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How to Network in a New City Before You Move

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How To Network in a New City Before You Move

We live in a highly mobile society, with people frequently moving hundreds—and sometimes thousands—of miles for family, work, or lifestyle needs.

For many people the desire to relocate often crashes headlong into the reality of needing financial resources for such a move. You end up with a chicken-or-the-egg problem… What comes first: the move or the job?

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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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Telecommuting: No Longer a Remote Possibility

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Telecommuting: No Longer a Remote Possibility

As any frazzled commuter will attest, having the option to telecommute—to work remotely home or any other location—is a major perk. Not only do you get to skip the daily rush hour commute, but you may also get extra flexibility in your work schedule. Need to transport your kids to soccer practice? No sweat. Have a dentist appointment? You’re there. Scared of the bug that’s going around the office? You’re safe.

All in all, telecommuting and remote work options can help you maintain a better work-life balance.

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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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Ep. 079: How to Choose a Second Act Career, with Nancy Collamer

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How to Choose a Second Act Career with Nancy Collamer

Many people believe retirement means working until a certain age and then enjoying a life of leisure. The problem with this thinking, says this week’s guest expert, Nancy Collamer, is that most of us are facing the 40/30 dilemma. After working (only) 40 years in a full-time career, 30 years of retirement can be too many hours to fill, and too many years to fund.

That’s why Nancy urges people to make retirement more than just gardening, grandkids, and golfing. You can also use this time to explore a second act career.  A part-time job to supplement our income, or a volunteer position may be just what the doctor ordered.

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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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Build a Better Future for Oregon’s Kids as the Director of Finance and Operations at Children’s Institute

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Build a Better Future for Oregon’s Kids as the Director of Finance and Operations at Children’s Institute

Children’s Institute, Oregon’s leading advocate for childhood wellness, education, and development is hiring a Director of Finance and Operations. This passionate, skilled professional will manage a budget of $2.3 million and serve as a thought partner with staff leadership and the board to ensure organizational sustainability. The salary for this position is $90,000-$100,000 per year.

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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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Ageism is Alive and Well, But You Can Fight It

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Ageism is Alive and Well, But You Can Fight It

It is against the law for employers to discriminate based on age. Yet, ageism is an undeniable truth in the modern workforce.

In this bonus episode of Find Your Dream Job, Kerry Hannon,  author of Love Your Job: The New Rules of Career Happiness, shares her tips on how you can overcome age bias when looking for a new job.

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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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Four Elements That Can Transform Your Career

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Do you feel as if something is missing from your career? Many clients contact me, saying that while they like many aspects of their work, something leaves them unfulfilled, disengaged, and itching to make a change. They feel that their job isn’t working for them and they want to gain some insights about what’s wrong, and how to fix it.

The polling firm Gallup has found this feeling is widespread among employees—a situation they call the the “Engagement Crisis”.

Sometimes the solution is to find a new job. But feelings of incompleteness can sometimes follow you no matter where you’re working. That’s why it’s important to explore concrete ways you can improve your situation—and increase your overall career contentment—in the job you currently have.

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Marsha Warner, MS, SPHR is a nationally recognized career coach and recruiter. “It has been my privilege to work with hundreds of people like you as their career coach. As an HR leader and recruiter in corporations, I know what companies look for and how to communicate that career brand to an employer. I’ve developed a Career Map and Career Renewal process to chart a meaningful work life that brings rewards, meaning and delight to life.”
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Answer Tough Interview Questions By Perfecting the Pivot

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Answer Tough Interview Questions by Perfecting the Pivot

Even a mundane conversation can take an unexpected turn, and this is especially true during a job interview. From out of nowhere the hiring manager might ask a question that completely throws you off your game…

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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. 078: How to Explain What You Do for a Living, with Christina Canters

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Ep. 078: How to Explain What You Do For a Living

“What do you do for a living?” It’s a question you probably get often, especially when meeting new people. What you say matters a lot, says this week’s guest expert, Christina Canters. Your answer may lead to your next job or it can help you move up in your career.

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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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How to Follow-up and Maintain Contact After a Job Interview

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How to Follow-up and Maintain Contact After a Job Interview

Well-done, eager candidate! The interview went swimmingly. You were attentive, engaged, and asked the right questions. You hit all your talking points in a natural fashion, got off a one-liner that killed, and felt genuine warmth in the manager’s goodbye handshake.

Don’t celebrate yet; the work’s not done. Before gathering your gear to walk out the door, make sure you’re leaving with everything you need to gracefully remain in touch with this prospective employer.

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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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Ep. 077: Do You Know These LinkedIn Secrets, with 
Meg Guiseppi

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Do You Know These LinkedIn Secrets, with 
Meg Guiseppi

Build it and forget is not a good strategy for your LinkedIn page, especially if you are job hunting. Job seekers need a strong, robust presence to demonstrate their capabilities, and communicate what makes them stand out above other candidates. If your profile is not updated, it may appear you are out of touch with the new world of work.

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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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How to Talk About Salary in a Job Interview

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How to Talk About Salary in a Job Interview

It can be the most uncomfortable part of a job interview: that moment when a potential employer asks “What’s your salary requirement?”

Answering can feel like a dicey balancing act. Name a figure too large, and you might scare the employer away; name one too small, and you could lose value in their eyes or commit to a bum deal.

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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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Your Uniqueness, Your Threads, with Aubrie De Clerck

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Your Uniqueness, Your Threads, with Aubrie De Clerck

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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How to Get a Job By Guerrilla Networking

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How to Get a Job by Guerrilla Networking

When most people think about “networking,” they envision an after work happy hour, an industry event, or perhaps an informational interview.

These are all recommended tools for building your professional network and finding interesting work opportunities. But there’s another, more nuanced, form of networking that can help you land a job: guerrilla networking.

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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. 076: The Best Job Interview Question Ever, with Jeff Altman

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Job interviews can be dry and intimidating. They normally have a set format in which the interviewer and interviewee go back and forth, over and over. But it doesn’t need to be this way.

Our guest this week, Jeff Altman, suggests that job seekers have the power to turn any interview into a dynamic conversation between equals. He believes you can do this by asking one question as soon as you begin the conversation. The question is simple: “Tell me about the job as you see it, and what I can do to help?”

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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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Make Your Next Job Search Easier and Faster

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Make Your Next Job Search Easier and Faster

Today I hosted my second free webinar, How to Make Your Next Job Search Easier and Faster. In this presentation, I shared seven tips for cutting months off the length of your next job search. I also outlined a strategy that eliminates many of the most stressful, frustrating parts of a job search.

If you missed the live presentation an archived recording of the webinar is available below.

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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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Master Your Body Language in a Job Interview

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Master Your Body Language in a Job Interview

Most of us are vaguely aware that we are sending some kind of message with our nonverbal behaviors. But did you know that body language can account for as much as 60% of communication? You make a first (and critical) impression before you even get to “Hello.”

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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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Landing a Startup Job in Portland – A Job Hunt Success Story

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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 all better understand the local job market!

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Anna Walsh is a business professional with an emphasis in operations and management. She has area experience in cleantech, startups, international business, incubators, logistics and the green building sector.
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Don’t Make These Common Job Search Mistakes

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Don't Make These Common Job Search Mistakes

Yesterday, I hosted a free webinar, Don’t Make These Common Job Search Mistakes, where I discussed the four blunders you should avoid when looking for work. I also outlined a better job search strategy—one that relies less on luck and puts you in the driver seat.

If you missed the live presentation—or just want to watch it again—check out the archived video below.

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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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Ep. 075: How to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Stand Out, with Marc Miller

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LinkedIn is the dominant social media platform for professional networking, and employers have taken notice. Nearly 80% of recruiters use LinkedIn to find candidates.  They are searching for specific skills and when they find the right fit, they won’t hesitate to reach out–even if you’re not actively looking for work.

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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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Sit Up, Suit Up, Speak Up, and Smile: Conquering the Phone Interview

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Conquering the Phone Interview

Congratulations! Your resume has been plucked from that towering pile of applications reaches up to the ceiling in some nondescript Human Resources office. Now that employer wants to schedule a phone interview to discuss your qualifications. Now it’s time to prepare!

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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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