After you've received a job offer--or while you're happily employed--it's easy to let your network grow cold. As I've said many times, since 75% of good jobs come from friends, that's a mistake. This newsletter is designed to help you keep in touch, even if briefly. It could be personalized with inside name, address, and salutation; that would be better.
BRUCE D. ROBERTSON, CPA
4325 Buffalo Road | N. Chili | New York 14514
H: (716) 594-2766 | C: (716)595-2269 | email@example.com
5500 Interstate N Parkway, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30328
O: (404) 952-4727
F: (404) 952-4814
Many exciting things are happening in my life since I wrote you last spring. First, I have become a facilitator for the Management Roundtable (TMR).
TMR, a national organization headquartered in Denver, Colorado, consists of groups of 10-15 CEO's or Senior Level Managers. I like that TMR provides such a great opportunity for these individuals to meet monthly for issue resolution, management development, enrichment/education, and mutual support. I am organizing TMR's first group in Rochester, New York. CEO's will start meeting early next year.
I have just begun my second year of teaching at Roberts Wesleyan College. My favorite courses last year included Strategic Planning, Managerial Accounting and Motivation, Money and Banking, and Income Tax. This fall I initiated a job-search workshop class for all business seniors. Each student develops and manages his own MBO's for resume preparation, job network-building, and practice interviewing.
This summer, I spent a month visiting Colorado and western New York. In Colorado, I was again part of the Breckenridge Music Institute's choir workshop. We premiered a two-piano piece by Berger based upon Psalms l18 & l19. Rafting down the Colorado River was my risk-excitement for the summer. In New York, my sons and I visited many parks. We found the waterfalls in the western New York area fantastic. Brian loved Niagara Falls. (Sorry Colorado, nothing there comes close to these beauties.)
As to the future, the first meeting of The Management Roundtable in Rochester will be held January 20th. In addition, my parents and I are planning a business/pleasure trip to Europe, May & June. I will also be offering a new course this spring entitled International Business. With my special interest in international affairs, I am really excited about this new offering.
May you all have a blessed and successful fall and winter.
Bruce D. Robertson