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Welcome to the Upper Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (UMW HERC). Our institutions are committed to helping job seekers identify employment opportunities and cultural resources within the geographic region.  The Upper Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium provides the largest higher education job board in Minnesota, eastern North Dakota, eastern South Dakota, and western Wisconsin, listing all open faculty, staff, and executive positions at over 50 colleges and universities.

As a non-profit consortium of higher education employers, our sole aim is to help the most diverse and qualified candidates find the right jobs at our institutions.

To learn more about living in the Upper Midwest, vist our regional information page.

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Did you or a colleague, friend, or family member find a job through HERC?  If so, let us know by sending an e-mail to umwherc@umn.edu.

Virtual Career Fair for Academic Job Seekers

The Upper Midwest and Greater Missouri HERCs are hosting a virtual career fair on October 6th.  Please join us to learn about employment opportunities at our member colleges and universities.

Member Professional Development

Fall 2017 Membership Meeting.  "Leveraging Diversity:  The Department Chairs' Transformative Role."  Friday, November 17th, 10:00-3:00, St. Catherine University. Dr. Edna Chun will address the role of department chairs as diversity leaders.  Register

Webinar. "Unconscious Bias in the Search Process."  Thursday, November 30th, 11:00-12:00.  Register

 

 

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UMW HERC covers Minnesota, eastern North Dakota, eastern South Dakota and western Wisconsin.

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  1. Make informational interviews beneficial to all

    The primary goal of asking a professional for an informational interview is to discover if a new career is the right fit and to develop a mutually beneficial relationship, writes career coach Tad Mayer. Interviewers should request advice on how to enter that career and learn how they can be helpful to their colleagues in return, he suggests. Ladders (8/17)
    18 Aug 2017 13:44:57 CDThttps://www.theladders.com/p/25610/informational-interviews-advice
  2. Small talk is the key to better networking

    If you want to become a better networker, you have to develop your ability to engage in small talk, writes Peter Gasca. Practice by working on encouraging others to talk about themselves instead of getting on your phone when you're in public without anything else to do, Gasca writes. Inc. online (8/15)
    18 Aug 2017 13:44:57 CDThttps://www.inc.com/peter-gasca/this-lost-art-might-help-you-master-your-networkin.html
  3. Avoid these questions at the first job interview

    Forbes (8/17)
    18 Aug 2017 13:44:57 CDThttps://www.forbes.com/sites/kathycaprino/2017/08/17/what-not-to-ask-in-an-initial-job-interview/#63de6a125dc7
  4. Job seekers endure longer hiring processes

    The hiring process currently takes an average of 23.8 days -- an increase from 2014, when the average was 22.9 days, according to Glassdoor. Average hiring times vary from region to region, but the difference between industries is more significant, says Glassdoor economist Andrew Chamberlain. USA Today (8/9)
    18 Aug 2017 13:44:57 CDThttps://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/08/09/its-taking-longer-than-ever-get-hired-glassdoor-survey-shows/551001001/
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