ACSSS is no longer offering a job search support group. We hope you find the resources on this page useful in your job search.
Tips for managing your job search
No matter what the circumstances, looking for a job is a challenge. These strategies can help you survive the search.
- Make a plan—Develop a plan that addresses your financial concerns. Learn which, if any, unemployment benefits you may qualify for. By getting your finances in order, you can then focus on potential employers and create a strategy for networking.
- Network—Studies show that networking is the most fruitful job search tactic. Talk to friends, family, and former business contacts and let them know you’re looking. Ask for ideas and new contacts at the companies you’ve targeted.
- Take care of yourself—Unemployment is stressful. Avoid isolating yourself by scheduling time out of the house daily. Surround yourself with supportive people and engage in positive activities including exercise and healthy eating. Strive to maintain an upbeat attitude and seek resources to help you manage your stress and your job search.
Community-based group – NEW
While not associated with our office, a couple of former group members have coordinated a community-based group.
The Madison Job Search Support Group (MadJSSG) is a community-based group that meets regularly to offer assistance, encouragement, ideas, information and education to those engaged in a job search. Gatherings currently happen virtually and meeting topics are based on group input. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
MadJSSG has a great line up of presenters starting the week of July 5. Meetings are Wednesdays from 1-3pm via Zoom. Contact email@example.com for the Zoom link.
This group is member facilitated.