Professional Associations can provide you with a wealth of information and resources that can be beneficial in your job search and overall career development.
Benefits of joining
- Networking: In person meeting opportunities, access to member only linkedIn groups, access to member directories.
- Mentoring: Meet and learn from successful professionals, identify contacts that can assist you to grow in your field.
- Professional Development: Identify hidden jobs, learn industry specific tips for customizing your resume and delivering interview responses.
- Education: Attend industry specific panel discussions, learn about new trends, obtain access to articles and attend conferences.
- Career Navigation: Demonstrate an interest in your field, keep your eye on the market, hear what others are seeing in the field.
How to find an association
- Ask your network for recommendations
- Search the web with your area of interest + professional association (cloud computing + professional association)
- Career One Stop's directory of associations