Below are a list of links to professional and industry associations that could be useful for obtaining career related information and finding out about networking opportunities.


AIGA, the professional association for design, is the place design professionals turn to first to exchange ideas and information, participate in critical analysis and research and advance education and ethical practice.

American Institute of Architects

American Society of Interior Designers
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a nonprofit professional society representing the interests of interior designers and the interior design community. 8 defined areas of interior design are featured on Network ASID, an on-line program featuring specialized information, news bulletins, membership info, reports, puboications, product options/availability and more. The site also offers links to information on trends in interior design, career paths, educational information, etc.


Association for Finance Professionals 
The Association for Financial Professionals in Bethesda, Maryland, supports more than 14,000 individual members from a wide range of industries throughout all stages of their careers in various aspects of treasury and financial management.

American Bankers Association
This association has developed a job resume bank where job seekers may search the database and are invited to post a resume.

Association for Investment Management and Research 
The Association for Investment Management and Research is a global, nonprofit organization of more than 36,000 investment professionals from over 80 countries worldwide. The site includes JobLine but it is accessible to members only.

Financial Executives International
FEI represents 14,000 senior financial executives from over 8,000 corporations throughout Canada and the United States. The Career Services link takes you to job openings posted and includes a CFO survey of what CEOs are looking for in their CFOs and discounted access to senior job leads (for members only). FEI Talk provides a virtual meeting place for members of the Institute (you can read messages only when you log on as a guest).

Financial Women International
Financial Women International, Inc. (formerly the National Association of Bank Women) is open to professionals from all sectors of the financial services industry, including commercial banks, savings and loan institutions, credit unions, credit providers, consulting firms, etc. Membership of the FWI offers many other services and benefits.


BioSpace has more than 375 news sources that form what is probably the most comprehensive breaking news compilation in the life sciences available anywhere. Other features include links to companies, organized by industries and market segments, an extensive calendar of biotech and pharmaceutical-related events, lists of bioscience-related publications and more. You can receive BioSpace News delivered daily via e-mail (free).

Pharmaceutical Online
A virtual community and marketplace for professionals and vendors in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. This site offers links to product information, news, discussion forums and chat. Their Career Corner features a handful of job openings and place to post your resume.


Association for Women in Communications

American Advertising Federation
The AAF is a trade association that represents 50,000 professionals in the advertising industry. AAF’s 130 corporate members include advertisers, agencies and media companies that comprise the nation’s leading brands and corporations. AAF has a national network of 210 ad clubs and connects the industry with an academic base through its 210 college chapters. Includes a job bank and email alert feature.

The PRNetwork
An affiliation of public relations, marketing communications and advertising professionals who use the Internet to network about professional development, business, contract and employment opportunities. These include a searchable database of communications agencies and professionals; a job bank; PR news briefs; a professionally oriented newsletter; and information exchanges among professionals. Membership is $25 per year.

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), headquartered in New York City, is the world’s largest professional organization for public relations practitioners (almost 20,000 members). There are a number of resources to help you stay up to date, including a link to conferences and seminars. The Careers section of this site features a small number of positions and a place to post your resume.

Society of Professional Journalists
Membership organization for Journalists


Industry Link
Environmental Industry List of Links


American Public Health Association
The American Public Health Association (APHA) is the oldest and largest organization of public health professionals in the world. Visit the Public Health CareerMart to view and apply to job.

American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
This professional membership society for healthcare executives features a job bank but you must be a paying member to access it.


American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) 
Founded in 1944, ASTD is a premier professional association and leading resource on workplace learning and performance issues with a membership of 70,000 professionals. The site offers a job and resume bank and career resources, such as a salary survey (for members only). Other member only resources include research resources and discussion forums.

HRCA Human Resource
Designed for independent HR consultants in California, HRCA was formed to help fill the need for part-time, full-time, supplemental or project help within Human Resources. In order to view a list of available job openings, you’ll need a member log-in password. Simply contact Helen Frederick, HRCA Business Manager, at phone: (408) 248-HRCA, fax: (510) 553-0402or e-mail: to receive yours. You can also post a bio/resume.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 
Postings from the last 30 days by geographic location, by job title or by date of post. Or, you can search all listings for the past 90 days. If you are a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, you can sign up for a free e-mail subscription to the HR Jobs E-Bulletin, a daily bulletin listing all of the positions added to the HR Job Openings page.


