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February 27, 2012 — 3 Ways to Make Your Resume Stand Out

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Career Workshop & Webinar Series
Looking for or thinking about a new job? Then, register now for our Career Workshop. Learn three ways to make your resume stand out and get tips on how to perform well during an interview. Your registration includes free access to webinars on career mappingsalary negotiations and new job strategies. Or, discretely register for each webinar for just $25. Finally, remember to attend our Career Fair for free! 


Association Forum Members in the News
Congratulations to Gary LaBranche, CAE, current CEO and president of the Association for Corporate Growth and, former CEO and president of Association Forum who was recently honored as the Association Trends Association Executive of the Year; the first Chicago association professional to receive the honor in over twenty years. Also, a big congrats to our own Heather Swink, CAE, executive editor of FORUM magazine who was honored as a TRENDS 2011 Young & Aspiring Association Professional. Read the Association Trends article for further information.


Last Chance to Attend CMS Demo Day
Learn how to empower your staff to add content, edit and manage their own sections of your organization’s website when you register for CMS Demo Day held tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 28. See demos from leading CMS companies. Have your questions answered and discover what your association needs in a CMS partner. There’s still time for you to bring a colleague (member or non-member) for just $25!


Get a Free Financial Boost & Apply for a CAE Scholarship
Pursuing your CAE can be an expensive journey. That’s why the Association Forum of Chicagoland Foundation, Million Dollar Round Table and Johnson Lambert want to help those who may not have all of their CAE expenses paid for by their employer. Apply for a scholarship by this Friday, March 2, to receive financial assistance in your pursuit of the CAE designation.


Orlando's $4 Billion Transformation
The destination has added new hotels, the Amway Center arena, restaurants, attractions and a biomedical cluster — all during the past two years. Visit the new Orlando.


Thriving in Chaos: CME Strategies, Solutions & Success
The regulations regarding industry and association interactions are changing and increasing in complexity. From exhibits to sponsorship to grant-making to Continuing Medical Education, how can you keep up? Join leading Chicagoland health care association professionals on Wednesday, March 21, for Thriving in Chaos: CME Strategies, Solutions and Success, the first program in our Medical Meetings series.


Be Prepared: G8 & NATO Summits Coming to Chicago 
World leaders will gather in Chicago this spring for the G8 and NATO meetings on May 19-21. Activities will begin a week or more in advance and organizers expect 7,500+ attendees. The Secret Service and Chicago Police intend to have as few disruptions to business or other services as possible. However, four permits have already been issued for protests. Stay informed on how these events can affect your organization. Visit www.alertchicago.org to sign up for alerts regarding traffic and other important notices.


Sign Up to Be a Mentor or Mentee this April 
Members who want to develop new skills to meet professional goals and give back to the association community should participate in The Peer Exchange program, a complimentary mentoring program. We’re pairing mentees with mentors for three months based on mentors’ experiences and mentees’ goals. Review program guidelines, volunteer expectations or to volunteer for the April paring.


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