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March 11, 2013
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  • When is it appropriate to negotiate for a higher salary?
    In higher education, salary negotiations can be tricky, if not impossible, Rob Jenkins, an associate professor of English at Georgia Perimeter College, writes in this blog post. Community colleges especially have a set salary and usually are unable to negotiate, and may withdraw an offer if a candidate tries to negotiate, he writes. "Most two-year colleges will offer what they are able to offer, as determined by system-mandated or union-negotiated salary schedules." The Chronicle of Higher Education (free content)/On Hiring (3/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Top tips for landing jobs, internships
    Recruiters only give job applicants about six seconds to impress them, so make your resume a short, but compelling read, Bruce Hetrick writes in this bi-monthly column. This is one of 10 tips Hetrick shares with readers to help with the job search process. Other tips include looking for job opportunities and leading your resume with real-world experience instead of education credentials. Indianapolis Business Journal (3/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • How to explain your job hopping to employers
    If your resume shows you've switched jobs multiple times in several years, make sure to explain why you made each move and which skills you learned along the way, experts say. "Your resume should tell a story rather than just being a chronological laundry list of all the jobs you've held, which is very boring anyway," leadership coach Nancy Friedberg says. CNNMoney/Fortune (3/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Higher Ed Employment Trends 
  • UT-Austin liberal arts faculty raise concerns over tenure
    Some faculty at the University of Texas in Austin are concerned that the university's tenure process has resulted in interdisciplinary scholars being passed over for promotion. Only 8 of 14 instructors in the College of Liberal Arts were recommended for tenure, the lowest rate in nearly a decade, according to university data. An official denies there is any such trend and says the college will work harder to better prepare interdisciplinary scholars for the tenure process. (3/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Leadership Focus 
  • Why leaders should be more willing to take advice
    Bosses should be more willing to ask for advice even if they already know the decision they're going to make, writes Dennis Bakke in this book excerpt. "The advice process isn't just about getting the right answer. It's about building a strong team and creating a process of communication that will improve all decisions in a company," Bakke explains. Fast Company online (3/5) 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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