Professional Associations and organizations are a great source of passive candidates. These groups focus on an industry or a discipline, and allow people with similar interests to network together. The group’s focus can be technical or functional (G&A). The larger ones have local chapters throughout the nation.
Functional (G&A) Examples:
- AAA (American Accounting Association) – For Accountants, Finance Specialists, Controllers, etc.
- AMA (American Marketing Association) – Dedicated to serving the educational and professional needs of marketing executives
- CSCMP (Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals) – Worldwide professional association dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of research and knowledge on supply chain management
- SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management) – Largest organization for HR professionals including HR Generalists, HR Managers, HR Diversity, HR Business Partners, Compensation, Benefits, Employee Relations, and University Relations
- ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) – Known for Mechanical Engineering, but also collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, standards, and certifications
- IACSIT (International Association of Computer Science and information) – For Computer Science and Information Technology
- INCOSE (International Council on Systems Engineering) – Dedicating to the advancement of systems engineering
- IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) – The largest engineering association in the world with a focus in Electrical and IT/Systems Engineering Continue reading