Tag Archives: Association Forum of Chicagoland

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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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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UNtargeted Networking

As part of your ongoing career management, targeted networking should be a part of your life. Whether you attend regular industry meetings, volunteer on internal committees, or join discussion groups on LinkedIn, building relationships with people in your field is … 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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Leads Galore!

At least it sure feels that way this week! I occasionally post association job leads to my Twitter account and on Monday, decided to do it every day. The result? I couldn’t keep up! Between job boards on ASAE and … Continue reading

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