Most professional organizations keep up-to-date job banks that list opportunities submitted by employers and organization members. It’s a good place for employers to advertise if they’re in the market for someone who is skilled and qualified because joining a professional organization shows intelligence, commitment, and a willingness to seek and share knowledge.
Job banks can work the other way as well. Professional organizations can also allow you to run your own “seeking employment” ads. Advertising to this targeted market — your association peers and their employers — is a powerful tool on both a national and a local basis. Additionally, many of the local chapters of national organizations send monthly mailings of job openings and jobs wanted.
Employers often simply pick up the phone and call professional associations to ask for recommendations for job openings. Make sure your association knows you’re in the job market, whether or not you place an ad in its publication.