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February 15, 2013
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  Job Search Best Practices 
  • How strategy and research can jump-start your job search
    Develop a strategy and thoroughly research a potential employer before going in for an interview to jump-start your job search process, Afifa Siddiqui, Careerleaf chief operating officer and co-founder, writes in this blog post. Social media is good for making contact, but network in person to meet people who can help your search, Siddiqui notes. "[C]ontacts you've developed a strong relationship with often send you job listings before they ever make it to a job board." SimplyHired.com (2/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  • Why self-awareness is key for an introvert's career success
    Introverts can succeed in their careers if they take time to be aware of what undermines their confidence, psychologist Alice Boyes writes in this commentary. Introverts need to be alone to recharge their batteries, so identifying what drains energy and minimizing it can help. "Self-awareness is key to understanding these types of things without them negatively impacting you," Boyes concludes. Lifehacker (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Sensible advice for managing your LinkedIn profile
    LinkedIn users with complete profiles are 40 times more likely to benefit from the network than users who are missing information, writes Sandy Jones-Kaminski, who identifies seven elements that your profile needs in order to appear complete. She advises not to go overboard on displaying recommendations, and to seek advice from a colleague to identify which recommendations should stay on your profile and which should go. B2C Marketing Insider (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Higher Ed Employment Trends 
  • What does it mean for faculty salaries when schools freeze tuition?
    As many colleges and universities are cutting or freezing tuition, W. Kent Barnds in this blog post questions how these reductions will affect a variety of factors, including faculty salaries. As the executive vice president of Augustana College, Barnds understands schools still must make ends meet but raises questions about whether quality will suffer if faculty salaries or student-faculty ratios are adversely affected. The Huffington Post/The Blog (2/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Higher Ed in the News 
  • Online classes grow in popularity, but can they make money?
    Massive Open Online Courses are growing in popularity at colleges and universities, but some scholars are asking how much schools can give away for free and survive. "There has to be a sustainable financial model," said Barbara Bichelmeyer, director of the Office of Online Education at Indiana University. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (2/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Leadership Focus 
  • Why too much of a good thing is bad for leadership
    Even positive traits such as confidence can become problematic if they become excessive, writes Samuel Bacharach, director of Cornell University's Institute of Workplace Studies. "[W]hen a leader has an excess of confidence, it generally means he or she also has a surfeit of ego," he writes. Similarly, a determined leader may run into trouble if he or she refuses to make adjustments. Inc. online (free registration) (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Help HERC help you!
    Have you registered on www.hercjobs.org yet? When you register you can create a job alert with criteria that matches your career field, areas of expertise, desired location, job type and more. When new jobs come up that match those criteria they will be emailed to you immediately so you can be first in line to apply. Register today! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 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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If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal. Not to people or things."
--Albert Einstein,
German-born theoretical physicist


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