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Wisconsin Resources for Disability Employment Help

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

gig economy making money between jobs

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

how to nail that interview: businessman being interviewed

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

Apply for unemployment in Wisconsin tips: Job search

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 […]

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Adjusting to a New Boss: Tips from a Pro on Weathering Leadership Transitions

Adjusting to a new boss or manager

“There is always some disruption to the flow of things when a new leader takes over,” says Karen Konrath, executive coach and owner of Transitions Coaching, who spent more than 20 years leading human resource teams in a range of industries. And why wouldn’t there be? “It’s natural that team members view the arrival of […]

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Look Good on Paper: Resume Trends for the Modern Job Market

Resume Trends for 2017

Whether you’re updating your resume as part of an inspired New Year’s resolution or because you’re begrudgingly back on the market, knowing what says “modern” (and what looks old-school) is essential to opening doors with potential employers. Especially if it’s been a while (say, from the pre-LinkedIn era), a lot has changed since you last […]

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9 Ways to Make Ends Meet When You’re Between Jobs

Stressed Woman: 9 Ways to Make Ends Meet Between Jobs

So you’re between jobs. Limbo, crisis, transition. No matter what you call it, it’s an unsettling time—and for good reason. When you don’t know when you’ll have a regular income again, expenses that once seemed unremarkable—say, those monthly school loan payments or even coffee with a friend—can suddenly feel daunting. The good news is that […]