I am a huge joiner in groups and associations as I believe in the power of networking as well as for information and learning. Joining associations can also be a great networking tool, as you can network with people in the industry you want to be in; they offer opportunities to learn of job opportunities; and they offer a chance to show off your skills by volunteering to serve on committees as well as through mentorship. Here are three organizations that are career-related and that offer all of these opportunities. You may find a new career path for yourself in the making!
1. The Association of Career Professionals: www.acpinternational.org
2. The National Career Development Association: www.ncda.org
3. The Career and Adult Development Network: www.careernetwork.org