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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.
cover letter
I just read an online article claiming cover letters are dead and that employers...
Inspired to Education Logo
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.
interviewing
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.
stand out from the crowd
Right now I am working on several very senior administrative searches. I hear hiring managers say they need to hire someone who can handle “organizational ambiguity” and/or have “emotional intelligence”.
thank you card
A recent trend I am observing is around hiring manager expectations on Thank You follow ups after an interview. Here are some general tips to start.
Phone Interview
Much as I prefer interviewing in person and encourage hiring units to do the same, often the sheer volume of applicants and compressed timeframes necessitate doing phone interviews as a first step to “weed out” those who are not as strong as their resumes
academic careers
As an academic, you’re used to the idea of international competition for students. At every university there is a growing cohort of students from around the world, and ongoing efforts to maximize the university’s international reach.

 
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