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Yesterday, I hosted a free webinar, Don’t Make These Common Job Search Mistakes, where I discussed the four blunders you should avoid when looking for work. I also outlined a better job search strategy—one that relies less on luck and puts you in the driver seat. If you missed the live presentation—or just want to watch […]
LinkedIn is the dominant social media platform for professional networking, and employers have taken notice. Nearly 80% of recruiters use LinkedIn to find candidates. They are searching for specific skills and when they find the right fit, they won’t hesitate to reach out–even if you’re not actively looking for work.
Congratulations! Your resume has been plucked from that towering pile of applications reaches up to the ceiling in some nondescript Human Resources office. Now that employer wants to schedule a phone interview to discuss your qualifications. Now it’s time to prepare!
“To apply, contact Human Resources.” These words are enough to induce a groan from many job seekers. For many people “HR” is an impermeable, mysterious gatekeeper, standing between them and the job of their dreams. But sometimes you simply can’t avoid working through a human resources department–especially in larger, most formal companies. And, if you […]
“You’ve come a long way, baby.” If you remember this Virginia Slims commercial from the 60s and 70s, chances are you’re a seasoned mid- to late-career professional, with many accomplishments to show for your years of work. Unfortunately, not everything since those days has made such great strides. Ageism is alive and well in the […]
Have you ever had a prospective employer ask about your desired salary? Or inquire about your salary history? This week’s guest, Jim Hopkinson, argues that your response to salary questions can be the difference in whether or not you get an offer and how much leverage you have in future pay discussions.
For many people, the prospect of interviewing for a new job has the potential to bring on a small panic attack. This can be true whether you are a recent college graduate or a mid-career professional with many interviews under your belt. Fortunately, there is a proven way to decrease this anxiety, improve your interview […]
What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s OK if you are still unable to answer this question, argues guest expert, Srinivas Rao. There’s always time to change paths and find a more personally rewarding career that resonates with your passions.
Behavioral interview questions are among the most common prompts you can expect when you’re applying for a job. If you’ve ever sat through an interview, you probably know what a behavioral question is, even if you’re not familiar with the term. It’s any question that begins with: Can you tell me about a time when… Give […]
In this bonus episode, certified career coach Hallie Crawford reads her contribution to our new book, Land Your Dream Job Anywhere, the complete Mac’s List guide to finding work you love. Hallie urges all job seekers to start their search with some deep personal analysis. This begins by building a “Career Contrast List” to figure out […]
I have some exciting news to share with you. This week, Mac’s List became a certified B Corporation, joining a global movement of people using business as a force for good. We’re thrilled to receive this official recognition for our commitment to serving our community.
This week’s episode is about explicitly about first jobs, but the lessons we share can apply to just about any job, no matter how established you are as professional. The average worker will have 8-11 jobs over the course of their lifetime. Each position can (and should) be a stepping-stone to a bigger, better opportunity […]
Planning out answers for a job interview might seem like an impossible task, or worse, a calculated way to crush your ability to be witty and spontaneous. But there are some common interview questions that are almost guaranteed to come up, and it’s best to have your basic answers mapped out in advance. A good response […]
Successful job searches require time and effort. Spending time customizing job applications, targeting a job search, and a goal-oriented personal brand, will help job seekers find success more quickly, says career advice expert, Amanda Augustine. She advises job seekers to pick one goal for their job search, and then make sure all materials they create […]
In this bonus episode of Find Your Dream Job, the Mac’s List team reacts to a recent New York Times opinion piece, Quit Social Media. Your Career May Depend on It, written by Cal Newport.
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…
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