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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. Keep looking for new jobs even if you're happy

    Instead of scrambling to find a new job only when you've become miserable at work, keep an eye out for new opportunities even when you're happy with your employer, advises Vicki Salemi. You're in a position of power when you're happy in your current role, and you can see what other opportunities are available without the pressure of needing to find a job quickly, she writes. U.S. News & World Report (9/19)
    22 Sep 2017 13:34:11 CDThttps://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2017-09-19/why-you-should-look-for-a-new-job-while-youre-happy-in-your-current-one
  2. Be picky about the skills you list on your resume

    While it's important to emphasize relevant skills on your resume, it's better to leave basic computer skills and languages that you haven't studied in years off, writes Emily Moore. Be careful about listing soft skills, too, as it's best to cite specific accomplishments instead of being vague about skills such as "leadership" or "multitasking." Glassdoor (9/21)
    22 Sep 2017 13:34:11 CDThttps://www.glassdoor.com/blog/skills-to-leave-off-resume/
  3. Avoid doing this in job interviews

    MarketWatch (9/21)
    22 Sep 2017 13:34:11 CDThttp://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-one-thing-never-to-do-during-a-job-interview-2017-09-21
  4. Soaring health care costs impinge on retirement savings

    A full 79% of employees report their health care costs have climbed this year, and 56% say they've had to cut back on retirement savings as a result, according to a Merrill Lynch survey. Half of those surveyed said they did not know how to calculate future out-of-pocket health care. Financial Advisor IQ (9/21)
    22 Sep 2017 13:34:11 CDThttps://financialadvisoriq.com/c/1744373/202813/merrill_shows_healthcare_costs_hurting_clients
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