent resume trends. So much has changed in the last ten years—enough to make me blush and blanch about my own outdated resume. When was the last time you refreshed your resume? If […]

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Resources for Starting Your Own Small Business

Posted in Business and Careers, For You on March 31, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Aileen Luppert Have you ever considered starting your own small business? Most of us have fantasized about being our own boss—maybe more often than we care to admit. We aren’t alone. The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Advocacy reports: Small businesses make up 99.7% of U.S. employer firms (a small business is d […]

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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

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

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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