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From Passive to Active: 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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Jake Arnold
I edit the quarterly newsletter for The Pacific Crest Trail Association, as well as materials that range from calendars to appropriations requests to Congress.
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Land Your Dream Job Anywhere – Download Chapter 1 for Free!

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Land Your Dream Job Anywhere

For nearly 20 years, I’ve connected job seekers in Portland—one of the nation’s most competitive job markets—to meaningful and rewarding work opportunities. I’ve done this partly through the Mac’s List job board. More importantly, I believe, I’ve taught people a better, faster, and less frustrating way to look for work; a process that helps them build a network, uncover hidden opportunities and land a job they love.

Now I’m excited to announce that I’ve compiled all my best job search advice into a new book, Land Your Dream Job Anywhere.  The book launches February 1, but the first chapter is available right now as an instant PDF download.

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Mac Prichard
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 in Portland.
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Mac’s List and Portland Business Alliance Join Forces to Promote Local Jobs

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Mac's List and Portland Business Alliance Join Forces to Promote Local Jobs

Big news! Mac’s List has just formalized a new partnership with the Portland Business Alliance. This means even more–and increasingly diverse–job listings coming soon to Mac’s List!

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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. 069: How to Craft a Killer Elevator Pitch, with Jeff Kleid

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When you are looking for your dream job everyone always says, “You need to go to a networking event!”
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Jenna Forstrom
Jenna Forstrom is the Community Manager of Mac’s List, and is responsible for audience outreach and public communications. Jenna has an extensive background in marketing and a passion for Portland’s nonprofit community. Contact Jenna at jenna@macslist.org.
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Oregon Tradeswomen is hiring an Executive Director

Posted on by Jenna Forstrom

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Oregon Tradeswomen Inc. (OTI) is hiring an Executive Director (ED) that will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the organization’s staff, programs, expansions, and execution of its mission. The salary range for this position is $78,000-$82,000, annually.

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Jenna Forstrom
Jenna Forstrom is the Community Manager of Mac’s List, and is responsible for audience outreach and public communications. Jenna has an extensive background in marketing and a passion for Portland’s nonprofit community. Contact Jenna at jenna@macslist.org.
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Bonus Episode: Mac’s Interview on Finance Career Launch

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Mac's Interview on Finance Career Launch

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On September 5, 2016, Mac Prichard was the featured guest on the Finance Career Launch podcast, a show for people aspiring to careers in the finance sector. Mac spoke with host, David Mariano, about How to Use Informational Interviews and Networking to Find the Best Jobs.

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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 in Portland.
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Why You Need to Stop Keeping Your Options Open

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Why You Need to Stop Keeping Your Options Open

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.”

“I don’t know.”

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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. 068: The 3 Biggest Obstacles to Your Dream Career, with Anna Runyan

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Do you have a clear vision of where you want to go with your career? If not, you may be wasting precious time, as tasks related to job searches can become overwhelming. Today’s guest expert, Anna Runyan, says there are three main obstacles for job seekers searching for their dream job. They are…

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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 in Portland.
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Passionate about the great outdoors? Western Rivers Conservancy is hiring a Database & Office Manager

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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.

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Jenna Forstrom
Jenna Forstrom is the Community Manager of Mac’s List, and is responsible for audience outreach and public communications. Jenna has an extensive background in marketing and a passion for Portland’s nonprofit community. Contact Jenna at jenna@macslist.org.
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Ep. 067: Why Your Resume is Being Ignored, with Pete Mockaitis

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Have you sent out 50 resumes, only to get 50 emails from automated system replies? If so, your resume might not have what it takes to get hiring managers’ attention.

Pete Mockaitis says the main reason resumes are ignored is because job seekers don’t put in the proper time, effort, or consideration into these vital documents. Often, people send out the same resume for each job opportunity. To truly enhance your resume, Pete says you need to spend the necessary time to hone your story message, to match exactly what a potential employer is looking for.

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Mac Prichard
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 in Portland.
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4 Fast Fixes to Get Your Resume Ready for 2017

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Resume Ready for 2017

Mac’s List friend and nationally-recognized resume guru, Jenny Foss (AKA: JobJenny of JobJenny.com) shares four practical ways to polish up your resume and make sure the “you on paper” is as amazing as “you in real life”.  These fast fixes can help you get your resume ready for 2017!

You know you’re feelin’ it.

A new year is upon us, and hope and excitement is in the air.

If you’re a job seeker, you may just be thinking that this is going to be your year. (And why the heck shouldn’t it be??)

