Career Corner blog

Career Corner articles, written by our career counselors, appear monthly in the Wisconsin State Journal. These articles and more career related stories can be found on The Lifelong Learner. 

Career Planning Resources

Career development

Understanding the career development process
http://www.dcs.wisc.edu/advising/careerdevelopment.htm

Advice from our counselors

Can't get to one of our workshops? Take the time to tune into one or all of these excellent programs by our career counselors. 

Managing your career http://carolkobyradio.blogspot.com/2016/01/managing-your-career.html?spref=tw
Listen as April talks with All About Living radio show host Carol Koby about how to manage your career. (52 minutes)

Working into the new retirement http://carolkobyradio.blogspot.com/2016/02/working-into-new-retirement.html?spref=tw Sybil talks with All About Living radio show host Carol Koby about how to plan for a fulfilling retirement. (53 minutes)

Conducting an effective job search http://carolkobyradio.blogspot.com/2016/03/conducting-effective-job-search.htmlWith All About Living radio show host, Carol Koby April discusses the most effective way to search for jobs. (51 minutes)

Why "link"? The career importance of LinkedIn https://sites.google.com/a/wisc.edu/softmoney/home-page/why-link  April presents on why LinkedIn is an important part of anyone’s career & learn about how to create an intriguing profile.(46 minutes)

Getting connected: Using LinkedIn to make career connections
https://sites.google.com/a/wisc.edu/softmoney/home-page/getting-connected-using-linkedin
April presents on harnessing the power of LinkedIn. (48 minutes)

Occupational information

Career One Stop http://www.careeronestop.org/
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor offering career resources and workforce information.

Medical and Health Care http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/medicaled.html
The National Library of Medicine maintains this list of informational links.

O*NET Online http://online.onetcenter.org/
Online database for over 950 occupations.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) http://www.bls.gov/oco/
Guide produced by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics with information about the top 250 occupations in the U.S.

Career Outlook http://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/
Website developed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics featuring articles with practical information on jobs and careers (formerly the Occupational Outlook Quarterly).

Employment trends

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics employment projections http://www.bls.gov/emp/
Information about the labor market for the Nation as a whole for 10 years in the future.

Wisconsin’s WORKnet http://worknet.wisconsin.gov/worknet/
Wisconsin labor market information and wage camparison.

Salary information

Salary.com http://www.salary.com
Free access to salary information and more.

JobStar Salary Surveys http://jobstar.org/tools/salary/index.php
Online salary surveys.

The NACE Salary Calculator
www.jobsearchintelligence.com/NACE/salary-calculator-intro/
Salary information by location from the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Volunteering

Morgridge Center for Public Service http://www.morgridge.wisc.edu/
Information on how to get involved in the Madison community and beyond.

Corporation for National & Community Service http://www.nationalservice.gov/
Information on volunteering and community service in the U.S.

UW-Madison campus career resources

Career Exploration Center at Cross College Advising Center http://ccas.wisc.edu/careerexplorationcenter/
College of Ag & Life Sciences Career Services http://www.cals.wisc.edu/students/undergraduate-programs/career-development/
Career Services (School of Human Ecology)
https://sohe.wisc.edu/prospective-students/career-preparation
Career Services (Letters & Science) http://careers.ls.wisc.edu/
Education Career Center http://careercenter.education.wisc.edu/
Engineering Career Services http://ecs.engr.wisc.edu
Business Career Center http://bus.wisc.edu/bba/mybiz/careers-internships
Graduate School http://grad.wisc.edu/pd/
College Library Career Collection http://www.library.wisc.edu/college/collections/featured-collections/
Wisconsin Alumni Association http://www.uwalumni.com

Looking for job search resources?

See our Job search resources page