Job Search Resources

Adult Career and Special Student Services 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/webcasting/audioarchives_display.cfm?Code=mlr
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.

Survival Guide for the Unemployed
http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/SavingandDebt/LearnToBudget/ASurvivalGuideForTheUnemployed.aspx From MSN Money, 13 tips for coping

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

Career Collection: Research a Company, UW-Madison College Library
www.college.library.wisc.edu/about/collections/career3.shtml#employers
Campus, print and online resources for researching companies.

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 and Student Services has a number of books, handouts, videos, 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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