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Help Others Find Their Dream Job as WSW’s Workforce Systems Manager

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Workforce Southwest Washington (WSW), formerly the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council, is seeking a manager of workforce systems. Founded in 2002, WSW is a 501(c)3 with a mission to prepare and promote a skilled and adaptive workforce for a thriving economy in Southwest Washington. The successful candidate will have strong skills in managing and coordinating partnerships, data integration and interpretation, and the creative networking aptitudes necessary to continually enhance and broaden the reach of workforce development programs aimed at enriching people’s lives. The salary range for this role is $55,000 to $62,000/year.

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Community Manager at Mac's List
Jenna Forstrom is the Community Manager of Mac’s List, and is responsible for audience outreach and public communications. Jenna has an extensive background in marketing and a passion for Portland’s nonprofit community. Contact Jenna at jenna@macslist.org.
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How to Fight Through the Job Search Slump

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sarahcohenEveryone’s job search story is different, but each individual story can inspire and empower others who are on their own unique path. We love to hear how our readers have found rewarding careers in Portland, and we want to share these stories with you to inspire you in your job search and to help us all better understand the local job market!

Name: Sarah Cohen-Doherty

Occupation: YMCA Program Director

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Are You Ready to Dump Your Job and Work for Yourself?

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Are You Ready to Dump Your Job and Work for Yourself?Finding full-time work and achieving an ideal work-life balance can be challenging.  For many people, self-employment is the best solution to this challenge.

I saw this at firsthand when I attended a party organized by Chris Guillebeau, who writes about unconventional work, entrepreneurship, and foreign travel on his blog, The Art of Nonconformity.

Chris has never held a regular job. Instead, he has found ways to turn his ideas into income that allows him to help others and travel frequently visiting all 193 countries by the age of 35.

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Mac Prichard publishes Mac's List and owns and operates Prichard Communications, a public relations agency that serves non-profits, public agencies, and foundations across the United States. He also blogs regularly about job-hunting in Portland.
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Ep. 049: How to Get Your Next Raise, with Josh Doody

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Does your manager fail to notice your accomplishments at evaluation time? If so, it is because “managers are busy” says salary negotiation expert Josh Doody. In addition to managing people, managers are also responsible for running the business and making a profit. Many companies only consider giving employees raises during a focal or anniversary period which can be the most politically challenging time for an employee to ask for a raise.

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Creative and Strategic Marketing Manager Wanted for Oregon Catholic Press (OCP)

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Oregon Catholic Press (OCP) is looking for a creative, strategic and experienced Marketing Manager to lead their team.  If you have a passion for doing meaningful work, love making an impact on people’s lives and happen to be an expert in designing and executing marketing strategies that drive growth and increase market share – OCP is looking for you!

This Marketing Manager will lead day-to-day activities of a multi-disciplined team that manages and implements strategic marketing plans.  The position develops strategies that support company revenue and profitability goals, and works with internal partners to synchronize marketing efforts in support of strategic initiatives.  This is accomplished through timely executions, stewardship and evaluation of OCP’s marketing strategies through all channels and in alignment with OCP’s overall business objectives.

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Community Manager at Mac's List
Jenna Forstrom is the Community Manager of Mac’s List, and is responsible for audience outreach and public communications. Jenna has an extensive background in marketing and a passion for Portland’s nonprofit community. Contact Jenna at jenna@macslist.org.
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BONUS: How To Follow Up After An Interview, with Jenny Foss

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On this bonus episode of Find Your Dream Job, Jenny Foss, owner of JobJenny.com shares her tips for how to touch base with potential employers (without being a pest) after you’ve had your initial interview.   She reads “The Best Ways to Follow Up After The Interview”, her contribution to our book, Land Your Dream Job in Portland (and Beyond).
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How to Get a Government Job: Four Lessons Learned

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How to Get a Government Job: Four Lessons Learned

Before starting my own public relations company, I had the good fortune to work as a communications officer in Oregon state and local government, and at Portland State University. I had some wonderful jobs, including stints in the governor’s office and Portland City Hall.

Along the way I learned a lot about how to find work in the public sector. Here are four lessons to consider if you apply for a government job.

