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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. Thank-you notes are not outdated

    Thank-you messages are still a relevant way to reach out to hiring managers and networking partners after interviews and meetings, writes Karla Miller. However, it's best to email the notes. The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (11/16)
    17 Nov 2017 12:00:17 CSThttps://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/are-thank-you-notes-outdated-in-the-digital-job-market/2017/11/14/0d18e7cc-b43d-11e7-a908-a3470754bbb9_story.html
  2. How to craft the perfect cover letter and CV

    Academic job candidates should create a cover letter and curriculum vitae with their specific skills that match each job clearly highlighted, writes Judith White, president and executive director of HERS. In this commentary, she gives step-by-step instructions for developing and revising job application materials. Inside Higher Ed (11/16)
    17 Nov 2017 12:00:17 CSThttps://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2017/11/16/how-write-most-effective-cover-letter-essay
  3. How to effectively follow up after a job interview

    U.S. News & World Report (11/16)
    17 Nov 2017 12:00:17 CSThttps://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2017-11-16/when-and-how-to-follow-up-during-a-job-search
  4. Jobs everywhere are becoming more digital

    Robots and artificial intelligence will advance quickly, so society needs to look at business models, policies and community structures if we want to reduce job losses and upheaval, writes Calestous Juma of Harvard Kennedy School. Meanwhile, a Brookings Institution report suggests the need for digital skills across fields has risen sharply since 2002, though the effects have been unevenly spread across industries, gender and race. The Conversation (US) (11/12)
    17 Nov 2017 12:00:17 CSThttps://theconversation.com/jobs-and-robots-bracing-for-technological-disruptions-to-come-87118
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