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Got a New Job? You Still Need to Network!

June 5th, 2012

Your job search has finally come to an end. Now you can stop writing cover letters, preparing for interviews, and networking everywhere you go, right? Wrong!

While you can quit the cover letters and interview prep sessions, as one of the leading employment agencies in Houston, Texas, Murray Resources know that you should always be networking.

With that said, here are some tips to help you network your way to success at your new job:

Connect With Other Newer Hires.

Seek out people who have been hired at the company within the last year. They can give you the scoop on leadership styles, how your performance will really be measured, and any obstacles or challenges they’ve faced as a new recruit.

Connect With Movers & Shakers.

Once you know who the other newbies are, ask your boss who the company key players are. Seek them out at company events or in the lunchroom and introduce yourself. Strike up a conversation and try to get to know them.

Accept Invitations.

If co-workers invite you to lunch, or for a drink after work, take them up on it. You might not want to do it every day, or every week, but at least you can pick their brains and learn more about the organization you now work at. The faster you get up to speed, the better.

Reach Out Beyond Your Department.

It’s easy to get into the habit of only socializing with those nearby or in your department. But the larger your network, the more successful you will be, especially if you’re looking to get promoted in the future. Not only will reaching out give you an opportunity to network, but you’ll also better understand the business as a result.

Don’t Overdo It.

While networking is critically important to career success, don’t constantly be trying to set up meetings or pestering company leaders. Keep it relaxed and informal. Make an effort; but don’t make it your #1 priority.

Want to Network Your Way to a New Job?

We can help. As one of the leading employment agencies in Houston, Texas, Murray Resources has an extensive network of top employers we work with and can give you access to. If you’re ready for a new opportunity, contact Murray Resources today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your career goals.

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