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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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  1. How rejection can spur career advancement

    While rejection during a job search hurts, analyzing why it happened can lead to insights, Ph.D. student Andy Tay writes. In this commentary, he describes how following up on rejections and studying the possible reasons he lost out resulted in strategies to become more productive. Science magazine (free content) (3/24)
    24 Mar 2017 12:44:17 CDThttp://science.sciencemag.org/content/355/6331/1342
  2. Strategic connections can boost networking benefits online

    Maximize the benefits of your networking efforts by joining groups that are relevant to you and congratulating your connections on career milestones via LinkedIn, writes career coach Hallie Crawford. Connecting with strategic new peers outside of your company will help you build relationships that matter. U.S. News & World Report (3/21)
    24 Mar 2017 12:44:17 CDThttp://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2017-03-21/6-ways-to-make-the-most-out-of-your-online-network
  3. Check these things before sending a resume

    Next Avenue (3/23)
    24 Mar 2017 12:44:17 CDThttp://www.nextavenue.org/resume-tips-catch-mistake/
  4. Female faculty earn raises, but gender gap remains

    Female faculty pay grew by 3% in 2015 over the previous year, but the jump was not enough to close the pay gap with male peers, US Education Department data show. The gender pay gap was largest at four-year nonprofit colleges, the data reveal. The Chronicle of Higher Education (free content) (3/22)
    24 Mar 2017 12:44:17 CDThttp://www.chronicle.com/article/Gender-Pay-Gap-Persists-Across/239553
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