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Coping with Icky Job Search Feelings

Posted on by Jessica Williams

I haven’t had to search for a job in over three years but I remember that feeling like it was yesterday… The sense that you are stuck, unhappy, unfulfilled, confused or overwhelmed is something I remember so well and it can make you feel so, well – icky!

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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Tap Into the Hidden Job Market in Portland

Posted on by Jessica Williams

Jobs that aren’t posted online in places like Mac’s List are commonly referred to as the “hidden job market.” These are the jobs that are filled through relationships, professional networks and referrals instead of job postings on job boards.

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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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Portland Tech Paychecks Jump 9 Percent; 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. January […]

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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Get the Interview, Land the Job or Live the Dream: The Choice is Yours!

Posted on by Mac Prichard

It is with great pleasure that I announce the launch of Land Your Dream Job in Portland (and Beyond): The Complete Mac’s List Guide. This 138-page Mac’s List Guide, the first in a series of e-books we plan to produce, offers you the best tips from Oregon’s

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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 Go From Super to SUPERSTAR in Your Portland Job Search

Posted on by Jessica Williams

Network, network and network some more! The end. Just kidding!

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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Disputing Portland’s Status as a Mecca for Lazy, Young People; 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. December […]

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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Should I Wait to Apply for Jobs Until I Get to Oregon?

Posted on by Jessica Williams

This is a common question I get from readers who live out of state and are what, we at Mac’s List like to call, “aspirational Oregonians.”

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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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How to Land Your Dream Job in Portland (and Beyond)

Posted on by Mac Prichard

Today, I’m excited to announce something that I think you’re going to love! For the past year, Mac’s List has been working behind the scenes to write an e-book called, “Land Your Dream Job in Portland (and Beyond): The Complete Mac’s List Guide.”

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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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Decide What to Be and Go Be It

Posted on by Jessica Williams

Hey there friends, How’s the job search going? How’s that move to Portland coming? I think about you often. How you must feel looking for work, looking for your dream job, or looking to move to Portland.

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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How to Build Your LinkedIn Profile Step by Step

Posted on by Jessica Williams

If you were on a desert island and you could only bring one job search piece of advice with you, I’d tell you to bring your network. Networking is like water for your Portland job search – you can’t find a job without it – so LinkedIn is like the cute mug you put your […]

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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Resume 101: Top 5 Blog Posts to Help You Craft the Perfect Resume

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

If you’re struggling to write—or re-write—your resume, read these top posts for inspiration and guidance in crafting the perfect resume to land your dream job!

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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Portland — Hardly ‘A Retirement Community for the Young’: 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 we’re starting a new feature called The Oregon Employment Report. Look for it every Friday on the blog! We will share the top stories and articles […]

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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You Can’t Do It Alone: Create a Powerful Network to Achieve Your Goals Part II

Posted on by Jessica Williams

So how do you go about building a network like the one I described last week? Well, it isn’t easy and it takes work, but I can tell you from experience that it is one of the most rewarding things in life–having a strong network makes a difference every day, both professionally and personally. I […]

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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3 Reasons You Should Volunteer During the Job Search

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

If you are struggling to find a job or are working part-time, offering up your skills as a volunteer can have a beneficial impact on your job search. While volunteer work doesn’t have the most glamorous ring to it—and to be a volunteer means working for free—here are three reasons why it is valuable to […]

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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Is Your Online Reputation Hurting Your Job Search?

Posted on by Mac Prichard

Employers long ago admitted to the public and to pollsters that they check out job applicants online as part of the hiring process. In spite of this common practice, many people say and do things on the Internet that could hurt their next job search. On Monday, for example, Laura Frazier, a reporter with The […]

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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 Restart Your Job Search

Posted on by Mac Prichard

I know from personal experience how discouraging it is when a job search lasts longer than expected. Two times in my own career I was out of work for more than six months. In the end, I found good jobs by taking a hard look at what I was doing, asking myself what was – […]

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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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5 Ways to Spot an Innovative Employer

Posted on by Joni Roylance

Today’s educated and experienced job seeker is not only out to find a job, but to seek out the right job—or even better, a career home. So how do you know when you may have hit the cultural jackpot with a company? How do you identify a company that is actually innovative, and doesn’t just […]

Joni Roylance
Joni Roylance is a Principal Consultant at Red Apple Consulting, offering customized support to businesses looking to maximize the success of their business by empowering their workforce to perform at their best. She most enjoys partnering with innovative employers who consider the triple bottom line in their business objectives.
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How to Overcome Anxiety, Worry, and Fear in a Job Search

Posted on by Satya Byock

Looking for work takes much time and effort, but once you’ve spent a part of your day networking and applying for jobs, you may still have hours left to fill. With all that dead time, it’s common for anxiety and worry to take over. And all that worry is no good! Feelings of fear and […]

Satya Byock
Satya Doyle Byock, LPC is a psychotherapist and the owner of QuarterLife Counseling, a psychotherapy practice specializing in Jungian psychology for individuals in their 20s and 30s.
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Don’t Do These 4 Things When Looking for Work in Portland

Posted on by Heather Cyrus

I graduated from the University of Oregon with a packed resume in 2011, including five internships, and figured all my career dreams would fall into place with ease. But after sending out resumes and cover letters for six months, I landed only two phone interviews. My positive spirit was slowly crushed and as the weeks […]

Heather Cyrus
Heather Cyrus works part time as the Communications Director for MKG Financial Group, Inc. and freelances performing social media, copy writing & editing, web design, and event planning. With a background in environmental studies, her niche is environmental communications. Feel free to connect with her on Twitter @heathercyrus or LinkedIn.
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5 Job Hunting Secrets Every New College Graduate Should Know

Posted on by Alexandria Naboulsi

So you’ve done it all since you finished college last year and you’re about to give up. You’re 100 percent convinced that when potential employers Google your name “unemployable” must be the number one hit. You’re always over qualified or under qualified, but never simply qualified. Your inbox is filled with emails informing you that, […]

Alexandria Naboulsi
Alexandria is the digital content manager for Operation of Hope and a recent graduate from The University of Oregon. She has a double major in journalism and public relations, and a passion for world news, politics, media relations and campaigns.
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