From Standalone to AMC: Key Considerations for a New Hire

From Standalone to AMC: Key Considerations for a New Hire

By: Bill Yanek and Erin Roberts

For an association professional, the move from working at a standalone association to working at an association management company is no small change. Here's what AMC employers should look for in potential employees coming from standalone associations, plus what new AMC employees can expect when they make that transition.

In August 2012, Forbes.com reported that "The average worker today stays at each of his or her jobs for 4.4 years, according to the most recent available data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but the expected tenure of the workforce's youngest employees is about half that." For millennials (born between roughly 1977 and 1997), Forbes notes that this could mean 15 to 20 jobs over the course of a working life. ...