Dream Builders Alliance is seeking volunteers to mentor young adults in the Portland Metro Area. Mentoring is a fun way to get involved, make a new friend and explore the community. (Plus, it looks great on your resume.)
Freelance writer, Jen Violi, shares tips for genuine connection in Oregon – or anywhere.
Even if networking makes you queasy, you can make connections with others on a personal and professional level. We say this at Mac’s List all the time, 80% of jobs are never posted, so chances are you’re next dream job will be found by networking with someone in your field.
Job hunting is HARD work. If you’re unemployed – it’s a full-time job. If you’re employed, but looking for your next career move, it’s a part-time job. Regardless of which bucket you fall into, there are many challenges ahead. 80% of jobs are never posted online and there will always be someone more experienced or cheaper to hire than you.
Oregon had just over 95,000 tech workers in 2015–a number that expected to grow dramatically over the next 5 years. Tech jobs pay an average of nearly $104,000 a year, more than twice the state average. Even with the well-publicized Intel layoffs of 2,000 employees in Hillsboro, the tech scene is booming.
A job loss due to layoffs or conflicting interests can be a shock to our system. A person may feel thrilled to be apart from their previous employer at first but a flood of emotions generally follows shortly after. This week’s guest, career coach Marsha Warner, shares tips and techniques to transform your first days of unemployment.
Northwest Pilot Project (NWPP) seeks a dynamic Executive Director to lead a small but mighty nonprofit organization. The Executive Director must have the ability to inspire and motivate the staff, Board of Directors, community leaders, donors, and funders to work effectively and collaboratively to improve the lives of low-income seniors in Multnomah County. Salary range for the Executive Director position is $74,000-$80,000 annually.
You know you need to spend a lot of time on your resume, but sometimes you can get stumped with questions like:
Should I use a creative design or should I keep it neat and simple?
Does it matter that I haven’t had a job in over a year?
And most importantly:
How can I stand out among other applicants?
To Whom It May Concern:
I am applying for your open job with this generic, form-looking cover letter.
It is in 12-point Times Roman, with perfect one-inch margins around all sides.
I should probably warn you in advance that this letter will paralyze you with boredom, and tell you virtually nothing new about me. In fact, I’m going to reiterate exact phrases from my resume, just in case you missed them over there.
We’ve all had this experience… you find a great job opportunity online—one that perfectly aligns with your passion, skills, and expertise. You read through the listing, with growing excitement, until you get to the bottom and see this:
Salary: Depends on Experience
Do you want to work at home? Thanks to the Internet, jobs that used to require you to sit in an office can now be done online. Our guest expert this week, Sean Ogle, teaches people to a make a living online.
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