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Blog from the Job Hakr: Student Affairs Job Search

Blog from the Job Hakr: Student Affairs Job Search

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4 People to list as a Student Affairs Reference

It’s important to show your best self in the student affairs job search. That “self” comes across in various stages. It starts with your cover letter, continues with your resume, and eventually leads to your first round on campus interview. But how about when it comes to making a final decision about a candidate? Much of that decision depends on your references.

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How to Answer “What do you do?” when you’re unemployed in Student Affairs

Sometimes when you’re in between jobs, currently looking, or about to graduate from your grad program it’s hard to answer the question “what do you do?” Of course this is easier when you’re in the company of friends or other student affairs professionals. These are colleagues that you can relate and emote with. However answering this question for those outside of higher education can be a bit challenging.

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How to Follow Up on your Student Affairs Job Application

Shotgun Theory: It’s the theory that I’ve relied on to get as many student affairs interview opportunities as I can. Shotgun Theory is: the more shots you take, the more likely you are to hit. But this isn’t the best, or only way, to approach the student affairs job search. Sometimes just making a meaningful follow up with the hiring manager or search committee chair is enough to get your candidacy re-started.

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Five things to bring to an On-Campus Student Affairs Interview

The on-campus interview for student affairs professionals can be a tough one. The entire interview process is already long. But now you’re tasked with making sure that you are the best candidate that sticks out from their list of on-campus finalists. Much preparation goes into what you should do to prepare for the on-campus interview. But, not many people talk about WHAT you should bring to your on-campus interview.

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How to Network at a Professional Conference

Student affairs is both a pretty large and pretty small world. Most student affairs professionals in the job search succeed best when they can leverage their network to help them at the right time. Professional conferences are one of the most ideal places for networking. Here you can meet other liked minded student affairs professionals. Conferences provide opportunities to demonstrate your relevance and memorablity. The hard part comes when you have to pitch yourself. When to sell… YOU at the conference. Luckily you have a few options.

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LinkedIn for Success

The Job Hakr: Student Affairs Job Search: People use LinkedIn! But what is it? How can you set yourself up to use this powerful tool? LinkedIn is a professional networking site that your future colleagues will review to learn more about you and your background. How important is LinkedIn? With a properly created profile you are most likely to show up in the top esults for any search with your name.

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Why does the Student Affairs Job Search take so long?

The Job Hakr: Student Affairs Job Search: Why does the Student Affairs Job Search take so long? Millennia? Years? Months? If you haven’t been there before, then brace yourself for the dreaded LENGTH of the student affairs job search! This search (like many job searches in academia) is a long one. On average the student affairs job search takes about 119 days.

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Announcing the Job Hakr!

Announcing the Job Hakr: Student Affairs Job Search: The Job Hakr provides career advice, services, and insight to student affairs professionals in their career development process. Our featured product is the Briefing Book: a bespoke and customized guide that provides all of the relevant information, questions, and answers that these professionals need to ace their on-campus interview.

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