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March 13, 2013
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  Job Search Best Practices 
  • Why you should make sure your new job is a perfect fit
    Look for places that fit your personality and work style when hunting for the right job, job coach Arnie Fertig writes in this blog post. A survey from Leadership IQ shows 46% of employees leave within the first 18 months, some of whom do not "fit" into the company's culture. Use the interview to judge the "fit" of the new job so you can "avoid in future job hunts having to explain why the job you take now just didn't work out," Fertig writes. U.S. News & World Report/On Careers blog (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • One standout question to ask in a job interview
    One simple question can help you stand out from the applicant crowd, Marc Cenedella, founder of TheLadders, writes in this blog post. When the interviewer asks if you have any questions, ask, "How do I help you get a gold star on your review next year?" "Asking this question shows that you have empathy. ... And it shows that you know you are there to 'give' as much as you are there to 'get'," Cenedella writes. Business Insider (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • How to master the art of the follow-up
    Your follow-up notes to new contacts should reference specific details about your initial conversation and make clear that you want to continue with the relationship, Matthew Toren writes. It's also a good idea to compliment them and invite them to have coffee with you, he writes. (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Higher Ed Employment Trends 
  • Ill. adjunct professors protest over health benefits
    Some adjunct professors in Illinois protested this week in Chicago over concerns their hours will be cut so colleges won't have to pay for their health care. The new Affordable Care Act would require large employers -- including the state's community colleges -- to provide health benefits for employees working at least 30 hours a week. Mike Monaghan, director of the Illinois Community College Trustees Association, says the concerns are legitimate. "Any additional expense puts pressure on declining budgets," he said. WBEZ-FM (Chicago) (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Diversity Focus 
  • Could class replace race if affirmative action is repealed?
    If the U.S. Supreme Court decides to roll back affirmative action at colleges and universities, many school presidents say they favor class-based affirmative action as a replacement. A survey from Inside Higher Ed reveals 39% would consider socioeconomic status in admissions while 42% would consider first-generation status. The Supreme Court is expected to make its decision sometime before June. (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  HERC News 
  • The HERC Jobseeker website has a new look & new jobseeker tools
    Check out this video to learn about some of the new features. If you have questions, concerns, suggestions, or observations about HERC's new site, please share them! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 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! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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