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Network in Northern Colorado: Feb. 6-12

Networking is key to managing your career. Get weekly tips here.
Networking is key to managing your career. Get weekly tips here.Networking strategy from A Strategic Advantage.

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: Most people find networking difficult because they feel like they are imposing on others. Instead of focusing on making a sale or getting a job, try going in with a bigger picture focus – learning more about prospective customer needs or about an industry you are targeting. A great goal for a networking meeting is to meet 3-5 new people (so you can do intentional follow up with each contact) and have good rapport with all of them when you leave! Sales professionals usually take a few calls to make a sale; meet someone a few times before you offer your services or ask for help. This “ask” preferably comes after you have built a relationship and helped them!

In Northern Colorado, networking opportunities abound. A select listing for the week of February 6-12:

Monday, February 6

Northern Colorado Networking

TJ Maxx Hiring Event

Tuesday, February 7

Executive ACE Exchange

Networking Fort Collins

Longs Peak Net

Digital Gunslingers & Ethical Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, February 8

Colorado State University Spring Job Fair

Caregiver Conversations

Blue Lions Networking Group

Your Electric Bill: How to Cut Costs

Greeley Chamber Business Before Hours

Thursday, February 9

Water Café Series: Water & Energy

Downtown Business Association Board Meeting (open to the public)

Word Play Literacy Theatre with Helen Thorpe

Friday, February 10

Simply Red Team Fort Collins Benefit

Loveland SweetNight Dance

Greeley Young Professionals

This Weekend (2/11 – 2/12)

Colorado Home and Garden Show

Home Buyer Education Class

Be Local Winter Farmer’s Market

NoCO Raw

Key Events Next Week

Northern Colorado Networking

Broomfield Workforce Center Job & Resource Fair

Fort Collins Chamber After Hours

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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