Currently, I’m working on the book, “I Want a Job in an Association – Now What??: A Guide to Getting a Job in a Professional Association, Membership Organization, or Society.” A good number of my individual coaching and resume clients work in or aspire to work in associations, and with good reason! They really seem to be the “best of both worlds,” those worlds being the corporate and traditional non-profit environments. While there are always exceptions, in general the pay is competitive with for-profit organizations, yet with the mission-driven focus of non-profits.
While many of the same career management principles apply across industries, there are always special considerations, resources, and “insider” information unique to each. I’m hoping to get the perspective of those who have been “in the trenches” – people who have conducted successful job searches, have transferred into associations from another industry, and those that have done the hiring. If you’d be willing to let me ask you 3-5 questions for the book, please contact me at Charlotte@weekscareerservices.com.