4 Elements to Become a Professional Resource Center

Are you looking for innovative ideas on how your professional association can continue to engage members? Or looking for new ways to increase membership? Research shows that career advancement benefits including training, certification/credentialing, and networking, are the most appealing features for individuals joining a professional organization for the first time.

Available in every YM Careers job board, Career Planning Portal was designed to give your members access to relevant industry career content and resources to help them plan for career success. YM Careers brings three powerful career development resources together in one convenient place to help your members build their dream careers, and makes your association a professional destination for existing and prospective members.

Go Beyond the Job Board

Resources available on the Career Planning Portal benefit members in every stage of their career, from entry-level to retirement. Give your members those resources in one easy to access location and solidify your association’s value with current members and prospects while becoming a destination for industry professionals looking for data on position titles, career outlooks, and salary insights for the industry you represent.

Connect active and passive job seekers with their dream job

Leading job board technology expertly matches top industry jobs with your talented professional members, providing individuals looking for employment opportunities with jobs posted by leading industry employers.

Recruiters interested in reaching your qualified members pay for that exclusive access, thus providing your association with another stream of non-dues revenue.

  • Jobseeker Benefits: Easy job search, job matching emails, and job recommendations based on prior searches.
  • Employer Benefits: Easy job postings, candidate screening and management, and high ROI products — such as job alerts, banner ads, and search engine promotions — to maximize exposure of job postings.
  • Staff Benefits: Advanced reporting and analytics for deep insights into job board sales, performance, and user behavior.

Provide deeper career insights and data

Encourage members to dig deeper into the data about their personal career growth. Support their ambitions for advancing in your industry by providing the position details they need to move forward or change direction in their career journey, such as:

  • Career descriptions
  • Activities performed in each role
  • “Day in the life” videos
  • Typical education levels for each role
  • Salary benchmarks
  • Unemployment data
  • Occupational outlooks
  • Employment statistics using local, state, and nationwide averages
  • Related occupations

Deliver powerful career resources and advice

Give your members the career advancement benefits they need to land the jobs they want to have. Include resources with your job board for all stages of professional growth —place resume writing tips, interview advice, networking ideas, and more at your members’ fingertips.  We offer these resources:

  • Job seeker articles, tips, and recommendations
  •  Résumé review
  • Career coaching
  • Networking through LinkedIn integration
  • Professional education recommendations.

Offer a look at potential careers with a sophisticated career pathing tool

Deliver an interactive online tool for your association members visualize their future career paths. By providing a platform for goal-oriented professionals to see different career paths to reach their overarching career goals, and the educations, skills and certification they need to achieve them, you can will become an invaluable career development resource your members turn to time and time again.

And with data on virtually unlimited careers at every professional level, you will serve your members valuable career data from early careerist to senior executives.

Becoming a one-stop professional resource center has never been easier. Provide a successful career planning portal for your members and attract leads interested in accessing professional insights, and set your organization up for growth and higher member retention in 2021.

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