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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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Heather Yu
"I’m part of a dual-career couple and HERC enabled me to find the perfect part-time Neuroscience fellowship at Stonehill College."

- Heather Yu, PhD, Neuroscience Fellow, Stonehill College

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  1. What makes for a good mentor relationship?

    Good mentors will take an interest in the personal and professional lives of those they mentor and keep communication open, writes Shikha Jain Goodwin, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Minnesota and Minneapolis VA Medical Center. Those being mentored should respect their mentor's time and come up with clear common goals for the relationship, Goodwin suggests. Science (free content) (6/23)
    23 Jun 2017 12:22:13 CDThttp://science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6344/1302
  2. Think about more than just salary when reviewing offers

    It doesn't pay to focus too much on salary considerations when your benefits package often comprises about 30% of your overall compensation. Instead, take into account the medical insurance, paid time off and retirement benefits being offered, writes Susannah Snider. U.S. News & World Report (6/22)
    23 Jun 2017 12:22:13 CDThttp://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/articles/2017-06-22/how-to-evaluate-an-employee-benefits-package
  3. How to keep momentum for a summer job hunt

    San Francisco Chronicle (tiered subscription model) (6/22)
    23 Jun 2017 12:22:13 CDThttp://blog.sfgate.com/gettowork/2017/06/22/keep-your-summer-job-search-moving-forward/
  4. Survey: Postdoc moms hesitate to ask for help

    A national survey found only 40% of female postdoctoral students who were pregnant asked for pregnancy accommodations from their institutions, even though 93% were granted. Postdocs say their hesitancy stems from a lack of family-friendly policies and research pressures in their departments. Inside Higher Ed (6/22)
    23 Jun 2017 12:22:13 CDThttps://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/06/22/survey-parent-postdocs-reveals-lack-access-paid-parental-leave-pressures-return-work
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