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Mac Prichard publishes Mac's List and owns and operates Prichard Communications, a public relations agency that serves non-profits, public agencies, and foundations across the United States. He also blogs regularly about job-hunting in Portland.
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Ep. 048: Ace a Job Interview with Body Language, with Vanessa Van Edwards

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Did you know that your body language is responsible for 60% of your communications and that first impressions are nonverbal? Vanessa Van Edwards, from Science of People, shares some best practices for acing a job interview based on her team’s scientific research.    

Body language research shows us that the first thing an interviewer sees is called a ‘glance test.’ Humans used to use this first glance to determine if an approaching person was a friend or foe. It is an instinctive response we still use today, even though we may not be aware of it. To make the most out of our time in front of an interviewer Vanessa offers up these tips…

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Not Your Traditional Sales Job – Account Executive with Membean, Inc.

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Membean is looking for a full-time Account Executive with a passion for education. As an important and highly visible member of our Customer Acquisition & Retention team, this Account Executive will work with schools to onboard and engage teachers during the year to ensure success as well as work with the Growth team on new markets. The Account Executive position emphasizes building long-term customer relationships, working closely with teachers and principals and embracing an empathic mindset. This position is salaried without commission.

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Community Manager at Mac's List
Jenna Forstrom is the Community Manager of Mac’s List, and is responsible for audience outreach and public communications. Jenna has an extensive background in marketing and a passion for Portland’s nonprofit community. Contact Jenna at jenna@macslist.org.
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Volunteer to Show Your Value: A Job Search Success Story

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Volunteer to Show Your Value 

Everyone’s job search story is different, but each individual story can inspire and empower others who are on their own unique path. We love to hear how our readers have found rewarding careers in Portland, and we want to share these stories with you to inspire you in your job search and to help us all better understand the local job market!

Name: Simon Love

Occupation: Managing Director, Hatch Innovation

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Managing Director at Hatch Innovation
Simon hails from New Zealand, and has a background in environmental science and life cycle assessment. He now works with social entrepreneurs and local businesses to bring social, environmental and economic improvement to Oregon.
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Mac’s List and TAO Partner To Strengthen Oregon’s Tech Workforce

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Mac's List and Technology Association of Oregon Partner to Strengthen Oregon's Tech Workforce

The Technology Association of Oregon (TAO), the leading nonprofit advocate for the state’s burgeoning tech scene, and Mac’s List, Oregon’s best online source for meaningful employment, announced a new partnership today. The goal of this collaboration is to ensure the continued growth of Oregon and Southwest Washington’s tech sector by connecting firms to passionate and qualified local jobseekers.

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Ben Forstag
Managing Director at Mac's List
Ben Forstag is Managing Director of Mac’s List, where he is responsible for the organization's editorial and business operations. Ben has an extensive background in communications and marketing, primarily in the nonprofit and healthcare sector. Contact Ben at ben@macslist.org.
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Ep. 047: How to Make Your Job Virtual, with Melissa Mathews

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It pays off to prepare yourself before asking an employer to make your job virtual. Most employers will want to know what’s in it for them before allowing an employee to work from home full-time. A professional way to address your employer’s possible questions and concerns is to make a list of the objections you think they will have, and then build a mini business case around each issue. Showing an employer a value proposition is your quickest way to a yes.

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Sunshine Division Needs Your Help with Winter Wonderland Portland

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Sunshine Division is seeking a Seasonal Special Event Coordinator or Coordinators from Labor Day through early January to help out with Winter Wonderland.  This position will either be one person that can carry a busy workload over 4.5 months or split into two positions for two event coordinators working in tandem.  This decision will be made based on the applicants and their availability.  This role is for an experienced, take charge professional with the ability to manage planning, administration and logistics in support of a month long evening holiday event that opens Thanksgiving and runs nightly through December 25, 2016.

