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Southern California HERC
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.
Regional and Member News
- New HERC Members
We would like to welcome the newest SoCal HERC members: A.T. Still University and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. We are excited to continue growing SoCal HERC and be the best one-stop resource for higher education careers!
Renewal Season 2015-2016 is here!The 2015-2016 renewal season is here! There is no change to the membership fees with the same great benefits of HERC membership. Renewal letters, invoices, and an ROI will be sent to member representatives in the next couple of weeks!
- Did you know?
The HERC Web Site is now mobile-friendly! We have a customized mobile version catering to the high-tech demands of today’s world where jobseekers can easily search for jobs on their devices. We’ve seen a 481.6% increase of mobile views since 2009—which is over 46,000 just last year—and continues to grow every year! Go check it out today.
- 2015 Diversity Panel and Member Meeting
Thank you to all our meeting sponsors, panelists, and attendees for making this past meeting so successful! We had a great program specifically geared towards providing resources for diveristy, outreach, and compliance and had an amazing location to boot thanks to UC San Diego! See you again next year!
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While employers appreciate workers who don't easily give up in tough situations, sometimes too much "grit" can harm a career, according to a new study. The key, psychotherapist and author Amy Morin suggests, is to find a balance "between blind persistence and a defeatist mindset." Forbes (2/6)08 Feb 2016 13:20:25 CSThttp://www.forbes.com/sites/amymorin/2016/02/06/study-having-too-much-grit-could-actually-cause-you-to-fail/#b03d0ab1d299
Academic job hunters need to prepare answers to common questions, and realize they are always "on" when they are at interviews and conferences and watch what they say, Texas Tech University professor David Perlmutter advises. "One stray remark or misspoken phrase can sink your candidacy, so speak carefully any time you face someone -- anyone -- related to the search in any way," he writes. The Chronicle of Higher Education (free content) (2/7)08 Feb 2016 13:20:25 CSThttp://chronicle.com/article/Academic-Job-Hunts-From-Hell-/235181?cid=trend_right
The Sheboygan Press (Wis.) (2/6)08 Feb 2016 13:20:25 CSThttp://www.sheboyganpress.com/story/money/2016/02/06/15-tips-help-your-job-search/79518248/
Academic job postings through the American Historical Association fell by 8% in 2014-15, marking the third straight year of declines, according to the group. Overall, job openings listed with the AHA have dropped 45% since 2011-12, and for the first time, the number of positions "fell below half the number of Ph.D.s conferred in the previous year," the report's authors noted. InsideHigherEd.com (2/5)08 Feb 2016 13:20:25 CSThttps://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/02/05/report-finds-poor-job-market-history-phds