PROFESSIONAL BODIES

A great way to further enhance your career is to join one or more of the leading professional bodies that represent your career in yours and other industries.

There are many benefits, including professional qualifications, networking, attending conferences, seminars and events that tackle some of the key issues facing the industry of the day. They are also a great source of information and are useful in the pursuit of research across a whole range of subjects. They can very often point you in the right direction to obtain further information, or obtain new contacts.

You might also be interested in the many Wireless And Mobile Industry Events happening across the globe.

With regard to the UK, here are the essential links to professions that can help you in both the technical and the business sectors:-

Business/Corporate

UK

  1. The Chartered Institute of Marketing. You'll find this site has some very good connections with marketing and commercial agencies worldwide, all of which have links from their website, along with a whole raft of useful marketing and research articles to help you with your search.
    www.cim.co.uk
  2. The Interim Management Association
    www.interimmanagement.uk.com
  3. The Institute of Direct Marketing
    www.theidm.com
  4. Market Research Society
    www.marketresearch.org.uk
  5. The Institute of Sales Promotion
    www.isp.org.uk
  6. The Institute of Public Relations
    www.ipr.org.uk
  7. The Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development
    www.cipd.co.uk
  8. The Law Society
    www.lawsociety.org.uk
  9. The Institute of Chartered Accountants, England & Wales
    www.icaew.co.uk
  10. The Institute of Management Accountants
    www.cimaglobal.com

USA

  1. The Institute of Management Consultants
    www.imcusa.org
  2. AMERICAN MARKETING ASSOCIATION
    www.marketingpower.com

Technical/Engineering

UK

  1. The Institution of Engineering and Technology
    www.theiet.org

USA

  1. The Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers
    www.ieee.org