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How to Ace Your Job Application

Posted on by Ben Forstag

To get the job you want, you need to craft a stand-out application. This can take significant time and effort.  Following the guidelines below will undoubtedly slow the pace at which you can apply for open positions, but what you lose in quantity, will be more than made up for with quality. Here are the […]

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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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Presenting Your Personal Brand in 30 Seconds

Posted on by Brad Lebowsky

Most employers are looking to hire based on more than just their background—they want a good culture fit. So it is essential to put your personal brand on display to engage them. A personal mission statement on your resume can serve as an effective way to communicate your personal brand to a potential employer at […]

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Brad Lebowsky
My personal mission statement is to develop the strengths of others and create strategic plans in order to improve a social condition involving underserved communities, higher education, and health. Using my top five strengths of strategic, achiever, arranger, activator, and communication to bring out the achievements of others which compels people to give and repair our community. Investing more than 20 years with local and national nonprofit organizations and over 30 years with national and international Fortune 250 companies, I have developed a specific skill set to bring success to organizations and ensure their mission statement is achieved. As a hiring manager for over 25 years, I have hired more than 4,000 people and have uncovered specific strategies that have helped people secure meaningful employment both in wage and engagement.
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What Are You Doing Wrong? Job Seeker Roundup

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

Every other week, in addition to the latest Oregon employment news, we share the best and most important articles to help you in your job search. We hope these stories inspire you, improve your job search and help you understand what employers are looking for in job candidates. Enjoy!

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Cecilia Bianco
Community Manager at Mac's List
Cecilia is the Community Manager of Mac’s List. Cecilia manages the online communications for Mac’s List, as well as all customer service needs. She blogs weekly about the Oregon job market, unique work opportunities, career development, and how to find the perfect job. Please contact Cecilia at cecilia@macslist.org.
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Is Your Resume “Smack in the Forehead” Obvious?

Posted on by Ben Forstag

Simply put, your resume is a marketing tool to help you land an interview. And, like any good marketing piece, it needs to be built around the needs and expectations of your target audience–in this case, hiring managers. Is your resume connecting?  

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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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Your Resume Is Not a Tattoo | Job Seeker Roundup

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

Every other Wednesday, in addition to the latest Oregon employment news, we share the best and most important articles to help you in your job search. We hope these stories inspire you, improve your job search, and help you understand what employers are looking for in job candidates. Enjoy! Your Resume Is Not a Tattoo

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Cecilia Bianco
Community Manager at Mac's List
Cecilia is the Community Manager of Mac’s List. Cecilia manages the online communications for Mac’s List, as well as all customer service needs. She blogs weekly about the Oregon job market, unique work opportunities, career development, and how to find the perfect job. Please contact Cecilia at cecilia@macslist.org.
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Avoid These Common Cover Letter Catastrophes | Job Seeker Roundup

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

Every other Friday, in addition to the latest Oregon employment news, we share the best and most important articles to help you in your job search. We hope these stories inspire you, improve your job search, and help you understand what employers are looking for in job candidates. Enjoy! Avoid these common cover letter catastrophes.

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Cecilia Bianco
Community Manager at Mac's List
Cecilia is the Community Manager of Mac’s List. Cecilia manages the online communications for Mac’s List, as well as all customer service needs. She blogs weekly about the Oregon job market, unique work opportunities, career development, and how to find the perfect job. Please contact Cecilia at cecilia@macslist.org.
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Is Your Brain Working Against You? Job Seeker Roundup

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

Every other Friday, in addition to the latest Oregon employment news, we share the best and most important articles to help you in your job search. We hope these stories inspire you, improve your job search, and help you understand what employers are looking for in job candidates. Enjoy! Are you ready for curveball interview […]

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Cecilia Bianco
Community Manager at Mac's List
Cecilia is the Community Manager of Mac’s List. Cecilia manages the online communications for Mac’s List, as well as all customer service needs. She blogs weekly about the Oregon job market, unique work opportunities, career development, and how to find the perfect job. Please contact Cecilia at cecilia@macslist.org.
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The Secret Sauce to a Kick-Butt Resume

Posted on by Ben Forstag

Your resume is often the first impression you make with a prospective employer; it is an at-a-glance professional snapshot that shows you’ve got the skills for the job. However, among human resources professionals it is commonly held that at least 85 percent of all resumes “suck.” That’s right… 85 percent of resumes are liabilities that […]

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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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3 Resume Tricks You Should Know

Posted on by Jessica Williams

  I’ve been geeking out on resumes lately – like a lot! I get resumes from Mac’s List readers, jobseekers, friends, colleagues and family members. I see good resumes and I see bad ones. I’ve also been reading books about how to write resumes and, as a result, curating the best advice from the experts:

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Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams served as Mac’s List editor from 2012 to 2015, and is a contributor to “Land Your Dream Job in Portland (and Beyond)." She is dedicated to serving smart, savvy women in career and business. Check out her career coaching programs at http://www.jessicajconsulting.com/.
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How to Go From Super to SUPERSTAR in Your Portland Job Search

Posted on by Jessica Williams

Network, network and network some more! The end. Just kidding!

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Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams served as Mac’s List editor from 2012 to 2015, and is a contributor to “Land Your Dream Job in Portland (and Beyond)." She is dedicated to serving smart, savvy women in career and business. Check out her career coaching programs at http://www.jessicajconsulting.com/.
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