General Professional Organizations and Associations for Networking

Since thousands of professional organizations are available, the best resources in this area are tools that help you find professional organizations and associations in your field that you can attend/join for successful career networking.

Associations on the Net — This site, from The Internet Public Library, lists organizations that have a Web presence, enabling you to explore groups you might want to join.

Gateway to Associations Online — Maintained by the American Society of Association Executives, this site provides a comprehensive directory to Web sites of business and professional associations.

Job-Hunt.Org: Directory of Professional and Industry Associations and Societies — a great directory of more than 1,500 groups, organized by industry.

WEDDLE’s Association Directory — This site lists several thousand associations from around the world by their primary professional/occupational focus and/or industry of interest. Maintained by WEDDLE’s, a research, publishing, consulting, and training firm.

Encyclopedia of Associations
To find organizations and associations offline, consult this library reference book, published by Gale Research, Incorporated.

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