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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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Join us on June 7th from 9:00-12:00 at Mitchell|Hamline School of Law for the workshop, "Retaining Faculty and Staff of Color:  Strategies that Work for Your Campus."  See this flyer for more information.  Register


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

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Designed specifically for the jobseeker, the HERC Jobseeker SmartBrief is a FREE, daily e-mail newsletter. By providing the latest need-to-know industry news and information, HERC Jobseeker SmartBrief saves you time and keeps you smart.&nbsp;Click&nbsp; <a href=''>here</a> to subscribe.
  1. Have the right energy, mindset to be a better networker

    Put yourself in the right frame of mind and have the right energy before you go to a networking event by seeing yourself on a level playing field with your peers, writes entrepreneur David Meltzer. It's important to find something in common with the other person by connecting on an emotional level and being interested in what he or she has to say. Entrepreneur online (6/15)
    18 Jun 2018 13:06:24 CDT
  2. Advance your career on your own

    Develop your skills to demonstrate you are ready to grow in your career, and ensure you're meeting your boss' expectations, writes Nicholas Pearce. Don't take it personally if your boss isn't advocating for you, and build up your network and find a sponsor who can help advance your career. Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model) (6/15)
    18 Jun 2018 13:06:24 CDT
  3. Strategies for climbing the career ladder

    Forbes (6/15)
    18 Jun 2018 13:06:24 CDT
  4. Fed chair says US economy in "great shape" as jobless claims drop

    The US economy is in "great shape," according to Jerome Powell, the Federal Reserve chairman, following the Fed's vote to raise its base lending rate to 2% this week. The Department of Labor announced that claims for unemployment benefits dropped to 218,000 last week, a five-week low, indicating a further tightening of the job market. The Associated Press (6/14)
    18 Jun 2018 13:06:24 CDT
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