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March 4, 2013
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  Job Search Best Practices 
  • How to be a STAR during the interview
    Women, in particular, should focus on the STAR process to highlight their achievements during interviews, suggests Debra Lake at the Carroll University Center for Leadership Excellence in Waukesha, Wis. The STAR process requires candidates to think of a specific situation, a task that had to be done, the action taken and the results or what they learned from the project or task. "Often women feel uncomfortable taking credit for what they have done. If women take the time to go through it, they can shine," Lake notes. Women in Higher Education (free content) (3/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Successful networking means meeting the right people
    Put yourself in a position to meet influential people who can help you in your job search, career coach Rita Balian Allen writes in this blog post. Attend conferences, meetings and other professional gatherings and don't forget to give back and help someone else. Overall, be consistent in your networking. "The best results are achieved when you make it a priority, are disciplined, and have a plan," Allen writes. Boston Herald/Global Business Hub blog (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Impress your interviewer with these questions
    Ask your interviewer what the top item on your to-do list would be if you started the job tomorrow, Kelly Gregorio writes. A bolder approach is to ask the interviewer if they're having any misgivings about you. "Not only does [this question] give you a chance to redeem any hesitations the employer might have about you; it also demonstrates that you can take constructive criticism and are eager to improve," Gregorio writes. Brazen Careerist (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Higher Ed Employment Trends 
  • Why higher education must be flexible to face economic challenges
    Colleges and universities must be ready to make hard choices and become more flexible as budgets tighten and expectations change, Nayef Samhat, provost of Kenyon College, writes in this opinion article. Schools must continue to be on the cutting edge and employ the best faculty but also be adaptable to new economic realities. "Faculty and administrators who bear the responsibility of implementing change must understand that larger social and economic circumstances beyond the institution are imposing new demands and expectations that cannot be ignored," Samhat concludes. The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) (3/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Higher Ed in the News 
  • Report: Nevada must integrate online courses
    Online learning must be an integral part of Nevada's higher-education system, according to a new study commissioned by the state's Board of Regents. The report showed students enjoy the flexibility of online courses and will choose schools with the best programs. "Students should be able to discover on-campus and online learning opportunities within a true common course catalog" throughout the state's public colleges and universities, the report advised. Las Vegas Review-Journal (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Diversity Focus 
  • Higher education can take global cues on serving minorities
    As minority populations in the U.S. grow, higher education can look abroad to find ways to serve minority populations, according to this opinion article by University of Pennsylvania professor Marybeth Gasman and Andrés Castro Samayoa, who is a PhD student at the school. For example, Brazil has policies to ensure minority enrollment in public universities, they write. "It is time to begin a global conversation that not only showcases the important work achieved by MSIs [minority-serving institutions], but also fosters solidarity and collaboration across them," the pair concludes. Diverse: Issues In Higher Education (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  HERC News 
  • Interested in academic careers in America's two-year colleges?
    Register for HERC's upcoming free jobseeker webinar on the topic. Rob Jenkins, author of "Building a Career in America's Community Colleges," columnist for The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Associate Professor of English at Georgia Perimeter College will present on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 2:00 Eastern/1:00 Central/11:00 Pacific. Register today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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