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Announcing our June Panelists! Meet These Social Change Experts at the Mac’s List Event

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

Our next event, How to Find a Job in Social Change, is coming up on June 19, and we can’t wait to introduce our expert panelists on social change in Portland! Look forward to learning from AND mingling with the following social change experts: Mark Holloway, Executive Director at Social Venture Partners Mark has served as SVP Portland’s Executive Director since March 2007. Prior to this, Mark recruited more than 60 international corporations to join … Read more »

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How to Find a Job at Nike, Adidas, Columbia, or Intel in Portland

Posted on by Jessica Williams

  Have you ever wondered why we don’t have more jobs on “Mac’s List” for Portland based corporations like Nike, Adidas, Columbia or Intel? These are some of Portland’s largest employers, and jobs at corporations like these are highly sought after from applicants around the world. This is one of the reasons that

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Looking for Meaningful Work in Portland? Join the Conversation with “Mac’s List” to Create a Better World

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

Social change means different things to different people. Here at “Mac’s List,” when we think “social change,” we think innovation, inspiration and collaboration—all towards a better future. We also think: meaningful, engaging work! 

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Introducing Mac’s March Madness

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

March is finally here, and there’s no better time to get to know Mac Prichard, the founder of “Mac’s List” and Prichard Communications. “Mac’s March Madness” will begin this week and provide our “Mac’s List” readers with insight into how this agency and newsletter started and the leader that has kept us moving forward. Below is a short interview with Mac to kick off the madness! What made you start Prichard Communications? I launched the … Read more »

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3 Reasons You Should Volunteer During the Job Search

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

If you are struggling to find a job or are working part-time, offering up your skills as a volunteer can have a beneficial impact on your job search. While volunteer work doesn’t have the most glamorous ring to it—and to be a volunteer means working for free—here are three reasons why it is valuable to become a volunteer in your chosen industry!

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Q & A Column: Oregon State Job Tests and Making Your LinkedIn Page Better

Posted on by Mac Prichard

Every week I receive questions from “Mac’s List” readers about how to find work in Oregon. In order to help as many people as possible, I share excerpts from those emails here on the blog. Questions have been edited for clarity and brevity.  How Do I Prepare for a Writing Test for an Oregon State Government Job? Q. Thanks for your May 23 article on “How to Get an Oregon Government Job: 4 Lessons Learned.” … Read more »

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Want a Job? You Must Do These 4 Things

Posted on by Tiana Tozer

With the close of graduation season and a new influx of grads preparing to enter the market, CNBC reports that the “Job Picture Looks Bleak for 2013 College Graduates.” But don’t despair there are four simple things you can do to increase your chances of getting hired.  1. Answer your phone. Have a cell phone that you actually answer and return phone calls in a timely manner. Jobs are going quickly. If you don’t answer … Read more »

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Rejection Hurts: How to Pick Yourself Up When an Employer Says No

Posted on by Jessica Williams

  Jia Jiang, author of the blog 100 Days of Rejection Therapy, is an expert in rejection. In November of last year, he set out to make 100 crazy requests in order to desensitize himself from the pain of rejection and overcome his fear. His experience with the word “No” is inspiring for anyone hunting for work, especially all of us who have ever been told “No” after applying for a job. At first, many … Read more »

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Oregon’s 36 Hottest Jobs and Fourth of July Celebrations!

Posted on by Brooke Baum

This week join the Fourth of July celebration, a time to commemorate America’s independence! Embrace the holiday by wearing red, white, and blue or dress as your best rendition of America.   Head out to the East Portland Community Center for an Independence Day Parade on July 3. All ages are welcome to dress-up and march along with the band. The parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. with pre-event festivities including, face painting, crafts and a … Read more »

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The Top 10 Most Read “Mac’s List” Blog Posts of the Year

Posted on by Brooke Baum

This month we celebrate the first year anniversary of the “Mac’s List” blog! A big thanks to you, our readers for making “Mac’s List” what it is today – an online community where talented job seekers can find resources and advice on job hunting in Oregon and connect with innovative employers who offer meaningful work. To celebrate, here are our top 10 most popular blogs in the past year (in order of most page-views to-date):

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