“I feel that being a CIPD professional member gives me the credibility required within my field, especially when dealing with senior stakeholders.”
I've recently moved from Student to Associate membership. It's a professional level of membership.
As a CIPD member I really value the different ways in which I receive continued support in my career development – through the connections I've made with other members through my local CIPD branch, or getting new ideas and keeping up to date with best practice through CIPD's research.
In my recruitment role, I use the CIPD's Labour Market Outlook regularly. CIPD's research is helpful when advising my organisation on their recruitment plans.
I feel that being a CIPD professional member gives me the credibility required within my field, especially when dealing with senior stakeholders.
As an internal recruiter, being a member of the CIPD shows how recruitment has a place firmly within the wider HR remit. It also gives me recognition for the effort and hard work I've put in to gain Associate professional membership.
As a CIPD professional member I feel that I am recognised in terms of my level of experience and knowledge gained, both academic and professionally. I'm proud to use the letters Assoc CIPD after my name.
The CIPD supports my career development in so many ways. I receive excellent support and advice at local level through my branch in Swindon. They run practical seminars on developing technical and soft skills.
I've also noticed how the CIPD is improving its career support members, with the launch of my CPD Map, the new online career assessment tool for members. I'm also really excited about the new career support services, which are currently being piloted with CIPD Student members.
HR can be a difficult field to break into, and you really need to stand out to get ahead. Gaining a CIPD qualification and joining the CIPD is an excellent starting point. It leads to gaining professional membership, which can help you get noticed and further your career.