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Advice for Young Career Seekers

I was recently interviewed for a newsletter for the guidance and inspiration of youth. I love helping young people find their niche. When I was young I had several professionals who helped me refine my goals, and I believe very strongly that it’s important to pay it forward. ...




Top 15 Words to Include (and Avoid) in Your Resume

You don't have much time to make a good (or bad) impression with your resume. According to a CareerBuilder survey, 17% of surveyed hiring managers spend 30 seconds or less, on average, reviewing resumes. 68% spend less than two minutes. Thus, nearly every word you include in your resume can either help get you noticed or knock you out of contention. ...




5 Things You Must Bring on Your Next Interview

Interviewing is both daunting and nerve-wracking. Similar to a first date where you must make a good first impression or suffer the consequences of not getting asked out a second time, a job interview is a high-stakes courtship.
 
The more prepared you are, the more likely you'll tame that bundle of nerves and exude confidence. ...




Teaching Community College: Benefits and What to Expect

If you’re considering teaching in higher education, you might not immediately think of applying to a community college. It’s true that they’re not as prestigious as state or private institutions: your title is never going to have the same ring to it as if you were employed at Harvard. ...




Academic CVs: 10 irritating mistakes

Applications to academic jobs are notoriously convoluted, particularly to posts which combine teaching and research. Typically the CV will be one document among a groaning dossier that might well comprise a cover letter, a research statement, a teaching statement, sample courses or syllabi, and even (on occasion) a diversity statement. ...




12 Ways to Optimize Your Resume for Applicant Tracking Systems

You filled out the job application, updated your resume and clicked “Submit.” But as the days or weeks pass, you never receive a phone call or email from the employer. What happened?
 
Unbeknownst to many job seekers, a whopping 72% of resumes are never seen by human eyes. ...




The Pay's Not Always Great, but Academe Has Its Benefits

During the eight years Jessica Erb has worked at Southern New Hampshire University, her employer has offered up a feast of benefits that is probably every bit as valuable as her salary.
 
After starting as an administrative assistant at the university's Nashua satellite center, Ms. ...




Consider Pros and Cons of Working in College

Some students need to have a job, but it’s smart to restrict the number of hours, research shows.
 
For some students, working in college is a necessity; for others, it is simply a desire. Whatever the reason, however, it's important to know the pros and cons of working while in college before agreeing to take a job. ...




Diversifying Higher Education Faculty

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2014 there were more than 20 million children under 5 years old living in the United States, and 50.2 percent of them were minorities. These children make up the future generations of college students in the United States.  Colleges today are already beginning to reflect these changing demographics of the U. ...




10 Things to Consider Before Changing Jobs

In today’s career world, it is not uncommon to seek a job change once or twice or even five times in one’s professional career. However, before immediately you take the plunge; there are some things to take in to consideration. The last thing that you want to do is make a bold career move that you’ll regret for years to come. ...