Helping dual-career couples is a central part of HERC’s mission. HERC's member institutions know that dual-career concerns influence candidates' decisions when searching for and considering a job. The decision to accept a job frequently becomes contingent upon an offer of job search assistance and opportunities for your accompanying partner.
Recent research has shown that 72% of faculty members have employed partners. (Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research, L. Schiebinger, A. Henderson, S. Gilmartin, "Dual-career Academic Couples: What Universities Need to Know", (download PDF here) Stanford: 2008).
What HERC Offers Dual-Career Jobseekers
- Access to the most comprehensive list jobs at institutions within a commutable distance.
- State-of-the-art dual-career search technology.
- A comprehensive list of articles, research, and links to campuses that have dual-career programs and policies.
- Dual-career search technology that enables you to search for jobs that meet both you and your partner's job search criteria.
- A library of articles, research, and studies on the dual-career topic.
- Links to institutions that have dual-career programs and policies.
- Jobseeker webinars on dual-career subjects
Diversity is integral to institutional excellence. HERC understands the need to remove barriers to the recruitment, retention, and advancement of talented faculty and staff from historically excluded and underrepresented populations. HERC maintains a list of higher education and related publications, web sites, associations, organizations, and professional societies that serve diverse constituents and publish diverse content. We hope this list is helpful for career development and networking resources. View HERC Diversity Resources here
HERC's blog for jobseekers, Job Talk, offers tips from experts in the field that will help you with your search and provide the best ways to promote yourself to prospective employers. View the blog (and subscribe to the RSS feed) here.
HERC’s free jobseeker webinars give you access to leading career development experts. HERC webinars are recorded and made available online for jobseekers to view on demand. Visit the HERC Jobseeker Webinar Page to browse through the various offerings or click on the titles below to directly access the webinar of your choice.
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- To learn more about candidates, job interviewers often ask candidates about the websites they visit regularly, says career strategist Mary Grace Gardner. The question also is a reminder to candidates to create a professional social media presence for employers to see, suggests Rosemary Haefner, chief human resources officer at CareerBuilder. CNBC (10/15)16 Oct 2017 12:24:11 CDThttps://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/13/how-to-answer-the-interview-question-whats-your-favorite-website.html
- Graduate and postdoctoral students can broaden their career horizons by getting involved in campus organizations and attending cross-disciplinary lectures, writes Lynn Talton, director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at the University of California at Los Angeles. They also should look out for good professional-development opportunities, Talton suggests in this commentary. Inside Higher Ed (10/16)16 Oct 2017 12:24:11 CDThttps://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2017/10/16/finding-better-balance-your-work-essay
- Forbes (10/12)16 Oct 2017 12:24:11 CDThttps://www.forbes.com/sites/karstenstrauss/2017/10/12/flex-time-jobs-the-10-best-career-fields-for-making-your-own-schedule/#48779bd576b9
- President Donald Trump issued an executive order Thursday he said increases competition in the insurance market and gives Americans more choices. Tami Luhby looks at how the order strays from the Affordable Care Act, letting small businesses collectively buy health insurance, extending short-term plans and potentially allowing employers to reimburse workers to buy insurance on their own. CNNMoney (10/13)16 Oct 2017 12:24:11 CDThttp://money.cnn.com/2017/10/12/news/economy/trump-health-care-executive-order/index.html?iid=hp-toplead-dom
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