I have many students who will be graduating in December 2007. Many more will follow in May 2008. What can they expect? Many are thinking long and hard about that question.
I speak often with my students about careers and how to get good jobs. I still believe that the best way of learning about and getting good jobs is through professional association membership. IABC and PRSA are there for our continued professional growth. That includes educational programs and resources to help us progress in our careers and networking opportunities to connect us with other professionals.
Dedicated professionals seek other dedicated professionals to fill job vacancies. Where do these dedicated professionals congregate? You guessed it, in professional associations.
Among the many benefits of professional association membership is current information on salaries. This is valuable in helping professionals see what the market is doing and to see where they are compared to others in the profession.
For students who may not have seen it, here is the link to IABC’s recent Profile survey about salaries and job satisfaction in the profession: