What should you do when you lose a job you loved due to a lay-off, a re-org, or new management? Regardless of the reason, losing a job that suited you so well can be profoundly unsettling. It's okay to have a period of mourning, but remember, you're well-prepared to find that fit again somewhere else -- because you know what the ideal leadership, culture, and role look like for you. Consider the steps in this guide for finding a new position you can love as much as the one you lost.
These days, taking or changing jobs in higher education is not a move for the risk-averse. With several small colleges closing due to financial troubles in the past couple of years, we didn't need Moody's "negative outlook" to tell us the industry is struggling. This trend has left many higher education job seekers feeling uncertain about their next career moves. However, with the right precautionary measures, you can make an educated decision about a potential employer.
Ever wonder how higher education differs among countries? Ian Newbould, who has led universities in the U.S, Canada, and the United Kingdom, provides a first-hand look at how university culture, governance, and funding in each location compares. All strive to support the aspirations of their young people. However, each country has its own way of approaching funding, assessing an institution's quality, and handling turnover at the executive level.