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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. Keep looking for new jobs even if you're happy

    Instead of scrambling to find a new job only when you've become miserable at work, keep an eye out for new opportunities even when you're happy with your employer, advises Vicki Salemi. You're in a position of power when you're happy in your current role, and you can see what other opportunities are available without the pressure of needing to find a job quickly, she writes. U.S. News & World Report (9/19)
    22 Sep 2017 13:34:11 CDThttps://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2017-09-19/why-you-should-look-for-a-new-job-while-youre-happy-in-your-current-one
  2. Be picky about the skills you list on your resume

    While it's important to emphasize relevant skills on your resume, it's better to leave basic computer skills and languages that you haven't studied in years off, writes Emily Moore. Be careful about listing soft skills, too, as it's best to cite specific accomplishments instead of being vague about skills such as "leadership" or "multitasking." Glassdoor (9/21)
    22 Sep 2017 13:34:11 CDThttps://www.glassdoor.com/blog/skills-to-leave-off-resume/
  3. Avoid doing this in job interviews

    MarketWatch (9/21)
    22 Sep 2017 13:34:11 CDThttp://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-one-thing-never-to-do-during-a-job-interview-2017-09-21
  4. Soaring health care costs impinge on retirement savings

    A full 79% of employees report their health care costs have climbed this year, and 56% say they've had to cut back on retirement savings as a result, according to a Merrill Lynch survey. Half of those surveyed said they did not know how to calculate future out-of-pocket health care. Financial Advisor IQ (9/21)
    22 Sep 2017 13:34:11 CDThttps://financialadvisoriq.com/c/1744373/202813/merrill_shows_healthcare_costs_hurting_clients
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