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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- College students can get the most out of a summer internship by being eager to learn, asking for extra duties and networking with coworkers, some career experts advise. Interns also should track their accomplishments and new skills to help them build their resume for their next job search, they suggest. CNBC (6/20)21 Jun 2017 12:58:45 CDThttp://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/20/6-things-to-do-to-in-the-first-month-of-your-internship.html
- Academics can steer their careers in meaningful ways by identifying a purpose and making -- and sticking with -- long-term and short-term plans, writes Saint Joseph's University professor Aimee LaPointe Terosky. Successful academics also are intentional in creating professional relationships and helping others along the way, she suggests. Inside Higher Ed (6/20)21 Jun 2017 12:58:45 CDThttps://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2017/06/20/common-ways-scholars-have-effectively-shaped-their-careers-essay
- The Seattle Times (tiered subscription model) (6/20)21 Jun 2017 12:58:45 CDThttp://www.seattletimes.com/nwshowcase/careers/what-the-hiring-manager-is-really-thinking-about-you-during-that-job-interview/
- As new technology brings global connections to the workforce, employers are seeking more from workers, according to data from the nonprofit Institute for the Future. The report outlines 10 workforce skills that will be needed by 2020, including cross-cultural competence and literacy in new media. eCampus News (free registration) (6/20)21 Jun 2017 12:58:45 CDThttps://www.ecampusnews.com/stem/top-workforce-skills-2020/
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