FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
YM Careers by Community Brands Launches “Career Planning Portal” to Transform Association Job Boards into Unmatched Career Growth Destinations for Members
Niche data, resources and tools make associations an indispensable resource where members research, plan and prepare for every career stage
PETERSBURG, Fla., December 15, 2020 – Community Brands, the leading provider of business management, commerce, and payment solutions for member-based organizations, today announced the launch of Career Planning Portal, which will be included in every YM Careers online job board as a valuable new resource for association members.
Career Planning Portal’s unmatched breadth and depth of career resources will help associations acquire and retain members throughout their career journey, as members can now rely on association websites to discover career insights, visualize career progression, and achieve their career goals.
YM Careers powers nearly 3,000 niche association career centers, more than any other provider in the industry. YM Careers job boards connect more than 1 million employers with tens of millions of job seekers and have generated nearly three quarters of a billion dollars in non-dues revenue from employers that purchase job ads to recruit the niche talent registered on an association’s career center.
The new Career Planning Portal is the first of its kind in the association job board industry, transforming career centers from transactional websites where employers and job seekers connect to dynamic career destinations where professionals research, plan and develop their careers based on data, trending and forecasting insights.
“Many associations lack the resources to provide valuable niche career planning content to their industry’s professionals, and in doing so miss a critical opportunity to recruit, engage and retain members,” said Tristan Jordan, General Manager, YM Careers. “The Career Planning Portal, integrated with YM Careers, delivers associations a turnkey way to offer this information to members and prospective members, and solidifies their role as the premier career growth resource for the professionals they serve.”
The Career Planning Portal can include three key elements:
Provides professionals with access to detailed data, trends, and forecasts about niche careers, including:
- Growth outlooks for various jobs in the profession – including government estimates for future job creation by role and location
- Compensation ranges by region or nationally, and on a salaried or hourly basis
- Sample “day in the life” videos with practical examples of what it’s like to perform specific roles
- Summaries of typical activities performed by jobs in the profession
- Knowledge, skills, and education levels typically required for each job
- Recommended open jobs based on the professional’s interests
Provides career planning resources and coaching (which can be gated or ungated), including:
- Industry-specific articles, tips, and recommended best practices
- Expert resume reviews
- Access to experienced, professional career coaches
Previously called Career Journey™, Career Pathing allows professionals to envision the potential career paths in their field and includes related titles within a specific field, job descriptions, salary ranges, relevant skills, and recommended/required courses and certifications as well as open jobs available on the association career center related to the career search
Additional enhancements to Career Advice and Career Pathing are planned for 2021.
About Community Brands
Community Brands is the leading provider of cloud-based software and payment solutions to associations, nonprofits, K-12 schools and faith-based groups. Through innovation and technology, the company empowers more than 120,000 clients and partners to succeed faster, grow stronger and achieve social good. Organizations adopt Community Brands software to manage memberships, career centers, learning, accounting, mobile giving, peer-to-peer fundraising, donations, admissions, enrollments and events. Using these engagement platforms, customers of all sizes create meaningful and lasting experiences for their members, donors, volunteers and families. Headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA, Community Brands serves the social good community in nearly 40 countries. To learn more, visit communitybrands.com or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.