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How to Land a Tech Job in Oregon

Posted on by Ben Forstag

Organized by Mac’s List and the Technology Association of Oregon; Sponsored by Simple Oregon had just over 95,000 tech workers in 2015–a number that expected to grow dramatically over the next 5 years.  Tech jobs pay an average of nearly $104,000 a year, more than twice the state average.  Even with the well-publicized Intel layoffs of […]

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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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Five Reasons to Attend the #YNPN16 Activate! Summit

Posted on by Megan O'Leary

This blog post is sponsored by the 2016 YNPN Activate! Summit. Mac’s List and Prichard Communications are proud sponsors of this event. The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) is thrilled to be hosting the Activate! Summit in Portland on Friday, August 5 at the Ambridge Event Center.

Megan O'Leary
Director of Membership Services at Oregon Entrepreneurs Network
As Director of Membership Services, Megan manages recruitment, retention and educational programming for OEN’s statewide network. Megan has over 13 years of professional experience which began as an AmeriCorps Member with the education organization City Year. This began 10 years in the education space where she developed programs, managed staff, trained volunteers, raised money and executed special events. Megan currently serves as Board Chair for YNPN Portland.
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New Directions in Nonprofits: Career Skills for the Future

Posted on by Ben Forstag

Sponsored by the University of Portland Pamplin School of Business There are seismic changes afoot in the nonprofit community. In Portland and around the country nonprofit organizations are evolving their business models to become more effective and efficient drivers for positive social change. This trend includes the use of big data, entrepreneurial earned-income models, innovative partnerships, […]

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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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Organizations Connecting Women in Portland

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

It’s no secret that women face many unique challenges in the workplace. In my career, I’ve found that connecting with other female professionals like myself can be key to overcoming these challenges. Finding a group of women to support you and your professional growth can go a long way towards boosting your career satisfaction. If […]

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 Network When You Don’t Know Anyone in the Room

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

Editor’s Note: This post was reprinted with permission from Mathys+Postestio. See the original post here.  As the young professionals branch of the Austin Ad Fed, theAD2ATX team is out and about every month meeting new folks in advertising, marketing and similar industries. Our members have vastly different career goals, despite their closeness in age. Some are freelancers, […]

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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The 10 Best Nonprofit Networking Events in Portland

Posted on by Ben Forstag

Did you know that nonprofits (as a sector) were one of the biggest employers in the Portland metro area, responsible for over 14.5% of all jobs in Multnomah County in 2013? With numbers like this, it’s no wonder why Portland has such a large and robust community of nonprofit professionals. If you’re looking to advance […]

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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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The 10 Best Business Networking Events in Portland

Posted on by Ben Forstag

The single most effective element to successful career management can be summed up in one word: network! This is particularly true in the business community, where personal relationships are the foundation for nearly every transaction. Whether you are looking to find a new job, meet your peers, or generate sales leads, regular networking is vital […]

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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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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 […]

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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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Networking Is Awkward…Deal With It | Job Seeker Roundup

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

Every Friday, in addition to the latest Oregon employment news, we share the best and most important articles we think will help you in your job search. We hope these stories will inspire you, improve your job search, and help you understand what employers are looking for in job candidates. Enjoy!

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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Your FREE Step-By-Step Guide to Strategic Networking

Posted on by Jessica Williams

Networking is your ticket to the hidden job market in Portland (or any city for that matter), so what is holding you back? If you don’t know where or how to start building a network to help your job search, I’ve created a free step-by-step planning document to guide you on your way to professional networking […]

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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