Once you get a job, it still may benefit you to keep networking. Forming relationships with some very important people can give you an increase in job security. Below are the 4 people that you can benefit from having a relationship with…
1. Management. This one may seem like a no brainer, but some people still may not know how important it is to have a good relationship with your boss. Your employer is responsible for why you have a job and they can also be responsible for why you lose it! But don’t overlook the importance of the assistant managers and district mangers. Each manger has a decent amount of power and they all can have a say in who stays and who leaves. The best way to form a good relationship with management is to do what you are hired to do–and that is be a great worker. It is always a good idea to be friendly towards them, but most importantly, be an exceptional worker.
2. Human Resources. These people play a large part in how employees are handled from recruitment to training. They are especially important to someone who has just been hired or looking to be hired by a company. You want to always make a great impression on human resources because they are the ones that help get your foot in the door and could be the ones that help get your foot out the door as well.
3. Co-workers. First, I must say that it is important for you to get along with all your co-workers, but let’s place more emphasis on the ones that work in the same position you work in. It is wise to form relationships with these people because they share commonalities with you. Therefore it should be easier to form a real friendship with them more so than human resources or management. You can extend the bonding outside of the workforce by getting together after work for lunch. Just remember that you and your fellow co-workers are the ones that really keep business running smoothly, so work as a team instead of working against each other.
4. Security. Even though they may not do what you do, the security officers’ job is just as important as yours. Without these people, you may not feel as safe and secure at work as you do now. They provide a stable and safe atmosphere, and they are values in the eyes of human resources and management. So never underestimate the benefits to bonding with them.
Quite frankly, everyone at your job is important enough to form relationships with, but these people are most important because they play a big part in how the company operates on a day to day basis. Networking is not just about trying to increase job security, but it’s just like marketing yourself to your fellow co-workers. It not only shows that you value them, but it also proves that you are a valuable worker as well.