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Jenny Foss
Jenny Foss operates a Portland, OR based recruiting firm, Ladder Recruiting Group, and is creator of the blog JobJenny.com. Jenny is also the author of the just-launched Ridiculously Awesome Resume Kit and the strategic job search ebook, To Whom It May Concern: Or, How to Stop Sucking at Your Job Search .
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Bonus Episode: Get Fired Up About Finding Your Passion, with Jenna Forstrom

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Finding Your Passion

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Plugging into your passions is the best way to find meaningful and engaging work. But sometimes it’s hard to focus on the things that most excite us—especially when you’re unsure how to get paid for pursuing theses passions.

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Mac Prichard
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 in Portland.
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Thank you for your support in 2016

Posted on by Mac Prichard

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Season’s greetings from the Mac’s List team!  Thank you for your support in 2016. We are so thankful that we are a part of your job hunting and career management journey.  

2016 has been a big year for Mac’s List. I’d like to share some of the highlights with you.

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Mac Prichard
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 in Portland.
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How to Ace Every Type of Interview

Posted on by Ben Forstag

Learn how to nail all six types of job interviews

When you think of a job interview, you probably imagine sitting across the table from a hiring manager, answering a series of all-too-familiar questions. While this is certainly the norm, employers increasingly use different types of job interviews to screen candidates in unique ways.

Each of these interview types requires  job seekers to use a different strategy in order to make a positive impression. What works in one setting, may backfire in another.

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Ben Forstag
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. 066: Fatal Flaws in Job Interviews, with Dan Miller

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Flaws in Job Interviews

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Did you just spill your coffee all down the front of your shirt? Or, did you forget to turn the ringer off your phone before the interview started?

Today’s guest expert, Dan Miller says the good thing about interview fails is that they are easily remedied. The number one thing Dan sees in interviewees, which hurt their chances at a position, is a lack of enthusiasm and energy. He says job seekers who want to show their enthusiasm should:

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Mac Prichard
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 in Portland.
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Join NWABA’s Team as the Director of Development

Posted on by Jenna Forstrom

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Northwest Association for Blind Athletes’ is seeking a Director of Development, who will be responsible for all aspects of the development program including major gifts, planned gifts, corporate sponsorship, special events, foundation relations, donor database, budgeting and supervising development staff. This position is coming at a pivotal time in the NWABA’s growth and will support significant and sustainable expansion of the NWABA’s life-changing programs for children, youth, adults and military veterans who are blind and visually impaired. As an integral member of the development team, the Director of Development will have a goal of raising more than $850,000 annually to support current operations and future growth initiatives.

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Jenna Forstrom
Jenna Forstrom is the Community Manager of Mac’s List, and is responsible for audience outreach and public communications. Jenna has an extensive background in marketing and a passion for Portland’s nonprofit community. Contact Jenna at jenna@macslist.org.
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Learn How to Land a Tech Job in Oregon – January 24, 2017

Posted on by Jenna Forstrom

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Organized by Mac’s List and the Technology Association of OregonSponsored 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 in all other industries.

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Jenna Forstrom
Jenna Forstrom is the Community Manager of Mac’s List, and is responsible for audience outreach and public communications. Jenna has an extensive background in marketing and a passion for Portland’s nonprofit community. Contact Jenna at jenna@macslist.org.
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The Questions You Should Be Asking At Your Next Interview

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The Questions Your Should Be Asking At Your Next Interview

Almost every interview you will ever have will end the same way. After grilling you with their prepared questions, the interviewer will look up and ask: “Do you have any questions for me?”

It’s a huge mistake to not take advantage of this opportunity. This is your chance to learn more about the organization, the job, and the hiring process. Plus, asking the right questions can reinforce your professionalism and your fit for the job.

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Ben Forstag
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. 065: How to Manage Money When You’ve Lost Your Job, with Eric Rosenberg

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How to Manage Money When You've Lost Your Job

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When you lose a job, not only does your income stop, but it can also be a hit to your ego. You first need to clear your head and start looking to the future, says guest expert, Eric Rosenberg. Don’t let unemployment drag you down and define who you are. Find a way to thrive.

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Mac Prichard
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 in Portland.
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Become the Leader of the Pack as 2 Brothers Moving & Delivery’s Crew Lead Apprentice

Posted on by Jenna Forstrom

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2 Brothers Moving & Delivery currently has an opportunity for a full-time Crew Lead Apprentice. This is a nine-month apprenticeship program, where you’ll learn the ins and outs of the moving trade within an active atmosphere assisting households in the relocation process. After apprenticeship completion, you’ll have the opportunity to be trained and mentored in a key area of the business – operations, sales, warehousing, training and human resources.  The salary for this position is $15 an hour, plus tips.

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Jenna Forstrom
Jenna Forstrom is the Community Manager of Mac’s List, and is responsible for audience outreach and public communications. Jenna has an extensive background in marketing and a passion for Portland’s nonprofit community. Contact Jenna at jenna@macslist.org.
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