President’s Blog: Opportunities Up for Grabs

J.McCradyBy Julie A. McCrady, SF IABC President

“Opportunities don’t often come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them.” – Audrey Hepburn

If you are considering a job change, now just might be the time to launch your search, according to a recent article in (“Top Job Hunting Tips for 2016,” by Karsten Srauss). The U.S. employment rate is at an 8-year low and the Society of Human Resource Managers claims that recruiters are having trouble filling open positions.

Here’s more good news for job seekers: Your membership in IABC can give you a leg up in your search for that next post.

To begin with, you have IABC’s Job Centre at your disposal. It lists job openings from throughout the Bay Area, across the country and around the world. The site lets you search by job function, industry, state and country. You can also sign up for job alerts and post your resume.

We all know that timing can be everything with job hunting. So, here’s another piece of good news for IABC members. Members have a jump on responding to jobs listed in IABC’s Job Centre. New jobs fewer than seven days old are available only to IABC members.

In addition, the IABC Job Centre is an excellent resource for member employers looking to fill open positions. IABC members receive reduced member pricing when posting jobs,, and IABC offers other perks to employers, including the option to email the job posting to IABC’s global network of more than 30,000 business communicators from around the world.

SF IABC’s JobBank is yet another job hunting resource to keep in mind if you are limiting your search to the Bay Area. Members and non-members alike can access posted jobs. What’s more, employers can post jobs to the SF IABC Job Bank for free. If your company has positions to fill, contact us for prompt posting of open positions.

Happy hunting to all!

World Conference Update

It’s hard to believe, but World Conference is just around the corner. Early-bird pricing, a savings of $200, is available through March 4. This year’s conference in New Orleans will feature keynotes from Geoff Colvin, Helen Marriage and Seth Mattison, more than 60 other speakers addressing the specific needs of communications professionals, and so much more. Hope to see you there!

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