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March 6, 2013
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  Job Search Best Practices 
  • Why you should make it your job to find a job
    Treat your job search as a job to increase efficiency and productivity, career coach Arnie Fertig writes in this blog post. Give top priority to networking and preparing for interviews and organize your desk and your computer desktop to make searching for items more efficient. "If your job hunt consumes every waking moment, it is time to put it into perspective and more effectively utilize your time and energy," Fertig advises. U.S. News & World Report/On Careers blog (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • The importance of a positive online image
    Developing a positive online presence may be key to landing a new job, as more companies are reportedly making first contact with prospects online. Job seekers need a strong online portfolio, but they also must pay attention to in-person networking and seek out hiring managers for informational interviews, experts say. "Online profiles don't get hired, people do -- the key is making it easy for a company that discovers you online to connect with you in person," said Mark Phillips, managing director of Hire Education. Fox Business (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Higher Ed Employment Trends 
  • Tribal schools may cut faculty, classes under sequestration
    Tribal colleges and universities may have to cut classes and faculty if the federal budget cuts, known as sequestration, are not resolved before July 1, some advocates and administrators say. Budget cuts could total $85 million for the schools that rely on the federal Tribally Controlled Community College Assistance Act. "That, combined with tuition and fees are the primary source of funding for them, for faculty salaries and the core things that you need," said Cheryl Crazy Bull, president and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. Diverse: Issues In Higher Education (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Higher Ed in the News 
  • Public colleges and universities spending less on students
    Per-pupil spending at public colleges and universities has dropped to a 25-year low, according to a new report by the State Higher Education Executive Officers. State and local funds for higher education dropped 7% last year and enrollment has fallen slightly overall. That means schools are spending an average of $5,896 per pupil, with students shouldering more of the cost. "Students are paying more, while public institutions are receiving substantially less money to educate them," said SHEEO President Paul Lingenfelter. The Hechinger Report (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Diversity Focus 
  • Ga. universities offer model for campus diversity
    Over the past decade, enrollment of African-American male students in the University System of Georgia has risen by 80%. The African-American Male Initiative focused on improving the pipeline from high school to college. Other programs included advanced classes in reading and math for black students and others recruited students from rural areas. Colleges "have to have an integrated, comprehensive approach where all parties are working together," said the initiative's director, Arlethia Perry-Johnson. The Chronicle of Higher Education (free content) (3/5) 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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