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HERC Higher Ed Career Advice

Welcome - Our job is to help find your job

 
HERC is a non-profit organization working to empower higher education professionals like you to find the right job or advancement opportunity, culture, and community for your career success.
 
We collaborate with institutions, non-profit partners, and thought-leaders to connect jobseekers with the best jobs, expert career advice, and tools to navigate the hiring process and career advancement.

 

5 Steps for Getting Started with Your Job Search:

1. Connect with Leading Higher Education Institutions, Labs, and Hospitals

Create your free account today to save your job searches and set up customized job alerts to know when new jobs that meet your criteria are posted. Once you sign-up you will also receive invitations to HERC's career webinars. See our archived career webinars.

 

2. Update and Upload Your Resume

Once you have created your account, you need to update and polish your resume. Before you get started, watch our webinars for expert advice on tailoring your resume for academic or non-academic positions. Then upload your resume to HERC’s resume database so recruiters can find you.

 

The Academic Job Search_ Presenting Yourself on Paper from HERC on Vimeo.

 

 

Targeting Your CV/Resume for Faculty/Non-faculty Positions from Regional HERC on Vimeo.

 

3. Research Institutions

Explore institutional profiles to learn more about that employer’s culture, commitment to diversity, and view all the jobs available at that institution. Click on the logo to dive deeper into their profile.
 
If you are part of a dual-career couple, see which campuses have dual-career programs and policies and use HERC’s dual-career job search function.

 

4. Prepare for the Next Steps with Expert Advice

Browse HERC’s career blog and archived webinars for tips from experts in the field that will help you with your search and provide the best ways promote yourself to prospective employers.

 

5. Stay Informed About Higher Ed News

Stay on top of career news and trends in higher education by subscribing to the free HERC Higher Ed Career SmartBrief newsletter. HERC has partnered with SmartBrief, a news publisher, to provide a 3x/week snapshot of higher education news from leading sources.

 

Check out these additional career resources:​

  • Explore more dual-career resources including research studies, online articles, reports, organizations and dual-career conferences.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
  • HERC partners with other organizations that share a commitment to diversity and also maintains diversity resources list for jobseekers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
  • Could your job search involve relocating to a new region? The regional HERC offices provide relocation resources to help make your transition a little easier.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
  • HERC has partnered with LifeMart to provide offers and discounts on everything you need during the job search, from apparel and office supplies to computers and travel.                                                                                                                                                                                    
  • If you have ever thought about a faculty job abroad, please visit our HERC Trustee partner jobs.ac.uk to search for jobs from over 1,000 Higher Education organizations worldwide.

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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. Tips for seeking a job outside of academia

    Professionals seeking industry jobs outside of academia need to learn the rules about communication, interviewing and working expectations, writes David Jensen, CareerTrax founder. In this commentary, he outlines industry rules in three categories, including "rules that are true even though they should not be." Science (free content) (1/17)
    19 Jan 2018 13:11:03 CSThttp://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2018/01/learn-rules-road-land-industry-job
  2. How tenured faculty can keep their careers fresh

    Newly tenured faculty members can keep their careers engaging by finding ways to bring life to their teaching by traveling or taking a sabbatical to gain new perspective, Moravian College professor Dana Dunn and University of West Florida professor Jane Halonen write in this commentary. They also suggest reaching out to colleagues for research and maintaining relationships with mentors. The Chronicle of Higher Education (free content) (1/18)
    19 Jan 2018 13:11:03 CSThttps://www.chronicle.com/article/Preventing-Post-Tenure-Malaise/242260
  3. Let go of these ideas to find career happiness

    The Muse (1/15)
    19 Jan 2018 13:11:03 CSThttps://www.themuse.com/advice/what-will-make-you-happy-in-your-career?ref=recently-published-1
  4. Workers with college degrees claim most jobs

    Nearly 7.7 million of the 10.7 million jobs created from January 2013 to December 2017 went to candidates with a bachelor's degree or higher, according to a new analysis by the Brookings Institution. The authors of the report noted that even though workers without a college degree make up 60% of the workforce, they are now "effectively penalized in every phase of the business cycle." The Seattle Times (tiered subscription model) (1/17)
    19 Jan 2018 13:11:03 CSThttps://www.seattletimes.com/business/economy/no-jobs-recovery-for-many-americans-without-a-college-degree/
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