What to consider before accepting a job offer | Consider these nontenure-track academic careers | Why it's best to be curious during job interviews
May 21, 2018
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What to consider before accepting a job offer
What to consider before accepting a job offer
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Trust your instincts and take note of how you feel about a job before you go ahead and accept an offer, executive career coach Mikaela Kiner says. Career coach Dana Manciagli recommends reviewing the job description and asking yourself if you want to spend your workdays on those tasks.
Glassdoor (5/18) 
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Consider these nontenure-track academic careers
Professionals contemplating a career in academia have various jobs they can explore, including nontenure-track teaching jobs and positions in diversity offices or libraries, writes David McDonald, assistant director of graduate services at Duke University Career Center. To find the best fit, McDonald suggests matching skills and desires with different available options.
Inside Higher Ed (5/21) 
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AACSB Career Connection
Connect with leading talent and jobs with Career Connection, a new resource from AACSB that links quality faculty and administrators to the best jobs in business education. Help shape future leaders today!
Higher Ed Employment Trends
Study: 43% of households don't earn enough for basics
Study: 43% of households don't earn enough for basics
Forty-three percent of households struggle to afford basic living expenses, including food, housing, transportation and health care, according to a study by the United Way ALICE Project. The study finds that 16.1 million households fall below the poverty line and that 34.7 million households earn less than what they need "to survive in the modern economy."
CNNMoney (5/18) 
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Higher Ed in the News
How online learning factors into free college
How online learning factors into free college
In some communities that have adopted free community-college programs, officials are encouraging students not to enroll in online-only courses. Judy Lowe, assistant vice president for academic resources and testing at Chattanooga State Community College, said students in their first year of the program may need additional in-person support.
EdSurge (5/18) 
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Study considers economic disparity after graduation
A bachelor's degree can mean a 71% increase in earnings for members of families who grew up below 185% of the poverty line, compared with peers who graduated from high school, according to a study. However, researcher Brad Hershbein in this Q&A asserts that wealthier students still tend to land in higher-paying jobs than their lower-income peers after graduation for various reasons.
The Chronicle of Higher Education (free content) (5/17) 
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Leadership Focus
Loyola U. selects first female, layperson president
Loyola University New Orleans has chosen Tania Tetlow to be its first layperson, female president of the Louisiana Catholic university. Tetlow, who currently serves as the senior vice president and chief of staff at Tulane University, will replace Rev. Kevin Wildes who served as president for 14 years.
The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.) (5/18) 
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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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