Helpful hings for job seekers and unemployed or underemployed people. Tips on resumes, interviews and more.

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Applying for a Job When You’re Over 50: Tips to Challenge the Myths About Older Workers

Whether you’re out of a job, entering the job market or just looking to change careers, common sense suggests that job seekers in their 50s and older may have a harder time getting hired. First, employers may assume that younger applicants with fewer financial obligations may be more likely to accept lesser salaries. Second, the […]

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Top 10 Highest Paying Occupations

Looking for a lucrative career? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these are the top 10 highest paying occupations. The numbers below reflect the median annual pay: Orthodontists | $208,000 Anesthesiologists | $208,000 Obstetricians and gynecologists | $208,000 Maxillofacial and oral surgeons | $208,000 Surgeons | $208,000 Physicians | $206,920 General Internists | $196,380 Psychiatrists | $194,740 Family and general practitioners | $190,490 Chief executives | $181,210

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Networking After a Layoff: How to Avoid the Schmooze Blues

If you’ve recently been laid off, perhaps the last thing you want to do is get up at dawn, put on your suit and commute across town to “speed network” with a bunch of strangers to talk about the fact that you are currently unemployed. Depending on your personality, you may love or hate networking. […]

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Tips for Unemployed Dads: How to Lessen the Impact on Your Children

Research reveals some interesting facts about how the children of involuntarily unemployed fathers fare differently than those of involuntarily unemployed mothers. Using data from the 1996 Survey of Income and Program Participation, researchers at the University of Chicago’s Center for Human Potential and Public Policy, found that the children of unemployed fathers faced a higher […]

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Top 10 Fastest Growing Careers Infographic

Looking for a new career? Jobs in these occupations are growing quickly, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wind turbine service technicians Occupational therapy assistants Physical therapist assistants Physical therapist aides Home health aides Commercial divers Nurse practitioners Physical therapists Statisticians Ambulance drivers and attendants Check out the fastest growing careers data on the […]

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Help, I’ve Been Laid Off! What to Do Right Now if You’ve Just Lost Your Job

Cool it. Take a breath. Count to 10. Don’t storm out. You’re going to need to think and act—fast—about some important things including health insurance, unemployment benefits, severance pay and references. If you can, take a brisk walk or do jumping jacks in the bathroom. Call a friend. Sit at your desk and massage these […]

WISCONSIN RESOURCES FOR DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT HELP
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Wisconsin Resources for Disability Employment Help

If you’ve lost your job due to a new disability, you may feel isolated and on your own. The fact is, however, 26% of respondents to a recent SafetyNet™ survey have been unable to bring in an income due to job loss, illness or disability over the last 5 years. It may seem surprising, but […]

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Make Money Between Jobs: The Gig Economy Could Save Your Bacon

According to a survey by the Pew Research Center, nearly 25% of Americans now earn at least some money through the “gig economy”—also known as freelance, contract or on-demand work. Others put that number even higher. Made up of independent contractors, online sellers, freelancers, artists and more, one thing is for sure: the number of […]

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How to Nail that Job Interview! Manage Your Apprehension with Preparation

So you’ve landed a job interview! And maybe one you really, really wanted. Well, first up: Congratulations. It’s a long slog to get from searching job sites, preparing your resume, writing knock-’em-dead cover letters to receiving that “Good news!” subject line. Assure yourself you’ve done something right. Then prepare to do more. An interview can […]

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Applying for Unemployment Insurance in Wisconsin? 6 Tips to Get You Started

Well, no one said it would be easy. Losing your job, that is. Turns out applying for Unemployment Insurance (UI) is no walk in the park either. In order to ensure that the right people receive the right support, the U.S. Federal-State Unemployment Insurance Program, financed through federal and state payroll taxes, is less like […]