Should You Join A Professional Organization? If so, which one? - Part 4
AEAP – The Association of Executive and Administrative Professionals
The Association of Executive and Administrative Professionals is an organization designed for administrative professionals on all levels. The goal of the AEAP is to promote the professional development of members and increase and improve the benefits available to association members. They have many services free of charge, as well as optional ones that may be purchased at a discount.
Members of the AEAP receive access to a monthly newsletter, Executary; access to their salary survey, which provides current data on salaries by state, job title, and industry; access to an online Member Directory, access to their job search services, access to the AEAP Forum; AD&D Insurance coverage, as well as discounts on books and other educational opportunities.
Membership in this association is a little more complicated than some of the others. They have four membership levels for residents of the U.S. and Canada, then two membership types for anyone living in any other countries. In the US and Canada they have Basic, Basic Online, Premium, and Premium Online memberships. You can pay for one or two years of membership, with a small savings on paying for two years at a time. The online membership is also slightly less expensive. Online membership includes all of the benefits of the regular level you choose, except that you can only view an online copy of the newsletter and you will not receive a printed copy in the mail. One-year memberships range from $39-$74 and two-year memberships from $73-$128.
For more information about the AEAP visit their website at: www.theaeap.com or on Twitter @ExecutiveAA.