Category Archives: Education

How to Hit the Professional ‘Refresh’ Button in 2013

January is a natural time to pause after the rush of the holidays and look ahead with renewed vision, personally and professionally. Whether you are a young professional or you’ve been in your position for several years, now is the … 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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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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Job Search Networking Tips For 2012

Edited article originally written by Laura Raines http://www.ajc.com/business/12-job-search-tips-1291030.html As we ring in the new year, executive job seekers will find new opportunities in the 2012’s job market as well. According to the December Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, employers anticipate a … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Popular Software that Companies Look for in a Resume

In today’s job market, it would be easy to assume that you don’t need to list computer skills on your resume. Doesn’t everyone know how to use Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint? The surprising answer is ‘no’. Many job applicants don’t … Continue reading

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Should You Get a CAE or a Master’s Degree?

Not long ago, I attended a seminar at the Association Forum of Chicagoland about getting the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation. For anyone interested in a long-term career in the association industry, eventually aiming for it is a given – … Continue reading

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