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  1. Medicare and Medicaid Employment Supports

    Stethoscope and laptop on deskIf you or someone you know receives SSDI-related Medicare or SSI-related Medicaid, you may have questions about how working and earning income can affect healthcare benefits. Discover how benefits counseling and certain Social Security Work Incentives can help you find the answers you're looking for.

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    Categories: Government Programs
  2. Think Outside the Office: Discovering Blue-Collar Occupations

    Construction workers discuss planAre you ready to work but not sure an office job is right for you? Think outside the office and learn more about work in blue-collar industries that offer wage growth and job satisfaction. We explore what non-office work can entail and why you may want to consider it as you pursue financial independence through work.

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    Categories: Find A Job
  3. Soft Skills: Teaming Up for Success

    People working at their computerIdentifying and strengthening your soft skills can help you on the path to employment. One of these soft skills is teamwork. Find out why employers are looking for job seekers with the ability to work well with a team and discover tips on how you can talk about your teamwork skills.

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    Categories: Find A Job
  4. Attend a Career Fair in September

    Woman sitting at her computerAre you ready to look for work? Attending a career fair can help you start or advance your job search! Whether you attend online or in person, career fairs give you the chance to meet potential employers, learn about a company and discover job opportunities. Jumpstart your career and make progress toward reaching your work goals by attending a career fair this month.

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    Categories: Events, Find A Job
  5. Managing a Long Job Search

    Men and women sitting and laughingFinding a job can feel like a full-time job itself. And often it can take some time before you start hearing back from employers, land an interview or receive a job offer. Staying motivated and focused are skills that you can practice as you continue your job hunt, and you can use our tips to help you learn how.

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    Categories: Find A Job
  6. WISE Resources You Should Know About

    WISE logoAttending a WISE webinar can help you find resources, supports and services designed to help you answer the questions you have about finding and returning to work! Check out our WISE resources, including accessibility features and on-demand webinars, to get the most out of our monthly webinars!

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    Categories: Events
  7. Stumped During an Interview? Try These Tips

    Group interviewPracticing your answers for common interview questions can help you feel confident during a job interview, but what happens when you aren’t prepared for a question? When you get caught off guard during your next interview, consider these tips to help you remain calm and respond, even when you don’t know the answer.

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    Categories: Find A Job
  8. Recovering from Rejection: Staying Up When You're Feeling Down!

    Man in a suit looking at his laptopApplying for jobs can often feel like a full-time job itself, and often it doesn't feel like a rewarding one. While rejection can be a difficult part of the process, there are ways to recover and keep moving forward. In this guest blog post from Lisa Jordan, discover tips to keep your job search momentum and make progress on your path to employment.

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    Categories: Find A Job
  9. Lining Up Your References

    /Assets/cw/images/blog/2019During your job search, it's likely that a potential employer will ask you for a list of references. A good reference can make a big difference in whether you'll get a job offer because they offer an employer more insight about your technical and soft skills. Discover tips on how to choose and ask the right people to serve as your references!

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    Categories: Find A Job
  10. Attend a Career Fair in August

    Woman sitting at her computerVirtual and in-person career fairs give you the chance to meet potential employers, learn about a company and discover job opportunities. Jumpstart your career and make progress toward reaching your work goals by attending a career fair in August.

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    Categories: Events, Find A Job
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