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March 5, 2013
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  Job Search Best Practices 
 
  • Covering the basics of a job search
    Review your resume for errors and ensure it highlights your accomplishments, career coach Lisa Quast writes in this blog post. Make sure your skills match the jobs you apply for and be ready to explain gaps in your experience, she suggests. In addition, take time to conduct mock interviews to tackle tough questions and have questions ready to ask the hiring manager. "Before attempting any new or trendy job-seeking tactics, first ensure you have the basics covered," Quast advises. Forbes/Forbeswoman blog (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Tips for standing out from the applicant crowd
    Don't be afraid to take a risk to stand out from the crowd of applicants for a job, Jeff Berger, president of digital media at the Universum Group, writes in this blog post. To get attention up front, write a bold cover letter, or create a custom, eye-catching online resume. "Frequent job boards, but make a list of companies that really interest you. Learn everything about them, and determine why you'd be a great fit," Berger concludes. B2C Marketing Insider (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Higher Ed Employment Trends 
  • Ohio governor proposes allowing increase in faculty workloads
    Public college and university boards in Ohio will have the power to increase faculty workloads under a budget bill proposed by Gov. John Kasich. Under the plan, the boards would be able to require full-time faculty to teach one more class in one of the next two academic years and make that new workload the minimum requirement. The measure also would allow boards to ignore union-negotiated workloads. InsideHigherEd.com (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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5 positive ways to respond to negative comments.
Social media is a great way to connect with your customers, but what do you do when the conversation takes a negative turn? 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 in the News 
 
  • Researchers study why some STEM majors drop out
    The University of Colorado is using a $4.3 million grant to study why students are abandoning majors in science, technology, engineering and math. Between 40% and 60% of students leave STEM majors, according to an earlier study on the topic, so researchers will interview students and review which classes seem to weed them out in an effort to understand the nation's shortage of STEM graduates. Daily Camera (Boulder, Colo.) (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Leadership Focus 
 
  • Leaders should serve themselves some humble pie
    The best leaders tend also to be the most humble, John Baldoni says in this video. Business schools might not teach humility, but bosses who can check their egos at the door are more likely to command respect and loyalty. "Leaders who value humility are the ones other people want to follow," Baldoni writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  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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  SmartQuote 
Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus."
--Alexander Graham Bell,
Scottish-born American inventor


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