Category Archives: Association Career

Associations Lead The Pack When It Comes To Employee Benefits

While salary is important to everyone in the workforce, sometimes benefits mean just as much. An organization that provides robust healthcare, flexibility, and a good number of vacation days can sometimes mean more than a higher paycheck from somewhere else … Continue reading

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Targeting International Association Jobs

A recent article in the ASAE newsletter discussed opportunities for associations following the Arab Spring. While the article focused on the Middle East and Northern Africa, there are likely new opportunities in whichever country you’d like to work in – … Continue reading

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Happy Fourth of July – Let’s Celebrate Associations in America!

While there are fantastic associations around the world, the U.S. has some extra reasons to celebrate. According to the ASAE’s Association FAQ page, the first American settlers created trade guilds modeled after British traditions, so that people in the same … Continue reading

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The Association Industry’s Most Underutilized Employee Benefit

Just this morning, I attended a CEO-led panel discussion at the Association Forum of Chicagoland. While I knew that many associations offered tuition reimbursement, I was astounded to learn how few took advantage of this free education – only 5-6%. … Continue reading

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Fortune 500 Recruiters All Rank Networking in Their Top Job Search Strategies…Are You Doing Enough?

Networking has always been an important tool in career development – they say it’s all about “who you know,” right? It seems to ring truer than ever in our social media-crazed society, as evidenced in a recent survey of 10 … Continue reading

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Want To Move? Build Your Association Network In A New Location

As a follow-up to my last post becoming a member of associations can help you make a geographic move. If you’re targeting employers in an area in which you have no network, cultivating a base of local contacts can make … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget To JOIN Associations

One of the reasons the association industry remains a “secret” sector is because people only think of joining them – not working for them. Do association employees do the same thing in reverse? Do they forget the impact that membership … Continue reading

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Do You Ever Really Quit An Association?

Maybe it’s the shared “fighting for a cause” environment, but employees that move on from associations tend to feel like alumni. This isn’t unique to the association world, but I have noticed it seems to be more common than in … Continue reading

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Could Working in an Association be Good for your Health?

Recently, a study came out that said volunteering could increase longevity – if you were doing it to truly benefit others and not for self-serving reasons. This made me wonder about two things. First of all, is it even possible … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Get a Call Back. What Did I Do Wrong?

Even in the best of times, job hunting can feel like tossing your resume into the open sea. Now, with record numbers of applicants, you may not receive a response at all. Career experts agree that if resounding silence is … Continue reading

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