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Making the decision to apply for a job, pandemic edition

A UW–Madison career counselor offers time-tested and new tips for applying for a job during COVID.

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Making the most of a bridge job in your professional journey

A career counselor explains the reasons to consider a bridge job and how you know when it’s time to move on.

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Responding to workplace safety issues during the pandemic

Many people around the country are nearing six months of working from home. Of course, while essential workers never left “the office,” other employees have gone back to work—finding circumstance less than ideal. A summer …

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How to talk to your boss about coping during COVID

A career counselor explains how to navigate difficult work situations during the pandemic by sharing needs and concerns with your boss.

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Use this challenging time to reflect on career goals

I recently met with a client who was considering a career change in response to some health concerns. She had already taken a few steps towards making the switch but was unsure if she was …

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How to nurture your network during a pandemic

A UW–Madison career counselor shares four strategies for connecting with your network in unprecedented times.

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Find ways to create opportunities during pandemic

Seven tips for creating career opportunities during challenging times.

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Resources for dealing with fear and isolation in a time of job uncertainty

There’s no sugarcoating it: Navigating a pandemic is hard, but when you throw a precarious economy and potential job loss into the mix, it can be downright terrifying. As a career counselor, I’ve been helping …

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Career stalled? What to do next

A career counselor explains how to find new motivation in your work and keep your career moving forward.

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Expert answers questions on workplace diversity and inclusion

Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is not only the right thing to do, it’s better for the bottom line. But many still struggle with what it means to value equity—and how to do it. …

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7 new year’s resolutions to enrich your life—and how to accomplish them

It’s that time of year when the festivities are over, and the pressure is on to make good on the goals you set for yourself in 2020. Some people are capable of keeping resolutions without …

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Is Moving Into Management Right for You?

A career counselor explores motivations for a move into management and if it’s right for you.

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