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Employers are Using Games to Make Better Hires: What Jobseekers Need to Know

Posted on by Jessica Williams

Did you hear? Not only do you have to worry about your resume and cover letter, now employers are using brain games and big data to predict your level of success at their company before you are even hired.

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Jessica is a former account director for Mac's List and Prichard. In her spare time, Jessica can be caught hiking with her dog Zoey, traveling to foreign lands or practicing yoga.
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10 Pieces of Dating Advice You Can Apply to Your Career

Posted on by Abigail Diskin

Dating isn’t all that different from job searching: there’s the first impression, the awkward first date, the assessment of one another’s character, and the excitement and uncertainty. Over the years, I’ve established my own set of dating rules, and as it turns out, they have a dual purpose. These guidelines have helped me along my […]

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Abigail writes and manages content at Flowerpot Media. Shortly after moving to Portland, she spread 26 hand-written love letters around the city on her 26th birthday. She continues to fall in love with the city and enjoys showing fellow travelers around when they come to visit.
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Coping with Icky Job Search Feelings

Posted on by Jessica Williams

I haven’t had to search for a job in over three years but I remember that feeling like it was yesterday… The sense that you are stuck, unhappy, unfulfilled, confused or overwhelmed is something I remember so well and it can make you feel so, well – icky!

Jessica Williams
Jessica is a former account director for Mac's List and Prichard. In her spare time, Jessica can be caught hiking with her dog Zoey, traveling to foreign lands or practicing yoga.
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Tap Into the Hidden Job Market in Portland

Posted on by Jessica Williams

Jobs that aren’t posted online in places like Mac’s List are commonly referred to as the “hidden job market.” These are the jobs that are filled through relationships, professional networks and referrals instead of job postings on job boards.

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Jessica is a former account director for Mac's List and Prichard. In her spare time, Jessica can be caught hiking with her dog Zoey, traveling to foreign lands or practicing yoga.
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Portland Tech Paychecks Jump 9 Percent; Oregon Employment Report

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

At Mac’s List, we know how difficult it can be to stay informed on the latest employment news and trends. We want to keep you up to date, so look forward to The Oregon Employment Report on the blog every Friday with the top articles of the week regarding employment in our lovely state. January […]

Cecilia Bianco
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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Get the Interview, Land the Job or Live the Dream: The Choice is Yours!

Posted on by Mac Prichard

It is with great pleasure that I announce the launch of Land Your Dream Job in Portland (and Beyond): The Complete Mac’s List Guide. This 138-page Mac’s List Guide, the first in a series of e-books we plan to produce, offers you the best tips from Oregon’s

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Mac Prichard publishes Mac's List and owns and operates Prichard Communications, a public relations agency that serves non-profits, public agencies, and foundations across the United States. He also blogs regularly about job-hunting.
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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!

Jessica Williams
Jessica is a former account director for Mac's List and Prichard. In her spare time, Jessica can be caught hiking with her dog Zoey, traveling to foreign lands or practicing yoga.
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Disputing Portland’s Status as a Mecca for Lazy, Young People; Oregon Employment Report

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

At Mac’s List, we know how difficult it can be to stay informed on the latest employment news and trends. We want to keep you up to date, so look forward to The Oregon Employment Report on the blog every Friday with the top articles of the week regarding employment in our lovely state. December […]

Cecilia Bianco
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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Should I Wait to Apply for Jobs Until I Get to Oregon?

Posted on by Jessica Williams

This is a common question I get from readers who live out of state and are what, we at Mac’s List like to call, “aspirational Oregonians.”

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Jessica is a former account director for Mac's List and Prichard. In her spare time, Jessica can be caught hiking with her dog Zoey, traveling to foreign lands or practicing yoga.
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Start Your Own Networking Event

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

What’s the number one way to find a job in Portland? You got it – NETWORKING. I can almost hear you sigh from here.

Cecilia Bianco
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 Land Your Dream Job in Portland (and Beyond)

Posted on by Mac Prichard

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.”

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Mac Prichard publishes Mac's List and owns and operates Prichard Communications, a public relations agency that serves non-profits, public agencies, and foundations across the United States. He also blogs regularly about job-hunting.
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Decide What to Be and Go Be It

Posted on by Jessica Williams

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.

Jessica Williams
Jessica is a former account director for Mac's List and Prichard. In her spare time, Jessica can be caught hiking with her dog Zoey, traveling to foreign lands or practicing yoga.
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How to Build Your LinkedIn Profile Step by Step

Posted on by Jessica Williams

If you were on a desert island and you could only bring one job search piece of advice with you, I’d tell you to bring your network. Networking is like water for your Portland job search – you can’t find a job without it – so LinkedIn is like the cute mug you put your […]

Jessica Williams
Jessica is a former account director for Mac's List and Prichard. In her spare time, Jessica can be caught hiking with her dog Zoey, traveling to foreign lands or practicing yoga.
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Resume 101: Top 5 Blog Posts to Help You Craft the Perfect Resume

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

If you’re struggling to write—or re-write—your resume, read these top posts for inspiration and guidance in crafting the perfect resume to land your dream job!

Cecilia Bianco
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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Portland — Hardly ‘A Retirement Community for the Young’: Oregon Employment Report

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

At Mac’s List, we know how difficult it can be to stay informed on the latest employment news and trends. We want to keep you up to date, so we’re starting a new feature called The Oregon Employment Report. Look for it every Friday on the blog! We will share the top stories and articles […]

Cecilia Bianco
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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You Can’t Do It Alone: Create a Powerful Network to Achieve Your Goals Part II

Posted on by Jessica Williams

So how do you go about building a network like the one I described last week? Well, it isn’t easy and it takes work, but I can tell you from experience that it is one of the most rewarding things in life–having a strong network makes a difference every day, both professionally and personally. I […]

Jessica Williams
Jessica is a former account director for Mac's List and Prichard. In her spare time, Jessica can be caught hiking with her dog Zoey, traveling to foreign lands or practicing yoga.
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How to Find Jobs 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 recruiters for […]

Jessica Williams
Jessica is a former account director for Mac's List and Prichard. In her spare time, Jessica can be caught hiking with her dog Zoey, traveling to foreign lands or practicing yoga.
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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 […]

Cecilia Bianco
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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Is Your Online Reputation Hurting Your Job Search?

Posted on by Mac Prichard

Employers long ago admitted to the public and to pollsters that they check out job applicants online as part of the hiring process. In spite of this common practice, many people say and do things on the Internet that could hurt their next job search. On Monday, for example, Laura Frazier, a reporter with The […]

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Mac Prichard publishes Mac's List and owns and operates Prichard Communications, a public relations agency that serves non-profits, public agencies, and foundations across the United States. He also blogs regularly about job-hunting.
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How to Restart Your Job Search

Posted on by Mac Prichard

I know from personal experience how discouraging it is when a job search lasts longer than expected. Two times in my own career I was out of work for more than six months. In the end, I found good jobs by taking a hard look at what I was doing, asking myself what was – […]

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Mac Prichard publishes Mac's List and owns and operates Prichard Communications, a public relations agency that serves non-profits, public agencies, and foundations across the United States. He also blogs regularly about job-hunting.
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