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

Posted on by Ben Forstag

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

Posted on by Jenna Forstrom

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 is the former Community Manager of Mac’s List. She has an extensive background in marketing and a passion for Portland’s beer and nonprofit communities.
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Join NWABA’s Team as the Director of Development

Posted on by Jenna Forstrom

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 […]

Jenna Forstrom
Jenna Forstrom is the former Community Manager of Mac’s List. She has an extensive background in marketing and a passion for Portland’s beer and nonprofit communities.
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Become the Leader of the Pack as 2 Brothers Moving & Delivery’s Crew Lead Apprentice

Posted on by Jenna Forstrom

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 […]

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Jenna Forstrom is the former Community Manager of Mac’s List. She has an extensive background in marketing and a passion for Portland’s beer and nonprofit communities.
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Mac’s List | Oregon Resource Guide

Posted on by Jenna Forstrom

Mac’s List provides a wide range of products and services to help professionals find meaningful work. But, we don’t do everything… We want to make sure you have all the resources you need to build the career you want in Portland (and beyond). To complement our own offerings, we’ve partnered with a select group of […]

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Jenna Forstrom is the former Community Manager of Mac’s List. She has an extensive background in marketing and a passion for Portland’s beer and nonprofit communities.
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Career Opportunities in Change Communications

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Jenna Forstrom is the former Community Manager of Mac’s List. She has an extensive background in marketing and a passion for Portland’s beer and nonprofit communities.
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What Comes First: The Move or the Job?

Posted on by Jenna Forstrom

It’s no secret that people move around the country (and, increasingly, around the world) to find better work and advance their careers. In fact, the US Census bureau estimates that nearly seven million people relocate each year in search of employment. Almost half of those people move more than 500 miles to find a new […]

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Jenna Forstrom is the former Community Manager of Mac’s List. She has an extensive background in marketing and a passion for Portland’s beer and nonprofit communities.
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How To Find a Job in Portland

Posted on by Ben Forstag

Portland is a great place to live, but a tough place to find work. The local job market has simply not kept pace with rapid growth of the population. Whether you’re a native Oregonian, a transplant or an aspirational Portlander, finding meaningful and well-paying work can be a challenge. Here at Mac’s List we get asked […]

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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 I Got Hired One Week After Moving to Portland

Posted on by Yvette Mata Rivas

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 […]

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I am the Latino Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Clackamas County. NAMI of Clackamas County is a grassroots organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals living with mental illness, as well as their families and loved ones. Under the umbrella of NAMI National we serve all Oregonians through our education, support and advocacy at the state and county level.
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Why All Jobseekers Need to be on Pinterest

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

There’s more to Pinterest than fashion, fitness, and wedding inspiration—this growing social platform has also become a key resource for job search and career tips.

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Cecilia, former Community Manager at Mac's List, is a strategic communications professional with deep knowledge of the local job market and how to launch your career in Portland. She has a passion for web-writing, wine, and the Pacific NW.
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Secrets from a Nonprofit Job Recruiter

Posted on by Ben Forstag

Among the most frequent questions we hear at Mac’s List come from people looking to transition from the private sector into a nonprofit career. In Land Your Dream Job in Portland (and Beyond), Agnes Zach, Executive Director of Willamette Valley Development Officers (WVDO) and top nonprofit executive recruiter, shares her insights on how job seekers […]

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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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5 Positive Economic Signs for Oregon Job Seekers

Posted on by Ben Forstag

  We all know that the job market in Oregon can be rough. Since the last recession, hiring has lagged behind other growth indicators and there is fierce competition for the most desired career opportunities. But things might be getting a bit easier for Oregonians who are looking for a new job.

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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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6 Tips For Tackling the Transition from College to Career

Posted on by Ben Forstag

A select few students jump straight from college into their dream job. Sure… every school has the programming wiz who gets an offer from Google in his sophomore year, or the business savant who immediately gets a six-figure job with an investment bank. But for most of us, the transition from college to career is […]

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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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Kick Your Job Search Into High Gear | Job Seeker Roundup

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

Every other Friday, in addition to the latest Oregon employment news, we share the best and most important articles to help you in your job search. We hope these stories inspire you, improve your job search and help you understand what employers are looking for in job candidates. Enjoy!

Cecilia Bianco
Cecilia, former Community Manager at Mac's List, is a strategic communications professional with deep knowledge of the local job market and how to launch your career in Portland. She has a passion for web-writing, wine, and the Pacific NW.
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The Miracle Morning Cure | Job Seeker Roundup

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

Every Friday, in addition to the latest Oregon employment news, we share the best and most important articles we think will help you in your job search. We hope these stories will inspire you, improve your job search and help you understand what employers are looking for in job candidates. Enjoy! Advice to Change Your […]

Cecilia Bianco
Cecilia, former Community Manager at Mac's List, is a strategic communications professional with deep knowledge of the local job market and how to launch your career in Portland. She has a passion for web-writing, wine, and the Pacific NW.
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This Word Will Shatter Your Career| Job Seeker Roundup

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

Every Friday, in addition to the latest Oregon employment news, we share the best and most important articles that we think will help you in your job search. We hope these stories will inspire you, improve your job search, and help you to understand what employers are looking for in job candidates. Enjoy! Do You […]

Cecilia Bianco
Cecilia, former Community Manager at Mac's List, is a strategic communications professional with deep knowledge of the local job market and how to launch your career in Portland. She has a passion for web-writing, wine, and the Pacific NW.
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Networking Is Awkward…Deal With It | Job Seeker Roundup

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

Every Friday, in addition to the latest Oregon employment news, we share the best and most important articles we think will help you in your job search. We hope these stories will inspire you, improve your job search, and help you understand what employers are looking for in job candidates. Enjoy!

Cecilia Bianco
Cecilia, former Community Manager at Mac's List, is a strategic communications professional with deep knowledge of the local job market and how to launch your career in Portland. She has a passion for web-writing, wine, and the Pacific NW.
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Find Your Tribe to Land a Job in Portland

Posted on by Jessica Williams

World-renowned marketing expert, Seth Godin, defines a tribe as “a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea. For millions of years, human beings have been part of one tribe or another. A group needs only two things to be a tribe: a shared interest and a […]

Jessica Williams
Jessica is a former account director for Mac's List and Prichard. In her spare time, Jessica can be caught hiking with her dog Zoey, traveling to foreign lands or practicing yoga.
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9 Principles That Will Put More Women in the Corner Office; Oregon Employment Report

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

At Mac’s List, we know how difficult it can be to stay informed on the latest employment news and trends. We want to keep you up to date, so look forward to The Oregon Employment Report on the blog every Friday with the top articles of the week regarding employment in our lovely state. February […]

Cecilia Bianco
Cecilia, former Community Manager at Mac's List, is a strategic communications professional with deep knowledge of the local job market and how to launch your career in Portland. She has a passion for web-writing, wine, and the Pacific NW.
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Employers are Using Games to Make Better Hires: What Jobseekers Need to Know

Posted on by Jessica Williams

Did you hear? Not only do you have to worry about your resume and cover letter, now employers are using brain games and big data to predict your level of success at their company before you are even hired.

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Jessica is a former account director for Mac's List and Prichard. In her spare time, Jessica can be caught hiking with her dog Zoey, traveling to foreign lands or practicing yoga.
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