The following resources are available to benefit U.S. IEEE members who are unemployed or anticipating an involuntary career transition:

REDUCED DUES

If unemployed through involuntary termination and actively seeking employment, or if your income has fallen below certain levels, you can request a 50% reduction in your IEEE and society dues/assessments (including publications).  Contact IEEE Member Services at 1-800-678-IEEE for details.

INSURANCE

Bridge the gap between employers with IEEE life, catastrophe health , disability and personal insurance.

2016 IEEE-USA EMPLOYMENT SURVEY

This report on the 2016 IEEE-USA Unemployed Members Survey provides a comprehensive portrait of IEEE's unemployed U.S. membership and offers insights into the causes -- and remedies -- for loss of employment among technical professionals.
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CONSULTING & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Can you put your skills to work as a self-employed consultant or entrepreneur?  Explore these alternative career paths and network with fellow professionals through IEEE-USA's Alliance of Consultants Networks and the Entrepreneurs Resources page.  

IEEE-USA's eBOOKS & WEBINARS

Choose from a variety of career and employment IEEE-USA's eBooks and currently archived webinars. New eBooks and Webinars are continually being published and produced to assist members with their careers and employment strategies.

LOCAL IEEE SECTION & PACE NETWORK PRESENTATIONS

To assist unemployed or at-risk members, IEEE-USA has developed six sets of Power Point Slides with Speaker's notes to help local sections and PACE Chairs conduct meetings focusing on:

These slides were prepared by the IEEE-USA Employment & Career Services Committee in an effort to assist members in improving their resume and cover letter writing skills. The slides also were designed to better prepare your members for what they might expect while interviewing. These presentations explore: What REALLY matters, appearance, behavior, topics to avoid, questions to ask, salary negotiations and what to do after the interview. We hope these slides will help you to help your local section members in their job search and interviewing skills.

CAREER TRANSITIONS — QUICK RESPONSE TEAM

Are you just one of a number of IEEE members affected by a downsizing or lay-off at your company? If so, then IEEE-USA may be able to provide advice and assistance on next steps through an on-site workshop delivered by one of our Quick Response Teams. Contact IEEE-USA for details.

CALCULATE YOUR WORTH

During your job search you will want to evaluate your worth in the marketplace. Try IEEE-USA's Salary Service. The Salary Service will provide you with a complete range of full-time income from primary sources being paid to U.S. IEEE members - electrical, electronics or computer engineers and scientists - in specified employment situations. 

If you are planning to become a consultant you may be interested in IEEE-USA's 2016 Consultant Fee Survey Report results.