Beyond Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: How to Build an Anti-Racist Workplace

Many organizations strive to become anti-racist workplaces in their ongoing commitment to racial justice. “It’s tempting to think that the broad recognition of inequity and resulting activism is enough to bring change to organizations,” social psychologist Evelyn R. Carter writes. “But meaningful and long-lasting action to create an anti-racist workplace requires strategic vision and intent.”… Read more »

Hiring in a COVID-19 World: How Recruitment is Forever Changed

COVID-19 has permanently changed the way employers recruit and hire. Even recruitment strategies that worked well in 2019 have already become obsolete. As an employer, it’s more important than ever that you understand the challenges and opportunities posed by COVID-19 hiring and pivot your recruitment strategy, interview process, and employee onboarding to meet these unprecedented… Read more »

Back To Basics: 5 Simple Strategies To Fine-tune Your Job Search

Following a global pandemic, many people are reassessing their relationship to work and what they want to do professionally. Whether you’re recently unemployed, passively looking for a new job, or contemplating what’s next for your career, now is the time to invest in perfecting your job search strategies so you’re ready for whatever the job… Read more »

7 Tips for Acing Your Next Virtual Interview 

Virtual job interviews became the new norm in a COVID-19 world. While a phone or video interview may not induce the level of nerves an in-person interview does, it’s still important to prepare as you would for a traditional interview. By having a strong command of platforms such as Google Hangouts, Zoom, and Skype and… Read more »

Virtual Recruitment: How To Hire, Train, and Onboard in a Remote World

Many employers are navigating how to hire, train, and onboard new employees virtually during the COVID-19 crisis. There are more tools than ever to support remote work, but it’s important to understand the nuances of virtual recruitment and set yourself up for success as an employer. Processes that worked well for in-person onboardings may need… Read more »

Taking Care of Your Mental Health: A Guide to Local Resources & Support

The COVID-19 crisis has spurred important conversations about mental health. People across the Pacific Northwest and around the world are adjusting to a new normal as we all  practice social distancing and learn how to cope with the uncertainty of a global pandemic. During challenging times, it’s more important than ever to invest in your… Read more »

Working Remotely: 6 Tips to Boost Your Productivity

 The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented implications for everyone working and living in the Pacific Northwest. The Mac’s List team is here to support you during this uncertain time in our community and world. We’ve been gathering a variety of resources to help you navigate the professional challenges and  job market swings driven by COVID-19. … Read more »

COVID-19 Resources for the Portland Community

The past year has brought so many challenges to our community with the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to the rollout of vaccines and public health measures, hope is on the horizon in 2021. Still, many Portlanders are struggling with the stress, uncertainty, and trauma of the pandemic.  As we navigate year two of COVID-19, the Mac’s… Read more »

The Best and Worst Predictors of a Successful Hire

Most companies don’t actually measure the success of a hire. Instead, they focus more on metrics like cost-per-hire and time-to-fill without considering whether the candidate they hired for a role was ultimately successful in it. The question of quality often gets left out of the equation, as most companies assume that filling a role equates… Read more »

Identifying Your Career Motivations: Roxanne Myslewski’s Job Search Success Story

For Roxanne Myslewski, the trick to finding a great job was examining her own career motivations. She asked herself what mattered most: was it a collaborative culture, a larger mission, or learning new solutions? When Roxane identified her priorities for a new job, the pieces started to fall into place. What do you do for… Read more »

Perks That Work: 48 Ideas For Perks & Benefits To Boost Employee Engagement

With today’s job-seeker’s market, employers are starting to offer more to their employees than a cost of living increase to attract, retain, and reward their talent. Many are taking their cues from 100 Best Companies lists and tech companies, which often offer a dizzying array of perks. Some have become a bit punchline, like ping… Read more »

A Step-By-Step Guide to Successful Career Change

Navigating a career change is a challenge for every job seeker. You may know you’re ready to start over in a new career path, but where do you even begin to determine what’s next? It’s hard to know where to start, so I’ve put together a step-by-step guide including tasks, books, and online resources you… Read more »

Leaders On The Move: Working with an Executive Search Firm

Hiring is complicated, puzzling, and cryptic. Power is concentrated with the employer, even in a candidate’s market. A lot of the career advice for job seekers has good intentions, but it doesn’t usually come directly from hiring managers. That’s why it makes sense for job seekers to partner with professionals who specialize in getting folks… Read more »

Your Guide to Portland Career Coaches

Starting a new career search means navigating a dizzying amount of career opportunities and answering some tough questions. How do you capitalize on your biggest strengths to identify your career purpose? How do you set your career priorities and clarify your goals? How can you find a career that fulfills your interests and pays a… Read more »

Your Guide to 19 Portland Coworking Spaces

Are you looking for a Portland coworking space where you can work alongside other professionals? As you conduct your search for a coworking space, it’s important to compare locations, amenities, pricing, and the culture of each spot to find the right match for you. This is your guide to Portland coworking spaces, from East Portland… Read more »

Patience and Perseverance in a Job Search: Jessica Ridgway’s Success Story

Knowing what you want, and knowing what you’re willing to compromise is critical to determining your next move. Jessica Ridgway discovered that approaching her job search with patience and perseverance was the best approach, instead of jumping into a new role that was not a great fit. In the end, she found a position that’s… Read more »