Career Corner blog
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.
No registration required. See map.
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://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dwd/publications/dwsj/pdf/detj_9413_p.pdf 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 Loss and Unemployment Stress http://www.helpguide.org/articles/stress/job-loss-and-unemployment-stress.htm Tips for staying positive during your job search
Job Search Strategies—Radio Interview (approx. 40 minutes)
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
One-on-one job search help and other resources for job seekers.
Madison Area Job Transition Program http://madisonareajobtransi.wix.com/majt#!home/mainPage
The Madison Area Job Transition (MAJT) program provides essential job seeking skills to anyone in the community going through a job transition.
Worker Reemployment Portal http://www.careeronestop.org/ReEmployment/Default.aspx
Information about unemployment benefits, healthcare coverage, job hunting, etc.
Job search resources
Instruction and advice for job-seekers
New! Resume critique service http://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/writing/critique-services.html
Writers in the Division of Continuing Studies will critique your updated resume and cover letter to help you put your best foot forward when applying for jobs. There is a fee for this service.
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
- City of Madison Human Resources www.ci.madison.wi.us/jobs.html
- Dane County Employment https://jobs.countyofdane.com/
- Jobs in Madison (and surrounding areas) www.jobsinmadison.com
- UW-Madison Employment https://jobs.wisc.edu/
- Job Center of Wisconsin https://jobcenterofwisconsin.com/
- Wisconsin State Government Employment wiscjobs.state.wi.us
- Academic 360—Higher education jobs www.academic360.com
- Career Builder www.careerbuilder.com
- Career Mag www.careermag.com
- USA Jobs—Federal jobs www.usajobs.gov/
Company Research Guide, Rutgers University Libraries
“How to” guide with links to online research resources.
Get contact information for employers in all industries and in every state
How to Research a Company, UW-Madison Business Library
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.