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Will Working for a For-Profit Company Negatively Affect Your Chance at Getting a Nonprofit Job?

Posted on by Jessica Williams

At last month’s “Mac’s List” networking event, I noticed that you, our readers, struggle with this question – Will working for a for-profit company negatively affect your chance at getting a nonprofit job? Continue reading →

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3 Reasons You Should Apply to the Oregon Executive MBA Program

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

At “Mac’s List,” our readers often tell us that going back to school as an established professional is a hard decision to make. Of course, before you hop on the train to higher education, you want to be sure it’s the right path to take. 

Programs like the University of Oregon’s Executive MBA (OEMBA) program are a great choice for professionals looking to hone their skills, take leadership roles within their organizations, and even consider career changes.

Here are three reasons you want to consider this program:

1. Inspiring Staff and Peers

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Interested in Improving Workers’ Rights? Working America Wants You as the Oregon State Director

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

Are you interested in becoming a vital member of an organization determined to spark change? The featured job this week might be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for: Working America is now hiring an Oregon State Director!

Working America is the nation’s fastest growing organization for working families and strives to organize crucial issue and electoral campaigns at the national, state and municipal level on their behalf. Working America’s outreach models have proven highly successful and achieved the following feats: Continue reading →

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Don’t be Afraid to Make Mistakes in the Search for Your Dream Job

Posted on by Jessica Williams

The one theme that resonates most among our readers’ questions is this:

Fear.

Fear of Making the Wrong Decision

At the bottom of every change or transition, we fear giving up the comforts of our current situation. We fear giving up what we have for something that may or may not be what we want.

Make the best decision you can with the information you have right in front of you. No one can predict the future. The only thing constant in this life is change. Continue reading →

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3 Reasons Job Jenny’s LinkedIn Kit Is Ridiculously Awesome

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

If you’re just getting started on LinkedIn or you know it’s time for a profile upgrade, you’re in luck! Your Job Search BFF, Job Jenny, recently launched a Ridiculously Awesome LinkedIn Kit:  “A righteous, easy-to-follow career resource” that will guide you step-by-step through setting up—or optimizing—your LinkedIn profile the right way!

Here are three reasons this e-book will help you leverage LinkedIn all the way to a new job:

 1.    Simple Formulas

While this kit caters to both beginners and more advanced LinkedIn users, Jenny provides easy to understand—and enact—formulas to upgrade your profile and attract employers.

 2.    Straightforward Truths

Author Jenny Foss is known for providing “tough love expertise” on job searching. The Ridiculously Awesome LinkedIn Kit follows suit and gives it to you straight. Jenny doesn’t Continue reading →

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Calling All Financially Savvy Leaders: Apply to be the Administration and Operations Manager at Solid Ground Consulting

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

The featured job this week is the Administration and Operations Manager position at Solid Ground Consulting! Solid Ground Consulting is a small consulting firm with people in Portland and around the country connected by a common bond—to make a difference in the world.

Solid Ground Consulting provides organizational, strategy and leadership consulting to its clients with the goal of instilling greater confidence, expanding capabilities, and offering a clear pathway to achieve their goals.

This philanthropic firm works with clients that “live and work at the intersection of Continue reading →

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Why You Should Pause Your Job Search for One Day

Posted on by Jessica Williams

This week’s article entitled, “Being More Than Being Useful” by Parker Palmer on the OnBeing blog resonated with me as I think about your job search:

I work hard at what I do, and I bet you do too. So maybe you need the same reminder I do: while my work is important, it is not a measure of my value or worth. Who we “be” is far more important than what we do or how well we do it. That’s why we’re called human beings, not human doings!

Every week you open the “Mac’s List” newsletter hoping it will lead you to your next great career opportunity. If you’re unemployed or miserable at your current job, the hope of Continue reading →

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3 Reasons You Should Listen to the “Launch Yourself” Podcast Featuring Jessica Williams

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

This morning, our very own Account Director Jessica Williams was featured on Melissa Anzman’s “Launch Yourself” podcast. This podcast focuses on how established professionals closed the gap between where they were and where they wanted to be in their career and business.

Jessica tells the story of launching “Mac’s List” into the online community it is today, and how that launch coincided with the launch of her own personal brand. Continue reading →

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Featured Job of the Week: Development Manager at Portland Institute for Contemporary Art

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) is hiring a Development Manager! PICA is a contemporary performance and visual arts organization in Portland that acknowledges and advances new developments in contemporary art and supports the explorations of artists and audiences.

Founded by Kristy Edmunds in 1995, PICA constructs a broad platform for modern art through artist residencies and exhibitions, lectures and workshops, and the annual Time-Based Art Festival. PICA’s wide range of programming supports the “most vital and provocative artists of our time.”

This unique organization is now looking for a Development Manager who will provide leadership as an integral part of PICA’s development team. Continue reading →

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4 Lessons Learned from the Mac’s List Expert Panelists

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

Last Thursday’s event, How to Find a Nonprofit Job in Oregon – An Insider’s Guide, was a success—which we can confirm due to the positive feedback we received in our post-event survey! Don’t feel bad if you missed it, though, as I will share the top lessons learned from our expert panelists Jesse Beason, Melanie McKenna, Charles Lewis, and David Austin.

Here are four key tips our insiders shared with us on how to get a nonprofit job in Oregon:

 1.    A For-Profit Background is Valuable.

Panelist Melanie McKenna answered the question, “What if I only have for-profit work Continue reading →

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