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Sharper than ever. Part Two in a Series

Create a distinguished application package When writing a cover letter, be sure to write professionally and use correct grammar in an introduction and express specific interest in working for the college or university. Carefully review the expectations of the position to create an application package well aligned with the institution's ideas about a successful candidate. Avoid industry jargon – spell things out – not all committee members are familiar with certain lingo. Have someone (or several individuals) proof read cover letters and CVs or resumes with an eye for grammatical errors, typos and spelling errors. Typos, in particular, may disqualify a candidate from even securing an intervi

Jobs on the rise, but ultra-competitive market means applicants must be sharper than ever - Part One

A tight economy hasn't been kind to individuals seeking higher ed jobs in recent years. The economy hasn't been improving at a rate fast enough to accommodate the multitudes seeking administrative or management jobs at colleges and universities. According to the latest HigherEdJobs report, the number of positions in higher education was up for the first quarter of 2015 by about 3,200 positions over last year, but the increase pales when compared to 57,500 higher ed jobs lost from the third quarter of 2013 to the second quarter of 2014. The pros at Hyatt-Fennell Executive Search offer some considerations to help today's academic professional to be both realistic and strategic about a job sea

American Council on Education 97th Annual Meeting

CONTACTS: Cheryl Hyatt 724-242-0476 chyatt@hyatt-fennell.com {Pittsburgh, PA, March 6, 2015} Cheryl Hyatt, Partner, Hyatt-Fennell Executive Search and Jennifer Muller, Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Academic Keys are partnering to deliver a presentation at the American Council on Education’s (ACE) 97th Annual Meeting. The meeting will be held March 14 -17, 2015 at the Washington Hilton, Washington DC. http://www.aceannualmeeting.org/conference_schedule.cfm Cheryl and Jennifer will be presenting on the focus topic: What every University president should know before, during and after the search process. Their presentation is scheduled for Sunday, March 15th at 4:15 PM and is open to a

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