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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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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.
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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)." 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
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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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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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
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
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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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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Ashley Heinonen is the Assistant Account Executive at Prichard Communications, publisher of Mac's List. Each week, Ashley offers tips and tricks to help local professionals grow their career skills and find that exciting new job opportunity.
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