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Top 10 Reasons to Become an NAAHP Member

8.30.2017

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Whether you are interested in strengthening your network, furthering your career or maybe just in need of a few more friends, the NAAHP can be a great option for you. Our organization can enhance your personal and professional development, provide networking opportunities, and you will be directly facilitating diaspora contributions to Haiti’s economic and social progress. Here are the top 10 reasons for joining the NAAHP:

#1 Broaden your knowledge

Our courses, seminars, events, and articles are here to keep our members up to date on the latest career development advice, research, and trends. Staying informed on career trends will only help you in the long run and will put you one step ahead of the competition.

#2 Take charge of your career

Take advantage of career resources. We have job listings online available exclusively to our members. This is a great way to find targeted job postings for your area of interest.

#3 Build a better resume

We have career resources available such as a free resume review or cover letter writing advice. Listing your NAAHP membership on your resume is impressive to current or future employers as it shows that you are dedicated to staying connected to your profession and to causes you believe in.

#4 Enhance your network

Networking is key for the movers and shakers of the community. Making connections is critical, and joining the NAAHP give countless opportunities to connect with like-minded professionals. For most people, creating professional relationships is important, and joining a group allows you to have a sense of security and trust. From this, you are able to support and help one another in reaching your professional goals.

#5 Be a leader

Professional associations give you an opportunity to develop your skills as a leader, and this is important not only for your personal growth but for your growth in your career.

#6 Become a mentor and/or mentee

Giving back can be the greatest reward and benefit. Participating in forums, chat groups or discussion boards sponsored by the NAAHP is also a great way to grow your network. This allows you to use your peers as sounding boards and often make some great friends with the same interests.

#7 Make new friends

Once we graduate from school, we know how hard it is to get out and meet new people. Use professional networking groups as an opportunity to escape the norm and meet new people that may give you a reason to come out of your shell a bit more and have fun.

#8 Give back to the community

Your membership dues and any donations you make fund our programming. The NAAHP supports Haitian professionals, students, and diaspora members reach their goals and advance professionally.

#9 Strength in numbers

Establishing a presence in any career field often demands working long hours in the office and bringing work home when the doors close. At the end of the day, you may have ideas for cultivating partnerships, yet not feel up to shouldering all the responsibility to organize them. With the NAAHP, you have access to an established support system of experienced people who are motivated to get things done.

#10 Stay inspired and stay motivated

Learn to love what you do. You may not even know that you love something, but it’s important to be proactive about things you discover on the journey. Join the NAAHP and discover something new today.

Dominique Elkind
Dominique Elkind

NAAHP Director of Membership

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