Do I Need to Network With New Employees?
When you are interviewing for a new job, you can almost bet that the interviewer is wanting to hear why you are searching for a new job. It is among the most important interview questions to ask. The question can be asked in a variety of ways, such as, “So, why are you interested in a new job?”
In order to get the best answer, take your time and think about the answer. The interviewer is looking to find a reason for you to want a new job, and if you simply say you are interested in a new position change, they will most likely be sending you to the same place on a permanent basis. To get the best response, be specific as to what you are looking for in a new job, and have all your answers prepared. For example, if you are interviewing for food service jobs, tell the interviewer you want to work with kids in a good environment, and you want to help them make friends so they will hang out with their friends. This way, when you arrive at work you will have pre-filled the job search questions you need to ask.
One of the most common reasons people are interested in a new job is a sense of excitement about taking on a new role. You should not only be excited about the new job, but you should be excited about the new role you are taking on. During your first week on the job, work on being friendly and socializing with your co-workers. Find a commonality and develop an emotional connection with your co-workers. If you are working in an office, try to make some friends in the office so that you will have an easier time finding a job and making friends.
After the first week on the job, you should send a thank-you note to your previous colleagues. Take some time to write down how much you have learned from your previous supervisors and colleagues. Work on a professional organizational chart, which outlines how much authority you now hold in the company and communicate this to your new colleagues. Make sure that you highlight any important contributions you have made to the company.
During the first day or two of your new job search, do not spend a great deal of time networking. Spend some time with your new colleagues catching up. The majority of networking is done after you have found a new job. Try to get involved in things your colleagues do. This will give you a chance to network more with your colleagues and find out about new opportunities.
On your first day on the job, you should keep the introductions flow going. Introduce yourself to your new colleagues, talk about what you learned from your previous role and talk about how you can help the company. If you are doing an interview with a prospective boss, take advantage of this opportunity to introduce yourself and discuss how you can help the company. As you meet new co-workers, make sure that you make introductions that build trust and co-workers are eager to talk to you as well.