Dual Career Resources
Helping dual-career couples is a central part of HERC’s mission.
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 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 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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- Six academic professionals share tips for early-career academics on balancing their work and personal lives. Suggestions include being intentional and proactive when it comes to making time for family and pursuits outside the office. Science online (5/24)26 May 2017 12:41:53 CDThttp://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2017/05/yes-you-can-have-life-outside-lab
- Negotiators with multiple options at their disposal often presented lower-valued proposals than those with only one offer provided to them, according to a recent study. To reduce the negative effects that having multiple alternatives can confer, negotiators should solely focus on their best offer when determining a proposal. Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model) (5/24)26 May 2017 12:41:53 CDThttps://hbr.org/2017/05/having-too-many-options-can-make-you-a-worse-negotiator
- Cheat Sheet (5/26)26 May 2017 12:41:53 CDThttp://www.cheatsheet.com/money-career/good-reasons-walk-job-interview.html/
- On average, US employees only use 54% of their available vacation time, according to a Glassdoor report. Just 23% of all US workers took all of the vacation time that was available to them over the last 12 months. CNBC (5/24)26 May 2017 12:41:53 CDThttp://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/24/workers-use-only-about-half-of-their-vacation-time.html
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