#FindSpark Impact: A Thank You Challenge

First off, thank you.

It’s been 5 years since FindSpark started as just an idea, a concept, and a plan for empowerment. It has since grown into a powerful community of the most ambitious young pros on the planet, and the best employers in NYC ready to harness their talent.

FindSpark has been setting up young pros for career success since 2010.

#FindSpark Impact: A Thank You Challenge

A throwback to one of our early events

We’re grateful to be a part of the careers of so many. To know your struggles, your goals, and to share in the excitement when you achieve something great. We don’t sugarcoat – we know launching a career in NYC, or anywhere, isn’t easy.

We also know that everything is easier when you have a strong network supporting you. You can find that network in FindSpark.

From our amazing speakers, to our employers and partners, and the community members who are not just here to advance their own careers, but also to find peers to collaborate with and support as well, FindSpark has sparked countless connections over the years.

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One of the best ways to strengthen those connections is to say thank you.

To do just that, we’re launching #FindSpark Impact: A Thank You Challenge, a campaign that gives you an excuse to say thank you to those who’ve supported you in your career.

We put together posts for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram that you can share to say thanks. Copy them below, use your favorite social media platform to tag 5 people that you’re grateful to have in your network, and use the hashtag #FindSpark so we can check out your posts. Encourage those 5 people to continue the challenge by reposting!

A simple thank you note like this will help you stand out. When you give back to your network like this, you keep your connections strong and remind people that you’re around, without asking for anything in return.

After you share your #FindSpark Impact challenge, there are a few ways you can say thanks to keep in touch with your network year-round. People don’t always reply, but more often than not, they’ll see that you’re making an effort – and they’ll remember.

  • Give back to your mentor by being a kick-ass mentee, and thanking them for their help.
  • Stand out to employers in an interview by saying thank you – right away.
  • Make your boss want to promote you and give you more challenges by saying thank you for the projects you’re given and what you learn.
  • Let your coworkers know that you appreciate them by saying thanks for the work that they do.

If we could, we’d tag every member of our community in our #FindSpark Impact posts. So when you read this, know that we’re saying thanks to you, an awesome member of our community.

We’d also like to thank some of our amazing partners who help us make it all happen:

  • Wix.com, our favorite platform for building a website with zero coding experience. Wix has made it possible for our community members to share their work and get noticed by employers.
  • Credit Karma, the best way to keep tabs on your credit. Credit Karma helps our community stay informed and manage their finances by providing free scores, reports and tips.

Your turn! Share the posts below to let your network know that you appreciate them. We’ve provided some images here, but we encourage you to check out our Facebook page to find pictures of you and your friends at our past events to share as well.


#FindSpark Impact: A Thank You Challenge

To celebrate 5 years of FindSpark, use social media to thank 5 people you’re glad to have in your network. Use the hashtag #FindSpark so we can check out your posts, and encourage those 5 people to continue the Thank You Challenge by reposting!

To post on Facebook or LinkedIn, copy the text below and tag 5 people from your network that you’re grateful to know:

#FindSpark is a community dedicated to setting up young pros for career success. As FindSpark turns 5 this year, I’m proud to be a part of this ambitious community. To celebrate, I’d like to thank 5 people who’ve impacted my career: (tag your 5 connections here!)
Now, it’s your turn. Repost this to thank 5 people who you’re proud to have in your network and make their day. findspark.com/findsparkimpact

To post on Twitter or Instagram, share one of the images below (we provided a caption, too!) and tag 5 people from your network that you’re grateful to know:

Proud to be in the #FindSpark community! Repost to thank 5 people in your network: findspark.com/findsparkimpact

Save your favorite graphic, or choose an image from our Facebook page, to include in your post!

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Check out some of our favorite #FindSpark Impact posts for inspiration. Share yours and we might add it here!

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About the Author

Emily is Founder and CEO of FindSpark. Passionate about the power of social media and networking; Emily has spoken at numerous colleges, conferences, and events including The International Youth Leaders Assembly at The United Nations, SXSW Interactive, Internet Week, Mediabistro's Social Media Bootcamp, Time Inc, Columbia University, and New York University, among others. Emily is also an adjunct professor, teaching social media and career courses at multiple colleges. Learn more about having Emily speak at your next event and follow her on twitter @EmilyMiethner.

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