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Get a New or Better Job: Step Four: Social Media and Networking

In Blog, Career Exploration, Employment Articles, News, Series: New Job by Sarah Lyngdal

Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter are all avenues that can be either your friend or enemy when it comes to job search and networking. It can be a great friend if done correctly, but an enemy if it isn’t up to date or showcases a lack of professionalism. How can you use social media to your advantage? Why would you want …

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Get a New or Better Job: Step Two: Find Opportunities

In Blog, Career Exploration, Employment Articles, News, Series: New Job by Sarah Lyngdal

Now that you know the types of jobs you are interested in, where can you find job opportunities? To state the obvious, job openings are typically posted online. While there clearly other ways to search for jobs, I will focus exclusively on online job postings and resources. Numerous online resources can help you identify available job opportunities in your area. …

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Get a New or Better Job: Step One: Identify Interests

In Benefits and Employment Articles, Blog, Career Exploration, Employment Articles, News, Series: New Job, Ticket to Work Articles by Sarah Lyngdal

People often think the first step in a job search is writing a resume, but that isn’t true for everyone. Before diving into a job search, it’s important to consider the types of jobs that you are interested in and the skills you most enjoy using. If you haven’t been interested in or passionate about your past jobs, it probably …

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Equal Rights and Opportunities: Celebrating the ADA

In Employment Articles, Featured, News by Priscilla Matthews

If you have a disability, you have the same rights to opportunities and employment as anyone else. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a law that protects these rights. Happy Anniversary to the ADA! July 26, 2019 marked the 29th Anniversary of the ADA. The ADA and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) give civil rights protections to …

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Wisconsin Union and Porchlight: Employer Partnership Success

In Employment Articles, Featured, News by eri

“If you identify individual strengths they have and work with employees to structure positions so that it plays to those strengths, it’s a win-win for the job-seeker and employer.” Mike Edwards, Employment Specialist, ERI Bret Kuhn enjoys his job doing dishes and coordinating with other staff at University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Union South. He likes listening to music while working, his …

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Unknown Assets and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

In Benefits and Employment Articles, Benefits Articles, Blog, Featured, News, Tax Resources by eri

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries occasionally learn they own a countable asset they weren’t aware of. For example, a beneficiary may discover that a relative had purchased stock for them and it has a cash value. Determining If an Unknown Asset is a Countable Asset In this type of situation, Social Security first determines if the SSI beneficiary has: ownership …