Moving to Portland from NYC in 3-4 months. Any tips for finding a job before I move out? Using a staffing agency or trying through contacts? Is there a way to do both smartly?

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If you've never lived in a market that small, you're in for an education. Most everyone you'll want to meet either know or know of each other. Best target: the professional associations' membership, DAA, SEMpdx, TAO, AAF, AMA, PRSA, IABC, SMPS, etc.


I would also add Portland Ad Federation who provide opportunities to meet others in the industry.

Lots of creatives in PDX are generous with their time and will provide you informational interviews.


Portland is not the cultural hot spot that you see on Portlandia as I found out. There is a stark lack of diversity and culture.

To the original question: Filter is a staffing agency that works directly with Nike. Might be helpful to reach out to someone there.


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