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Which Professional Association(s) do you belong to (and why)?


by @panoramica 6yr  | 3 comments

Iโ€™m thinking about joining a Professional Association.

Iโ€™m interested in networking, mentoring (being mentored), access to discounted services (e.g. insurance) and notification of other things that Iโ€™m currently not doing but should be doing.

Iโ€™m not so interested in othersโ€™ perceptions, e.g. looking more professional/trustworthy.

Iโ€™m based in New Zealand but curious about the international associations as well.

A quick Google gives me the Institute of IT Professionals http://iitp.nz/ in New Zealand.

Thanks,
Dan

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IMHO any association is still only as good as your connection with the members and how well they interact. Lots of groups promise a lot, but deliver very little. Personally, Iโ€™d only join a group, where Iโ€™ve attended at least a couple of events (online and online) and see how folks interact.

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@kasutan 6yr

Hi Dan,

Iโ€™m a member of Freelancers Union: https://www.freelancersunion.org
They are mostly focused on the USA, but anyone can join. They offer insurance services (I donโ€™t know if those are available outside of the USA). They have a blog and newsletter with relevant content. Forums (โ€œhivesโ€) are a bit quiet.
Magalie

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@kasutan, thanks for the link. Whatโ€™s the main value that you get out of your membership?

@tangovagabond, do you mean from a networking perspective, or the financial/protection benefits that come from the deals that are negotiated for a large group?

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by @kathrynoh 7yr 6 years ago  | 0 comments

I recently lost/misplaced my ATM card and need to get it replaced. Iโ€™m currently in Thailand but leave early next month so figured I could get it sent to my next place, in Phnom Phen. However, the person Iโ€™m renting off has said itโ€™s very insecure and difficult to send mail to a residential address so to go ask if I can get it sent to the embassy. Iโ€™m only there for less than a month though and donโ€™t want to be cutting it fine again.

Is there any other way to receive mail?

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Is Bangkok's internet good enough for professional VOIP?


in Bangkok , Thailand by @douwe 8yr 7 years ago  | 10 comments

Hi everebody,

I am new on nomadlist. We are from Holland but are now living in Spain.
We have a home based telemarketing company which is based in Holland. We work with a Voip connection in Spain where we call to Holland. This works perfect.

We are thinking of moving to Bangkok. Best way to find out is to test offcourse, but before that I was curious if there is someone here who has experience with a good voip connection from Asia to Europe.

Thanks in advance for your answers!

Douwe

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