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February 14, 2013
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  Job Search Best Practices 
  • Take ownership of your career
    Professionals headed toward becoming great leaders will reach a point in their careers where they adopt an "owner's mindset," writes leadership coach Amy Jen Su. To get closer to this point, take full responsibility for everything that happens to you and start bringing a unique vision and energy to work projects. Start asking yourself, "[I]f I were the partner or appointed lead, what call would I make?" she writes. The Huffington Post/The Blog (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Higher Ed Employment Trends 
  • Ark. universities see major growth in engineering programs
    Enrollment in the undergraduate engineering programs at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville have grown by around 10% in the past year. School officials say the lure of high-paying jobs is driving some of the growth, but they acknowledged that the number of students interested in pursuing these fields and who have demonstrated the ability to succeed is still limited. Arkansas Business (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Higher Ed in the News 
  • Proposals are aimed at cutting costs of higher education
    Special taxes and a better use of funding were among the proposals made by professors to stem the growing costs of higher education. At a forum organized by the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education, two professors proposed enacting small taxes -- one an income surcharge and another a tax on some financial transactions -- to funnel money to higher education. Another scholar proposed ending financial aid, loans and tax breaks and using the funds to make public higher education free for all students. (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Dual-Career Focus 
  • Rules to follow to succeed as a dual-career couple
    Avoiding conflict of interest and being sure to establish individual careers are among the rules to follow for educator couples who want to succeed at working in the same institution, writes journalist Vivienne Raper. Other essentials include maintaining discretion and professionalism in the workplace, Raper notes. Science magazine (free content) (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  HERC News 
  • Are you part of a dual-career couple?
    First, Happy Valentine's Day! Read on ... 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
  • HERC's higher ed jobseeker blog brings career tips aplenty
    Job Talk is HERC's new jobseeker blog for higher education professionals. The blog provides resources, information and advice from a wide range of experts including professors, career counselors, recent graduates and administrators, as well as jobseekers sharing advice, tips and stories. Topics will range from resume and cover letter tips, interview preparation, job search advice and subjects relevant to higher education. Check it out! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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