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Southern California HERC supports the efforts of each of its member institutions to recruit and retain outstanding faculty, administrators, and staff through the sharing of information and resources.

Our institutions are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the recruitment process and providing a work environment sensitive to work/life balance.   We also understand that employment decisions often involve two careers and offer state of the art dual career search technology. 

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  • New HERC Member
    We would like to welcome the newest SoCal HERC member: Whittier College. We are so excited to collaborate with this great institution and continue growing SoCal HERC to be the best one-stop resource for higher education careers!

  • Did you know?

    In September, 2015 HERC conducted its first jobseeker survey to learn more about our registered jobseekers, how to improve their website experience, and their most requested tools and resources for career success. Data collected showed that HERC is well-regarded among its registered jobseekers with 87% of the survey respondents answering that they would recommend HERC to colleagues and friends. Furthermore, 80% of the surveyed jobseekers think HERC is as good or better than other higher education job boards (45% think HERC is better). Overall, the data was overwhelmingly positive and we hope to continue being a great resource for both jobseekers and employers alike!  


  • SoCal HERC/CUPA-HR joint meeting overview
    Thank you to all our sponsors, panelists, and attendees for making this past meeting so successful! We had a total of 80 plus attendees who had the opportunity to engage in a great program specifically geared towards providing resources for recruitment, outreach, and compliance. We also want to thank the University of Redlands for hosting us! Hope you all had a great time! 


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  1. How to make the most of an interim role

    Many interim positions can turn into permanent roles if you prove yourself on the job. Ask yourself what qualities you exhibit that led to your appointment, try to learn as much as you can about your new role and show patience as you work toward proving yourself, writes Ben Dattner. Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model) (1/16)
    18 Jan 2017 13:23:57 CST
  2. Strategies for a first-time academic job search

    Candidates searching for their first academic job should focus on five strategies, including honing their cover letter and setting up mock interviews, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire assistant professor Christina Berchini recommends in this commentary. She also suggests researching potential institutions and carefully selecting who will write recommendation letters. (1/18)
    18 Jan 2017 13:23:57 CST
  3. How to search for a job under the radar

    SHRM Online (1/17)
    18 Jan 2017 13:23:57 CST
  4. Workplace-related executive orders at risk under Trump

    President-elect Donald Trump's vow to reverse some of President Barack Obama's executive orders could affect diversity programs and employee protections for federal contractors and employees. About 24,000 companies have contracts with the government, though not all employees work on projects, according to the Labor Department. Bloomberg (1/16)
    18 Jan 2017 13:23:57 CST
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