Lithtex Printing Solutions

Diploma? Check. Job? Not Yet.

It’s that time of year again when students turn in their schoolbooks and turn their attention to summer. However, for some it’s time to look beyond summer fun and focus on their futures. Thousands of graduates, diplomas in hand, now have the toughest assignment yet: marketing themselves to a challenging job market.

If you’re a recent grad ready to take on this challenge, here are a few lessons you can use to get that interview and land the job to begin your career.

Go Where the Jobs Are. Know what kind of career you want to have and get into the mix. Start networking at professional group meetings in your chosen industry to let professionals know you’re interested. This exercise gives you an opportunity to see what’s available. Extra credit: Volunteer for nonprofit organizations where you can meet community leaders and show off your talents while helping others.

Dip Your Toe in the Water. Many leave school with the dream job and a commensurate dream salary in their head. In order to break in, you may have to put that aside—the salary at least—and look for internships or volunteer work within your industry of interest. Extra credit: This exercise allows you to explore whether the dream job is right for you before committing fully.

Put Your Best Foot Forward. Resumes of recent graduates often lack what hiring managers need: experience. Consider deviating from the traditional approach of producing a resume and create a skill-based one. Use skill headings appropriate to the industry, such as customer service, project management or technical, and list your accomplishments in these areas. Place where you learned your skills in a bulleted list below. The resume reviewer can quickly see what you have to offer without reading between the lines. Extra Credit: Think of creative ways to market yourself to the companies. See the next section below.

Get Linked In. Social media is a great place to present yourself and do some searching for what’s going on in your industry. Target companies you’re interested in and read their blogs, Facebook pages and LinkedIn profile. See what’s going on with their employees’ social media pages as well. Getting some background will give you some points of discussion if you land the interview. Extra Credit: Start a blog of your own to market your expertise and reference it in your resume.

If you do get the opportunity to interview, be yourself. Dress appropriately for the position, speak to what you know and don’t make excuses for your experience. Getting in front of the interviewer is a major accomplishment that may just give you the passing grade.

Welcome to Lithtex Printing!

The art of printing is not in the press. Or fancy die cuts, or bindery, either. Instead, it’s using printing to make business happen. At Lithtex, printing is about more than just ink and paper - it’s about creating business solutions, and getting results.

Lithtex Printing Solutions was founded in 1973 in Beaverton, Oregon by Les Davis. Originally established as a quick-print shop, we quickly became known as a leading local resource for the fast-turnaround printing needs of local businesses.

Over the years our reputation for top-notch work grew, so did the company. As other printers struggled to compete in a changing marketplace, We acquired more equipment, employees and clients, to become among the largest local printing companies.

Lithtex has always been committed to keeping up with the latest printing technology. As the local business climate changed in the late 1990’s, client budgets tightened, demand for return on investment rose, and technology quickly advanced. Foreseeing a change in the printing needs of businesses large and small, Lithtex evolved by adding digital equipment to its extensive offset printing capabilities to support the emerging need for short-run quality printing—thereby establishing itself as the business-solution driven printing company.

In 2001, we expanded operations and built a 50,000 square foot state-of-the-art printing facility. Today, that facility is Lithtex’s headquarters for developing business solutions for its clients.

In 2010 we were rewarded Hillsboro's "Business of the Year" by the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce. a recognition that we are extremely proud of.

Today, Lithtex continues to be a recognized leader of solution-oriented printing.

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Lithtex Printing Solutions
6770 NW Century Blvd Hillsboro, OR 97124
Main (503) 641-5367
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