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March 15, 2013
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News for jobseekers in higher education and related industries

  Job Search Best Practices 
  • Do Facebook users find jobs faster?
    Being engaged on Facebook may help job seekers find new positions faster, research suggests. A survey by Moira Burke, a data scientist at Facebook, and Robert Kraut from the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University tracked 3,000 people over three months and found job seekers also were more supported and motivated when engaged with social networking. However, some said they found it stressful when people kept asking, "How's the job search going?" CNN (3/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Keep tabs on your job application without being a pest
    After applying for a job, you can't do much beyond sending a note highlighting your interest, but you can take more action once you've had an interview, Alison Green writes. She suggests asking about the hiring timeline in your interview, then following up later with an e-mail "explaining that you remain very interested in the job and asking if they have an updated timeline," she writes. U.S. News & World Report/On Careers blog (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Why the fast lane is overrated
    Workers who try to climb too quickly are in danger of catastrophic career failure, Daniel Gulati writes. Research across several disciplines shows that people who achieve success slowly do better in the long run than those who rise quickly. "If capping your downside and increasing your odds of leaving a legacy weren't enough, being professionally patient will liberate your mind and allow you to enjoy your professional life more deeply," Gulati writes. Harvard Business Review online/HBR Blog Network (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Higher Ed Employment Trends 
  • A quarter of math faculty jobs go unfilled
    A quarter of all math faculty openings at colleges and universities during the 2011-12 school year went unfilled, a new study shows. The study, to be published in April in the American Mathematical Society publication "Notices," reveals that that number has been cut in half since 2006, but most who earn their math doctorates either return to the institution that granted them leave, or, in the case of international students, they return home. "We just need to be able to recruit. The job opportunities are there," said study co-author Robert Reys. (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Higher Ed in the News 
  • Morehouse furloughs staff and faculty over spring break
    Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga., is using its spring break this year to furlough all of its faculty and staff. The historically black college has faced financial difficulty since last October when tightening of federal student loans cost the university more than 200 students last fall semester. The school says more furlough days may be coming. Diverse: Issues In Higher Education (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Leadership Focus 
  • Leaders must be creators
    A good leader is a creator and not just a critic, Mike Figliuolo writes. This means not stopping simply with your opinion. "Give people the coaching, feedback, and resources to improve their average pieces of junk," he writes. "Identify opportunities to connect ideas and people so they can build something greater. Be part of the solution rather than simply pointing out the problem." ThoughtLeaders blog (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  HERC News 
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    Want to learn how to target your cover letter, resume or CV for faculty or non-faculty positions? Care to enhance your preparation for the campus visit and interviewing for faculty positions? Interested in learning more ways to expand your career networks? Look no further. Visit HERC's on-demand webinar page. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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