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February 19, 2018
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Rejection is part of job hunting
Become comfortable with not hearing back from employers after submitting an application, writes Chrissy Scivicque. Only one person can get the job, so it's normal to face rejection.
U.S. News & World Report (2/16) 
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Prepare for your career move
Have a clear idea of the type of job you're searching for that is in line with your career path, writes Christine Kelly. Understand the position description thoroughly to target your application towards the job and be prepared for the interview, she writes.
Inside Higher Ed (2/19) 
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Higher Ed Employment Trends
Labor market nears full employment with 4.1% jobless rate
Labor market nears full employment with 4.1% jobless rate
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Jobless claims remained under the 300,000 threshold associated with a strong labor market for another week, with initial claims for unemployment benefits hitting 230,000 for the week ending Feb. 10, per the Labor Department. The jobless rate is at 4.1%, a 17-year low.
Reuters (2/15) 
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Higher Ed in the News
Bill would require top review of assault reports
Bill would require top review of assault reports
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A bipartisan bill introduced recently in Congress would require presidents or chancellors of colleges and universities receiving federal funding to submit an annual report to the government certifying that they had reviewed all campus sexual misconduct reports. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., says the Accountability of Leaders in Education to Report Title IX Investigations Act will hold leaders publicly accountable.
The Chronicle of Higher Education (free content) (2/15) 
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Report: Remedial education reform shows promise
Some Texas community colleges are seeing success as they revamp their remedial math and English courses for incoming students, according to a RAND Corporation report. Policy researcher Lindsay Daugherty says co-requisite models and programs that completely revamp remedial curricula are showing the most promise.
The Hechinger Report (2/19) 
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Leadership Focus
What kind of legacy will you leave?
What kind of legacy will you leave?
(YouTube/John Baldoni)
Obituaries can't tell the full story of a person, and so it is with leaders, whose true legacy is seen in how they affect others, says John Baldoni in this blog post and video. "For leaders, legacy is a sum of what you have done well and what you have done not so well," he says.
SmartBrief/Leadership (2/16) 
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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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