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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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Jobseeker Webinars

Get ready for the recruiting season by participating in two webinars, "The Academic Job Search:  Presenting Yourself on Paper,"  (August 25th, 12:00 CDT) and "The Academic Job Search:  Presenting Yourself in Person," (October 27th, 12:00 CDT).  Details and registration.

Member Training

“Assessing and Advancing Campus Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,” Friday, November 18th, 8:30-3:00, Minneapolis Community and Technical College.  ­­­­UMW HERC and the NADOHE Upper Midwest Chapter are cooperating to provide diversity training for administrators, faculty, and staff from HERC and NADOHE institutions.  In the morning, Dr. Katrina Wade-Golden, Director of Evaluation and Assessment, Office of the Vice Provost for Equity, Inclusion, and Academic Affairs, University of Michigan, and co-author, The Chief Diversity Officer:  Strategy, Structure, and Change Management, and a panel of UMW diversity officers will address methods for assessing and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.  In the afternoon, Dr. Wade-Golden will lead a workshop on developing effective institutional diversity plans.   Additional information

Register:  https://goo.gl/forms/HzvMIV1zzgO1MWN23

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

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  1. Top blunders to avoid on a resume

    Quoting "Star Wars," using cat templates and listing smoking as a hobby are among the worst mistakes applicants have made on resumes during the past year, according to a CareerBuilder survey of HR managers. CareerBuilder says that 43% of hiring managers spend less than a minute viewing a resume, so applicants need to stand out by customizing resumes to fit specific positions and by listing skills -- without misspellings. WTOP-FM (Washington, D.C.) (9/22)
    23 Sep 2016 13:11:19 CDThttp://wtop.com/money/2016/09/smoking-as-a-hobby-careerbuilder-releases-list-of-worst-resume-mistakes/
  2. Are you open to constructive criticism?

    You won't receive constructive criticism if you don't demonstrate that you're coachable, writes Jean-Francois Manzoni. Express gratitude toward people who take the time to give you feedback and take in their advice with an objective point of view, Manzoni suggests. Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model) (9/22)
    23 Sep 2016 13:11:19 CDThttps://hbr.org/2016/09/to-get-more-feedback-act-more-coachable
  3. Tips for properly formatting a resume

    U.S. News & World Report (9/22)
    23 Sep 2016 13:11:19 CDThttp://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2016-09-22/is-your-resume-formatted-correctly
  4. US initial unemployment claims drop

    Initial claims for unemployment benefits in the US fell by 8,000, to 252,000, last week, the Labor Department said. They have been below 300,000 for 81 weeks, the longest stretch since 1970. MarketWatch (9/22)
    23 Sep 2016 13:11:19 CDThttp://www.marketwatch.com/story/jobless-claims-fall-to-lowest-level-since-july-2016-09-22
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