I’m always on the hunt for locally written blogs that can help people find rewarding, interesting work in Oregon. Here are four blogs I follow that provide good information about job-hunting, careers, or our state’s economy:
1) Career Beavers. You don’t have to be a student or graduate of Oregon State University to tap into the online resources offered by its Career Services Office. The Career Beavers blog is especially valuable. Recent posts include advice on how to talk about politics at the office, make the most of career fairs, and land a job outside your academic major. It also includes a weekly listing of an open job or internship.
2) University of Oregon Career Center. Aimed at students and alumni, this blog for students, alumni and employers offers good advice for anybody looking for work or managing a career. You’ll also find information about networking events in Portland, Eugene, and elsewhere in Oregon.
3) Oregon Employment blog. Like numbers? You’ll find lots of them in the frequent posts published by the Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department. In addition to articles on its own agency reports, the site includes items about news stories and other publications about the state’s workplaces.
4) Oregon Office of Economic Analysis. Want to learn more about Oregon’s economy and which sectors are growing or shrinking? This blog by state economists reports on government forecasts about Oregon’s economy, revenue, and population.
What Oregon blogs about job-hunting, careers or our economy do you like? Are there bloggers writing from Oregon about these topics that you follow?
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