How rejection can spur career advancement | Strategic connections can boost networking benefits online | Check these things before sending a resume
March 24, 2017
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How rejection can spur career advancement
How rejection can spur career advancement
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While rejection during a job search hurts, analyzing why it happened can lead to insights, Ph.D. student Andy Tay writes. In this commentary, he describes how following up on rejections and studying the possible reasons he lost out resulted in strategies to become more productive.
Science magazine (free content) (3/24) 
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Strategic connections can boost networking benefits online
Maximize the benefits of your networking efforts by joining groups that are relevant to you and congratulating your connections on career milestones via LinkedIn, writes career coach Hallie Crawford. Connecting with strategic new peers outside of your company will help you build relationships that matter.
U.S. News & World Report (3/21) 
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Higher Ed Employment Trends
Female faculty earn raises, but gender gap remains
Female faculty pay grew by 3% in 2015 over the previous year, but the jump was not enough to close the pay gap with male peers, US Education Department data show. The gender pay gap was largest at four-year nonprofit colleges, the data reveal.
The Chronicle of Higher Education (free content) (3/22) 
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Higher Ed in the News
Experts discuss proposed student loan changes
Experts discuss proposed student loan changes
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Proposals to simplify the student loan process under renewal of the Higher Education Act could make it harder for low-income students to receive aid, said Youlonda Copeland-Morgan, vice provost for enrollment management at the University of California at Los Angeles. Others testifying this week at a US House higher education subcommittee hearing said the system is too complicated and advocated for a single loan and grant system.
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education (3/21) 
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How does cost affect which college students choose?
How does cost affect which college students choose?
Nearly 40% of college applicants who turned down an offer of acceptance at their top-choice school in 2016 did so because of cost-related concerns such as financial aid and scholarships, a new study finds. Minority students cited cost-related reasons 43% of the time, while cost was a factor for non-minority students 39% of the time, the data showed. (3/23) 
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Leadership Focus
New president named for Fisk U.
Kevin Rome, current president of Lincoln University of Missouri, has been selected as the new president of Fisk University in Tennessee. Barbara Bowles, chair of the Fisk Board of Trustees, says Rome is a "transformational leader" who will be able to "accelerate" the growth of the historically black university.
The Tennessean (Nashville) (tiered subscription model) (3/23) 
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Preparing for a job interview in higher ed?
Check out our top interviewing tips and videos for faculty and staff. From interviewing in academia to job talks and Skype interviews - we've got you covered.
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Are you part of a dual-career couple?
HERC has helpful resources and information to help you both with your job search. You can also search for jobs within a commutable distance of one another by using HERC's dual-career search technology and finding jobs that meet your partner's profile. Start searching today!
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