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Your Uniqueness, Your Threads, with Aubrie De Clerck

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The most important—and most difficult—part of any job search is finding focus. You need to have some idea of what you actually want to do in your career. Without a focused job search goal, it’s almost impossible to sell yourself to potential employers.

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Mac Prichard publishes Mac's List and owns and operates Prichard Communications, a public relations agency that serves non-profits, public agencies, and foundations across the United States. He also blogs regularly about job-hunting.
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Why You Need to Stop Keeping Your Options Open

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Whenever I meet a job seeker, the first question I ask is always the same: “What kind of work are you looking for?” At least half the people give me one of the following responses—all of which are a bad omen for their job search… “I’m keeping my options open.” “I’m willing to do anything.” […]

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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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Ep. 007: Getting Clear about What You Want from Work, with Aubrie De Clerck

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Sometimes you take a job solely for the paycheck. But, at its best, work is about more than just financial advancement. A rewarding job engages you in a personal way, drawing on your strengths and passions, and challenging you with interesting, meaningful projects. The key to landing a dream job is understanding your own interests, […]

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Mac Prichard publishes Mac's List and owns and operates Prichard Communications, a public relations agency that serves non-profits, public agencies, and foundations across the United States. He also blogs regularly about job-hunting.
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It’s the Nature of the Job Search, Not You

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If you’ve spent any time reading about the job search, you’ve probably heard about informational interviewing and how important it is to finding the right job. I’ve been looking for a job in Portland since moving here in December of last year, and I’ve used informational interviews as one of my main job search tactics.

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Russell works one day a week at the South Waterfront Farmers Market while looking for full-time work. He recently received his Ph.D. in political science from The University of North Carolina and blogs about the politics of poverty and hunger at RussellBitherTerry.com.
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A Corporate Recruiter’s Guide to Landing a Job

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Melissa Anzman, founder of the “Loosen Your White Collar” blog, knows how corporate recruiters work because she was one. A self-described “former human resources drone,” Anzman pulls the curtain back on the corporate recruiting world in her book, “How to Land a Job: Secrets of an HR Insider.” Anzman has interviewed countless candidates for corporate […]

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Mac Prichard publishes Mac's List and owns and operates Prichard Communications, a public relations agency that serves non-profits, public agencies, and foundations across the United States. He also blogs regularly about job-hunting.
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