There are so many good reasons for your association to have an online career center. It offers members a valuable, year-round benefit and helps you support members throughout their career journey.
According to the Community Brands Member Engagement and Loyalty Study, job opportunities rank in the top 10 of most important benefits to members of professional associations. The same study shows that job opportunities are fundamental for recruiting and retaining members (especially those in the first five years of their careers) and continuing to support them throughout their career journey.
So, how can you get started with an online career center? How do you find the right job board technology? What’s the best way to grow your career center once it’s in place?
Here are some of our top resources to help you through each phase of your association’s online career center:
You know it’s time for a new online career center. But there’s one thing you still need to do before moving forward: Convince your board. You board needs to understand how a well-executed online career center can help your association provide ongoing member value while generating non-dues revenue for your organization.
Here are some resources to help you build a business care for a new online career center solution
- Guide: Gaining Board Approval for a New Online Career Center Solution
- Article: How to Convince Your Board it’s Time for a New Career Center
Finding the right online career center software
After painting a convincing picture for your board, it’s time to find and propose the career center technology that will help you reach your goals. The right technology will help you realize the full potential of your online career center.
Here are two helpful resources on what to look for when choosing your organization’s ideal career center technology:
- Guide: Career Center Software: The 5 W’s
- Article: How YM Careers Helps Associations Support the Member Journey
101 Ways to Grow Your Career Center
Using and growing your online career center
Your career center has tremendous potential. Once it’s in place, it’s time to make the most of it to increase member engagement and retention as well as drive revenue.
Here are some helpful resources:
- Increasing member engagement
- Increasing member retention
- Increasing revenue
Take the next steps
You might just be getting started with an online career center. Or, maybe you’re looking to take your career center to the next level. Either way, these resources will help you move forward with an online career center that provides a great member experience and drives additional revenue for your association.