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Jenna Forstrom
Community Manager at Mac's List
Jenna Forstrom is the Community Manager of Mac’s List, and is responsible for audience outreach and public communications. Jenna has an extensive background in marketing and a passion for Portland’s nonprofit community. Contact Jenna at jenna@macslist.org.
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Bonus Episode: An Unusual Interview Tactic

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On February 4, 2016, the New York Times published an article, “Walt Bettinger of Charles Schwab: You’ve Got to Open Up to Move Up,” in which the CEO revealed a very interesting interview tactic. Before hiring an executive-level candidate, Bettinger takes them out to breakfast. The trick? He pre-arranges for the restaurant to mess up the food order so he can see how the candidate reacts. This is definitely an unusual interview tactic.

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Five Networking Event Tips for Newbies

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Anyone else get nervous walking into a room filled with strangers?  On the Mac’s List blog we’ve talked about what to do BEFORE attending networking event. But what about during?  Here are five tips for newbies to make attending a networking event a success:

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Jenna Forstrom
Community Manager at Mac's List
Jenna Forstrom is the Community Manager of Mac’s List, and is responsible for audience outreach and public communications. Jenna has an extensive background in marketing and a passion for Portland’s nonprofit community. Contact Jenna at jenna@macslist.org.
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Ep. 046: How to Get a Job You Love, with Scott Barlow

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Do you know how to get a job you love? It’s OK if you don’t. Most people do not believe it is even possible. A traditional job search includes scouring job postings and identifying with skills an employer is looking for. Today’s conversation turns the table on tradition and encourages job seekers to first identify and then search for a job they will love.

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Oregon Catholic Press (OCP) is Looking For Two New Teammates

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Oregon Catholic Press (OCP) is seeking an experienced Project Manager to manage key strategic projects and initiatives with the goal of delivering every project on-time, within budget, and within scope.  This position will report to the Chief Financial Officer and may be assigned to projects sponsored by members of the executive leadership team, as needed.  The Project Manager will coach and mentor other project managers and will assist OCP in expanding the role of project management office within the organization.

OCP is also searching for a Customer Service Representative to sell OCP products and contribute to the retention of existing customers by providing high quality service.

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Jenna Forstrom
Community Manager at Mac's List
Jenna Forstrom is the Community Manager of Mac’s List, and is responsible for audience outreach and public communications. Jenna has an extensive background in marketing and a passion for Portland’s nonprofit community. Contact Jenna at jenna@macslist.org.
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Staying Ready for the Right Opportunity: A Job Search Success Story

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Staying Ready for the Right Opportunity: A Job Search Success Story

Everyone’s job search story is different, but each individual story can inspire and empower others who are on their own unique path. We love to hear how our readers have found rewarding careers in Portland, and we want to share these stories with you to inspire you in your job search and to help us all better understand the local job market!

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C.J. Drake
Communications and Public Affairs Manager at Georgia-Pacific
I’m a strategic communications and public affairs professional with 28 years of experience in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. I have excellent, writing, editing, public speaking, media and relationship-building skills. (Oh, and I hate the Oxford comma.)
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Career Pathways to Doing Good in Oregon

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Career Pathways to Doing Good in Oregon

Are you searching for work to make a difference in the lives of others? Are you looking for a nonprofit job in Oregon?  Do you have an idea for a social good or socially responsible company? Then please join us for this quarterly event co-produced by The Nonprofit Association of Oregon, Hatch Innovation, and Mac’s List.

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Managing Director at Mac's List
Ben Forstag is Managing Director of Mac’s List, where he is responsible for the organization's editorial and business operations. Ben has an extensive background in communications and marketing, primarily in the nonprofit and healthcare sector. Contact Ben at ben@macslist.org.
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Learn How to Hack the Hidden Job Market

Posted on by Mac Prichard

Find the Best Paying, Most Rewarding Jobs You Didn’t Even Know Existed

How to Hack the Hidden Job Market

Are you frustrated by job hunting? Have you sent out dozens of applications without any response? Do you wonder why you can’t find the right job?

During the 15 years I’ve published Mac’s List, I’ve met with thousands of job seekers who have answered yes to all those questions.

And here’s a problem we all share, whether we’re employed or out of work: We’re not taught in high school or college how to look for work. We learn our job hunting skills by trial and error.

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Mac Prichard publishes Mac's List and owns and operates Prichard Communications, a public relations agency that serves non-profits, public agencies, and foundations across the United States. He also blogs regularly about job-hunting in Portland.
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