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March 12, 2013
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  Job Search Best Practices 
  • How refreshing your resume can restart a stalled job search
    A stalled job search may mean it's time to refresh your resume, according to TheLadders job expert Amanda Augustine. A recent survey showed 75% of those asked weren't sure how much information to include their resume. Keep it to two pages and only put 15 years of experience on it, Augustine suggests. "Revamping your resume, polishing your online presence and optimizing your professional network will bring any job search to new heights," she advises. (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Tips for minimizing the stress of job searching
    Take breaks from your job search and don't stress about giving a perfect interview, career expert Alison Green writes in this blog post. Reduce job-search stress by not obsessing over a particular job or agonizing over the job you didn't get. Remember, Green writes, job searching takes time so, "don't assume that a few months of searching without a job offer means you're doomed to unemployment forever." U.S. News & World Report (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • The danger of social networking
    Mixing your professional and personal lives on social media can enhance your likability, but oversharing can make you seem less competent, according to a study by three business school professors. One of the major pitfalls of social media is that people don't actually see how others are reacting to their posts, which makes it harder for people to recognize when they're breaching the boundaries of professionalism. MediaPost Communications (3/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Higher Ed Employment Trends 
  • Faculty sees average pay rise by 2.1% in 2012
    Tenured and tenure-track faculty members were being paid an average of 2.1% more in median base salary in 2012 than they were in 2011, up by about the same amount as the rate of inflation, according to a report released this week. The report, by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, shows the year-to-year increase in average pay is up from 1.9% the year before. Average-pay increases were higher at four-year private institutions, where they were 2.4%, than at four-year public institutions, where they were found to be 1.9%. The Chronicle of Higher Education (free content) (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Diversity Focus 
  • Academy helps students with disabilities attend college
    Kennesaw State University in Georgia provides a model on how to integrate students with developmental disabilities into college life. The Academy of Inclusive Learning and Social Growth offers a two-year, non-degree program for students with autism, Down syndrome and other disabilities. The program encourages graduates to pursue jobs and careers that interest them, including one autistic student who works at a church preschool. "Everyone wants to be treated the same, so that's our approach," said the program's employment counselor, Kari Cain. Diverse: Issues In Higher Education (3/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  HERC News 
  • Are you as connected as you could be?
    Join HERC's Jobseeker Discussion Forum on LinkedIn to expand your network and communicate and learn from other higher education job seekers. You could also "like" HERC on Facebook to stay abreast of the latest HERC news and jobs. Or how about following HERC on Twitter? These three quick steps will expand your network and keep you connected. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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