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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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    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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