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3 Advantages to a Career in Nursing

Posted on by Emily Green

The field of nursing has expanded rapidly in recent years, with 19.4 percent employment growth and 526,800 brand new jobs expected by 2022. If you’re looking for a career that’s excelling in a weak economy, consider these three advantages of becoming a nurse!

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5 Myths About Working in the Nonprofit Sector

Posted on by Lisa Faust

Has this ever happened to you? You see a great job posting, you meet all the requirements, you love the duties and responsibilities, then you realize the posting is for a nonprofit, and you think: “How could

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Why Creativity is Important to Creating Meaning in Your Work

Posted on by Jessica Williams

For the past six months, I’ve been working with a coach to identify ways to grow in my career as Account Director at Prichard Communications.  I’ve landed on key areas I want to excel in—public speaking, writing, and strategic communications. Last week, something pivotal happened in our conversations:

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Two Great Websites For Finding Work Abroad

Posted on by Jessica Williams

  At “Mac’s List” we are dedicated to helping you find work in Oregon, but sometimes that just isn’t what you want! I hear from so many folks who want to work abroad and need advice on how to find jobs in foreign countries.

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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?

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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 … Read more »

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Why You Might Not Find Your Dream Job Today

Posted on by Jessica Williams

“Mac’s List” had sixty-two new jobs in last week’s newsletter, so I couldn’t help but think that the job market is improving! With so many new jobs, you might be asking yourself, “Why can’t I find the job I want, love, or need?” To that I say, “Maybe it just isn’t your season for jobs?” (Hat tip to Stephanie Zito for this perspective.) There is a season for everything, even in our careers. Sometimes, it’s … Read more »

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How Travel Sabbaticals Can Benefit Your Job Search

Posted on by Robin Scholetzky

Can a travel experience add to your marketability when you return to the job market? I can tell you from personal experience, the answer is yes! My husband and I were in a time of transition in our careers, so we decided to put them on hold to travel around the world. We knew that when we returned to Portland, we’d be faced with looking for work, so it was important to maintain professional considerations … Read more »

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What I Learned From the Worst Job I Ever Had

Posted on by Jessica Williams

According to a survey done by Monster.Com and market research company GFK in 2013, 46% of Americans either dislike or hate their job. It’s a sad state of affairs when the odds are good that many of you are not happy at your job. While I hope that you soon find something better suited to your happiness, I want you to consider that you will learn something from even the most challenging situation. Consider this … Read more »

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Things I Wish I’d Kept Track of During My Career

Posted on by Tiana Tozer

My first real job was a technical representative for an environmental shoe company, DEJA SHOE, headquartered right here in Portland, Oregon. I was stationed in San Francisco and my job was to develop and provide training to retail employees. My starting salary in 1993 was $24,000. When the company went under two years later, I was making $26,000. How do I remember that? I don’t. I have it written down, but I didn’t always. And … Read more »

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