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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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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

Hold the date for HERC's Fall 2016 Membership Meeting:  Friday, November 18th.  Dr. Katrina Wade-Golden, Senior Research Scientist, Office of Multicultural Initiatives, University of Michigan, and co-author, The Chief Diversity Officer:  Strategy, Structure, and Change Management, will be the keynote speaker.  In the afternoon, Dr. Wade-Golden will hold a workshop for chief diversity officers on developing institutional and departmental diversity plans.





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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 to deal with a difficult co-worker

    Professionals should be compassionate with a difficult colleague but also should set up a meeting with that colleague to address problems before they get out of hand, career coach Lisa Quast advises. Professionals should make the meeting private and work to understand their points of view and find solutions, she suggests. Forbes (8/29)
    29 Aug 2016 12:25:17 CDT
  2. Use others' doubts to your advantage

    Others might not be supportive of your career moves, in which case you should consider whether they have your best interests at heart and try to understand their points of view, writes Dorie Clark. Afterward, you can do a better job of hedging against the potential risks of your decisions. Harvard Business Review (tiered subscription model) (8/2016)
    29 Aug 2016 12:25:17 CDT
  3. What behaviors can doom a job interview?

    Cheat Sheet (8/26)
    29 Aug 2016 12:25:17 CDT
  4. US initial unemployment claims in US fall to 5-week low

    First-time jobless benefit claims in the US declined by 1,000, to 261,000, during the week that ended Aug. 20, the smallest number in five weeks, the Labor Department said. The median projection of economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for 265,000 claims. Bloomberg (8/25)
    29 Aug 2016 12:25:17 CDT
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