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Passionate about the great outdoors? Western Rivers Conservancy is hiring a Database & Office Manager
Western Rivers Conservancy, a nonprofit leader in the effort to protect our region’s waterways, is hiring a Database & Office Manager to support the organization’s growing operations. This is an opportunity to be an integral part of a passionate and effective environmental organization. The salary range for this multi-faceted position is $40,000-$48,000 annually.
Organized by Mac’s List and the Technology Association of Oregon; Sponsored by Vacasa. High-tech is one of the fastest growing industries in Oregon, and the number of tech jobs is expected to grow by 20 percent over the next decade. Opportunities are abundant and the compensation is great, with median salaries nearly double the state average […]
Mac’s List provides a wide range of products and services to help professionals find meaningful work. But, we don’t do everything… We want to make sure you have all the resources you need to build the career you want in Portland (and beyond). To complement our own offerings, we’ve partnered with a select group of […]
Earlier this month, Mac’s List was profiled as a rapidly growing enterprise in the Portland Business Journal, the Rose City’s premier business publication. Mac Prichard, our founder and publisher, discussed the origin and growth of Mac’s List, as well as the many products and services we provide to Oregon job seekers. Below is the full text of […]
Everyone’s job search story is different, but each individual story can inspire and empower others who are on their own unique path. We love to hear how our readers have found rewarding careers in Portland, and we want to share these stories with you to inspire you in your job search and to help […]
When I graduated from college, I got three copies of “Oh,The Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Seuss as graduation gifts. Not that I don’t love Dr. Suess, but I’d mastered reading his books by the age of eight; and by college graduation, I was ready for something more practical and career-focused to help me as […]
Portland is a great place to live, but a tough place to find work. The local job market has simply not kept pace with rapid growth of the population. Whether you’re a native Oregonian, a transplant or an aspirational Portlander, finding meaningful and well-paying work can be a challenge. Here at Mac’s List we get asked […]
Everyone’s job search story is different, but each individual story can inspire and empower others who are on their own unique path. We love to hear how our readers have found rewarding careers in Portland, and we want to share these stories with you to inspire you in your job search and to help us […]
Much has been written–and many hands have been wrung–over the influx of millennials into the American workforce. A common (and totally unfair) narrative about this group is that they are overprivileged narcissists who expect too much from their employers. The not-too-subtle inference is that Generation Y is simply out of touch with reality.
Salary negotiations can be awkward and uncomfortable. This is especially true when you’ve finally land a job after a protracted search; fear, uncertainty, and desperation can hold you back from getting the appropriate compensation. But you shouldn’t let these emotions get in in the way of getting the salary you deserve.
You aced the application and nailed the interview. They loved you! You’ve made it to the final round of applicants, or maybe the employer has already said they want to hire you. Now, the only thing standing between you and your dream job is a simple professional reference check… Uh oh!
There’s more to Pinterest than fashion, fitness, and wedding inspiration—this growing social platform has also become a key resource for job search and career tips.
Editor’s Note: A version of this post originally appeared on the Carpenter Smith Consulting Blog. It is being re-published on Mac’s List with permission from the author. In my work as a career consultant, executive coach and ally, one of the most common dynamics I see in my clients is a belief that the only […]
We all know that the job market in Oregon can be rough. Since the last recession, hiring has lagged behind other growth indicators and there is fierce competition for the most desired career opportunities. But things might be getting a bit easier for Oregonians who are looking for a new job.
A select few students jump straight from college into their dream job. Sure… every school has the programming wiz who gets an offer from Google in his sophomore year, or the business savant who immediately gets a six-figure job with an investment bank. But for most of us, the transition from college to career is […]
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!
Editor’s Note: This post was reprinted with permission from Mathys+Postestio. See the original post here. Portland’s a small city. Word gets around, and you know what they say–first impressions last a lifetime. If you’re planning to relocate here, you want to hit the ground with your best foot forward. We asked four creative professionals what they learned […]
Things in Portland are changing. Housing prices are on the rise, un-employment is dropping, jobs are being created, and people from out of state are moving here at a rapid pace. If you’re one of the many who are relocating to Portland, then here are some things you need to know:
World-renowned marketing expert, Seth Godin, defines a tribe as “a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea. For millions of years, human beings have been part of one tribe or another. A group needs only two things to be a tribe: a shared interest and a […]
At Mac’s List, we know how difficult it can be to stay informed on the latest employment news and trends. We want to keep you up to date, so look forward to The Oregon Employment Report on the blog every Friday with the top articles of the week regarding employment in our lovely state. February […]
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