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March 18, 2013
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  Job Search Best Practices 
  • How to make the best lateral career moves
    Consider benefits other than salary and look beyond the job title to make the best lateral career move, public relations recruiter Lindsay Olson writes in this blog post, listing 10 ways to move laterally in a career. Also, don't make too many lateral moves, she suggests. "Be at a job long enough to make it matter, and aim for that next move to be one that goes up, not sideways." U.S. News & World Report (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Making a relocation decision
    Relocation decisions should be influenced by more than money, experts say. Meet the person who would be your manager and consider whether the move is necessary for career growth. If your family is reluctant, consider living apart from them during the workweek for awhile, they say. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (3/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 9 interviewer types you might need to win over
    The various interviewers that you might encounter over your career include "The Robot" and "The Clueless Boss," according to this infographic from Interview Success Formula. Have a strategy prepared for each one, such as to emphasize your work ethic when interviewing with someone who isn't interested in making a personal connection. Mashable (3/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Higher Ed in the News 
  • Experiential learning making a difference at engineering schools
    Universities are revamping engineering programs, focusing on real-world applications and taking students out of a heavily math-driven environment for a more engaging educational experience. The effort appears to be paying off, with the number of master's degrees in the field rising 8% between 2010 and 2011. Experiential learning means that students "are more hands-on, active and learning that there may be more than one way to solve a problem," observed Gary May, dean of the Georgia Tech College of Engineering. U.S. News & World Report (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Diversity Focus 
  • How can universities open doors for women in corporate science?
    Female scientists who held high-level administrative positions at universities felt those positions helped legitimize their work in the corporate sector and match them with opportunities in that arena, according to a recent study. "Therefore, for women faculty who are willing to take on senior administrative assignments, such as deanships, we believe that active university policies to match women to these positions will help to create opportunities for women in commercial science," study researchers wrote. Diverse: Issues In Higher Education (3/17) 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 jobseekers. 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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