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Ep. 015: How To Get a Nonprofit Job

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How do you get a nonprofit job? This is a big question that we hear from all kinds of job seekers: recent college graduates, corporate employees who want to switch careers, and government workers who want to continue to serve the public. Like the question, the nonprofit sector is big. Almost 11 million Americans work for […]

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Ep. 014: The Millennials’ Guide to Finding a Job

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Millennials, the 54 million Americans born after 1980, now account for more than a third of the workforce in the United States. Perhaps more than any generation, millennials stand out for wanting meaningful, purpose-driven careers. And they have brought new ideas about decision-making, management style, and work-life balance into the workforce. Millennials face challenges, too. […]

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Get in the Holiday Sprit With Your Local Community at the SEMpdx Holiday Networking Party

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

The SEMpdx Holiday Networking Party is right around the corner! Join us and many of our local partners on December 8 at Spirit of 77 for good eats, drinks and conversation to ring in the holiday season!

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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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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 […]

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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

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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, […]

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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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Top 10 Nonprofit Networking Opportunities in Portland

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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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Ep. 001: How To Find A Job Through Networking

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It’s a fact: employers hire candidates that they know and those who are recommended to them by people that they trust. That’s why networking is so important: it gets you face-time with fellow professionals and kickstarts relationships that get you known in the community. When you’re looking for a job, one of the best things […]

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Warming up Cold Call Emails

Posted on by Michelle Helman

Are you new to Portland? Have you been here awhile and are looking for change? Navigating the Portland job market can be daunting and arduous. There are a finite number of jobs out there and a lot of active job seekers. One useful way to improve your odds is to start networking via cold call […]

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Michelle Helman
Michelle is an award-winning resume writer and super-connector living in Portland. She is the owner and founder of Enact Your Vision, speaks Spanish, and rides a bicycle. Her passion-piece is engaging in the intersection of personal and community development.
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10 Can’t Miss Business Networking Groups 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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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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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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