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Welcome to the Upper Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (UMW HERC). Our institutions are committed to helping job seekers identify employment opportunities and cultural resources within the geographic region.  The Upper Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium provides the largest higher education job board in Minnesota, eastern North Dakota, eastern South Dakota, and western Wisconsin, listing all open faculty, staff, and executive positions at over 50 colleges and universities.

As a non-profit consortium of higher education employers, our sole aim is to help the most diverse and qualified candidates find the right jobs at our institutions.

To learn more about living in the Upper Midwest, vist our regional information page.

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UMW HERC covers Minnesota, eastern North Dakota, eastern South Dakota and western Wisconsin.

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Designed specifically for the jobseeker, the HERC Jobseeker SmartBrief is a FREE, daily e-mail newsletter. By providing the latest need-to-know industry news and information, HERC Jobseeker SmartBrief saves you time and keeps you smart.&nbsp;Click&nbsp; <a href='http://www.smartbrief.com/herc/index.jsp?sb_code=rss'>here</a> to subscribe.
  1. Smart job seekers ramp up their year-end efforts

    Savvy job seekers know December is a great time to look for employment, since most of the competition is slowing down their efforts. Furthermore, many companies use the end of their year to approve hiring decisions for positions that could be cut if not filled by January. U.S. News & World Report (12/6)
    09 Dec 2016 12:03:41 CSThttp://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2016-12-06/how-to-make-the-most-out-of-december-downtime-to-ramp-up-your-job-search
  2. Craft an academic cover letter that stands out

    Academic job seekers should use their cover letter to go into depth about their research and teaching experience instead of simply restating material from their curriculum vitae, writes Melissa Dennihy, a Queensborough Community College assistant professor. Also, candidates should carefully proofread all their material and only submit what the job ad requires, she notes in this commentary. InsideHigherEd.com (12/8)
    09 Dec 2016 12:03:41 CSThttps://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2016/12/08/how-write-successful-cover-letter-essay
  3. Avoid these mistakes during a job interview

    Fortune (12/8)
    09 Dec 2016 12:03:41 CSThttp://fortune.com/2016/12/08/job-interview-mistakes-tips/
  4. Survey: Freelancers less likely to save for retirement

    Among people who primarily freelance or work for hire, 70% are not saving for retirement, compared with 46% of workers overall, according to a survey from Hyperwallet Systems. Freelancers should start solo 401(k)s and utilize health savings accounts to save for retirement, experts say. TheStreet.com (12/7)
    09 Dec 2016 12:03:41 CSThttps://www.thestreet.com/story/13916910/1/will-the-gig-economy-kill-retirement-savings.html
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