American Library Association
Website links to job listings from American Libraries, ALA’s journal, as well as to individual state chapters with their own job listings.

Society of Competitive Intelligence 
In addition to job listings, this online community for knowledge professionals allows you to post a job wanted form to list yourself as a candidate. Additional career links include executive recruiters, salary information and job descriptions.


Association of Information Technology Professionals
IT related education, information on IT issues ad forums for networking with IT professionals can be found at this website for one of the industry’s leading associations.

Help Desk
Founded in 1989, HDI is the world’s largest membership association for help desk and support center professionals. Provides targeted information about the technologies, tools and trends of the help desk and customer support industry including newsletters, reports and an annual salary survey. Site includes a job and resume bank and forums.

Work IT

East Bay Innovation Group


American Marketing Association
AMA is the world’s largest and most comprehensive professional society of marketers, consisting of more than 45,000 worldwide members in 92 countries and 500 chapters throughout North America. The Career Center features a job and resume bank and an email agent to notify you of matching jobs. Lists jobs from marketing assistant to VP.

Business Marketing Association of Northern California

Communications Roundtable
The Communications Roundtable provides career and employment information and hyperlinks to other sites to help the more than 12,000 professional members of the 24 Communications Roundtable member organizations. The primary focus is on the fields of communications, public relations, information, marketing and related areas. Some of many site features include job postings, links to professional resources, newsgroups, books and publications.

Sales & Marketing Executives
SME-International is the worldwide association of sales and marketing management. Founded in 1935, SME is the primary forum in which the world’s top sales and marketing managers meet. A small number of job leads are listed here and you can post a resume. There’s a daily or weekly email newsletter and forums.


Animation World Network
A site for jobs, classes and information for animation professionals.

Association for Composers, Authors and Publishers

Digital Video Professionals Association
An association for new media professionals.

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
Labor union representing technicians, artisans and craftspersons in the entertainment industry, including live theatre, motion picture and television production, and trade shows.


This site offers jobs/freelance work, classes, community and news for media professionals.

Media Communications Association International Community of Media Professionals.
If you’re a media professional, you can search for a local chapter to foster networking opportunities.

This site offers resources for graphic arts and print industries.

National Association of Broadcast Employees and

The Online-Writing List
OWL is a discussion group for those who write, edit or produce for the online medium. Membership is required. There is also a regional networking page.

Web Professionals Organization
This site offers information and certification for web professionals.


American Society of Association Executives 
ASAE is the leading organization in the field of association management, of interest to those who manage trade associations, individual membership societies, voluntary organizations, and other not-for-profit associations, as well as those who provide products and services to the association community. The site has a Career Center, with job postings.

Association of Fundraising Professionals
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is the professional association for individuals responsible for generating philanthropic support for a wide variety of not-for-profit, charitable organizations.

Searchable database of more than 640,000 nonprofit organizations in the United States. Use advanced search feature to find a charity by subject, state, zip code, or other criteria.

National Council of Nonprofit Associations 
NCNA is a network of 38 state and regional associations with a collective membership of more than 17,000 community nonprofits. Career resources and links to job postings are available.


The Division of Independent Practice of the American Psychological Association

American Psychological Association

California Psychological Association

San Francisco Psychological Association


Project Management Institute
PMI is the leading nonprofit professional association in the area of Project Management. PMI establishes Project Management standards, provides seminars, educational programs and professional certification. Some of the site’s features are open to non-members, others require membership to access ($119.00 annually for an individual membership.) Job seekers may search the job bank without registering for membership. Membership is required to post to the resume bank.


American Purchasing Society (APS) 
APS is an organization of buyers, purchasing managers, executives, and others interested in the purchasing profession. Founded in 1969, it now has members from every state and 28 countries worldwide. Includes a section of job leads that you can browse.

Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
Formerly the National Association of Purchasing Professionals, ISM is a communication link with more than 48,000 purchasing and supply management professionals. The Members Only area of the site includes an extensive database of information, articles and other resources as well as the Online Career Center.


Calif. Career Development Association


The Job Forum

The Job Forum provides advice, resources and encouragement at group forums held every Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.

National Career Development Association

Silicon Valley Career Counselors