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Dual-Career Resources

Helping dual-career couples is a central part of HERC’s mission. HERC's member institutions know that dual-career concerns influence candidates' decisions when searching for and considering a job. The decision to accept a job frequently becomes contingent upon an offer of job search assistance and opportunities for your accompanying partner.

Recent research has shown that 72% of faculty members have employed partners. (Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research, L. Schiebinger, A. Henderson, S. Gilmartin, "Dual-career Academic Couples: What Universities Need to Know", (download PDF here) Stanford: 2008).

 
What HERC Offers Dual-Career Jobseekers
  • Access to the most comprehensive list jobs at institutions within a commutable distance.
  • State-of-the-art dual-career search technology.
  • A comprehensive list of articles, research, and links to campuses that have dual-career programs and policies.
  • Dual-career search technology that enables you to search for jobs that meet both you and your partner's job search criteria.
  • A library of articles, research, and studies on the dual-career topic.
  • Links to institutions that have dual-career programs and policies.
  • Jobseeker webinars on dual-career subjects

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Diversity Resources

Diversity is integral to institutional excellence. HERC understands the need to remove barriers to the recruitment, retention, and advancement of talented faculty and staff from historically excluded and underrepresented populations. HERC maintains a list of higher education and related publications, web sites, associations, organizations, and professional societies that serve diverse constituents and publish diverse content. We hope this list is helpful for career development and networking resources. View HERC Diversity Resources here

Jobseeker Blog

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 to promote yourself to prospective employers. View the blog (and subscribe to the RSS feed) here.

Webinars

HERC’s free jobseeker webinars give you access to leading career development experts. HERC webinars are recorded and made available online for jobseekers to view on demand. Visit the HERC Jobseeker Webinar Page to browse through the various offerings or click on the titles below to directly access the webinar of your choice.

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    Unlike house parties, it's best to arrive at networking events early so you can start meeting new people, Andrew Medal writes. Use positive self-talk to keep your confidence high, and only give out your business card when you're satisfied you've made a quality connection. Entrepreneur online (1/17)
    20 Jan 2017 12:15:21 CSThttps://www.entrepreneur.com/article/287791
  2. Following your heart can lead to a better career

    Doing what you feel like you "should" do will often lead to a less fulfilling and even less successful career than if you follow your heart instead, writes Andy Molinsky. Even if you have to do certain tasks you don't enjoy, they can be valuable as long as they support your overall goals, Molinsky writes. Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model) (1/18)
    20 Jan 2017 12:15:21 CSThttps://hbr.org/2017/01/free-yourself-from-what-you-should-be-doing
  3. How to survive a sudden career change

    San Francisco Chronicle (tiered subscription model) (1/19)
    20 Jan 2017 12:15:21 CSThttp://blog.sfgate.com/gettowork/2017/01/19/5-ways-to-handle-an-unexpected-career-change/
  4. Why college faculty tenure remains important

    Faculty tenure plays "a special role" at colleges and universities, but it would face less opposition if it truly weeded out low-performing professors, University of Chicago professor Brian Leiter argues in this commentary. The job security and academic freedom provided by tenure are needed, but reform also is necessary, he writes. The Chronicle of Higher Education (free content) (1/17)
    20 Jan 2017 12:15:21 CSThttp://www.chronicle.com/article/Academic-Ethics-Rethinking/238888
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