Networking at Chamber of Commerce Events
You never know who may be able to direct you to your next employer. Attending networking events at your local chamber of commerce could be a worthwhile avenue to try. You will probably find representatives of companies both large and small. It’s not a place where job seekers tend to flock, so, the opportunities could be wide open.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce maintains an online directory of member organizations throughout the U.S. If you happen to be located in the Denver metro area, there are quite a few chamber organizations from which to choose. Some events will require a charge but casual events after work may not.
Whenever you network, aim to engage people in conversation by either making small talk about something of general interest or, lead people to talk about their business or about themselves. Save inquiries about jobs last and when you take the plunge, take a sidestep by asking for suggestions. Don’t forget to look professional.