Tag Archives: Professional association

Enrich Your Career Through Associations

Have you thought about joining an association but questioned investing the time and money? It’s time to re-visit the subject.  Seven out of ten adults are members of at least one association, which proves there must be personal or professional … Continue reading

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Hate Networking? Call It Something Else.

While true networking is about generosity, the term has a sleazy connotation for some people. Many job seekers feel it’s all about “hitting someone up for something.” They may have even been aggressively approached for a favor and vowed never … 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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Increase your Knowledge and Broaden your Network by Attending Industry-Specific Conferences

Later this month I’m heading to Charleston, South Carolina, to attend The National Resume Writers’ Association annual conference.  My motivation for attending is two-fold; not only do I get to sharpen my skills, I get to network with colleagues and … 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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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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Nothing Takes the Place of an In-Person Conference!

This past week, I attended The National Resume Writers’ Association’s conference, this year held in Portland, Maine. Though it’s nice to be able to interact with members virtually, I get more in the 3.5 days each year than I do … Continue reading

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I Want to Work in an Association – Now What??? Published!

I’m happy to announce that my book I Want to Work in an Association – Now What??? A Guide to Getting a Job in a Professional Association, Membership Organization, or Society is available!    In the works for nearly a year, … Continue reading

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Networking Internally (But Not the Seinfeld Way!)

I vaguely remember a Seinfeld episode where one of the characters (I think it was Elaine) took up smoking at work so she could hang out with the smokers during breaks. They kept getting promoted, and she wanted to build … Continue reading

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Volunteering Your Way Into an Association Job

I always knew that volunteering was good for the job search – it’s a great way to learn new skills, network, and explore other career options. Still, when interviewing association employees for the book, “I Want a Job in an … Continue reading

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