Welcome I Support Learning, Inc. Students and Teachers!
To help acquaint you with the association, the WebProfessionals.org membership committee has assembled this site with the following:
* Welcome letter
* Why join a professional association
* Benefits of being a WebProfessionals.org member
* Steps to take advantage of your one year complimentary membership courtesy of ISupportLearning and WebProfessionals.org
Why join a professional association?
Professional organizations are a great way for those just starting out in their careers such as students to make connections in their industry.
Industry organizations and professional groups are an untapped goldmine of the job search and career advancement universe. Associations run the gamut from clubs to international membership organizations. Every industry has at least one association and many have student chapters.
Be active. Many associations are run by just a small handful of people, many of whom also juggle full time jobs. This means they’re thrilled for any assistance, particularly from a motivated professionals and students. Consider volunteering for a task that will help build your experience (writing an article for their newsletter then put this on your resume as experience in your field.
Leverage the role. It’s perfectly acceptable–encouraged, in fact–to list volunteer work on your resume. Hiring managers look for meaningful volunteer experience and a true connection to your line of work when making decisions. Don’t be shy about touting what you’ve done with an influential group in your field.
Key Benefits of belonging to a Professional Organization
A professional association (also called a professional body, professional organization, or professional society) is a non-profit organization seeking to further a particular profession, the interests of individuals engaged in that profession, and the public interest.
Reasons to be an active member in WebProfessionals.org:
Meet great like-minded people!
Opportunity to showcase your experience through peer to peer discussions or public speaking.
Bullet item on your resume
See what opportunities and challenges are in the industry[ies]
Access to experts in the field – speakers, other members, sponsors
SWAG – discounts or free books, magazines, access to webinars, e-learning, certification exam vouchers
References other than your mom, dad or teacher
Free or almost free training – most of the organizations have meetings focused on educational content
Exclusive or early notification of job opportunities
As the President of a professional organization, Webprofessionals.org, I often hear about job opportunities directly from industry leaders and recruiters looking for their next technical Rock-star or leader. They know that most of the people that regularly attend or participate in our meetings are passionate about their craft and are interested in staying at the front of the pack. In this economy, most organizations can afford to hold out for the best. Position yourself to be one of them!
Steps to take advantage of your one year complimentary membership courtesy of ISupportLearning and WebProfessionals.org
Please complete the following form with ” I Support Learning and WebProfessionals.org” in the subject line. We will contact you in a day or two.