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Achieving work-life balance is challenging in higher education. In the absence of organizational cues, make use of strategies like setting boundaries, priorities, finding mentors, and more.
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Faculty recruits are often tasked with making presentations on their specialized fields when coming before search committees.
It is highly likely that the lead-in question from an interviewer in higher education could be “why are you interested in this position?”
Despite my ongoing emphasis on extensive preparation for an interview, there could be an instance where a prospective employer might call you on very short notice.
The annual performance review provides your employer a framework to recognize achievements of individual staff members over the past year and begin the conversation about new and ongoing performance goals for the upcoming year.
As I have mentioned in the past, employers are increasingly holding off on in-person interviews until a final stage, opting for phone screens and often skype. Especially if you are an out of town candidate skype is a good choice for the employer...
Personal Branding
Ever increasingly, employers are pre-investigating potential candidates online. This “sleuthing” could feasibly occur even before someone is called in for an interview if the position is senior enough.
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I just read an online article claiming cover letters are dead and that employers...
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To honor and celebrate our nations’ educators, HERC Trustee Partner, PeopleAdmin, a leader in talent management software for K-12 and higher education, recently launched the Inspired2Educate recognition program.
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Very recently we did hire someone into an administrative role who was open about having left her most recent job to focus all of her energy on a job hunt.

 
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