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SeatGeek Looking to Fill Seats with Event Experts

Posted on by Jenna Forstrom

SeatGeek is passionate about providing ridiculously good customer service, and their Event Expert folks are some of the best and brightest in the industry.  So if you love helping people, are smart, humorous, creative, and can work well under pressure, SeatGeek’s Event Expert position might be your next dream job. As a member of the […]

Jenna Forstrom
Community Manager at Mac's List
Jenna Forstrom is the Community Manager of Mac’s List, and is responsible for audience outreach and public communications. Jenna has an extensive background in marketing and a passion for Portland’s nonprofit community. Contact Jenna at jenna@macslist.org.
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Put a Check-Mate on the Achievement Gap as Chess for Success’ New Development Director

Posted on by Jenna Forstrom

Be part of the team, to help inspire the next generation of Oregon’s youth to feel smarter, make friends and gain pride in their accomplishments. Chess for Success, one of Oregon’s most innovative youth development programs, is seeking a new Development Director to help expand their outreach and impact.  Salary for this role is $55,000-$65,000 […]

Jenna Forstrom
Community Manager at Mac's List
Jenna Forstrom is the Community Manager of Mac’s List, and is responsible for audience outreach and public communications. Jenna has an extensive background in marketing and a passion for Portland’s nonprofit community. Contact Jenna at jenna@macslist.org.
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How To Find a Job in Portland

Posted on by Ben Forstag

Portland is a great place to live, but a tough place to find work. The local job market has simply not kept pace with rapid growth of the population. Whether you’re a native Oregonian, a transplant or an aspirational Portlander, finding meaningful and well-paying work can be a challenge. Here at Mac’s List we get asked […]

Ben Forstag
Managing Director at Mac's List
Ben Forstag is Managing Director of Mac’s List, where he is responsible for the organization's editorial and business operations. Ben has an extensive background in communications and marketing, primarily in the nonprofit and healthcare sector. Contact Ben at ben@macslist.org.
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Survey Reveals Good News for Portland Jobseekers

Posted on by Ben Forstag

Last December, Mac’s List surveyed the 1,789 companies, nonprofits, and government agencies that posted openings on our job board in 2015. We wanted to learn more about these organizations and their plans for 2016; specifically, whether they planned on hiring in the year ahead, the kind of jobs they would hiring for, and the skills they most needed in new […]

Ben Forstag
Managing Director at Mac's List
Ben Forstag is Managing Director of Mac’s List, where he is responsible for the organization's editorial and business operations. Ben has an extensive background in communications and marketing, primarily in the nonprofit and healthcare sector. Contact Ben at ben@macslist.org.
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How I Got Hired One Week After Moving to Portland

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

Everyone’s job search story is different, but each individual story can inspire and empower others who are on their own unique path. We love to hear how our readers have found rewarding careers in Portland, and we want to share these stories with you to inspire you in your job search and to help us […]

Cecilia Bianco
Former Community Manager at Mac's List
Cecilia, former Community Manager at Mac's List, is a strategic communications professional with deep knowledge of the local job market and how to launch your career in Portland. She has a passion for web-writing, wine, and the Pacific NW.
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How to Find a Job Through A Recruiter or Staffing Agency

Posted on by Ben Forstag

Working with a recruiting agency can be an appealing and productive way to find a new job. Recruiters often have inside access to highly coveted positions–including many that are never listed publicly. But partnering with a recruiter isn’t an instant panacea to your career woes; success requires patience, dedication and hard work–both by the recruiter […]

Ben Forstag
Managing Director at Mac's List
Ben Forstag is Managing Director of Mac’s List, where he is responsible for the organization's editorial and business operations. Ben has an extensive background in communications and marketing, primarily in the nonprofit and healthcare sector. Contact Ben at ben@macslist.org.
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Why All Jobseekers Need to be on Pinterest

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

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.

Cecilia Bianco
Former Community Manager at Mac's List
Cecilia, former Community Manager at Mac's List, is a strategic communications professional with deep knowledge of the local job market and how to launch your career in Portland. She has a passion for web-writing, wine, and the Pacific NW.
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Secrets from a Nonprofit Job Recruiter in Portland

Posted on by Ben Forstag

Among the most frequent questions we hear at Mac’s List come from people looking to transition from the private sector into a nonprofit career. In The Complete Mac’s List Guide: Land Your Dream Job in Portland (and Beyond), Agnes Zach, Executive Director of Willamette Valley Development Officers (WVDO) and top nonprofit executive recruiter, shares her […]

Ben Forstag
Managing Director at Mac's List
Ben Forstag is Managing Director of Mac’s List, where he is responsible for the organization's editorial and business operations. Ben has an extensive background in communications and marketing, primarily in the nonprofit and healthcare sector. Contact Ben at ben@macslist.org.
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5 Positive Economic Signs for Oregon Job Seekers

Posted on by Ben Forstag

  We all know that the job market in Oregon can be rough. Since the last recession, hiring has lagged behind other growth indicators and there is fierce competition for the most desired career opportunities. But things might be getting a bit easier for Oregonians who are looking for a new job.

Ben Forstag
Managing Director at Mac's List
Ben Forstag is Managing Director of Mac’s List, where he is responsible for the organization's editorial and business operations. Ben has an extensive background in communications and marketing, primarily in the nonprofit and healthcare sector. Contact Ben at ben@macslist.org.
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6 Tips For Tackling the Transition from College to Career

Posted on by Ben Forstag

A select few students jump straight from college into their dream job. Sure… every school has the programming wiz who gets an offer from Google in his sophomore year, or the business savant who immediately gets a six-figure job with an investment bank. But for most of us, the transition from college to career is […]

Ben Forstag
Managing Director at Mac's List
Ben Forstag is Managing Director of Mac’s List, where he is responsible for the organization's editorial and business operations. Ben has an extensive background in communications and marketing, primarily in the nonprofit and healthcare sector. Contact Ben at ben@macslist.org.
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