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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 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 served as Mac’s List editor from 2012 to 2015, and is a contributor to “Land Your Dream Job in Portland (and Beyond)." See http://bit.ly/landyoudreamjob.
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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 served as Mac’s List editor from 2012 to 2015, and is a contributor to “Land Your Dream Job in Portland (and Beyond)." See http://bit.ly/landyoudreamjob.
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“We Don’t Serve Your Type Here”: How to Pick the Right Resume Font

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

As simple as it is, the font you choose for your resume says A LOT about you. Potential employers can get an inside view into your personality, work ethic and professionalism all through this small choice you make. And it’s really not worth it to get turned down for a potential job because you love […]

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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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How to Build Your LinkedIn Profile Step by Step

Posted on by Jessica Williams

If you were on a desert island and you could only bring one job search piece of advice with you, I’d tell you to bring your network. Networking is like water for your Portland job search – you can’t find a job without it – so LinkedIn is like the cute mug you put your […]

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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)." See http://bit.ly/landyoudreamjob.
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Resume 101: Top 5 Blog Posts to Help You Craft the Perfect Resume

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

If you’re struggling to write—or re-write—your resume, read these top posts for inspiration and guidance in crafting the perfect resume to land your dream job!

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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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Top 13 Reasons Why You Aren’t Getting the Jobs You Apply For

Posted on by Jessica Williams

  You can blame me, the full moon, or the economy as reasons for not getting the job, but the truth is that you probably made one of the following errors. Yes, some things are out of your control, but these are things YOU CAN control in your job hunt.

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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)." See http://bit.ly/landyoudreamjob.
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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 […]

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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)." See http://bit.ly/landyoudreamjob.
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