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Most student affairs positions require a combination of both education and experience. Even if your background does not include student affairs, your experience can be translated into student affairs.
As you explore the idea of working abroad in the field of Student Affairs, these important things that you will need to know to make your job search easier.
New staff members are an important asset to your operation. There is no greater moment of possibility than when a candidate arrives at the doorstep, and it is our role as hiring managers to make it a memorable experience.
Moving from the upper-level management to the executive-level can be intimidating. Nothing can substitute for solid preparation: performing well in your current position, learning from mistakes, and intentionally developing a career path.
As I navigated through the job search process, I witnessed many colleagues worried and concerned with questions like “What if I don’t get an interview?”, “How do I show them I’m qualified?”, “What if they don’t like me?”, and so on. Instead, I asked myself what the search was doing for me based on what I was looking for in an institution. While searching for a job, it is a worthy investment for you to understand what matters to you throughout this process.
If you want to attract the best candidates, it’s important to approach the on campus interview not as a process, or dare I say test of endurance, but as an experience designed to make candidates feel excited about the possibility of working for your institution. How do we approach crafting a top-notch interview experience?
We have all heard the old adage about what assuming does to you and me. Yet, we continue to make assumptions, almost every day, about students, the campus we work at, our co-workers, and the community we live in. There are numerous assumptions that student affairs professionals and higher education administrators should never make.