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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.

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A Recap of our Winter Event: Lessons Learned for Jobseekers in Portland

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

If you missed our winter event last week, Two Hours with Portland Career Experts, don’t fret! Below are the top lessons we learned from our wonderful expert panelists: Jenny Foss, Terry St. Marie, Stephanie Zito, Agnes Zach, and Mac Prichard. It’s about who you know in Portland.

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Body Language That Will Get You Hired

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

We often focus too heavily on what we want to say to a potential employer instead of practicing how we say it. Coming up with a script or word-for-word answers to likely questions is a good way to prepare but don’t forget to practice your body language, too!

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New and Upcoming Networking Events in Portland You Should Know About

Posted on by Jessica Williams

Networking is important whether you’re building your network, re-launching a career, making a change, or searching for a job. There are events for women, events for young professionals, events for communicators, and events for nonprofit professionals. There. Are. Events for everyone!

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The LinkedIn Connect Button

Posted on by Jessica Williams

…is the new “butt-dial,” said my friend and colleague. (In case you forgot, the notorious “butt-dial” is when your phone is in your pocket and you dial someone on accident.) I immediately belly-laughed but then I thought, “Wait! It’s soooo true!”

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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. I can tell you from personal experience that the following seven ways to get started truly work:

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

Posted on by Jessica Williams

Whether you’re job-hunting, building a career or launching a business, you MUST build a network to achieve your goals. Below are six reasons that building a strong professional network can benefit your career!

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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.

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What You Missed at #MacsList “How to Find a Job in Social Change”

Posted on by Jessica Williams

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My Favorite Maya Angelou Quote and How it Can Help Your Job Search

Posted on by Jessica Williams

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”  In your search for rewarding work, you will come across all sorts of people either through interviewing or networking. This piece of advice from the late Dr. Maya Angelou, my teacher at Wake Forest University, can come in handy for these encounters.

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