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February 18, 2013
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  Job Search Best Practices 
  • Why preparation, relationships are key to successful job searches
    Ask thoughtful questions during interviews and brush up on the history and culture of the institution when searching for higher-education jobs, blogger and higher-education professional Josh Milstein advises. In this essay, Milstein offers advice gleaned from his own search in student affairs: do your homework and build relationships. "Don't underestimate the value of each hand you shake, each card you collect, and each story you exchange with your fellow colleagues," Milstein writes. (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 3 ways your smartphone can help you find a job
    CareerBuilder and other job sites offer mobile applications so that you don't need to conduct job research while sitting in front of a computer, Debra Aurbach writes. Also, smartphones make networking much easier, as apps are available to help you save people's business cards and update your online profiles while on the go, she writes. The Work Buzz (2/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Higher Ed Employment Trends 
  • Financial, political pressures shake up higher-education leadership
    As University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor Holden Thorp leaves his position, he joins a small but growing trend of university leaders stepping down to teach again or join the private sector. Financial and political pressures are among those that can sometimes play a role in leadership shakeups, officials have said. "Individuals who are presidents or chancellors at public universities are doing an extremely difficult job often with tremendous dedication. And they essentially give up all private life," said Hunter Rawlings, president of the Association of American Universities. (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Higher Ed in the News 
  • Wis. budget proposal would increase higher-education funding
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's latest budget proposal reportedly includes a $181 million increase in funding for the state university system and a $5 million increase for technical colleges. The proposal comes after $315 million in cuts two years ago. "It looks like we will have enough funding to preserve today's levels of college access and quality, along with new investments in UW programs focused on job creation," said David Giroux, a spokesman for the University of Wisconsin System. Green Bay Press-Gazette (Wis.)/The Associated Press (2/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Why "digital humanities" works at liberal arts colleges
    Liberal arts colleges provide the perfect setting to incorporate digital humanities, William Pannapacker, associate professor of English at Hope College, in Holland, Mich., writes in this commentary. The technology can help faculty with research and can be used to open up the tenure-and-promotion process by encouraging new research, he writes. "[P]articipating in DH is not more difficult at liberal-arts colleges than at research universities; it simply presents a different set of challenges and opportunities," Pannapacker suggests. The Chronicle of Higher Education (free content) (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  HERC News 
  • Interested in academic careers in America's two-year colleges?
    Register for HERC's upcoming free jobseeker webinar on the topic. Rob Jenkins, author of "Building a Career in America's Community Colleges," columnist for The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Associate Professor of English at Georgia Perimeter College will present on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 2:00 Eastern/1:00 Central/11:00 Pacific. Register today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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