How to Ask for Recommendations

Asking for recommendations can be intimidating. We’ve all been there! In my experience though, most people will be happy to support you. I actually love it when someone asks me …

Where to Start Your Career Change

What do you want to be when you grow up? How many of us have been asked this and had a certain answer? Personally, I’ve never had my sights set …

Top Organizations for Job Seekers in Portland

When you’re hunting for a new job, familiarizing yourself with local organizations is one of the best ways to give yourself an edge with unique opportunities for employment, networking, and …

Networking Pros: Linda Cohen

Linda is an amazing networker, and a friend of Cinder. As a Kindness Catalyst, she champions the profound benefits of kindness through her work as an author, professional speaker, and …

Networking Pros: Alice Tang

Alice is friend of Cinder and an amazing networker. As a vice president and partner at BPG Wealth Management, she’s a veteran when it comes to building lasting relationships. Alice …

Networking Pros: Kirsten Meneghello

Kirsten is a friend of Cinder and an amazing networker! She has been connecting with people throughout her career as a broadcast news journalist, attorney, and business leader. After many …

Networking Pros: Marcus Carter

Marcus is a friend of Cinder and a phenomenal networker! He is a senior recruiter at Instrument and has worked with a wide variety of organizations, recruiting everybody from veterinarians …

7 Essential Networking Tips

Anyone who has spent time networking will tell you – it isn’t always easy. It takes energy, dedication, and a bit of bravery. Many people avoid networking at all costs, …

Networking Pros: Will Elliott

Will Elliott is a friend of Cinder and a remarkable networker. Will has been working in the real estate industry since 2008, both as a property manager, and now as …

8 Guidelines for Creating a Standout Resume

As a job seeker, the quality of your resume has a huge impact on your success. In the same way that an excellent resume can elevate your chances, a terrible …

Networking Pros: Lou McKellar

  Lou McKellar is a friend of Cinder and a fantastic networker. Having worked for large companies in the Bay Area, Japan, and Portland, he brings a wide range of …

How to Choose a Recruiting Agency: Agency Culture

If you’ve never worked with a staffing or recruiting agency before,  it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the variety of services and work placements, as well as the jargon many recruiters …

How to Choose a Recruiting Agency: Your Relationship with the Agency

If you’ve never worked with a staffing or recruiting agency before,  it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the variety of services and work placements, as well as the jargon many recruiters …

Networking Pro: Scott Zellmer

Scott Zellmer is a friend of Cinder and a phenomenal networker. He has worked as an engineer for cutting-edge companies like Micro Systems Engineering and RevMedx. As a partner at …

How to Choose a Recruiting Agency: Benefits

If you’ve never worked with a staffing or recruiting agency before,  it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the variety of services and work placements, as well as the jargon many recruiters …

How to Choose a Recruiting Agency: Pay and Costs

If you’ve never worked with a staffing or recruiting agency before,  it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the variety of services and work placements, as well as the jargon many recruiters …

How to Choose a Recruiting Agency: Interview Process

If you’ve never worked with a staffing or recruiting agency before,  it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the variety of services and work placements, as well as the jargon many recruiters …

How to Choose a Recruiting Agency: Specialization

If you’ve never worked with a staffing or recruiting agency before,  it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the variety of services and work placements, as well as the jargon many recruiters …

How to Choose a Recruiting Agency: Understanding Job Longevity

If you’ve never worked with a staffing or recruiting agency before,  it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the variety of services and work placements, as well as the jargon many recruiters …

How to Choose a Recruiting Agency: Your Goals & Needs

If you’ve never worked with a staffing or recruiting agency before,  it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the variety of services and work placements, as well as the jargon many …

How to Choose a Recruiting Agency: Learning the Basics

Many professionals work with a staffing agency at some point in their careers.  Some even prefer to work through agencies, as it provides them a wider variety of job experience …

Recruiter Myth: Recruiters Only Place Temps and Low-Skill Workers

Different agencies specialize in different areas and there are some agencies that emphasize lower-skilled positions. However, companies of all sizes and industries will tell you that they have a hard …

Recruiter Myth: Temporary Positions are Bad for My Career

Gone are the days where multiple previous roles on a resume meant that you were a serial job-hopper and no one would work with you. In the modern job market, …

Recruiter Myth: Fake Jobs

You may have heard the rumor that recruiters post fake jobs to collect resumes, or that candidates are submitted for positions they didn’t agree to in advance. This behavior is …

Recruiter Myth: Recruiters Don’t Give Feedback

Most recruiters want their candidates to be happy with their experience and their clients to be happy with the candidates they submit, so they value any feedback received from the …

Recruiter Myth: Recruiters Charge Candidates

Virtually all recruiters are paid by the hiring company, not the candidate. There may be a few “job placement services” that offer services directly to candidates for a price, but …

Recruiting Terms Glossary: Learn the Language of Recruiters to Land the Job

Talking to a recruiter can be intimidating. When it feels like they’re speaking a different language, check out this glossary for the plain English version of terms like bill rate, requisition, …

Portland’s Growing Market for Mobile App Development

The global market for mobile applications keeps growing and growing, creating a huge and steadily increasing demand for new app developers. Portland, OR, has become a hotspot for these developers. …

5 Reasons Portland is a Unique Place to Live

Nested in the heart of the northwest is Portland, OR. People all over the country have been looking for Portland jobs because it’s become such a desired city to live …

The Future of Technology Jobs in Portland

Tech jobs are hot these days, and although Portland isn’t the nations biggest technology hub, with companies like Ebay and Airbnb expanding their offices in the city, there is certainly …

Portland iOS Development Jobs

Portland is quickly becoming one of America’s most desired cities to live. With a consistent population growth among the top in the US and Forbes naming Portland #21 best places …

How To – Be Impressive At Your Next Job Interview

It’s a new year, and some of us are embarking on new career paths – which means that you’ll have to start going to job interviews. It doesn’t matter if …