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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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
You aced the application and nailed the interview. They loved you! You’ve made it to the final round of applicants, or maybe the employer has already said they want to hire you. Now, the only thing standing between you and your dream job is a simple professional reference check… Uh oh!
There’s more to Pinterest than fashion, fitness, and wedding inspiration—this growing social platform has also become a key resource for job search and career tips.
Every other Friday, in addition to the latest Oregon employment news, we share the best and most important articles to help you in your job search. We hope these stories inspire you, improve your job search, and help you understand what employers are looking for in job candidates. Enjoy! Avoid these common cover letter catastrophes.
One of the biggest mistakes a job hunter can make is to undervalue the importance of writing a great cover letter. Cover letters aren’t meaningless etiquette–mere gift wrapping on your resume or the cover on a TPS report; rather, they are a crucial tool for showcasing your skills, competency, writing ability, and dedication to the prospective job. […]
GeoDesign, Inc. is hiring a Project Administrator at its Portland office! GeoDesign, Inc. is a geotechnical engineering, environmental, geological, mining, and pavement consulting firm with locations in Oregon, Washington and California. Why you want to work at GeoDesign, Inc.
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