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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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3 Things You Must Do Before You Hand an Employer Your References

Posted on by Jessica Williams

Handing a potential employer your references seems like a simple step in the application process, but it can be the most important key to getting an offer.  A great reference can be your ticket to that new job or a bad one can be the one thing that unwinds all of your hard work.  Here are three things you must do before you give a potential employer your references: 1. Make it Easy Get the … Read more »

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3 Tips to Craft a Killer Creative Resume

Posted on by Ashley Heinonen

If you work in a creative field, making yourself stand out from the rest of the competition and showing your value to potential employers is crucial to getting your foot in the door and landing that interview. “But what do I do to give my resume that extra something special?” you ask. Don’t worry, you don’t need to go the Elle Woods route and use pink scented paper like she did in Legally Blond.

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Entry-Level Job Seekers: Brand Yourself to Stand Out

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

With limited experience and a strong desire to be hired, it is important for entry-level job seekers to find ways to stand out. After browsing through the many applications Prichard Communications received for its job opening, I found a common eye-catching thread that set certain applicants apart from the rest: a clear personal brand. There are several ways to create your own personal brand, but the most important

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Keeping Up with New Media in Your Job Search

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

“Job Searching with Social Media for Dummies” helps job seekers prepare for their search in the new digital age Social media has quickly become a necessary tool to secure a new job: 80 percent of companies use social media to find new talent. Potential employers are often looking for candidates with a clear understanding of social media and expect applicants to have a strong online presence. Social media can be a very effective tool to … Read more »

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Featured Listing of the Week: Self Enhancement, Inc. and Warner Pacific College to Host Worklandia Job Fair

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

Coming up next week on Nov. 8 is the Worklandia Job Fair! Warner Pacific College is partnering with Self Enhancement, Inc. (SEI) to host this free, local career fair for the Portland community. The fair will provide attendees with the opportunity to meet and network with some of Portland’s top business, public, and non-profit organizations.

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Is Your Resume Going Missing In Action? Rescue It! Part 2

Posted on by Vicki Lind

Last time, we explored a few signs of a job-search strategy that needs tweaking, and a few criteria to consider when getting resume help from a job-search coach or counselor. Below, I’ve compiled a short list of qualified resume-writing, job-seeking professionals. Job-Search/Resume Consultants in Portland, Oregon Aubrie De Clerk of Coaching for Clarity, works with clients to “open doors to the work they want” through resumes, networking, interviews, and negotiating. She also helps clients prepare … Read more »

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Is Your Resume Going Missing In Action? Rescue It! Part 1

Posted on by Vicki Lind

Ever send out a resume, never to hear from it again? No rejection notice; your paper emissaries just go ‘missing in action.’ We all know a job-seeker who takes ‘no answer’ to mean ‘keep sending out more resumes.’ But doing the same thing, while expecting different results, is one definition of insanity. Something needs to change. (By comparison, my clients get interview invitations for every two to four resumes they submit.)

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E-Portfolios: Taking Your Online Presence to the Next Level

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

An online portfolio is not only useful for those in visual and creative fields but it can be a valuable tool for jobseekers in any industry. In fact, a recent Forbes article revealed that 56 percent of all hiring managers are more impressed by personal websites than any other personal branding tool. Creating your own e-portfolio can take some time, but it is well worth it.  While designing my own e-portfolio, I learned that there … Read more »

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Q & A Column: Oregon State Job Tests and Making Your LinkedIn Page Better

Posted on by Mac Prichard

Every week I receive questions from “Mac’s List” readers about how to find work in Oregon. In order to help as many people as possible, I share excerpts from those emails here on the blog. Questions have been edited for clarity and brevity.  How Do I Prepare for a Writing Test for an Oregon State Government Job? Q. Thanks for your May 23 article on “How to Get an Oregon Government Job: 4 Lessons Learned.” … Read more »

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