Trailing Spouse - Job Hunting
Staffing Services
Whether you’re interested in full- or part-time work, staffing services are one way to find a job. Many staffing services focus on hiring individuals with a specific skill set, whether it’s secretarial, financial or trade-based, for part-time or temporary positions. Several staffing services have nationwide locations while some are specific to the Colorado or Denver region.

Some Denver staffing services include SOS Staffing, RemX Financial Staffing, Express Employment Professionals, J. Kent Staffing and Rossi Staffing. Some national staffing companies include Adecco, Kelly Services, Manpower, Spherion Corporation and KForce. Visit their websites to start your job search.

NETWORKING—VIRTUALLY AND IN PERSON
In this digital age, face-to-face networking seems to have fallen by the wayside, but studies indicate that more jobs are found through referrals than through online job searches. To network, jobseekers should contact everyone they know in their professional life. Jobseekers should be prepared to explain quickly about their skills and recent experience. Commonly referred to as the “15-second elevator speech,” being prepared with this overview can make a big difference. To learn more, visit www.15secondpitch.com, where you can discover ways to focus your thinking on what is most important.

Another useful online tool now essential for networkers and jobseekers is to join LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com), an online network of more than 25 million experienced professionals from around the world, representing 150 industries. By staying “linked in” with your professional network, you’re always connected to people who may know of open positions or know of a contact at a company you might be interested in approaching. It’s about being more effective in your daily work and opening doors to opportunities using the professional relationships you already have.

Furthermore, there are many networking groups based in Denver. Many cater specifically to professionals of a certain industry, age or gender:
  • Young Nonprofit Professionals Network: This group caters to young professionals looking to advance their careers and engage in nonprofit leadership. Founded in San Francisco in 1997, this network has more than 30,000 members in 29 chapters around the United States, including one in Denver. Visit www.ynpndenver.org for more information.
  • The Alliance of Professional Women: The Alliance is a networking group for professional women in Denver. The Alliance sponsors networking events and socials as well as continuing-education courses and scholarships for members continuing their education at Denver colleges. Visit www.apwcolorado.org for more information.
  • Denver Gay Professionals: This organization sponsors networking and social events for gay professionals of Denver. Visit www.denvergayprofessionals.com for more information.
  • Denver Young Professionals: This organization, found at www.coloradoyoungprofessionals.com/denver/, is for young professionals looking to network with other professionals their age and have fun. Members of Denver Young Professionals don’t have to worry about moving and losing membership either. They are also members of the Colorado Young Professionals Network.

Once you find a job or join an industry, there are many other networking opportunities available. Other networking groups include the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Denver Chapter Payroll Association, International Facility Management Association and many, many others. Social networking groups affiliated with universities and private organizations are also popular.

Relocating to Denver Partners
The Relocating to Denver directory on www.RelocatingToDenver.org works with local Denver businesses to provide an overview of company history and workplace environment as well as available positions. These companies seek to hire the best talent moving to the Denver area and have your information and résumé sent to their HR department directly. Use the NIXOR job board to request more information and apply for job opportunities before your move to help you hit the ground running when you arrive to the Denver area. It is one-stop shopping for learning about your new city and joining the workforce.

   
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