You’ve just landed a new job or are starting in a new position with your current employer. Networking is a great way to meet new co-workers and can help you out in different situations.
Here are our top four on-the-job connections you should make.
During your time in the military, there was most likely a person you looked up, a mentor of sorts. In the civilian job sector, it can be just as helpful to seek out a mentor. Find someone knowledgeable, helpful and willing to help guide you in a new position or new job field.
2. Helpful co-worker
A second on-the-job connection to make is a helpful co-worker. Like a mentor, this person will be a good ally to have when you need additional support as you learn your way around a new job. Just like your time in the armed forces, it can be overwhelming in the civilian job sector. Having a comrade will go a long way to helping you feel at ease.
3. Human resource manager
One of the best on-the-job connections you can make is with a human resource manager or representative. As with life in the armed forces, there are many protocols and benefits to keep track off. Having a “go-to” person who can help you navigate and answer your questions can save you much time and frustration down the line.
Connecting with your supervisor is also an important on-the-job connection. You don’t have to be best friends with your boss, but forming a working relationship is important. It will make work smoother and make the quality of life in the civilian job sector easier.
Navigating the civilian job sector is a bit like navigating life in the armed forces — finding the right support is key.