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Grammar Guidelines: Become More Professional in a Snap!

Grammar is tough. Many rules aren’t consistent and we don’t all learn the same things. However, effective communication skills are crucial to success in most jobs, and some basic grammar knowledge can go a long way in getting your message across. The impressions that spelling and grammar errors leave behind can be surprisingly sticky. They

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Ready for Your Close-up? 6 Tips to Ace a Video Interview

As technology improves, more people seek career opportunities in new cities, and as more teams go remote, video interviews become an increasingly important part of the hiring process. In fact, nearly 75% of companies currently use video to interview candidates in some part of their hiring process. Video interviews tend to be more convenient and

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Portland Job Seekers Speak: New Survey Reveals Frustrations and Expectations

In today’s tight hiring market, job seekers have more power than ever before in the hiring process. I’m proud of the work we do at Mac’s List to advocate for a more humane, transparent, and empathetic hiring process. Now is the time for organizations to focus in on the needs, expectations, and pain points of

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#humanjobsearch Interview Prep

Cory and Abby are back to tackle a topic that remains very relevant in a still hot job market: Interview Prep. Some of their top tips: 1. Be on time! Or if you arrive 5-10 minutes early, take a walk around the block or hide in the bathroom. Too early is awkward for everyone. But

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How to Maximize Your LinkedIn for Business and Pleasure

LinkedIn has been around since 2003, but in the last few years it has surged onto the job search scene the social networking platform of choice. If you’ve spent any time looking for a job recently, you’ll have heard about LinkedIn – some 75% of job seekers used it in a search in the last

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