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  • HERC’s blog for jobseekers, Job Talk, offers tips from experts in the field that will help you with your search and provide the best ways promote yourself to prospective employers.
  • If you’re part of a dual-career couple, read up on the topic and see which campuses have dual-career programs and policies and use HERC’s dual-career job search function.
  • Learn more about working for one of our member employers under the Featured Institutional Profile page, click on the logo to dive deeper into their profile.
  • HERC partners with other organizations that share a commitment to diversity and also maintains diversity resources list for jobseekers.
  • Could your job search involve relocating to a new region? The regional HERC offices provide relocation resources to help make your transition a little easier.
  • HERC has partnered with LifeMart to provide offers and discounts on everything you need during the job search, from apparel and office supplies to computers and travel.

  • If you have ever thought about a faculty job abroad, please visit our HERC Trustee partner jobs.ac.uk to search for jobs from over 1,000 Higher Education organizations worldwide.

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  1. How undergraduates can get a good recommendation letter

    When asking for a letter of recommendation from a faculty member, undergraduates should provide an overview of their research, a curriculum vitae and information on where to submit the letter, University of Florida professor David Oppenheimer advises. Students also should follow up with the professor and write a personal thank-you note, he suggests. Science magazine (free content) (6/27)
    29 Jun 2016 12:58:26 CDThttp://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2016/06/getting-great-recommendation-letter
  2. Volunteer experience can put your resume over the top

    Volunteer experience could be the key to making your resume stand out. According to a recent Deloitte study, 82% of US hiring managers prefer candidates with volunteer experience, and 92% say they believe such experience helps build leadership skills. Fortune (6/28)
    29 Jun 2016 12:58:26 CDThttp://fortune.com/2016/06/28/volunteer-work-resume/
  3. What characteristics do employers want in a college graduate?

    The Huffington Post (6/25)
    29 Jun 2016 12:58:26 CDThttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/anne-deeter-gallaher/7-characteristics-of-an-e_b_10665804.html
  4. For many, retirement not the end of work

    More than 7 in 10 retirees report a desire to keep working after retirement, according to a Merrill Lynch study, often to keep themselves engaged or shore up finances. Those returning to work may not follow the demanding, full-time schedules they once did, instead opting for part-time jobs or consulting work, experts say. TheStreet.com (6/28)
    29 Jun 2016 12:58:26 CDThttps://www.thestreet.com/story/13621620/1/working-after-retirement-is-the-newest-trend.html
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