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Are You Ready to Dump Your Job and Work for Yourself?

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Finding full-time work and achieving an ideal work-life balance can be challenging.  For many people, self-employment is the best solution to this challenge. I saw this at firsthand when I attended a party organized by Chris Guillebeau, who writes about unconventional work, entrepreneurship, and foreign travel on his blog, The Art of Nonconformity. Chris has […]

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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. 009: How to Launch a Freelancing Career, with Rebecca Shapiro

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53 million Americans–one out of three workers–can be classified as freelance entrepreneurs. A career as a freelancer offers lots of advantages. You work when and where you want. You set your own prices and keep the profits. You choose your clients and your coworkers. (And yes, you can work at home in your pajamas!) A 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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Ep. 005: Finding Work Through Recruiters and Recruiting Agencies, with Steve Potestio

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Finding a job can take a lot of work. But what if you could get in front of a recruiter–someone who is paid to find great employees? Like a fairy godmother, couldn’t a recruiter make your wish for a dream job come true? And by doing so, save you a lot of time and effort? […]

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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. 003: Remote Work, Telecommuting, and Digital Nomads, with Tamara Murray

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Being a professional no longer necessitates going to an office every day. People are increasingly able to work remotely, using telecommunications technologies to stay connected with their companies and colleagues. This trend is happening in nearly every industry sector–even fields like healthcare and education. According to one estimate, the number of jobs that allow for […]

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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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What You Can Learn from Millennial Workers

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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.

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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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Q & A Column: Portland Freelance Rates and Out-of-State Job Hunting

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Every week I answer questions from “Mac’s List” readers about looking for work in Oregon. In order to help as many people as possible, I’ll share excerpts from those conversations here on the blog. The text below has been edited for clarity and brevity. What do Public Relations Freelancers Earn in Portland? Q. I recently […]

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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 Freelancing Can Improve Your Portland Job Search

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For some of us, freelancing is a long-term lifestyle choice. For others, freelancing just helps to make ends meet until they nail down a job offer. Either way, we think of our professional expertise as the foundation of our freelancing ability. But… What can freelancing teach us about the Portland job-search game? To find out, […]

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Mike Russell, principal of Pivotal Writing in Portland, helps service professionals, consultants, and innovators to align their online stories with their ideal clients, refine their sales funnels, and expand their online reputations. Mike believes that that alignment yields the best results for businesses, the most enduring change, and the greatest common good.
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