Career Corner blog

Career Corner articles, written by our career counselors, are posted monthly on The Lifelong Learner

Job Search Resources

ACSSS Job Search Support Group

Find support with this counselor-facilitated group designed to provide unemployed [and underemployed] professionals with resources, new ideas, and a place to meet others looking for better employment. Facilitated by counselors from Adult Career and Special Student Services (ACSSS). Learn more about the group.
Tuesdays, 10 am-noon, 21 N. Park St, check sign on first floor for room number. See map.

See list of area Job Clubs/Groups

Dane County Job Center

The Dane County Job Center is a central location for people looking for work and businesses that need help finding qualified applicants. 1819 Aberg Avenue, Madison; 608-242-7400; www.danejobs.com/

Job loss resources

Adjusting to Unemployment http://www.wisconsinjobcenter.org/publications/9413/9413.htm
Four stages of adjustment for those experiencing job loss

Assistance for Workers https://jobcenterofwisconsin.com/default.aspx
Includes information on recovery jobs, dislocated or laid off workers and other support services for unemployed workers

Job Hunting After Job Loss http://www.careeronestop.org/ReEmployment/FindaJob/JobHuntingAfterJobLoss.aspx

Job Search Strategies—Radio Interview (approx. 40 minutes)
http://www.wpr.org/programs/archives/all?body_value=pressprich
ACSSS Senior Career Counselor, Sybil Pressprich talks about job search strategies with Larry Meiler on his WPR show. Program aired 12/18/08.

Job Seeker’s Assistance and Resources at Madison Public Library Branches
http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/jobs/
One-on-one job search help and other resources for job seekers.

Worker Reemployment Portal http://www.careeronestop.org/ReEmployment/Default.aspx
Information about unemployment benefits, healthcare coverage, job hunting, etc.

Online job search resources

Instruction and advice for job-seekers

Networking Today: A Guide for Business Professionals and College Graduates
www.mastersdegreeonline.org/resources/networking-today/

Wall Street Journal careers page, online.wsj.com/public/page/news-career-jobs.html
Articles and information covering all aspects of the job search.

JobHuntersBible.com from Richard Bolles www.jobhuntersbible.com/
Gateway site for job hunt preparation.

JobStar Central http://jobstar.org/index.php
Job search guide with information on resumes, salary, and the hidden job market.

Quintessential Careers www.quintcareers.com/
Expert advice, career articles, and job sites including information on resumes and cover letters.

The Riley Guide www.rileyguide.com/
Introduction to the online job search with useful sites and services; includes information on resumes and interviewing.

Job Search Intelligence www.jobsearchintelligence.com
Salary data including a salary calculator and wage & employment trends.

Job listing sites

Madison Area

Wisconsin

National

Researching employers

Company Research Guide, Rutgers University Libraries
http://libguides.rutgers.edu/companies
“How to” guide with links to online research resources.

Employer Locater
www.acinet.org/acinet/employerlocator/employerlocator.asp?nodeid=18
Get contact information for employers in all industries and in every state

How to Research a Company, UW-Madison Business Library
http://business.library.wisc.edu/resources/guides/company.html

Resource materials

Adult Career and Special Student Services has a number of books, handouts, and directories available for in-house use by job seekers at our office. We also have a computer available for limited use by clients.

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