When you start a new job, you want to be successful. However, there are many things that go into experiencing success a new job. One of the things that many people don't think about right away is getting along with co-workers.
In other words, making friends.
You might think that you don't need to make friends, especially if you're working a temporary assignment. That's the wrong way to think. First of all, everybody could use more friends. Second, that temporary assignment could turn into a long-term job.
Besides, when you make friends, you can do your job more easily. You're more productive, and that's better for everybody, including your employer.
So how do you make friends at your new job assignment? Start with the following steps:
#1 - Say "Good morning" or "Hello."
When you see somebody, say "Hello." Or "Good morning." Or "Good afternoon." As a general rule, people like it when other people are friendly. If you're friendly, then other people will like you, and that's the first step on the journey to making friends.
#2 - Ask questions when appropriate.
This includes questions that are both personal and professional in nature. You might not know something about your new job or new employer. Or perhaps you discover that you and a co-worker have a common interest. You could ask questions about that. People also like it when you take an interest in them.
#3 - Socialize during scheduled breaks.
There is ample opportunity during break times or during lunch to strike up a conversation with your co-workers. After all, the atmosphere is more relaxed and you're not cutting into your productivity (or theirs) by socializing during working hours. Not that you can't talk and work at the same time, but it's always better to put a priority on productivity.
#4 - Connect with co-workers on social media.
If you really feel comfortable with certain co-workers, you can send them a friend request on Facebook, connect with them on LinkedIn, or follow them on Twitter or some other platform. This is a great way to easily find out more about them.
#5 - Socialize outside of work
And if you feel really comfortable with certain co-workers, then you can take this next step, which is spending free time with them. It could be bowling. It could be a girls' night out. It could be watching the game at a sport bar. But if you're spending time with each other outside of work, then you've achieved your goal of making friends.
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