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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.
  • 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.

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  1. How to limit e-mails and be more productive

    Many professionals spend more than a quarter of their time answering e-mails, but it doesn't have to be this way, writes Phil Simon. Rather than engaging in e-mail conversations, try implementing a practice in which any issue that can't be handled in three e-mails moves to a phone call or in-person meeting. Business Insider (5/21)
    27 May 2015 13:20:14 CDThttp://www.businessinsider.com/the-3-email-rule-2015-5
  2. How questions can help turn an internship into a full-time gig

    To turn an internship into a full-time job, college students should take advantage of every opportunity, work to earn a boss' trust and be innovative, Chegg CEO Dan Rosensweig suggests. "The best interns tend to ask a lot of questions. Whether it be about the company, industry or specific skills -- they're all necessary questions to better help them pursue the right career path," he writes. Fortune (5/26)
    27 May 2015 13:20:14 CDThttp://fortune.com/2015/05/26/dan-rosensweig-internship-advice/
  3. Strategies for college grads on landing their first job

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch (5/23)
    27 May 2015 13:20:14 CDThttp://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/relationships-and-special-occasions/parenting/aisha-sultan/job-search-tips-for-college-graduates-to-beat-a-tough/article_df17f3f6-3126-58ab-9eb8-0171fc89ff47.html
  4. Ill. lawmakers consider ways to rein in state college president salaries

    Illinois state lawmakers will consider several reforms to rein in some of the perks given to state university and community college presidents, according to a legislative report. The report detailed some benefits received by presidents, including car and housing allowances as well as retention bonuses. Reforms under consideration include state audits and requiring schools to make contracts public for 30 days before approval. Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model) (5/22)
    27 May 2015 13:20:14 CDThttp://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/cod/ct-college-of-dupage-legislative-report-20150521-story.html#page=1
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