Dual Career Portal
Helping dual-career couples is a central part of SoCal HERC’s mission.
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 Stanford: 2008).
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.
What SoCal HERC Offers Dual-Career Jobseekers
- Access to the most comprehensive list of jobs at institutions within a commutable distance.
- Eldercare near your target institution.
- Recreation, Arts, and Entertainment information near campus of interest.
- Schools and childcare information.
- Job search resources around your target institution.
- 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
Southern California HERC covers Central Coast, Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire, and San Diego.
Powered by HERC Jobseeker SmartBrief
- Recent college graduates need to find ways to translate their academic experience into skills employers are seeking, says Emily Seamone, a career adviser at the City University of New York Graduate Center. They should find ways to tell stories about overcoming adversity and explain how subjects studied have promoted problem-solving and communication skills, Seamone advises. FastCoDesign (4/18)20 Apr 2018 12:18:29 CDThttps://www.fastcompany.com/40557157/new-grads-heres-how-to-discuss-your-classwork-in-job-interviews
- Before quitting your job, ask yourself if it's possible to change the things you don't like about your job, or if there may be opportunities outside the office, writes career coach Caroline Ceniza-Levine. "Your day-to-day work isn't the only way to find challenge and growth," she writes. Forbes (4/16)20 Apr 2018 12:18:29 CDThttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carolinecenizalevine/2018/04/16/before-you-quit-your-job-five-options-for-breaking-out-of-a-career-plateau/#6be82a9a7c16
- PBS (4/17)20 Apr 2018 12:18:29 CDThttps://www.pbs.org/newshour/economy/ask-the-headhunter/ask-the-headhunter-when-job-interviewers-ask-for-your-salary-history-do-this-instead
- A study shows that male academics still outnumber women as lead authors published in academic journals in most fields, with the widest gap in such areas as computer science, physics and math. Researchers say reforms in peer review and academic publishing are needed, as well as changes in parental-leave policies and the mitigation of hiring biases. Times Higher Education (UK) (free registration) (4/19)20 Apr 2018 12:18:29 CDThttps://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/gender-parity-science-generations-away#survey-answer