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March 19, 2013
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  Job Search Best Practices 
  • Why job seekers should take responsibility
    Good job candidates possess at least three skills, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg tells Marlo Thomas in this video interview. Sandberg says she looks for candidates who are good communicators, who believe in the mission of the institution and will take responsibility. "If you ask someone, why did something go wrong and they blame other people, it's not what you're looking for," Sandberg says. The Huffington Post (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  • 8 ways to land that new job
    There are eight ways to look for a job, advises career counselor Sharon Armstrong. "[T]he first three are networking. I'm always nagging them to step away from the computer and make some breakfast/coffee/lunch/coffee/cocktail/dinner meetings," Armstrong said in this interview. She also advises using recruiters, the Internet, directly contacting targets and attending job fairs. American City Business Journals/WBJ BizBeat blog (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Traversing tricky job search situations
    Delicate situations are bound to come up in a job search, Alison Green writes. For instance, what should you do if you get a job offer while you're waiting to hear back from an employer you prefer? You can buy some time by asking for a few days to mull things over, but you probably won't be able to prolong the decision longer than that, Green writes. U.S. News & World Report/On Careers blog (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Higher Ed Employment Trends 
  • Should Calif. consolidate community colleges?
    California's 72 community colleges could save millions of dollars by eliminating some administration positions and consolidating, according to this analysis that suggests schools within 20 miles of each other share administrators. "The question becomes, by proposed consolidation ... will you be able to still meet the business needs and training needs for your students in the same way?" said Timothy Leong, spokesman for the Contra Costa Community College District. CaliforniaWatch.org (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Higher Ed in the News 
  • Colleges encouraged to try competency-based education
    Colleges are being encouraged to develop programs that would award degrees based on competency and not earned credit hours. The U.S. Department of Education has released a letter that invites colleges to consider the approach, but does not seek to alter current federal regulations. "We know many students and adult learners across the country need the flexibility to fit their education into their lives or work through a class on their own pace, and these competency-based programs offer those features," Education Secretary Arne Duncan said. InsideHigherEd.com (3/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  HERC News 
  • Have you checked out HERC's diversity resources?
    Diversity is integral to institutional excellence. HERC understands the need to remove barriers to the recruitment, retention, and advancement of talented faculty and staff from historically excluded and underrepresented populations. HERC maintains a list of higher education and related publications, websites, associations, organizations, and professional societies that serve diverse constituents and publish diverse content. We hope this list is helpful for career development and networking resources. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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British prime minister


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