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A new career often involves decisions that affect the lives of individuals and families. The Metro New York & Southern Connecticut HERC aims to support member institutions and job seekers in identifying the regional and lifestyle resources needed to ease the transition to a new job as well as to provide additional information for and about dual-career couples.

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  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 Thank-you notes are not outdated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    17 Nov 2017 12:00:17 CSThttps://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/are-thank-you-notes-outdated-in-the-digital-job-market/2017/11/14/0d18e7cc-b43d-11e7-a908-a3470754bbb9_story.html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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