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Dual-Career Resources

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

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Diversity Resources

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

Jobseeker Blog

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.

Webinars

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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Designed specifically for the jobseeker, the HERC Jobseeker SmartBrief is a FREE, daily e-mail newsletter. By providing the latest need-to-know industry news and information, HERC Jobseeker SmartBrief saves you time and keeps you smart.&nbsp;Click&nbsp; <a href='http://www.smartbrief.com/herc/index.jsp?sb_code=rss'>here</a> to subscribe.
  1. The pros and cons of summer job-searching

    Searching for a job during the summer has both pros and cons, including less competition, but a slower hiring process as managers at organizations take vacations, writes career expert Caroline Ceniza-Levine. To speed things up, candidates should seek new networking contacts and give prospective employers deadlines or let them know when you have other offers, Ceniza-Levine suggests in this commentary. Forbes (7/15)
    16 Jul 2018 14:33:51 CDThttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carolinecenizalevine/2018/07/15/seven-reasons-why-summer-is-good-and-bad-for-your-job-search/
  2. Why a faculty job search needs a deadline

    Academics seeking a faculty job should determine an endpoint to their search and consider other careers, writes Derek Attig, director of career development at the Graduate College of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In this commentary, he suggests several factors to consider, including finances and career priorities. Inside Higher Ed (7/16)
    16 Jul 2018 14:33:51 CDThttp://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2018/07/16/how-determine-how-long-continue-faculty-job-search-opinion
  3. Blocking change is rarely a smart career move

    Fast Company online (7/15)
    16 Jul 2018 14:33:51 CDThttps://www.fastcompany.com/90201520/the-mistake-that-almost-got-me-fired-but-transformed-my-career
  4. House panel votes to postpone tax on high-cost plans, suspend ACA penalties

    The House Ways and Means Committee approved a bill that would postpone a tax on high-cost employer-sponsored health plans until 2022 and suspend employer-mandate penalties incurred from 2015 through 2019. The panel also advanced legislation that would permit anyone to buy a catastrophic plan and allow consumers to use the Affordable Care Act's tax credits for plans bought outside of ACA exchanges. The Hill (7/12)
    16 Jul 2018 14:33:51 CDThttp://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/396770-house-panel-passes-bill-that-would-repeal-obamacares-employer-mandate
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