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. 

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;

Job loss resources

Adjusting to Unemployment   Four stages of adjustment for those experiencing job loss

Assistance for Workers
Includes information on recovery jobs, dislocated or laid off workers and other support services for unemployed workers

Job Hunting After Job Loss

Job Loss and Unemployment Stress  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!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
Information about unemployment benefits, healthcare coverage, job hunting, etc.

Job search resources

Instruction and advice for job-seekers

New! Resume critique service
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,
Articles and information covering all aspects of the job search. from Richard Bolles
Gateway site for job hunt preparation.

JobStar Central
Job search guide with information on resumes, salary, and the hidden job market.

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

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

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

Job listing sites

Madison Area



Researching employers

Company Research Guide, Rutgers University Libraries
“How to” guide with links to online research resources.

Employer Locater
Get contact information for employers in all industries and in every state

How to Research a Company, UW-Madison Business Library

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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