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Key Networking Resources

1. Key Readings
Here are some key articles that to take your networking to the next level. Click on a title to open the associated pdf file in a separate window.

Leave Them Wanting To Know More
The Stepping Stone, January 2010
Copyright 2010 by the Society of Actuaries, Schaumburg, Illinois. Reprinted with permission.

The Effective Elevator Pitch

How To Sabotage Your Career Networking
The Stepping Stone, April 2007
Copyright 2007 by the Society of Actuaries, Schaumburg, Illinois. Reprinted with permission.

Career Search Networking
The Stepping Stone, July 2003
Copyright 2003 by the Society of Actuaries, Schaumburg, Illinois. Reprinted with permission.

2. Key Resources
Without a consistent 'keep in touch' strategy, no matter how good you are at initial contacts, you will miss the boat on the power of your network. Here are two resources I use to keep my network refreshed and growing:

For an absolutely terrific addition to your "keep in touch" strategy, check this out - select the "Click to Send a Free Card" option to test it out:

Send Out Cards

My Career Tips newsletter has been an essential element of my 'keep in touch' strategy that has propelled my business forward; my distribution list now exceeds 8,500! Constant Contact has made it easy to produce and distribute Career Tips, and to maintain my distribution list. If you would like to check out their service, drop me an email at John@JHACareers.com and I will send you a ‘referral’ form that gets you a 60 day free trial, and both of us a $30 credit if you ultimately decide to sign up.

3. My Career Growth Assessment
OK, this isn't actually a networking resource. However, if you are interested in exploring what you can do to ensure you are making the most of opportunities for career growth, I invite you to take my Career Growth Assessment. Just click on the link below, and you will be taken to my assessment survey, which should take you no more than 10-15 minutes to complete. When I receive the completed assessment, I will reach out to schedule a 20-30 minute conversation to debrief you on the results. Those who have taken advantage of this have found it valuable and insightful!

Career Growth Assessment