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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. Resume strategies for college graduates

    New college graduates need to emphasize how their education translates into marketable skills when they write their first resume, professional resume writer Marcia Hancock advises. Graduates should highlight academic awards, projects and technical know-how to capture an employer's attention, she suggests. USA Today (3/21)
    22 Mar 2017 13:34:50 CDThttp://college.usatoday.com/2017/03/21/10-tips-for-writing-the-best-resume-for-your-post-graduation-job-search/
  2. Why academics need a way to say no

    Academics can effectively say no to requests for their time and commitment by suggesting someone else who may be able to help and creating their own guidelines for when to say no, writes Harvard University professor Robin Bernstein in this commentary. Saying no can create space to say yes to projects and commitments that enhance a career, she notes. The Chronicle of Higher Education (free content) (3/19)
    22 Mar 2017 13:34:50 CDThttp://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Art-of-No-/239508
  3. Don't do these things in a job interview

    City A.M. (London) (3/22)
    22 Mar 2017 13:34:50 CDThttp://www.cityam.com/261446/seven-things-you-should-never-ever-do-interview-ever
  4. Expedited election rules benefit unions

    Labor unions won 72% of workplace elections in 2016, an increase of 13 percentage points since 2007, according to the National Labor Relations Board. Obama administration regulations that shortened the times between petitions and elections resulted in a drop in these periods as well, from 38 days in 2014 to 23 days in 2016. Washington Free Beacon (Washington, D.C.) (3/18)
    22 Mar 2017 13:34:50 CDThttp://freebeacon.com/issues/unions-boosted-win-rate-controversial-obama-regs/
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