How to stand out from the crowd

Presenting yourself as the perfect job applicant involves determining an employer’s needs.

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Lights, camera, action! Preparing for a video job interview

Videoconferencing is on the rise, so applicants have to be ready.

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Making use of alternative credentials

Certificates, MOOCs and digital badges are becoming more valuable to job seekers.

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mind your career gap

How to deal with a career gap

If you’ve stepped away from the working world—and the gap from your last job is several months or many years long—it can be daunting to figure out what to do next. But re-entering the workforce …

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University of Wisconsin-Madison adult students

Getting Back in the Groove: College as an Adult Student

Returning to school as an adult student can be difficult, says University of Wisconsin-Madison career and educational counselor Sybil Pressprich.

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John Vander Meer finds work with help from UW-Madison career counselors

Adult Career and Special Student Services provides support groups, workshops, and one-on-one appointments.

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Parents as career counselors

With a little forethought, you can create an effective plan for setting your child on the path to a satisfying career.

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How to impress the computer reading your resume

Today’s job seekers must gear their resumes to get through the “applicant tracking systems” that companies use to sort prospective employees.

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3 Steps to a Top-Notch Personal Brand

You have a personal brand, whether you realize it or not. Learn how to use personal branding to move ahead in your career.

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Boomers plan for post-retirement careers

Although retirement once meant a slower lifestyle, the baby boom generation increasingly seeks involvement in the working world.

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adult career services advisor meets with student

Unhappy at work? Choose a new career path.

More workers are considering making changes, releasing years of pent-up career frustrations. Look at your career path as a staircase and trust the process, even without knowing what’s at the top.

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How Social Media May Land You a Job

Not only are employers researching candidates and prospecting for new hires through social media, they’re posting positions and promoting their companies. The trend is clear: social media are here to stay.

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