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How to Go From Super to SUPERSTAR in Your Portland Job Search

Posted on by Jessica Williams

Network, network and network some more! The end. Just kidding!

Our Top 5 Most Popular Posts of 2014

Posted on by Jessica Williams

As we approach the New Year, here’s a look at our top five most popular posts from 2014! 1. How to Find a Job at Nike, Adidas, Columbia, or Intel in Portland These are some of Portland’s largest employers, and jobs at corporations like

Top 13 Reasons Why You Aren’t Getting the Jobs You Apply For

Posted on by Jessica Williams

  You can blame me, the full moon, or the economy as reasons for not getting the job, but the truth is that you probably made one of the following errors. Yes, some things are out of your control, but these are things YOU CAN control in your job hunt.

How to Write an Authentic Cover Letter

Posted on by Jessica Williams

    This week I came across the cover letter that I sent Mac Prichard in 2012 when I applied for my job at Prichard Communications as manager of “Mac’s List.” Here it is verbatim:

14 Ways to Find a Job You Love in Oregon

Posted on by Jessica Williams

Valentine’s Day is here again and whether you’re looking for a job or just the next best opportunity, here are 14 ways to find a job you love: 1. Know Yourself Finding a job you love starts with knowing yourself. Assess your strengths, know your allies, and examine the activities that give you the greatest […]

Entry-Level Job Seekers: Brand Yourself to Stand Out

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

With limited experience and a strong desire to be hired, it is important for entry-level job seekers to find ways to stand out. After browsing through the many applications Prichard Communications received for its job opening, I found a common eye-catching thread that set certain applicants apart from the rest: a clear personal brand. There […]

Featured Listing of the Week: Self Enhancement, Inc. and Warner Pacific College to Host Worklandia Job Fair

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

Coming up next week on Nov. 8 is the Worklandia Job Fair! Warner Pacific College is partnering with Self Enhancement, Inc. (SEI) to host this free, local career fair for the Portland community. The fair will provide attendees with the opportunity to meet and network with some of Portland’s top business, public, and non-profit organizations.

Embrace the Cover Letter

Posted on by Aubrie De Clerck

Oh, the cover letter. Often cursed, often agonized over. Many people sigh, “What’s the point? No one reads them anyway.” I am here to not only defend this job search staple, but to invite you to embrace it as well. Here’s why: 1. People in charge of hiring do read cover letters. I hear from countless recruiters and […]

How to Write a Professional Cover Letter

Posted on by Jessica Williams

As many of you know, we are hiring a junior account executive here at Prichard Communications (publisher of “Mac’s List”). My colleague Jennie Day-Burget and I are the hiring managers for this position so I am watching each application that comes in. The first thing I’ve noticed is that the cover letters range from great […]

Avoid These 6 Job Application Mistakes

Posted on by Mac Prichard

Sometimes landing a new job is a matter of luck. You don’t know who might tell you about an unadvertised opening or how you will hit it off with a potential employer in an interview.   What you can control is how you apply for a job. My colleagues and I at Prichard Communications have […]


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