Tag Archives: association industry

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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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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Mix and Match to Find Your Dream Job

I often joke with my husband – an author of three Civil War books – that we could do a joint book tour. The target audience? People who want to find a job in a Civil War association. While it … Continue reading

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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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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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Twitter – a Must for Association Professionals!

If you’re in the association industry and you’re not on Twitter, you’re missing out on a huge opportunity. Association professionals seem to be among the most active posters in the Twitterverse, and much of the content I’ve seen is highly … Continue reading

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