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New Job, New City: How to Land a Job Before You Move

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You know exactly where you want to live – you’ve identified the city or state that will be a perfect cultural fit for you. The problem is that you don’t yet live there, and you don’t yet have a job there. You know that your current distance adds to the challenge of job hunting, and […]

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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 Ask about Salary and Benefits in a Job Interview

Posted on by Ben Forstag

Career coaches will often tell you to avoid asking “me” questions in an interview, not to put your needs ahead of those of the employer. Employers hire because they have problems and as a potential employee, you should focus on how you can solve these problems. At the same time, figuring out if an employer […]

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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 Understand (and Fill) Your Leadership Gaps, with Lolly Daskal: Find Your Dream Job Ep. 090

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Some people make success in the workplace look easy. Others struggle and fail despite great talent and ability. This week’s podcast guest, Lolly Daskal, believes that the key to success is knowing your strengths and mindfully acknowledging your weaknesses. Successful people lead from their strengths and avoid getting stuck in the “gaps.” Your unique capabilities […]

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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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Why You Won’t Get a Job Using the One Click Apply Method

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If you’ve spent any time looking for jobs recently, you’ve probably encountered websites and apps that offer a one click apply process. These sites offer the promise of a quick and easy way to apply for the job of your dreams. Just a single click and soon you’ll be sitting in that executive corner office.

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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 Explain Your Career Transition

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One of the constant challenges of job hunting is persuading an interviewer that you are the right person for the position. This task can be even more difficult when you’re trying to transition into a new career.  How do you make the most of the transferrable experience you have to instill confidence in a prospective […]

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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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Finding the Right Fit: A Job Search Success Story

Posted on by Rachel Launchbury

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. We share these stories to inspire your job search and to help us all better understand the challenges of finding meaningful work! […]

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Rachel Launchbury has an associates degree in alcohol and drug counseling, bachelors in human development, and a masters in social work. She has worked with people who are struggling with addiction, mental health issues and criminality since 2009. Rachel has witnessed people turning their lives around with grace and dignity, and watched others continue to struggle. Every day is a miracle day.
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Not a Wall, but a Bridge Nonprofit to For-Profit Career Change

Posted on by Lisa Faust

If you ask most people around Portland about Mac’s List, they will almost all say, “oh yeah, that’s the job board for nonprofit careers.” Yet, my company, Pacific Continental Bank, and many other for-profit organizations also advertise here as well. Why? Because good employees are good employees regardless of a company’s tax exempt status, and […]

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Lisa Faust is Pacific Continental Bank’s senior vice president and relationship banking officer. She can be reached at lisa.faust@therightbank.com
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Cover Letter Hacks for Out-of-Town Jobs

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It’s a challenge many job seekers face. You want to move to a new city, but you need a guaranteed paycheck before you make the big jump. So you look for opportunities on local job boards and send out applications. But here’s the problem. Employers have a distinct bias against long-distance job candidates.

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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 Network in a New City Before You Move

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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

Posted on by Marsha Warner

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, […]

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

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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 […]

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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 Talk About Salary in a Job Interview

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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 […]

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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

Posted on by Ben Forstag

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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Make Your Next Job Search Easier and Faster

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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 […]

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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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Don’t Make These Common Job Search Mistakes

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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 […]

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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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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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How to Obliterate the “Older Worker” Stereotype

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“You’ve come a long way, baby.” If you remember this Virginia Slims commercial from the 60s and 70s, chances are you’re a seasoned mid- to late-career professional, with many accomplishments to show for your years of work. Unfortunately, not everything since those days has made such great strides. Ageism is alive and well in 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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Three Ways to Practice for a Job Interview

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For many people, the prospect of interviewing for a new job has the potential to bring on a small panic attack. This can be true whether you are a recent college graduate or a mid-career professional with many interviews under your belt. Fortunately, there is a proven way to decrease this anxiety, improve your interview […]

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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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