New program provides relocating spouses and partners with job search assistance
Individuals who relocate from another part of the country to take a position at Dartmouth often have a spouse or partner who needs to make a career transition as well. Since October 2007, the Office of Human Resources has been offering professional guidance and job search information as core services of its Dual Career Network (DCN) program. The program is available to spouses/partners of new faculty or staff who have been hired as the result of a national search or who have lived in the Upper Valley for two years or less.
Working with a DCN consultant, an individual has access to referrals, networking opportunities, and employer contact information, in addition to assistance with résumé writing and interviewing skills. There is no charge for DCN services.
Of the more than 20 spouses/partners who have utilized the service to date, 25 percent have found jobs either at Dartmouth or at area employers.
For more information, contact Denise Robbins at 646-3765.
Retirement planning sessions begin
More than 125 employees and their guests attended Human Resources’s “Planning for Retirement” seminar on April 19. The event was designed for individuals over the age of 50 and featured detailed presentations by representatives from Fidelity Investments, TIAA-CREF, and the Social Security Administration. Topics discussed included retirement income planning, retirement distribution options, and an overview of Social Security benefits.
“Response was great,” says Dianne Kenney, director of benefits, “and we’re planning on this being an annual event. Throughout the year, we’re also going to offer general retirement education sessions as well as an event like this one for people under age fifty.”
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Last Updated: 12/17/08