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Career Pathways to Doing Good in Oregon

Posted on by Ben Forstag

Are you searching for work to make a difference in the lives of others? Are you looking for a nonprofit job in Oregon?  Do you have an idea for a social good or socially responsible company? Then please join us for this quarterly event co-produced by The Nonprofit Association of Oregon, Hatch Innovation, and Mac’s […]

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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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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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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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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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Find Your Tribe to Land a Job in Portland

Posted on by Jessica Williams

World-renowned marketing expert, Seth Godin, defines a tribe as “a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea. For millions of years, human beings have been part of one tribe or another. A group needs only two things to be a tribe: a shared interest and a […]

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.

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
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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It’s the Nature of the Job Search, Not You

Posted on by Russell Bither-Terry

If you’ve spent any time reading about the job search, you’ve probably heard about informational interviewing and how important it is to finding the right job. I’ve been looking for a job in Portland since moving here in December of last year, and I’ve used informational interviews as one of my main job search tactics.

Russell Bither-Terry
Russell works one day a week at the South Waterfront Farmers Market while looking for full-time work. He recently received his Ph.D. in political science from The University of North Carolina and blogs about the politics of poverty and hunger at RussellBitherTerry.com.
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Local Social Change Organizations You Should Know About

Posted on by Jessica Williams

In anticipation of our upcoming networking event on June 19 about how to find a job in social change, we at “Mac’s List” have been thinking a lot about this topic! We got a long list of local social change organizations you should know about, everyone on the team is also excited about this quarter’s […]

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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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 […]

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 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 […]

Emily Utter
Emily Utter is a San Francisco based business coach who helps aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs get organized and start making money. Her clients are rebels, non-conformists, adventurers and travelers. She shares their goals of creating businesses that help people and the planet, while leading lives full of time freedom, flexibility, and financial abundance. Emily’s first business as an environmental consultant was built through networking alone. She now teaches a series of workshops both live and online called, “How To Network Like a Pro.” The workshops are guided by the mindset of authenticity, generosity, and connection.
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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. […]

Tiana Tozer
Tiana Tozer is a public speaker and author. Her short stories, essays and articles have been published in The Wittenburg Door, the Idaho Statesman and Sports n’ Spokes. A former Paralympic medalist and humanitarian aid worker in Iraq and Sudan, she now lives in Portland, Oregon where she is working on her memoir.
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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:

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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