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Appendix.

Putting It All Together: Creating Your Strategic Networking Plan

This is your opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind strategic networking plan based on the exercises and activities covered in this book. Think of your strategic plan as your personal networking roadmap to a successful future.

1. Identify your primary career goal. Be as specific as possible.

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2. List any challenges or obstacles you may face as you pursue your career goal.

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3. List all the networking activities you can engage in to help overcome challenges or obstacles and attain your career goal.

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4. List all current networking contacts that can help you achieve your career goal.

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5. List any prospective or target contacts who can help make your career goal a reality.

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6. List all the networking activities that would put you in contact with valuable prospective networking partners.

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7. Write your 30-second, three-sentence elevator speech.

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8. Name three current or prospective career mentors.

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9. List three specific actions you can take immediately to put your strategic networking plan into action.

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To ensure networking success, assign yourself the task of completing at least one networking activity each workday. Assign yourself 10 networking activities or assignments to be accomplished over the next two workweeks. Check off ( ) tasks as they are completed.


Day Task
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