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.
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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- Dedicating time to networking is a key step to ease the feeling of being overwhelmed when starting the job search, Hallie Crawford writes. "Networking is a critical element to your search, since 60 to 70 percent of jobs are found through the hidden job market," she advises. U.S. News & World Report (7/10)13 Jul 2018 12:52:24 CDThttps://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2018-07-10/4-ways-to-jump-start-your-job-search
- Academics need to put just as much effort into creating a good cover letter as they do creating an effective curriculum vitae, writes Karen Kelsky, founder and president of The Professor Is In. In this blog post, she outlines why the cover letter can be used to persuade a potential employer, while the CV outlines professional accomplishments. The Chronicle of Higher Education (free content) (7/12)13 Jul 2018 12:52:24 CDThttps://www.chronicle.com/article/Your-CV-Should-Inform-Your/243881
- Fast Company online (7/10)13 Jul 2018 12:52:24 CDThttps://www.fastcompany.com/40589247/how-to-make-a-decision-when-you-get-multiple-job-offers
- Nearly one-third of millennials said they are not saving for retirement because they don't see the point when "anything can happen between now and then," according to PGIM Investment's 2018 Retirement Preparedness Survey. More than half of millennials surveyed said they plan on retiring whenever they have enough saved. ThinkAdvisor (free registration) (7/10)13 Jul 2018 12:52:24 CDThttps://www.thinkadvisor.com/2018/07/10/retirement-saving-remains-elusive-for-millennials/