It’s great that so many EAs, PAs and administrative professionals are attending free and complimentary training sessions and webinars at the moment. There’s a lot of valuable content out there and I applaud you for being proactive and using this period of uncertainty to commit to your continuing professional development.
With the turbulent world we are all experiencing right now it’s never been more important to bulletproof your career. We believe the best way to do that is with accredited training and qualifications. And whilst our accredited training and qualifications have a price tag on them* we know it’s a great investment for you and your current or future employers.
In this article we’ll share the benefits of this investment with you. We will encourage you to reconsider the “why-would-I-pay-for-training-when-I-can-be-learning-for-free?” mindset. We’ll shine a spotlight on the undeniable benefits of accredited training and qualifications versus (and complementary to) the “free stuff”. (*Whilst we know we are competitively and fairly priced in the market, we also know that the cost may be a barrier to you right now which is why we’ve launched our “TRAIN NOW PAY LATER!” scheme. You can defer payment to October 2020 or spread the cost over 5 monthly instalments.)
Being a member of a professional body will raise your profile and demonstrate your commitment to this profession
During your period of study you’ll have student membership of the IAM, one of the longest standing professional bodies for business and administrative managers in the UK. You’ll receive invites to CPD events in your area and a regular newsletter with up to date news and resources to support you.
Upon successful completion of a qualification with us and for an annual fee you can upgrade your student membership to full membership. One of the benefits of this is that you can add post nominal letters after your name – this looks impressive on your CV and your LinkedIn profile. And because membership status is commensurate with experience and level of study and not issued gratuitously it reflects your professional standing and demonstrates your commitment to continuing professional development.
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