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Job Seekers

APA's career resources can help you perform at your best as well as help you find and get the position you want, no matter your career stage. Find your perfect position and keep track of the positions you're pursuing using our job board.


When you select candidates from APA's membership, you know you are getting knowledgeable staff committed to continually enhancing their expertise. Find your perfect employee and track your job postings.


Choosing the Planning Profession

Discover what it means to be a planner and what it takes to become a professional planner.

Career Resources

APA/AICP 2016 Planners Salary Survey

Nonmembers may read the entire summary; members have full access to the comprehensive salary survey results.

Career Reality Webinars

APA's Career Reality Webinars offer members practical tips on job search and professional development issues.



The goal for mentoring at APA is to develop the next generation of planning professionals by pairing experienced individuals with those who want to learn more about their chosen profession. Get information on APA's Mentor Match at the National Planning Conference and get mentoring tips from APA Chapters.

Planning Career GPS

Resources from APA to help you advance your career and employability. Essential advice from industry professionals. Listen, network, grow.

Planner Profiles

APA members generously share stories about their planning careers and experiences. The profiles include an overview of the skills planners use, the path they've taken, and the basic work activities they engage in. A great place for students, new planners, and those changing careers to research the planning profession.


Post or search for RFPs and RFQs, manage your online information, and access the world's largest organization of planning professionals. Most APA members are qualified to make purchasing decisions.

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