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If you're someone just starting out, looking to stand out to potential employers, or a seasoned businessperson, come to the Post Falls Library to learn how you can position yourself or your company to make money.

Perfect Pitches and Quality Queries

Saturday, March 9, 12:30-2:00 p.m. at the Post Falls Library

Learn how to land an agent or publisher for your manuscript. Myra Fiacco, owner and editorial director of Filles Vertes Publishing and author of Using Curse Words, will walk you through what she looks for in author queries and pitches. Learn the tricks to make sure you're pitch perfect and get all the quirks out of your queries.

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Job Prep Fair, Thursday, March 28

Job Prep: Applications, Résumés, and Interview Tips

Thursday, March 28, 1:00-2:30 p.m. at the Post Falls Library

Join the Idaho Department of Labor as they explain the ins and outs of a good résumé and how to properly fill out an application to get you in the door for an interview.

Then find out what interviewers look for when you sit down across the table to talk about your past experience.

It's a good idea to keep your skills up to date, regardless of if you already have a job or are looking for one.

Job Prep: Practice Interviews

Thursday, March 28, 3:00- 4:30 p.m. at the Post Falls Library

Are you nervous about that upcoming interview? This is a great opportunity to hone your skills!

Hiring professionals from Express Employment Professionals and Lowe's are here to do practice interviews. Sit down in a no-pressure situation and do a practice interview.

Then those professionals will cover what you did well and where you may want to think about improving. Get the feedback that you won't get anywhere else to help improve your chances of landing your dream job.

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Marketing for Strategy and Profit

Tuesday, April 2, 5:30-9:00 p.m. at the Post Falls Library

Marketing is the engine of your business. What problem is your business trying to solve? How big a problem is it? Who has these problems more than any others? How much would they pay for your solution?

Answers to these are the difference between thriving and just surviving. The North Idaho Small Business Development Center team will help you learn how to understand what specific need you are meeting and how to create value that your customers will be willing to pay a premium for.

Social Media for Business

Tuesday, April 9, 5:30-9:00 p.m. at the Post Falls Library

Are you wanting to expand your business' reach through social media but don't know how to start? Is your business already on social media but you want to leverage it better?

Whether you are a seasoned social media veteran or just starting out with it, learn how to leverage your reach for business. This class will cover how to use social media differently for business use. This is a hands-on workshop for those who are at a beginner to intermediate level with social media.

Please bring the web-friendly device (laptop preferred but a tablet or cell phone will work) you will use to manage your social media channels.

How to Start a Profitable Blog on a Budget

Saturday, April 13,12:30 – 2 p.m. at the Post Falls Library

Are you a writer? Do you have a topic you are really interested in curating and archiving for others? Maybe a blog is right up your alley!

Learn how Shannon Clark with growingslower.com makes her blog pay her bills.

Learn the six questions to ask yourself to see if blogging is right for you and the five characteristics that make blogs great for a home business. Take away six practical tips on how to get started and learn the seven ways to monetize your work. By the end you will have the tools to start your own blog!

Turning Craft into Business

Saturday, April 20, 12:30 – 2 p.m. at the Post Falls Library

Are you a crafty individual? Have you been told you should sell your stuff? Maybe it's time you give it a try.

Liz Anderson of Sweet on You Pallets will give you some practical tips in taking your craft and turning it into a business, one you actually make money with and not just fund your hobby through.

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Resources: Jobs, Careers, Your Future!

Learning Express Classes

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Partners

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