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: If you’ve read anything on networking you’ve probably heard the cliché "give to get." This can be a challenge during the job search when we feel like we are in the position of asking for help. Finding little ways to add value to our network can be simple – just take a few hints from the pros, small business owners. What do your real estate agent, insurance agent, accountant, and other service providers have in common? They find ways to stay in touch while adding value – be it through a local market report, a birthday card, or tax law updates. When you are networking, ask questions and listen for ways you can add value. If you want to throw someone, ask how you can help them!
In Northern Colorado, networking opportunities abound. Here is a select listing of local events for the week of January 29 - February 4:
Monday, January 30
Tuesday, January 31
Wednesday, February 1
Thursday, February 2
Friday, February 3
This Weekend (2/4 – 2/5)
Key Events Next Week
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.