The career trajectory of a membership professional can be challenging and comes with an expectation that you have acquired expertise in marketing, membership engagement, business development, customer retention and soft skills including management. When you do attain proficiency in these skills, it is notable that within the membership sector that progression is not guaranteed. We often see candidates leaving organisations that they are passionate about … Continue reading Are you ready for a promotion?
In our previous blog post, Getting Your Membership Career Sorted in 2019, a number of ideas to improve your prospects of finding your next role this year. One of the ideas was attendance at conferences. In this blog post we will look at this in a little more detail, so here are our three top tips! 1. Attending events expands your network You will get … Continue reading Using Conferences to Boost Career Development
January is a great time to create your goals for the year when it comes to your work and career. Here are the top ten ideas on how to manage your membership career effectively in 2019: Look for opportunities in your current role Think about your current role and the business plan for your organisation. What projects and activities are coming up this year that … Continue reading Getting Your Membership Career Sorted in 2019
It is critical for membership organisations and associations to attract the right candidates for new and existing member facing roles. It is important we: a) Ensure Job Descriptions are clear, concise and accurately communicate the requirements of the role b) Contain a person specification that will effectively communicate the knowledge, experience and capabilities required c) Advertise roles in places where the target audience will be … Continue reading MemberWise Launches Membership Focused Job Description Templates
The membership community has culturally tended towards direct recruitment rather than working with agencies whether as a candidate or client and I can often understand why. Recruitment consultancies traditionally have a reputation of being purely about the bottom line at best and at worst, negligent, thoughtless and rude. Too often we hear negative feedback regarding extortionate fees, no or little rebate period for an unsuccessful … Continue reading Making Your Recruiter Work For You – Part I:
As a recruiter we place adverts on behalf of clients on a daily basis. Often these are for roles that they have advertised on multiple sites for lengthy periods of time with no success yet as an external body we go on to fill them. So what do we do differently that may assist membership bodies looking to hire in the new year? When placing … Continue reading How do you want to engage your future membership staff?
CPD is something which may be on everyone’s mind – as membership professionals you will often be providing this to your members, but what about your own? Common questions that get us thinking about our career include; What have you achieved this year?; How can I add value to my team; What have I done personally to secure success; areas of potential growth and what … Continue reading CPD – focus your attention to futureproof your membership career
Following the successful launch of the MemberWise Network’s new Jobs Board, MemberWise Jobs, in September we are pleased to announce a strategic partnership with leading membership sector recruitment agency, Huntress. Our exciting new partnership will deliver the following great benefits to MemberWise Network members: Free recruitment information and advice for membership organisations/associations One-week priority focus on urgent roles Free face-to-face career mentoring sessions at our … Continue reading MemberWise and Huntress Partner for Job Search and Staff Recruitment
There are thousands of professionals supporting a variety of membership bodies and associations. This is a group of highly engaged professionals who, in short, love their jobs. Why? That is a good question and we asked our members for some of their reasons. This is what they said. “There is so much marketing and communications activity around commercial organisations and I like to look hard … Continue reading Why work in the membership sector?