Category Archives: Letters to Our Readers
I’m sure you’re familiar with the expression: “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Yes, it’s a cliche. But it’s also 100% true.
Earlier this month, Mac’s List was profiled as a rapidly growing enterprise in the Portland Business Journal, the Rose City’s premier business publication. Mac Prichard, our founder and publisher, discussed the origin and growth of Mac’s List, as well as the many products and services we provide to Oregon job seekers. Below is the full text of […]
Networking is the single most productive job search tactic–especially when you’re looking for jobs that never get publicly advertised. It’s also the one activity that most terrifies job seekers.
Last fall, Mac’s List launched our first podcast, Find Your Dream Job. Since then we’ve released 53 weekly episodes, 21 bonus clips, and received more than 130,000 total downloads. That’s a lot of audio content. 35.8 hours, to be exact. You could drive from Portland, Oregon to Atlanta, Georgia, listening to nothing but our show–and still have […]
The Technology Association of Oregon (TAO), the leading nonprofit advocate for the state’s burgeoning tech scene, and Mac’s List, Oregon’s best online source for meaningful employment, announced a new partnership today. The goal of this collaboration is to ensure the continued growth of Oregon and Southwest Washington’s tech sector by connecting firms to passionate and […]
I’m excited to announce a new addition to the Mac’s List team! This week we welcomed Jenna Forstrom as our new community manager. Jenna was previously a community manager for Adaptu, a financial management startup, and has worked extensively with Nike. She brings to Mac’s List nearly a decade’s worth of experience in digital marketing, product management, and […]
The Mac’s List team is excited to announce the official publication of the 2016 edition of Land Your Dream Job in Portland (and Beyond). We’ve made the Complete Mac’s List Guide even better, by adding new content and making the book available in paperback and multiple digital formats. This is the ONLY published book specifically […]
I’m excited to announce that Ben Forstag has joined Mac’s List as Managing Director. He brings to the job a passion for community service and more than a decade of experience in nonprofit communications and marketing, primarily in the nonprofit and healthcare sectors.
Today, I’m excited to announce something that I think you’re going to love! For the past year, Mac’s List has been working behind the scenes to write an e-book called, “Land Your Dream Job in Portland (and Beyond): The Complete Mac’s List Guide.”
Hey there friends, How’s the job search going? How’s that move to Portland coming? I think about you often. How you must feel looking for work, looking for your dream job, or looking to move to Portland.
Prichard Communications and Nonprofit Association of Oregon Team Up to Help Local Employers and Job Seekers
Social change communications agency Prichard, which operates Mac’s List, is partnering with the Nonprofit Association of Oregon to help local employers and job seekers. Effective immediately, over 800 organizations who are members of the Nonprofit
When we hire staff at Prichard Communications or Mac’s List, the job announcement includes the typical requirements you see in most job ads: education, technical skills and years of professional experience. Meeting the minimum requirements, however, won’t get you the job here or at most organizations. Every employer thinks about other factors besides professional qualifications when considering a candidate’s application. […]
For me interviews have always been the most terrifying part of job searching. Sitting in the lobby mindlessly looking through your resume, watching the clock tick to your doom. Okay, a little dramatic but yikes interviews are scary! After taking a job search workshop at the University of Oregon, I have learned a few tricks […]
In every job search, we look for answers to questions so that we don’t make any mistakes that could jeopardize getting that new job. Here are the top 10 questions I’ve been asked during my time as the editor of “Mac’s List” and the answers I give: 1. Do Portland employers even consider out of […]