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Change a Life, Become a Mentor with Dream Builders Alliance

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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.)

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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 Episode: Networking Schmetworking, Tips for Genuine Connection, with Jen Violi

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Tips for Genuine Connection

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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.  

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Three Things Successful Job Hunters Do Differently

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Three Things Successful Job Hunters Do DifferentlyJob 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.

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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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How to Land a Tech Job in Oregon

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How To Land a Tech Job in Oregon

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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.

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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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Ep. 044: How to Cope with a Job Loss, with Marsha Warner

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How to Cope with a Job Loss

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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.

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Inspire others as Northwest Pilot Project’s Executive Director

Posted on by Jenna Forstrom

nwppNorthwest 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.

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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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How to Write an Irresistible Resume: A Recruiter Shares All

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How to Write an Irresistible Resume

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?

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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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Your Generic Cover Letter, as Experienced by a Hiring Manager

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hiring mangerA version of this blog was previously posted on JobJenny.com.

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.

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Jenny Foss operates a Portland, OR based recruiting firm, Ladder Recruiting Group, and is creator of the blog JobJenny.com. Jenny is also the author of the just-launched Ridiculously Awesome Resume Kit and the strategic job search ebook, To Whom It May Concern: Or, How to Stop Sucking at Your Job Search .
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Why Employers Don’t Include Salaries in their Job Posts (and What You Can Do About It)

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Why Employers Don't Include Salaries in their Job Posts (and What You Can Do About It)

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

You: *$#&!^%!

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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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Ep. 043: How to Create Your Own Job Online with Sean Ogle

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How to Create Your Own Job Online with Sean Ogle

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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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