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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- Women just graduating from college can boost their job search by contacting people working in desired fields and asking for information on job openings or other referrals, workplace issues expert Holly Caplan writes. Candidates also should write thank you notes to anyone who has helped them and clean up social media accounts to appear more professional, she advises. Ladders (6/23)25 Jun 2018 13:16:29 CDThttps://www.theladders.com/career-advice/from-campus-to-career-5-tips-to-stand-out-during-the-job-search
- Your resume summary shows what you can offer a role or organization, and it should paint a picture of the type of worker you are, career coach Lynn Carroll says. Keep it brief to no more than three sentences, include relevant keywords that are applicable to the company and role, and use descriptive language. Glassdoor (6/22)25 Jun 2018 13:16:29 CDThttps://www.glassdoor.com/blog/resume-summary/
- Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model) (6/22)25 Jun 2018 13:16:29 CDThttps://blog.chron.com/careerrescue/2018/06/ace-a-30-minute-interview/
- A Society for Human Resource Management survey found 35% of employers offered paid maternity leave in 2018, an increase from 26% in 2016, while paid paternity leave increased from 21% to 29%. The survey of more than 3,500 human resources professionals showed 34% of organizations increased benefits over the past year, including telecommuting and company-organized fitness challenges. Employee Benefit News (free registration) (6/22)25 Jun 2018 13:16:29 CDThttps://www.benefitnews.com/news/employers-zero-in-on-paid-parental-leave