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4 Lessons Learned from the Mac’s List Expert Panelists

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

Last Thursday’s event, How to Find a Nonprofit Job in Oregon – An Insider’s Guide, was a success—which we can confirm due to the positive feedback we received in our post-event survey! Don’t feel bad if you missed it, though, as I will share the top lessons learned from our expert panelists Jesse Beason, Melanie McKenna, Charles Lewis, and David Austin. Here are four key tips our insiders shared with us on how to get … Read more »

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The Number One Networking Mistake to Avoid

Posted on by Emily Utter

I built my first business through networking alone—no website, no marketing, no social media, and ugly business cards. Now, as someone who teaches networking, I find that I’m both self-conscious (am I practicing what I preach?) and highly observant (I can’t believe he just tried to sell his services like that!) when I go out networking. As I’ve refined both my own process and what I teach, I’ve learned that one of the most important … Read more »

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Meet the Expert Panelists for the Mac’s List Event on March 20

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

We are excited to announce the names of our four panelists for the next Mac’s List networking event on March 20,“How to Find a Nonprofit Job in Oregon – An Insider’s Guide.” Jesse Beason, Director of Public Affairs at Northwest Health Foundation Jesse has worked in the nonprofit sector since 2004 and now leads the Foundation’s work in communications, government relations and partnership development. Jesse is a graduate of Neighborhood Partnerships’ Future Leaders Initiative, a Marshall Memorial … Read more »

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Learn What Nonprofit Leaders Look for in Job Candidates at the “Mac’s List” Networking Event

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

“Mac’s List” Meets Its Readers’ Needs   “Mac’s List” readers often tell us they want to hear directly from employers, and we’ve been listening! Prichard Communications, publisher of “Mac’s List,” has put together a panel of top hiring managers, human resources heads and executive directors to answer our readers’ questions and provide an insider’s guide on how to get hired in the nonprofit sector. The University of Portland’s Executive MBA in Nonprofit Management program is sponsoring this … Read more »

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11 Annual Portland Networking Events You Don’t Want to Miss

Posted on by Jessica Williams

Networking should be part of your Portland job search strategy. It’s a strategic way to uncover the hidden job market, to cultivate professional relationships, and to build a reputation in Portland. Consider putting these upcoming events on your calendar for 2014. The “Mac’s List” team attended all of them last year and we think they are worth your time as a job seeker because of the quality networking you’re likely to experience. 

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Featured Listing of the Week: Searchfest 2014

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

Portland’s leading search marketing and social media conference, SearchFest, returns for its eighth year on Feb. 28 at the Governor Hotel! SearchFest is an annual conference hosted by SEMpdx (Search Engine Marketing Professionals of Portland), a Portland-based nonprofit dedicated to nurturing the development of the digital marketing industry in the greater northwest. SearchFest is an all-day conference including informative learning tracks, workshops, and panel sessions designed to provide direct insight into the most modern strategies … Read more »

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Featured Listing of the Week: Blind Pig Networking with the Blazers

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

The American Marketing Association’s Blind Pig Networking Brigade wants you to join them at the Moda Center on Feb. 21 to cheer on the Blazers as they take on the Utah Jazz! Look forward to pre-game drinks and appetizers while the new Vice President of Marketing and Digital, Dewayne Hankins, gives a behind-the-scenes preview of the Blazer’s 2014 marketing campaigns. The pre-game networking festivities, 5:30-7 p.m., will wrap up just in time for everyone to … Read more »

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Why Portland Employers Go to Job Fairs (And You Should Too)

Posted on by Tiana Tozer

“None of the employers took resumes,” is the biggest complaint I hear from job seekers after they have attended a job fair. Followed by, “Why did I waste my time?” The employment landscape has changed. The resume alone is no longer the primary tool for finding employment. Now it’s about relationships and the application process. What Portland Employers Say NW Natural, a large employer in downtown Portland, receives anywhere from 100 to 1,000 online applications … Read more »

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Five Steps to Success in the Nonprofit Job Market

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

If you were unable to attend the Mac’s List Meet Up on Dec. 10, you missed an important lesson from our own Jessica Williams on “How to Find a Nonprofit Job in Portland.” Jessica shared her knowledge on nonprofit job-hunting with attendees in a step-by-step presentation starting with her Five Steps to Success:

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5 Ways to Break Into the Agency World for New Communications Professionals in Portland

Posted on by Jessica Williams

This week at the “Mac’s List” Meetup on how to find a nonprofit job in Portland, I met many talented “Mac’s List” readers who are looking for work. A recent MBA graduate asked me, “What is the best way for an emerging professional to get into full-service agencies in the Portland area? There is a lot of competition!” Many of you might be asking the same thing, so here was my answer to this (very … Read more »

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