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Mac’s List | Oregon Resource Guide

Posted on by Jenna Forstrom

Mac’s List provides a wide range of products and services to help professionals find meaningful work. But, we don’t do everything… We want to make sure you have all the resources you need to build the career you want in Portland (and beyond). To complement our own offerings, we’ve partnered with a select group of […]

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Jenna Forstrom is the former Community Manager of Mac’s List. She has an extensive background in marketing and a passion for Portland’s beer and nonprofit communities.
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The Best Graduation Present I Ever Got

Posted on by Jenna Forstrom

Graduation season is taking over my Facebook feed as my friend’s younger siblings are graduating from college, younger family friends are graduating from high school and some of my nearest and dearest college buddies are getting their Master’s degrees!   This brings up a huge problem for me: what do you get graduates these days […]

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Jenna Forstrom is the former Community Manager of Mac’s List. She has an extensive background in marketing and a passion for Portland’s beer and nonprofit communities.
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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 […]

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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.

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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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Ben Forstag Takes Helm as Mac’s List Managing Director

Posted on by Mac Prichard

  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.

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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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Relocate to Portland With Gusto and Panache, Like These Folks

Posted on by Nick Mendez

Editor’s Note: This post was reprinted with permission from Mathys+Postestio. See the original post here.  Portland’s a small city. Word gets around, and you know what they say–first impressions last a lifetime. If you’re planning to relocate here, you want to hit the ground with your best foot forward. We asked four creative professionals what they learned […]

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Nick Mendez is a writer and photographer who has reported from Egypt for the Boston Globe and CNN, and developed local content for AOL. He serves as community manager at Mathys+Potestio, and tweets too much @nickmendez.
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What You Need to Know Before Moving to Portland, Oregon

Posted on by Jessica Williams

Things in Portland are changing. Housing prices are on the rise, un-employment is dropping, jobs are being created, and people from out of state are moving here at a rapid pace. If you’re one of the many who are relocating to Portland, then here are some things you need to know: 

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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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9 Principles That Will Put More Women in the Corner Office; 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. February […]

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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Winning the Battle for Talent in Portland; 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. February […]

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 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!

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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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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.”

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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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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Biking to Work in Portland: What You Need to Know

Posted on by Jessica Williams

This month over 8,000 Portland bike commuters are participating in the annual Bike Commute Challenge hosted by the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA). The challenge is a “friendly competition – workplace against workplace – to see who can bike to work more during the month of September.”

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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Should I Stay or Should I Go (to Portland)?

Posted on by Jessica Williams

If you’re considering leaving your hometown and coming to Portland, then you should definitely pack your bags and go! Nothing Compares to Portland I’ve traveled the world and I’ve seen many beautiful cities, but NOTHING compares to the beauty of this rainy, little, metro town.

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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Want to Move to Portland? The Top 10 Blog Posts You Should Read

Posted on by Jessica Williams

We often hear from job seekers who are considering moving to Portland and looking for advice. As someone who made this move, I have written several posts on what I learned, what I wish I had known, and how YOU can make the transition easier!

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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Get Personal to Build Your Network in Portland

Posted on by Jessica Williams

This past week I celebrated my 33rd birthday by inviting everyone I knew to my house and throwing a big party! It was a blast to look around the room and to see the smiling faces of old and new friends; people I’ve loved for years and people I’ve only just recently met. I even […]

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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