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lining, sand dune buggy riding, rafting and whale watching, or on the mellow side, such as a round of golf or wine tasting while enjoying the surroundings of a rolling vineyard.
Portland's proximity to the natural wonders of northwest Oregon is one of its selling points. According to Mike Smith, vice president of convention sales at Travel Portland, within an hour groups can be skiing at Mt. Hood, Oregon's highest peak, or enjoying its views over a microbrew at Timberline Lodge, taking in the splendor of the Columbia River Gorge from the historic Vista House at Crown Point, or exploring the craggy headlands and sandy beaches of the Oregon coastline.
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Plan Your Interview Like You Plan Your Meetings
By SHERYL SOOKMAN SCHELTER
Arriving for an interview having not prepared in advance is like walking into a meeting or event with no advance planning—it's unlikely that the end-result will be a positive experience!
While a move like that could cost you your job, lack of preparation for an interview is a surefire way to keep your career from launching forward. According to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and most economists, the expectation is that it could take at least four years before we see complete restoration of the 8.4 million jobs wiped out by the recent recession. With an extremely competitive job market, it's critical to put yourself at the top of the prospect list. Assuming you've created a resume that piques the interest of potential employers, your next step is to develop an interview strategy that results in job offers.
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