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Ep. 020: Reinventing Your Career

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    Everybody knows that changing jobs regularly is the new normal. The days of working for just one or two employers through your adult life are long gone. But what about switching not just jobs, but careers? Most of us will be in the workplace for four decades or more, so it’s a choice […]

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Ep. 019: How to Make (and Keep) Professional Resolutions

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Did you make a New Year’s resolution to do something different in your career? The list of changes you seek in the next 12 months could include a raise, a promotion, or a new job. Or maybe you want to improve your professional skills by stepping up your networking, increasing your industry knowledge, or adopting […]

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Five Ways to Target Your Job-Hunting Energy

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Transitioning into new professional roles can be challenging, and some of us will desperately apply for job after job just to try and make the discomfort end. Instead of blindly applying for any position that comes along, be intentional during your search. Here are five steps you can take before, during, and after applying for […]

Megan Leatherman
Human Resources Consultant and Career Coach, Founder of Integrated Consulting at Integrated Consulting
Megan Leatherman is a Portland-based Human Resources Consultant and Career Coach, and the founder of Integrated Consulting. Megan has worked extensively with companies across high growth sectors including alternative energy and international human rights, and has written for Freelancer’s Union. Her area of specialization is in working with individuals to clarify and nurture their unique gifts and professional talents.
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New Year, New Me? Mapping Your 2016 Career Goals

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

Many of us cringe when we hear the popular adage “new year, new me” each and every January–especially when it starts crowding all of our social media feeds. But however irritating the phrase may be, the idea of improving yourself and creating a “new you” in the upcoming year can be beneficial to your career. […]

Cecilia Bianco
Former Community Manager at Mac's List
Cecilia, former Community Manager at Mac's List, is a strategic communications professional with deep knowledge of the local job market and how to launch your career in Portland. She has a passion for web-writing, wine, and the Pacific NW.
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PODCAST BONUS: Portland’s Threads–and Yours

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! We hope you all had a festive holiday season and that you’re starting 2016 re-energized to build the career of your dreams! To kick off the new calendar year, the Mac’s List team is sharing a bonus episode of Find Your Dream Job, featuring one of our most popular guests, Aubrie De Clerck of Portland-based Coaching […]

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Making the Transition from For-Profit to Nonprofit

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I spent 25 years working for Fortune 250 companies. Two years ago, I left the corporate world to start my encore career—helping local and regional nonprofits as a fundraising and management consultant. I know that many of the former colleagues—and many corporate professionals in general—dream of making a similar career transition into the nonprofit realm. […]

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Brad Lebowsky
My personal mission statement is to develop the strengths of others and create strategic plans in order to improve a social condition involving underserved communities, higher education, and health. Using my top five strengths of strategic, achiever, arranger, activator, and communication to bring out the achievements of others which compels people to give and repair our community. Investing more than 20 years with local and national nonprofit organizations and over 30 years with national and international Fortune 250 companies, I have developed a specific skill set to bring success to organizations and ensure their mission statement is achieved. As a hiring manager for over 25 years, I have hired more than 4,000 people and have uncovered specific strategies that have helped people secure meaningful employment both in wage and engagement.
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Ep. 002: Managing Your Career by Improving Your Marketability

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Fifty years ago, it was common for workers to have the same job (or stay with the same company) from graduation until retirement. Today, the average American will have seven to ten different jobs in their lifetime. This volatility in employment has created more uncertainty–but also more opportunity–for career-minded professionals. The secret to thriving in […]

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Four Principles to Guide Your Career

Posted on by Ben Forstag

Careers develop continuously over the forty or fifty years of our working lives. They are subject to forces both internal (family dynamics, changes of interest) and external (the economy, the job market). Accordingly, I’ve always been dubious about “mapping out” an entire career in advance. The linear progressions of model career development—law school, clerkship, federal […]

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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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Making the Most of a Job You Don’t Like

Posted on by Ben Forstag

Not every job is going to be your ideal work situation. But just because it isn’t your dream job doesn’t mean it has to be a job nightmare. There often ways to improve your work situation or, at the very least, make your current job a springboard for more desirable work opportunities. If you’re stuck […]

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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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When the Worst Happens: 10 Tips for Responding to a Sudden Job Loss

Posted on by Marsha Warner

Almost all of us, at some time, will be released from our job. We will be reorganized, merged, fired, replaced, right-sized, or we might just quit outright. Here are some guidelines for how to approach the critical first few days after parting company.

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Marsha Warner
Founder of Portland-based Career Factors, Marsha Warner, SPHR, is an executive recruiter and career coach, who teaches groups and works individually with clients in career transition. She also speaks at local job-search groups and has published on the topics of career management, recruiting, and career renewal.
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