Asian American Heritage Month – Career Resources

Yesterday I attended an Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) celebration to commemorate the contributions of people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent in the United States. Below are several professional associations, web resources and books dedicated to helping Asian Americans advance their careers and contributions in the workplace.

Professional Associations

The largest organization, National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP), provides its members with the tools and resources to further career advancement and to empower Asian Americans to become great leaders, as well as, reliable employees. To find more about the NAAAP and other organizations, read Dan Woog’s article Top 16 Asian American Professional Groups.

Job Portals

There are niche career sites for Asian Americans that provide job postings, career management tools and resources needed to successfully navigate in U.S. workplace. A few of the more comprehensive portals are the Asian American Success Center, Asian American Village of,, and the NAAAP Career Center.


Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling: Career Strategies for Asians by Jane Hyun

Invitation to Lead: Guidance for Emerging Asian American Leaders by Paul Tokunaga