Trying to get a university job can involve a lot of waiting. Colleges hire according to budget cycles and school year cycles. They often have cumbersome approval chains for filling higher education jobs, and there are usually a multitude of people involved in the process, all of whom have their own timetables.
So what do you do while you are waiting? Clearly you continue applying to other jobs; remember, you don’t have a new job until you are actually moving into your new office. However, there are other things you can do to increase your profile. Below is a list of 6:
Not only are you building your resume, but you are increasing your contacts. You never know if one of those contacts might be able to help land your dream higher ed job.
Dindy Robinson has many years human resources experience in higher education institutions.
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