Books We Love
20 Minute Networking Meeting by Marcia Ballinger covers the “invisible job market” and provides real-world scenarios, short stories, meeting examples, and dozens of tips from two hiring authorities/executive recruitment experts.
Ridiculously Awesome Resume Kit by Jenny Foss provides in-depth instructions to help you create a resume that will get you your dream job!
How to Land a Job – Secrets From an HR Insider by Melissa Anzman takes you behind the scenes of the hiring process and shares the secrets hiring managers are afraid to tell you, all in the name of helping you land your next job.
Chris Guillebeau’s Unconventional Guides help people figure out how to do more of what they are most excited about. Topics vary from using your skills to build an empire to turning your creativity into a full-time career. Click here for the full list of guides.
What Color is Your Parachute by Richard Bolles guides people to discover their unique gifts, skills, and interests to land the right job by answering three main questions: What, Where and How!
StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath is packed with hundreds of strategies for applying your strengths, and promises to change the way you look at yourself–and the world around you–forever.
Job Searching with Social Media for Dummies by Joshua Waldman walks job seekers through the different platforms and tactics to use, step-by-step, to establish a strong online presence and find new job openings.
Awesome Local Career Coaches
Marsha Warner, SPHR, MS, founder of Career Factors, is a local career coach and full-cycle recruiter who collaborates with people to map a career that brings reward, meaning, and delight to life. She specializes in coaching for comprehensive career transition, and career renewal. She is a certified by Rockport Institute, and has published many articles, including on Careerealism.com.
Vicki Lind is a career counselor and marketing coach specializing in creative people and those looking to find or create meaningful work in Portland’s vibrant nonprofit, educational, healthcare, and sustainable communities. For a list of Vicki Lind’s publications, click here.
Jenny Foss is the president of Ladder Recruiting Group and the founder of the JobJenny blog, which provides her tough love expertise on finding your passion. JobJenny also provides resources like the Weekend Resume Makeover Course.
Aubrie De Clerck is a Certified Professional Coach and astrologer who found her dream career in starting Coaching for Clarity and now helps others find joy in their work through individualized coaching sessions and workshops.
Our Favorite Oregon Job Boards
Idealist.org is a nonprofit that connects more than 400,000 people to the resources, community, and opportunities they need to take action and create a better world.
The Community Nonprofit Resource Group,CNRG, is an online space where professionals can exchange ideas, learn about opportunities, and plug into the nonprofit community.
WVDO is a member-based organization that supports and furthers commitment to nonprofit causes through information sharing, networking, job posting or placing, and professional development.
Portland Creative List is Portland’s #1 resource for insight into our local creative industries.
Top Links for Oregon Employers
HiringThing provides easy to use online recruiting software that streamlines communication between hiring managers, recruiters, and applicants.
Hiring in 2014? You could qualify for the “Back to Work Oregon/ On The Job Training (OJT) Program Grant” which gives you a financial incentive for hiring and training a new employee! No fees are charged for participating in the program. You can receive reimbursement of 50 percent of wages paid during the training period or up to $3,500 per new hire!
Great Resources for Living in Portland
Neighborhood Notes connects its audience to the local people, places and things that make Portland unique!
PDX Pipeline is the top events and special promotion source in Portland, providing a monthly event calendar and a weekly newsletter every Thursday with dozens of local weekend events, specials, news, and free tickets.
Portland Neighborhoods.com celebrates the individual flair, personality and character of the city’s real estate with intimate neighborhood profiles and weekly blogs all about living in Portland.
Portland Pooch is the go-to guide to the Portland dog scene, providing all you need to know about doggy daycares, dog washes, every dog park in the region and more!
Programs You Need to Know About
Encore Fellowship is a Social Venture Partners program in Portland that matches retired professionals interested in community service with nonprofit agencies for a paid one-year part time (1,000 hour) assignment. These assignments focus on nonprofit agency capacity-building using the skills of the professional retiree (Fellow) in areas including strategy, technology, marketing, human resources, finance, operations, project management, and more!
Rising Leaders is a Social Venture Partners Program in Portland designed for motivated young professionals in their 20s and 30s who are interested in exploring and expanding their philanthropic skills and knowledge. This program is a forum for learning, action, and leadership in philanthropy, preparing Portland’s emerging leaders to positively impact their community.
Business for Culture & the Art’s Art of Leadership program is an intensive course designed to prepare business professionals for service on arts and culture nonprofit boards. The course consists of six half-day workshops held at different art venues and spaces around Portland, covering topics from finance to governance, and concludes with a special match-making session to help participants find board roles in organizations that fit their values and interests.
SustainabilityDegrees.com is a resource for learning about careers, resources, and degrees in sustainability and how you can get involved in the field. The website is a project of Degree Prospects, LLC, founded in 2008 with a mission to create education-focused websites that empower students with information for developing their future.
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