Remember all the hard work you put in to develop your personal network? Now is an excellent time to show them your gratitude. Send out an announcement letter about your new job to all of your network contacts. Let them know your new address (if you have it), both home and work. Yes, you have now entered the life of dual phone numbers and addresses.
By keeping in touch with your network, you have planted the seeds for future contact. And now that you will also be well connected in the field, be sure to offer your support to anyone in need in the future. Once you have reached your initial goal, do not forget to extend a helping hand to others.
If your new job came directly through a network connection, it would be entirely appropriate to send a small gift, such as a box of chocolates, along with a personal note of gratitude.
And, if you still have time for one more letter, I would appreciate hearing your personal success story. You can reach me at:
…then type "Success Story" as the subject and tell me all about it. I would love to hear from you.