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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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Network with Social Media Experts and Innovators at the 6th Annual SoMe Awards

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

Our featured listing this week is the 6th Annual SoMe Awards coming up on May 22! Hosted by the Social Media Club of Portland and Thoroughly Modern Marketing, the SoME Awards honor the best social media campaigns by marketing agencies, in-house teams and freelancers from across the nation. Here are three reasons you’ll want to attend the 2014 SoMe Awards! 1.    Learn from the Experts  Look forward to hearing from experts about the newest innovations … Read more »

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3 Reasons Industry Leaders Advise Serving on a Board

Posted on by Kent Wyatt

  We have all faced the “prior experience required” dilemma. You want to advance your career, but you lack the required experience. Take the advice of these top professionals who recommend volunteering your way to your next job!

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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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