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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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4 Lessons to Learn From the Kelly Blazek LinkedIn Story

Posted on by Jessica Williams

This week Kelly Blazek, head of a local job bank in Cleveland, Ohio, came under fire on social media when a jobseeker named, Diana Mekota, posted a discouraging response to her request to connect with Blazek on LinkedIn. Blazek’s response was picked up by Buzzfeed and from there it went viral and spawned a nationwide conversation around online etiquette for jobseekers and employers. (You can watch my interview with local television station, KGW, regarding the … Read more »

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4 Steps When Contacting A Stranger On LinkedIn

Posted on by Joshua Waldman

This article originally appeared in Ragan.com last December 2, 2013. Last week, I received an info interview request from a stranger as a direct message on LinkedIn. Despite my very busy schedule, I decided to take his call. Over the weekend, I asked myself, “Why did I agree?” Let’s take his email apart and put it into four essential elements so you can use them in your own LinkedIn networking communications. Networking with strangers on LinkedIn can … Read more »

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14 Ways to Find a Job You Love in Oregon

Posted on by Jessica Williams

Valentine’s Day is here again and whether you’re looking for a job or just the next best opportunity, here are 14 ways to find a job you love: 1. Know Yourself Finding a job you love starts with knowing yourself. Assess your strengths, know your allies, and examine the activities that give you the greatest sense of satisfaction to find a job that really suits your highest self. 2. Network

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Award-Winning Women’s Leadership Program, NEW Leadership Oregon, is Open for Applications

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

If you are a college-enrolled woman interested in developing your leadership skills, look no further! National Education for Women’s Leadership Oregon (NLO) wants you to join its ranks in 2014.  NLO is an award-winning women’s leadership development program based at PSU in the Center for Women, Politics and Policy. NLO’s mission is to educate and encourage outstanding college women to develop a path towards leadership. Modeled after the esteemed leadership program at Rutgers University, NLO … Read more »

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Get Personal to Build Your Network in Portland

Posted on by Jessica Williams

This past week I celebrated my 33rd birthday by inviting everyone I knew to my house and throwing a big party! It was a blast to look around the room and to see the smiling faces of old and new friends; people I’ve loved for years and people I’ve only just recently met. I even managed to get Ezra Bell, a local up and coming indie folk band, to play in my living room! You … Read more »

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5 Resolutions to Advance Your Career in 2014

Posted on by Ashley Heinonen

As we start the new year, one thing that is always discussed is creating resolutions to improve yourself, whether it’s related to your health, lifestyle, or mentality. At “Mac’s List,” we like to focus on resolutions that encourage professional growth and happiness in the workplace. Here are five resolutions we recommend to advance your career in 2014:

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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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How the Holidays Can Help Your Hunt for a Job

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

From Thanksgiving to Christmas, the holidays are a time to relax and enjoy the company of your loved ones. While it may feel like a good time to take a break from your job search, it’s actually the perfect time to network your way into a new job! Attend Holiday Parties

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