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What Makes A Great Business Development Director

Business Development Directors (BDDs) have very demanding and challenging roles; because they’re responsible for developing continuing membership growth. Consequently, they have to be able to identify potential business opportunities,  build profitable long-term relationships so that their organisation is as successful as it can be, by both increasing revenue and maximising profits. In addition to using…

5 Steps to Handling Those Career Blues Feelings

What do you do when the January blues don’t disappear in February?   Do you still feel plagued by a Groundhog Day sensation at work? Maybe you’re convinced that your career or even your life isn’t heading in the right direction.   The good news is that Spring is just around the corner. Now’s the perfect time…

How Successful People Stay Calm Under Pressure

It’s easy to assume that stress is always a bad thing.   However, the truth is that you need some level of stress in your life. Feelings of pressure can motivate us to accomplish incredible things. According to research, stress can even support the formulation of new brain cells that prepare you to tackle the challenges in your membership organisation.    Stress becomes a…

What Makes a Great Senior Membership Officer?

Finding the right people to lead and support your membership team is crucial. Though every organisation has its own concept of the “ideal” employee, most roles demand specific competencies and proficiencies.   Previously, we discussed what you might look for if you were hiring a head of membership for your team. Today, we’ll be continuing our series of recruitment advice, with an insight into…

Why Introverts Make Great Membership Employees

When people think of introverts, they often imagine shy, nervous and withdrawn people.  However, the truth is that introverts can be valuable parts of your membership team. These people might not be as loud or imposing as the extroverts. However, they will approach issues more methodically, analysing each project, and finding the best solution for the task…

How to Make Your CV Stand Out to Hiring Managers This Year

The new year brings countless opportunities for new trends, job-seeking techniques, and hiring strategies. However, one thing remains reliably steadfast in the recruitment world, and that’s the ongoing importance of the CV.   In 2019, your CV will continue to be one of the most crucial documents you can take with you into the job market. Every hiring manager…

5 Ways Your Professional Body Can Leverage the Potential of AI

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are hot topics in any industry today.  Smart technology has the potential to transform the way we live and work, simplifying and accelerating various aspects of our lives. Already, reports from Forbes suggest that 80% of companies are investing in AI.   For professional bodies, this new and disruptive technology presents an opportunity to…

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