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Discussing accommodations or other needs with your employer

Two years ago, I found myself in a medical crisis. A car accident resulted in multiple, ongoing symptoms that made doing my job incredibly difficult. But I’m lucky to have a great employer. I worked …

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How to recover from a job interview blunder

A career counselor explains common interview blunders and how to fix them.

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Gain job experience UW-Madison Career Corner

How to get experience in your field if you can’t get hired

Seven tips for getting the experience you need for the job you want

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Tips for a successful informational interview

A career and education counselor tells job seekers how to best reach out.

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4 tips to dress for success in 2019

UW-Madison career counselors offer 4 easy tips to dress for success in today’s workplaces, so your potential and personality shine brightly.

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Making it as a freelancer in the new economy

Be your own boss with five freelancing tips from a career counselor.

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Digital portfolio

Building an online portfolio that’s right for you

If you’re applying for jobs in publishing, public relations, web design, or another creative field, be prepared to share an online portfolio.

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Quiz time! Test your job-market knowledge

Find out how much you know about cover letters, switching careers, and going back to school as an adult.

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Career Corner

Preparing to start your own business

Career counselor gives advice on networking, research, finances

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Mastering the art of the follow-up

A smart, well-timed follow-up message can make or break your quest to land the job you’re seeking.

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Career Corner September 2018

Balancing school, family, and work when going back to college

Angeline Mboutngam moved to the United States from Cameroon in her mid 30s with dreams of going to college. Personal and financial obstacles made an undergraduate degree seem impossible, but somehow Mboutngam graduated from the …

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The state of Wisconsin can help with your job search

The revamped Job Center of Wisconsin website includes novel features for job-seekers.

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