Becoming a Certified Association Executive shows commitment to association management; CAE can make difference in job search.
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Execs negotiating employment need a lawyer with right temperament, knowledge.
Broadening your experience is key: Get out of your silo, volunteer for new opportunities, be active in association-community events.
Review position description and send cover letter, but don’t pester search consultants.
Associations want top executives who make every dollar count and are savvy about tech; strategic planning also important.
Circumventing established hiring process could annoy committee members; all communications should flow through search consultant.
Top executives seeking protection from job termination should seek regular reviews, reasonable severance.
Age discrimination is illegal, but hiring organizations want to see skills kept up to date.
Former head of GCCA expects CEO candidates to lean forward and take notes.
Incoming CEOs often make major staff changes, for many reasons; senior staff owe allegiance, but should protect themselves.