Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Why Belong To A Professional Organization

Should you belong to a professional organization?

That will depend on what your purposes in life are.

If your goal in life is to learn as much as possible and always be advancing in your knowledge then, yes, you should join a professional organization.

If you just want to have a job and get yearly minimal raises, then no, you don’t need a professional organization.

If you want to be exposed to new opportunities for learning, new opportunities for advancement, new opportunities to meet people within your industry, then yes, you should join a professional organization.

If you are content to talk to the same people every day and to hold the same position for many years to come, then no, you don’t need a professional organization.

If you want to attend conferences, conventions, and workshop where you get to travel, meet interesting people, learn from each other, exchange ideas and more, then yes, you should join a professional organization.

If you’re content with your feet on the ground – and in one place – and don’t to expose yourself to new knowledge, then no, you don’t need a professional organization.

If you would like to find a mentor that can advise you on your career path, introduce you to influential people, and help you get your name out, then yes, you should join a professional organization.

If you don’t want any help and are sure you can do it on your own, then no, you don’t need to join a professional organization. Have you got the idea? Professional organizations can help you a lot in your career by exposing you to people, ideas, place, and opportunities.

So unless you are content to stay exactly where you are for a long time, check out some of the professional organizations for secretaries. The International Association of Administrative Assistants, The Association of Executive and Administrative Professionals, and The Association of Administrative Assistants are three organizations that you should look into. They all have both US and Canadian chapters.

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