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February 22, 2013
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  Job Search Best Practices 
 
  • Ask questions for a successful interview
    Before a job interview, research the employer and be familiar with the description of the job you're trying to land, writes recruiter Bruce Hurwitz. Never be evasive or vague when asked a direct question, and, most importantly, ask questions, he suggests. "I may not be able to answer most questions, but if a candidate has none, that means that he has not thought about the position. No one hires individuals who do not contemplate what they are doing. Period," Hurwitz writes. Careerealism.com (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Is your network ignoring you?
    Don't get disheartened if you reach out to others and don't get a response, experts say. People are busy or may feel they can't help you, but are more likely to respond if you offer to help them or are just friendly, says Keith Ferrazzi, author of "Never Eat Alone." "Nobody really has time for anybody unless you give them a reason to have time," he says. CNNMoney/Fortune (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Use a "why chain" to fix your personal brand
    Clichés like "good communicator" and "hard worker" are poor choices for your personal branding statement. To get beyond them, use a "why chain," Nacie Carson writes. "Start with a statement about yourself as a professional using one of your current descriptors, like 'I am an excellent communicator,' and then ask yourself 'Why?' ... And then you respond, and then you ask again," Carson writes. Fast Company online (2/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Higher Ed Employment Trends 
  • Should faculty salaries be revamped to improve higher education?
    Faculty structure must be reformed to improve the bottom line for colleges and universities, American University student activist Ethan Miller writes in this blog post. Right now, 70% of all faculty are made up of part-time and full-time term professors with few gaining tenure, while those numbers were reversed 45 years ago, with 78% on tenure track, he writes. "[P]rofessors are being paid poverty wages, severely impacting the quality of the education they are able to provide, and working in academia is looking less and less like a viable career path for most students ..." Miller warns. The Huffington Post/The Blog (2/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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  Diversity Focus 
  • Colleges work to increase diversity on campuses
    Decades after the desegregation of American higher education, many institutions are still trying to balance issues of diversity. Southern universities such as Clemson University and the University of North Texas still have low enrollment among black students -- 6% and 12% respectively. "[W]e're still challenged in faculty, graduate and undergraduate programs. We don't believe we're where we should be," said Leon Wiles, Clemson vice president and chief diversity officer. Diverse: Issues In Higher Education (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    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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