I honestly don't remember. I've been an active member of the Mind Tools Club for about seven years.
Mind Tools is my "go-to" resource for the numerous projects that I have completed in past organizations and am completing in my current role as Training and Development Manager.
I check for resources and tools at least three times a week.
There are so many tools and resources available on a myriad of topics from mentoring and giving feedback to leading others and delegating. I especially like the bite-sized training resources. I've used the delegating training and time management training recently with great success--huge time savings and economical to use these resources, rather than creating from scratch, or paying for an "off-the-shelf" product.
There are a lot of things that I really like about the Mind Tools Club, but if I were to pick one, I'd say, my favorite is the bite-sized training resources.
In addition to the bite-sized training resources, I find the various templates useful. I'm currently using the mentoring agreement template (with some tweaks) for our Summer internship program.
Where I spend most of my time currently is the leadership skill area. I am developing a leadership curriculum for my current employer and I find that these resources have helped me structure a program to include pre-, in-class, and post-activities.
Be committed to using the tool every day so that they can see the "real" value of the club; in my opinion, it takes a few weeks of exploring the site daily to really understand the many benefits/resources that are available.
I would absolutely recommend the Mind Tools Club to a friend and have. When you have a broad range of responsibilities, as I have, the Mind Tools Club is a "go to" composite of resources on any topic about the employee life-cycle, from recruiting to retiring. The resources are easy to find, which is a huge time saver, rather than searching endlessly for resources on the internet. And, the monthly fee for Club membership is so affordable.
To always be passionate about the work that I do and to do it for a company that appreciates it.
I'd advise to network, network, network with others in the industry (e.g. Learning and Development), read, research and learn as much as possible so that they have a broad knowledge base about what the industry is and the opportunities that are available.