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How to Find Companies That Reject Age Discrimination

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How to Find Companies That Reject Age Discrimination

Being a baby boomer in the workplace is not easy. Whether you’re trying to age-proof your resume, compete with millennials for an interview, or get up to speed with new technologies on the job, older people face age discrimination in the hiring process. Yet more seniors than ever are working longer, seeking new jobs after retirement, and managing great careers.

Research has busted the myths about the older worker, and while stereotypes still exist, many resources exist for finding progressive companies that welcome and seek age diversity in their operations. I’ve pulled together some of the best resources, and a few tactics to understand companies’ hiring practices.  

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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.
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How to Sync LinkedIn and Your Resume, with Ed Han: Find Your Dream Job Ep. 088

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"One-size-fits-all is not the solution when you're thinking about a particular opportunity and how your qualifications match up." Ed Han, recruiter and career coach

As a job seeker, you need both a resume and a LinkedIn profile. Sync LinkedIn with your resume, but don’t duplicate content word for word. Each piece has its own particular purpose and, together, they function as a complementary review of your work history.

Your LinkedIn profile is a broad overview of what your professional value proposition is. Your resume should be customized around a particular job opportunity. It’s important to use keywords from the job posting in your resume so when the hiring manager knows you are familiar with the language and the culture of the opportunity.

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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.
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Good Move: Be a Client Services Star at 2 Brothers Moving and Delivery

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Featured Job of the Week: Client Services Manager, 2 Brothers Moving & Delivery

2 Brothers Moving and Delivery works to remove the pain from relocation and helps people transition into new and exciting parts of their life. This regionally recognized leader in residential and commercial moving services is hiring a Client Services Manager to ensure an excellent customer experience from the first phone call to the final thank you card.

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A native Portlander, Jessica Black has an extensive background in nonprofits with a focus on streamlining operations and communications, and producing events. Jessica brings these attributes to the Mac's List team as Community Coordinator, building strong connections with our readers and clients, and is actively involved in the Portland community as a whole. Contact Jessica at jessica@macslist.org.
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Afraid You’re Losing Out on Top Jobs? Tech & Healthcare Lead 2017

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Afraid you're losing out on top jobs?

Whether you’re an experienced professional looking for a new challenge or a younger worker seeking a burgeoning field, most career changers are considering jumping into top jobs in hot and growing industries.

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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.
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Understanding Company Culture Before You Get Hired

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Understanding Company Culture Before You Get Hired

Companies are obsessed with culture. Leaders talk about it, HR screens for it, but it can be difficult to pin down and define the culture of any given organization. And that’s a big risk for job seekers.

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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.
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Ep. 087: How to Answer the “Tell Me About Yourself” Interview Question, with Katherine Burik

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"If a candidate has a solid response to this question, they can set the stage and tone for the entire interview." Katherine Burik

It’s often the first interview question you’ll get: “Tell me about yourself.” While it seems like a simple prompt, it can make or break the rest of your interview. Mess it up and you’ve ruined your first impression with the employer. Ace the question and you’ll set the tone for the rest of the meeting.

The question is so important that job coach, Katherine Burik, has written an entire book on how to craft a winning answer. Katherine shares the “Cliffs Notes” version of her strategy this week on the podcast.  

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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.
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Work For Change: Building A Nonprofit Career in Oregon

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Work For Change - Building a Nonprofit Career in Oregon

Most people spend more time working than just about anything else. For those of us who want to make a positive difference in the world, it seems natural to seek that fulfillment in our careers. We seek out organizations that connect, help, and inspire, and dive into nonprofit careers that make a difference.

All of that sounds great, right? But when you’re just getting started in your career, or you’re looking to make a change, breaking into a nonprofit or change-making career is more than daunting—it can seem impossible. I get questions about this all the time, which is why I did what I advise all job seekers to do: I reached out and asked my network.

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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.
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Four Tips to Negotiate Like a Pro, with Jeff Weiss

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"Linear, zero-sum thinking limits your opportunity to find creative solutions that work for both parties." Jeff Weiss

At some point in your career you’ll need to negotiate. Maybe it’ll be for the salary you deserve. Or for better benefits. Or for some extra time off for a special vacation. Whatever your ask, you’ll probably need to negotiate with your boss to get what you want.

When people think about negotiation, they tend to imagine a haggling session, where each side makes demands—one high and one low—and they eventually meet somewhere in the middle. According to Jeff Weiss, author of Harvard Business Review’s Guide to Negotiating, this kind of linear, zero-sum thinking limits your opportunity to find creative, win-win solutions.

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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.
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Ep. 086: How to Manage Job Search Stress, with Alison Cardy

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“Stay in reality. Pay attention to who you really are and your real capabilities.” - Alison Cardy, author of Career Grease

A job search can be an emotional rollercoaster. The process of sending out resumes, getting excited about opportunities, prepping for interviews, and waiting for feedback can be stressful. And, if you don’t get the job you want, it can be a painful blow to your ego.

This week’s guest expert, Alison Cardy, argues that job search stress stems from a couple basic dynamics:

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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.
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7 Resume Formatting Tips to Combat Ageism

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7 Resume formatting tips to combat ageism

If you’re a job hunter of a certain age, you probably have mixed feelings about revealing too much on your resume. On one hand, you have so much to be proud of: your accomplishments, your expertise, your network, not to mention your maturity. All of these attributes bring value to the table.

