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We here at HigherEdJobs appreciate the efforts it takes to be successful in your job search. We have compiled some original and/or exclusive articles below that we feel will be practical and inspirational during this process. As always, we appreciate the privilege of helping you achieve your goals.

  • New!   Long-Term Success With Short-Term Jobs - Career Tools Article, May 2015
    by Justin Zackal
    Many higher education professionals no longer identify with their institution or a defined role but rather with their personal skills.

    "This generation of Millennials does not identify with one company or career," wrote Larissa Few in a Forbes.com article
  • New!   Employment in Higher Education Declines in Q1 2015; Ads for Part-Time Positions Outpace Full-Time Job Postings - Career Tools Article, May 2015
    by Amanda Bucher
    The number of jobs in higher education declined 0.5 percent in Q1 2015, according to a recent report from HigherEdJobs, a leading job and career site for higher education professionals.
  • New!   Does online learning really promote plagiarism?  External Article - Career Tools Article, May 2015
    by Meris Stansbury
    According to a new study, there is no significant difference between levels of plagiarism between traditional brick-and-mortar institutions and online institutions. However, that doesn’t mean plagiarism isn’t rampant in higher education.
  • New!   Asian Groups File Complaint over Harvard Admission Practices - Career Tools Article, May 2015
    by Jesse J. Holland
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- An alliance of Asian American groups on Friday filed a federal complaint against Harvard University, saying that school and other Ivy League institutions are using racial quotas to admit students other than high-scoring Asians.
  • New!   The Student Affairs Job Search - Career Tools Article, May 2015
    by Marta Segal Block
    There is a lot of information for, and research about, people looking for jobs in corporate America, small business, or academia.
    Unfortunately, there's been very little research done on the job search process and best search practices for student affairs jobs.
  • Handling Legacy Admission (and Enrollment) Questions in Job Interviews - Career Tools Article, May 2015
    by Robin Mamlet
    In my current work as a recruiter of presidents, enrollment officers, and other academic leaders, I’m often asked by candidates about how - and how much - they should weigh in on a variety of issues, including “the legacy issue.”
  • Michelle Obama Addresses Tuskegee University Graduates - Career Tools Article, May 2015
    by Kim Chandler
    TUSKEGEE, Alabama (AP) -- Michelle Obama on Saturday invoked the storied history of Tuskegee University as she urged new graduates to soar to their futures, saying the past provides a blueprint for a country still struggling with the "age-old problems" of discrimination and race.
  • W(h)ither the Liberal Arts? - Career Tools Article, May 2015
    by Glenn Altschuler
    In 1828, a faculty committee at Yale declared that the aim of a liberal education "was not to teach that which is peculiar to any one of the professions, but to lay the foundation which is common to them all" by imparting information and training students in how to think.
  • Connecting with Upper-Level Administrators - Career Tools Article, May 2015
    by Kelci Lynn Lucier
    For less-seasoned professionals transitioning into new roles or into new institutions, knowing how to productively and positively work with upper-level managers and administrators can prove challenging.
  • Career Fitness: The 2 Questions You Should Ask in an Interview - Career Tools Article, May 2015
    by Peter Weddle
    The old axiom remains as true today as it was years ago. People join companies, and they leave supervisors. In other words, no matter how attractive a new job or employer might be, if you and your new boss are incompatible, you're unlikely to be successful... or last very long on-the-job.
  • Nation must address the 'student debt crisis' - Career Tools Article, May 2015
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Rhode Island U.S. Sen. Jack Reed says the
    nation needs to take significant steps to address the student debt
    crisis threatening the economy.
  • Is It Better to Interview First or Last? - Career Tools Article, May 2015
    by Justin Zackal
    You are invited to campus for a job interview and asked, ‘When can you come in?' Many candidates think they can gain an advantage when employers give them a choice of days and times by exploiting an order bias.
  • The Joy of Resilience - Career Tools Article, May 2015
    by Eileen Hoenigman Meyer
    Every March stellar college athletes showcase their talent in a most unrelenting arena--screaming fans, rolling cameras, tweeting fingers--how do they muster up any concentration amidst this chaos?
  • BYOB: It's Brew Your Own Beer at some colleges - Career Tools Article, April 2015
    by John Rogers
    POMONA, California (AP) -- A bachelor's in beer? A master's in malt? Not quite. But these days some U.S. colleges are teaching students to make beer as part of their studies.
  • Transitioning from Director to Dean or Associate Vice President - Career Tools Article, April 2015
    by Marta Segal Block
    Making any sort of career transition is difficult, but the transition between a director position and a dean or associate vice president (AVP) can be especially confusing. How do you put yourself on the market for a higher position? How do you know if you’re ready for that position?
  • Corinthian Colleges closes all 28 remaining campuses - Career Tools Article, April 2015
    by Kimberly Hefling
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Corinthian Colleges canceled classes Monday and shut down all of its remaining 28 ground campuses, displacing...
  • Resources Increase for Dual Career Searches - Career Tools Article, April 2015
    by Alison Herget
    Finding the right job in higher education is hard enough. But what happens when you're on the hunt for not just one, but two?
  • Career Fitness: Build a League of Advocates - Career Tools Article, April 2015
    by Peter Weddle
    Way back in 1956, the psychologist George Miller wrote a paper describing the limits of human memory.  His research found that the number of objects we humans can hold in short term working memory is 7 ± 2.  That's the amount of information we can effectively process at any one point in time.
  • Game of Thrones - College Course - Career Tools Article, April 2015
    DEKALB, Illinois (AP) -- Northern Illinois University is offering a course this semester on the HBO series "Game of Thrones."
  • A New Supervisor's Toolkit - Career Tools Article, April 2015
    by Marta Segal Block
    It hides under many wordings, but there's one interview question many candidates looking for their first supervisory position dread: What's your supervisory style? The question is hard because, of course, the answer is, "It depends." But "It depends" doesn't sound very professional.
  • STEM in Higher Education: Examining Why the "M" (Mathematics) Matters - HigherEd Careers Interview, April 2015   
    by Andrew Hibel
    From grade school to grad school STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) is a hot topic in education. According to the Department of Commerce, STEM-related jobs are expected to grow by 17 percent by 2018, whereas non-STEM related jobs are only expected to grow by 9.8 percent.
  • Big score: College bowl game payouts surpass $500 million - Career Tools Article, April 2015
    by Ralph D. Russo
    Thanks to the College Football Playoff, bowl games paid more than a half billion dollars to conferences and schools last season, the largest payout ever and an increase of almost $200 million from the final season of the Bowl Championship Series.
  • Beignets, Social Media, and Controversy at NASPA 2015 - Career Tools Article, April 2015
    by Marta Segal Block
    From March 22 through March 25, more than 7,000 student affairs professionals and would-be student affairs professionals descended on New Orleans to network, learn, and according to one controversy, flirt and drink (more on that later). An additional 300 or so people attended the conference virtually.
  • LinkedIn spends a billion on education company in aim to develop world’s first “Economic Graph”  External Article - Career Tools Article, April 2015
    by eCampusNews
    LinkedIn, one of the world’s largest professional networks on the Internet with more than 300 million members worldwide, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire lynda.com, an online learning company teaching business, technology and creative skills with the aim of helping people achieve their professional goals.
  • Pay Up 2 Percent for Hourly Higher Ed Employees - Career Tools Article, April 2015
    by Justin Zackal
    The first time the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) collected pay rates for hourly employees was last year, 2013-2014. That means that this year (2014-2015) is the first time CUPA-HR was able to compare rates and measure pay raises for hourly employees.