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Upper Midwest HERC

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 Updates

Job Seeker Webinar. "THRIVE Matrix: The Six Strategic Influences Every Academic Should Cultivate for Career Growth and Success." Thursday, February 11th, 12:00 CST.  Register

Member Training.  Join us for HERC's Fall 2015 Membership Meeting, "Innovative Approaches to Developing, Recruiting, and Retaining Faculty and Staff of Color,” on Friday, November 20th, from 8:30-12:00, at the Eden Prairie campus of Hennepin Technical College.  Details and registration.




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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=''>here</a> to subscribe.
  1. How focusing on skills can increase career success

    Professionals who can identify their strongest skills increase their opportunity to hold various careers over their lifetime, career consultant Amy Lindgren suggests. She advises job seekers to make a list of their strengths, including leadership and communication skills, "then identify other arenas where the same tasks are conducted." Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minn.) (11/15)
    23 Nov 2015 12:49:58 CST
  2. Using a CV to paint a clear picture of tangible skills

    A curriculum vitae allows a job seeker to describe their skills and how they can benefit a potential employer, Joseph Barber, associate director of career services at the University of Pennsylvania, notes in this commentary. They should avoid vague words such as "taught" or "assisted" and instead spell out tangible achievements, he advises. (11/23)
    23 Nov 2015 12:49:58 CST
  3. Women are decades away from pay equity, report says

    Women are on pace to achieve pay equality with men in 118 years, the World Economic Forum says. The global average full-time salary for women is about half the global average for men, the report says. NBC News (11/19)
    23 Nov 2015 12:49:58 CST
  4. Charge of unfair labor practices lodged by Calif. State U. faculty

    Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (11/20)
    23 Nov 2015 12:49:58 CST
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