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Contrary to popular belief, women don’t need to be coders or programmers, to get a great job in the tech industry, says guest expert, Allison Esposito. The tech industry is full of sales, marketing, and engineering positions that need to be filled. Even if a woman has never worked in the tech industry, she has […]
For nearly 20 years, I’ve connected job seekers in Portland—one of the nation’s most competitive job markets—to meaningful and rewarding work opportunities. I’ve done this partly through the Mac’s List job board. More importantly, I believe, I’ve taught people a better, faster, and less frustrating way to look for work; a process that helps them build a network, […]
When you are looking for your dream job everyone always says, “You need to go to a networking event!”
On September 5, 2016, Mac Prichard was the featured guest on the Finance Career Launch podcast, a show for people aspiring to careers in the finance sector. Mac spoke with host, David Mariano, about How to Use Informational Interviews and Networking to Find the Best Jobs.
Do you have a clear vision of where you want to go with your career? If not, you may be wasting precious time, as tasks related to job searches can become overwhelming. Today’s guest expert, Anna Runyan, says there are three main obstacles for job seekers searching for their dream job. They are…
Have you sent out 50 resumes, only to get 50 emails from automated system replies? If so, your resume might not have what it takes to get hiring managers’ attention. Pete Mockaitis says the main reason resumes are ignored is because job seekers don’t put in the proper time, effort, or consideration into these vital documents. Often, […]
Plugging into your passions is the best way to find meaningful and engaging work. But sometimes it’s hard to focus on the things that most excite us—especially when you’re unsure how to get paid for pursuing theses passions.
Season’s greetings from the Mac’s List team! Thank you for your support in 2016. We are so thankful that we are a part of your job hunting and career management journey. 2016 has been a big year for Mac’s List. I’d like to share some of the highlights with you.
Did you just spill your coffee all down the front of your shirt? Or, did you forget to turn the ringer off your phone before the interview started? Today’s guest expert, Dan Miller says the good thing about interview fails is that they are easily remedied. The number one thing Dan sees in interviewees, which […]
When you lose a job, not only does your income stop, but it can also be a hit to your ego. You first need to clear your head and start looking to the future, says guest expert, Eric Rosenberg. Don’t let unemployment drag you down and define who you are. Find a way to thrive.
Most people leave a job interview and are no closer to knowing if they will be offered the position than when they sent in their resume. Even if they feel the interview went well they realize they forgot to ask about the company or the next steps in the job process. Waiting for the company […]
Are you a person who is thinking about the question you are going to ask more than you are thinking about the person who will be answering the question? Have you considered how your question or problem sounds to the other person? Guest expert Julie Broad says “People often think about themselves when they are […]
With engagement season fast approaching, the Mac’s List team (Publisher, Mac Prichard; Managing Director, Ben Forstag; and Community Manager, Jenna Forstrom) sat down to talk about Bruce Hurwitz’s LinkedIn post, “When interviewing for a job, lose the ring!”
Did you know there are jobs shared on Twitter every day? If you know how to look for the jobs you want, Twitter provides you with an opportunity to connect with the person behind the posting. Twitter should be looked at as a real-time job search engine and communication channel, says guest expert Chris Russell.
Anyone who has ever gone through the process knows that looking for a new job can be a frustrating, dispiriting, and painful experience. Like root canal painful. I know this because I’ve experienced several extended periods of unemployment in my life. I also speak with countless people each year who are going through difficult job searches.
Can your resume engage a human resource manager and make them want to read more? Or, does it just blend in with all other task-oriented resumes they receive? This week’s guest expert Andrea Gerson has seen thousands of resumes and shares her best practices to help you get the attention of your intended employer. She says, […]
The U.S. presidential election wrapped up last week, but politics remains a charged and potentially divisive issue. This brings up an interesting question for job seekers: how much of your own political beliefs should you share online and with prospective employers? How much politics is too much politics?
In the past, hiring managers using a telephone to solicit feedback from job references yielded a low, 50% return rate. Today, online reference tools and surveys boast a reference return rate of 85-90%! For job seekers, this makes furnishing quality referrals to potential employers a necessity.
An Interview with Pat Welch of Boly: Welch Temporary work can be a good option for people returning to the workforce or between permanent jobs. A short-term assignment helps pay your bills, grows your professional network, and lets employers see what you can do. Most cities have a large number of staffing companies that arrange […]
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