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Upper Midwest HERC

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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Fall Membership Meeting  

Help UMW HERC celebrate 10 years of providing recruitment and retention support by attending the Fall Membership Meeting and Anniversary Celebration on November 9th from 8:30-12:00 at Metropolitan State University.  Register.  For more information see the meeting flyer.


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

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  1. Improve your LinkedIn profile

    Use action-oriented language on your LinkedIn profile when describing your experience, such as "Led a turn-around team that got us back to revenue generation in 18 months." To further enhance your LinkedIn profile, ask former colleagues for endorsements and recommendations, and craft an eye-catching headline, recommends Jill Griffin. Forbes (9/14)
    17 Sep 2018 12:59:49 CDT
  2. Crafting the perfect cover letter

    A cover letter should never be generic, writes Caroline Gray. Instead, it should be free of fluff, and a section describing how you can solve specific problems at the company is highly effective, Gray points out. Glassdoor (9/13)
    17 Sep 2018 12:59:49 CDT
  3. 3 questions that can boost a career

    CNBC (9/16)
    17 Sep 2018 12:59:49 CDT
  4. Incomes rise for 3rd-straight year but remain at 1999 levels

    The median household income in the US rose 1.8% last year, as more people found jobs and more part-timers moved to full time, the Census Bureau said. However, incomes are barely above where they were in 2007, and they are essentially the same as in 1999 when adjusted for inflation, the Census Bureau said. The Associated Press (9/12)
    17 Sep 2018 12:59:49 CDT,-yet-inequality-worsens
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