Category Archives: Association Career

No Time For Career Management? 10 Things You Can Do In 10 Minutes

Ongoing career management – even when you’re happily employed – can go a long way towards advancement and security. But who has the time? On top of working a full day, we all have other things on our plate. The … Continue reading

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Don’t Fear the Salary Negotiation

It goes without saying that this part of the interview process is the most nerve-wracking for job seekers. The single most common reason I’ve heard cited for this is that candidates are afraid that negotiating will eliminate them from consideration. … Continue reading

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Dispelling the Myths of Working in the Association Industry

Imagine what you could do if you had access to a “secret sector” of jobs suited for graduates, career changers, and executives. The idea may seem far-fetched or too good to be true, but the association industry is one such … Continue reading

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Want To Work From Home? Associations Could Be Your Ticket.

In light of the recent company policies set forth by Yahoo! and Best Buy – both companies recently mandated that all employees need to work on site – many people might think that telecommuting is no longer an option for … Continue reading

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Q&A: How to Find a Job in an Association When There Aren’t Any in Your Area

My friend (and editor of “I Want to Work in an Association – Now What???”) Jason Alba recently passed the following question on to me: “I’m an association executive looking for work in the San Francisco Bay Area and elsewhere. … Continue reading

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Job Transition

Transitioning jobs is one of the most complex decisions many people will make this year. Questions, doubts, and fear will come from every angle and often from many directions at once. Two of the biggest questions are, “How do I … Continue reading

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Three Ways To Uncover Hidden Jobs

Recently, I heard someone say that the hidden job market IS the job market, and it’s true. There are more jobs available than are ever advertised! There are countless reasons why, but many employers start unofficially scoping out talent long … Continue reading

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Q&A: CVBs/DMOs as a Career Option

Most professionals have probably noticed that Convention & Visitors Bureaus (CVBs)/Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) work closely with associations. And, they’re also somewhat “secret” industries that few people are familiar with. Since this sector is worth exploring if you’re thinking about … Continue reading

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Find Career Mentors – Today!

When thinking of the word “mentor” most of us picture a one-on-one relationship. Usually, many of us see this person as guiding us throughout our careers, giving us advice, and meeting with us regularly. While all that can – and … Continue reading

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Q&A: Working in an Association – HR’s Perspective

When it comes to salary, benefits, and getting hired, people in Human Resources are a wealth of information. Recently, I contacted Joy Lynn Hyer, SPHR, to get her insights on these topics. Joy Lynn is Compensation/Survey Analyst for the Management … Continue reading

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