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What Do You Say When an Interviewer Asks This?

Posted on by Jessica Williams

Those tricky interviewers! Always out to get you – or are they? It takes a ton of time and energy for employers to find great applicants, review resumes, screen candidates, set up interviews and pick the right person. One bad decision can cost employers years of revenue and growth.

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Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams is an Account Director at Prichard Communications, publisher of "Mac's List." As a professional in Portland, she writes a weekly post offering up tips and ideas relevant to local jobseekers. You can also visit her at http://www.jessicajconsulting.com
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Body Language That Will Get You Hired

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

We often focus too heavily on what we want to say to a potential employer instead of practicing how we say it. Coming up with a script or word-for-word answers to likely questions is a good way to prepare but don’t forget to practice your body language, too!

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Cecilia Bianco
Cecilia is an account executive at Prichard Communications, publisher of "Mac’s List." Cecilia blogs weekly about jobs and employers new to “Mac’s List” and information relevant to jobseekers in Oregon. Please contact Cecilia at cecilia@prichardcommunications.com.
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How to Pick the Right Interview Outfit

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

You’ve done your research and you understand the company culture as best as you can. Here’s your first test: Pick an interview outfit that proves it! If the company culture seems laidback, as many Portland agencies are,

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Cecilia Bianco
Cecilia is an account executive at Prichard Communications, publisher of "Mac’s List." Cecilia blogs weekly about jobs and employers new to “Mac’s List” and information relevant to jobseekers in Oregon. Please contact Cecilia at cecilia@prichardcommunications.com.
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It’s the Nature of the Job Search, Not You

Posted on by Russell Bither-Terry

If you’ve spent any time reading about the job search, you’ve probably heard about informational interviewing and how important it is to finding the right job. I’ve been looking for a job in Portland since moving here in December of last year, and I’ve used informational interviews as one of my main job search tactics.

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Russell Bither-Terry
Russell works one day a week at the South Waterfront Farmers Market while looking for full-time work. He recently received his Ph.D. in political science from The University of North Carolina and blogs about the politics of poverty and hunger at RussellBitherTerry.com.
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My Favorite Maya Angelou Quote and How it Can Help Your Job Search

Posted on by Jessica Williams

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”  In your search for rewarding work, you will come across all sorts of people either through interviewing or networking. This piece of advice from the late Dr. Maya Angelou, my teacher at Wake Forest University, can come in handy for these encounters.

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Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams is an Account Director at Prichard Communications, publisher of "Mac's List." As a professional in Portland, she writes a weekly post offering up tips and ideas relevant to local jobseekers. You can also visit her at http://www.jessicajconsulting.com
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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.

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Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams is an Account Director at Prichard Communications, publisher of "Mac's List." As a professional in Portland, she writes a weekly post offering up tips and ideas relevant to local jobseekers. You can also visit her at http://www.jessicajconsulting.com
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How to Tell Your Life Story in a Job Interview

Posted on by Jessica Williams

  Whether you spent two years traveling the world or 10 years as a stay at home parent, telling your story to a potential employer can be challenging. You might be thinking, “How do I explain my choices?” or “How do I talk about my crazy journey?”

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Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams is an Account Director at Prichard Communications, publisher of "Mac's List." As a professional in Portland, she writes a weekly post offering up tips and ideas relevant to local jobseekers. You can also visit her at http://www.jessicajconsulting.com
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Award-Winning Women’s Leadership Program, NEW Leadership Oregon, is Open for Applications

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

If you are a college-enrolled woman interested in developing your leadership skills, look no further! National Education for Women’s Leadership Oregon (NLO) wants you to join its ranks in 2014.  NLO is an award-winning women’s leadership development program based at PSU in the Center for Women, Politics and Policy. NLO’s mission is to educate and […]

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Cecilia Bianco
Cecilia is an account executive at Prichard Communications, publisher of "Mac’s List." Cecilia blogs weekly about jobs and employers new to “Mac’s List” and information relevant to jobseekers in Oregon. Please contact Cecilia at cecilia@prichardcommunications.com.
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Naughty or Nice? Etiquette To Impress At Your Next Job Interview

Posted on by Ashley Heinonen

Looking for a new job and concerned you might make a misstep along the way? Don’t fret, we’ve got the tips and tricks you need to get off a potential employer’s naughty list and onto the nice one when scouting for your next job. Personalize To Show Your Strengths When sending a cover letter, personalize it. […]

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Ashley Heinonen
Ashley Heinonen is the Assistant Account Executive at Prichard Communications, publisher of Mac's List. Each week, Ashley offers tips and tricks to help local professionals grow their career skills and find that exciting new job opportunity.
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Breaking Up is Hard to Do. How Job Hunting is Like Dating

Posted on by Jessica Williams

Interviewing is like dating (without the dinner and wine). You and your potential employer are courting one another to see if there is a connection AND you’re both trying to uncover any red flags up front, before you commit. So what happens when, despite your best efforts, it doesn’t work out? Whether you’ve had four […]

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Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams is an Account Director at Prichard Communications, publisher of "Mac's List." As a professional in Portland, she writes a weekly post offering up tips and ideas relevant to local jobseekers. You can also visit her at http://www.jessicajconsulting.com
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