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1he CandldaLe role
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ClC roles

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Communlcauon, Collaborauon and AblllLy Lo LxecuLe
Lvolvlng Lmphasls
Historical
Improve service
Contain costs
Run large technology/
process change
projects
Provide technical
leadership
Manage Risk
Recent
Catalyze digital learning
strategies
Enhance research
competitiveness
Enable analytics
Optimize technology
adoption
Create capacity to
innovate
Achieve sustainability

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Maklng ?our Case
Transition Cartoon
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resenung ?our 8rand"
If possible, arrange to be recruited.
Ask for an informational interview first.
Prepare a concise, tailored resume.
Cuanufy accompllshmenLs
1allor descrlpuon of experlence
Cover letters arent perfunctory.
LsLabllsh Lhe basls for your lnLeresL
PlghllghL slgnlcanL, relevanL accompllshmenLs
roacuvely address anomalles
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Cover Leuer
Cover Letter Tips
CusLomlze for each opporLunlLy
Crganlze conLenL (beglnnlng, mlddle, end)
locus on speclc experlences ln your background
LhaL allgn wlLh Lhls role
AnuclpaLe quesuons, explaln gaps
Mlnlmlze [argon
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8esume

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Resume Tips
CusLomlze Lo each opporLunlLy
LsLabllsh scope and scale of your posluon
lnclude a professlonal prole
PlghllghL slgnlcanL accompllshmenLs
uon'L forgeL Lhe fundamenLals

Search Commluee lnLervlew
Committees are testing
candidates on multiple
levels:
uepLh of experlence and
knowledge
AblllLy Lo communlcaLe
clearly and persuaslvely
ersonallLy, energy and
sLyle
Leadershlp presence
The interview is an
audition for:
Pow you would lnLeracL
wlLh cablneL or board
WhaL you are llke as a
colleague
Pow you perform under
pressure

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1yplcal Cuesuons
Why do you want this job?
How have you failed and what did you learn?
What resources will you need to be successful?
How do you develop a culture of service?
How do you optimize the use of technology?
How can technology help institutions gain a
comparative advantage?
How do you create and diffuse innovation?
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And, be ready Lo ask your quesuons.
Managlng ?our Career
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Lssenual Lxperlences
Build the depth of your experience:
Plan for an institution, organization or service
Vision get the institution, a department or
individuals to stretch
Prioritize demonstrate how you apply scarce
resources to maximize impact
Lead develop people, build capacity,
challenge your team
Influence create change without authority
Deliver improve services
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lf you are a rlslng ClC
Build experience working outside your primary
portfolio.
Develop a point of view on broader higher
education and IT issues.
Work with faculty and understand their
perspectives.
Proactively address predictable areas of doubt
leadership, strategy, risk.
Seek opportunities that align with your deepest
area of experience.
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lf you are an experlenced
ClC
Continue to broaden your experience
research, instruction, constituent engagement.
Deliver results in areas of strategic importance
to your institution.
Become a leader in your professional
community.
Contribute to institutional strategy and decision-
making.
Develop your rising leaders.
Articulate your key accomplishments.
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1hank ?ou


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