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May 22, 2019
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Apply for jobs that stretch current skills
Apply for jobs that stretch current skills
College graduates should apply to jobs that ask for skills they don't currently possess so they can grow into the position and feel challenged, writes University of Texas at Austin professor Art Markman. Organizations expect new hires to ask a lot of questions and show that they are interested in growing with the job, he suggests.
Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model) (5/20) 
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Asking for an interview isn't the way to get hired
When you find someone in your professional network you'd like to work for, don't ask for a job interview, writes headhunter Nick Corcodilos. Impress them instead with your knowledge of the job and desire to learn more.
PBS (5/21) 
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Reduced Costs through Workforce Management
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Higher Ed Employment Trends
Data: Many college graduates are underemployed
The underemployment rate for workers aged 22 to 27 was 41.3% as of March, according to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. More graduates also are taking jobs that don't require a degree because they may actually pay more than jobs that do, notes economist Andrew Chamberlain.
Yahoo (5/21) 
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Higher Ed in the News
Feds set to expand work-study, Pell Grants
Feds set to expand work-study, Pell Grants
Under a new federal pilot program, colleges and universities will be able to provide off-campus employment for students using Federal Work-Study benefits. The US Education Department also has announced its intention to expand Second Chance Pell Grants given to incarcerated students.
Inside Higher Ed (5/21) 
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Dual-enrollment growing, faces challenges
The number of high-school students taking dual-enrollment college classes has grown from about 813,000 during the 2002-03 academic year to about 1.4 million in 2010-11, according to data. Challenges persist for the efforts, some say, including whether there is enough rigor in the courses.
MarketWatch (5/20) 
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Leadership Focus
U. of Okla. interim president touts diversity
Joseph Harroz, Jr., University of Oklahoma's interim president, says he will focus on improving inclusion on campus after several recent racially charged events. Harroz has met with the campus diversity council and says he'll confer with faculty and staff to be "proactive" in preventing any further incidents.
The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City) (5/21) 
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Preparing for a job interview in higher ed?
Check out our top interviewing tips and videos for faculty and staff. From interviewing in academia to job talks and Skype interviews - we've got you covered.
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