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March 1, 2013
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News for jobseekers in higher education and related industries

  Job Search Best Practices 
  • Using your "confidence factor" to help find the right job
    Calculating your "confidence factor" could be the first step to finding your dream job, blogger Brett Nelson writes in this post. The formula he offers takes into account such variables as compensation, satisfaction, location, culture and the number of hats you may wear in a new job. A CF below 60% means rethinking the position, while a CF above 75% means the job may be right. "Finding the right fit will give you the best chance to thrive in an increasingly competitive economy," Nelson writes. Forbes/Entrepreneurs blog (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
5 tips for managing negative online comments
The Internet gives your customers a voice online, but what can you do when that voice is yelling negative comments? With 5 tips, you can learn how to positively respond and help direct the conversation. Read the article and learn the 5 ways to respond positively.

  Higher Ed Employment Trends 
  • Why small colleges must develop leadership teams to succeed
    Leaders at small colleges should be future-focused, develop senior staff and build collaborative relationships with other institutions, among other things, W. Kent Barnds, executive vice president and vice president for enrollment, communication and planning at Augustana College, writes in this commentary. "This greater emphasis on the quality of the 'management team' likely will mean multiyear contracts and efforts to hang on to talented leaders, rather than let them escape to leadership positions elsewhere," Barnds writes. (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • University health system says it won't hire smokers
    Beginning on July 1, job seekers who smoke no longer will be eligible for employment at the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Under the policy, potential hires of the teaching hospital system will be asked whether they smoke as part of the interview process. Ars Technica (2/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

  Higher Ed in the News 
  • How would sequestration affect higher education?
    Colleges and universities are bracing for the potential financial effects of sequestration -- across-the-board federal budget cuts set to take effect today. About $148 million will be cut from federal financial aid and fewer work-study jobs will be available for students, according to this analysis. In addition, research and development funding will be reduced by $6.8 billion in the next fiscal year, it is estimated. Diverse: Issues In Higher Education (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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How to Achieve IT Agility: A Survival Guide for IT Decision Makers
When business teams add new apps and services to already-strained networks, IT departments are accountable for making everything work. Is your team ready for this challenge? Read this eGuide to learn how IT teams are automating their networks, why they're utilizing Ethernet fabrics and SDN, and what success looks like as they regain network control and business relevance.

  HERC News 
  • HERC offers free jobseeker webcasts on demand
    Want to learn how to target your cover letter, resume or CV for faculty or non-faculty positions? Care to enhance your preparation for the campus visit and interviewing for faculty positions? Interested in learning more ways to expand your career networks? Look no further. Visit HERC's on-demand webinar page. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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