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Network in Northern Colorado: April 2-7

Research isn't just for scientists and students, it is the key to staying on top of trends in the new employment landscape.
Research isn't just for scientists and students, it is the key to staying on top of trends in the new employment landscape.
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Why networking?: Networking is no longer only for the unemployed. The reality of today’s economy is one of volatility where “stability” for professionals means having an up-to-date skill set and a strong network to help you land quickly when the next transition happens.

This week’s networking tip: Many times “networking” becomes a bad word, a synonym for making a sale or asking for help. If the thought of networking has another meaning for you, fear, consider a reframe. Instead of making a sale or asking for something that makes you uncomfortable, start with the goal of learning something new about an industry, company, position, or person. When meeting someone new or attending an event, set small goals – meeting one new person or learning something new that can keep you moving. It will make the meeting more comfortable for you and for others and increase your success rate!

In Northern Colorado, networking opportunities abound. A select listing for the week of April 2-7:

Monday, April 2

Northern Colorado Networking

College Planning Seminar

Money Talks: Financial Planning for Women

Tuesday, April 3

CSU College of Business 2012 Business Day

Longs Peak Net

South Fort Collins Networking & Coffee

Brew & Billiards

Wednesday, April 4

Conscious Business Connections

Envision Young Professionals

Fort Collins Chamber Green in Action

Mobile Workforce

Thursday, April 5

Greeley Young Professionals

Loveland Chamber Business After Hours

Women on Bikes

Fort Collins Car Care Clinic

Friday, April 6

Independent Realtors of Fort Collins

Wildly Successful Women NoCO

This Weekend (4/7 – 4/8)

Foodies of Fort Collins

Don’t Hike Alone Group State Park Snowshoe

Historical Places & Museums Meet-Up

Key Events Next Week

NoCO Writer’s Saturday Six Challenge

Fort Collins Foodies Greek Easter Dinner

Please share other events that might be of interest to others in Northern Colorado and check back next week for more opportunities to grow your network.

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