On the other hand, age discrimination is real, as you may have experienced. Until more employers get wise to the significant contribution of older workers, you should consider some strategic resume formatting to prevent your age from working against you.

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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.
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Why You Won’t Get a Job Using the One Click Apply Method

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You Won't Get Your Dream Job Using One Click Apply

If you’ve spent any time looking for jobs recently, you’ve probably encountered websites and apps that offer a one click apply process. These sites offer the promise of a quick and easy way to apply for the job of your dreams. Just a single click and soon you’ll be sitting in that executive corner office.

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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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Turn Employment History Gaps Into Positives

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Employment history gaps - reframe your story

For most of us, life has a tendency to get in the way of our career paths. Employment history gaps are becoming more common, but they’re still often seen as red flags to employers. When it’s time to return to work, you need to reframe those gaps and show yourself in a positive light.

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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.
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Ep. 085: How to Prepare for Your Next Job Interview, with Jessica Smith

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"Share the human behind the resume. At the end of the day, it's not what we do. It's who we are." - Jessica Smith

The job interview is your first, and sometimes only, opportunity to make a positive personal impression with an employer. You don’t want to wing it or walk into the meeting unprepared. You need to have a solid game plan and good talking points to make the most of this opportunity.

However, it’s important to note that all interviews are not created equal. Every organization has its own needs and internal culture; every hiring manager has a unique personality and history that you need to consider.

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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.
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Make a Difference with a Mission-Driven Organization as Oregon Catholic Press’ Sales Manager

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Featured job of the week: Sales Manager, Oregon Catholic Press

Oregon Catholic Press, the largest not-for-profit Catholic music publisher in the United States, is hiring an experienced Sales Manager to lead its sales department. This position is responsible for cultivating key strategic partnerships and leading a team to manage the day-to-day operations of the sales department.

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Jessica Black
A native Portlander, Jessica Black has an extensive background in nonprofits with a focus on streamlining operations and communications, and producing events. Jessica brings these attributes to the Mac's List team as Community Coordinator, building strong connections with our readers and clients, and is actively involved in the Portland community as a whole. Contact Jessica at jessica@macslist.org.
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Your Generic Cover Letter as Experienced by a Hiring Manager, with Jenny Foss

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A generic cover letter will paralyze you with boredom and tell you nothing new about me. - Jenny FossYour cover letter is one of the most important elements of your application — perhaps as important as your resume. This is where you outline your passion for the position and make the case for why you are the best candidate for the job.

Unfortunately, too many job seekers undervalue and underthink their cover letter. Sometimes they fail to include a cover letter in their application. More often — but equally detrimental — they use the same generic, cookie-cutter cover letter for all their applications.

This simply doesn’t cut it.

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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.
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5 Behaviors To Win People Over At Your Next Networking Event

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5 behaviors to win your next networking event

How can you use your first impression, conversation starters, and introduction to rock your next networking event and grow your network? It’s all about tapping into what intrigues people so you can be the most memorable person in the room.

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Vanessa Van Edwards is the lead investigator at the Science of People—a human behavior research lab. As a published author and speaker she runs original research experiments on topics such as the science of attraction, human lie detection, body language hacks, and other people skills. Her latest book, CAPTIVATE: The Science of Succeeding With People, was chosen as one of Apple’s Most Anticipated Books of 2017.
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Ep. 084: Why Women Don’t Ask for More Money, with Ashley Milne-Tyte

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"It needs to be about your work & what you can bring to the company, not what you feel you deserve from an emotional point of view." Ashley Milne-TyteA number of studies show that many women don’t negotiate for salary as often as men during the hiring process. Guest expert Ashley Milne-Tyte says women leave money on the table all the time. Salary gaps between men and women often start at the beginning of their careers, because young men are more inclined to negotiate their salary, while women tend to accept the company’s initial offer.

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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.
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Getting Feedback When You Didn’t Get The Job

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Getting Feedback When You Didn't Get the Job

After weeks of conversations, interviews, and imagining your life in a new position, you finally find out: you didn’t get the job. It’s tough to lose out, but you can learn from the employer who passed on you. While criticism doesn’t always feel good, the feedback you can get after an unsuccessful interview process can be invaluable. It can give you a clear path to do better on your next opportunity.    

There are proven methods to getting honest feedback after a job interview. Seize the moment to gather the employer’s input on your performance, accept their feedback with grace, and use their comments to help you come out on top next time.

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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.
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7 Resilience Tips for a Long-Term Job Search

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Resilience tips for a long-term job search

You’ve polished your resume, crafted targeted cover letters, and even gotten some interviews. But weeks of unemployment have turned into months – maybe even years – and you haven’t landed a job offer. During a long job search, it’s essential to take steps to stay healthy and resilient.  

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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.
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Don’t Meet All The Job Requirements? Apply Anyway!

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Don't meet the job requirements? Apply anyway.

It’s a common job search experience. You’re browsing through job postings when you stumble on the perfect position. As you read through the description, you get increasingly excited: it’s a great organization with interesting responsibilities, and the pay is awesome. It’s exactly what you want to do. Then you read the job requirements and your excitement fades.

The employer is looking for  someone with decades of professional experience, advanced knowledge in an array of fields, and a valid Ghanaian drivers license. You’ve only got some of those requirements. Is it worth the time and energy to apply? The short answer is yes, you should apply anyway.

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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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