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    AN ATTRACTIVE CAREER PATH

AN ATTRACTIVE CAREER PATH

The Young Pro-Files AN ATTRACTIVE CAREER PATH Young professional trades medical career for position at his family’s agency By Christopher W. Cook In the insurance industry, certain dedicated young professionals stand out among their peers and are members of an elite squad of individuals. These are their stories. “Dun dun.” What’s going on here? The name Young Pro-Files gives off an X-Files vibe, yet the introduction is along the lines

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    GETTING YOUR FEET WET WITH SOCIAL NETWORKING

GETTING YOUR FEET WET WITH SOCIAL NETWORKING

Young Professionals GETTING YOUR FEET WET WITH SOCIAL NETWORKING Tips for using LinkedIn and Facebook for your business By Christopher W. Cook Previously in Young Professionals … If this were a video production, a cool montage would be inserted here, maybe with a car chase, some explosions and lots of dramatic dialogue. Use your imagination. That was fun. Back to reality. Last time, we discussed social media best practices shared

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    BUILDING A BUSINESS SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE

BUILDING A BUSINESS SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE

Young Professionals BUILDING A BUSINESS SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE With a number of platforms to choose from—some tips on where to begin By Christopher W. Cook In the October 2020 issue of  Rough Notes, I wrote an article about evaluating one’s online presence and company social media policies. With 79% of the United States population having at least one social media profile, as reported by Statista in 2019, marketing on social

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    DISCUSSING DESIGNATIONS

DISCUSSING DESIGNATIONS

Young Professionals DISCUSSING DESIGNATIONS Tips for beginning a journey toward knowledge By Christopher W. Cook In November 2017, I began writing  a series called “Aah, the acronyms,” which discussed the value of obtaining one or more professional designations. I put my BFA in creative writing to use with the articles’ entertaining titles, in which I came up with alternative definitions to represent each designation (e.g., CPIA—not Creative People Imagining Aliens,

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    UPDATING DUE TO UPGRADING

UPDATING DUE TO UPGRADING

Young Professionals UPDATING DUE TO UPGRADING Stay on top of clients’ lifestyle changes that would require additional homeowners coverage By Christopher W. Cook “Some people hit the bottle. Some people hit the books. Some people storm the Capitol, some second-guess parenthood.”                          —Blink 182 Quarantine. There have been mixed reactions to the mandatory stay-at-home orders issued during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rock band Blink 182 had some

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