Whether a new graduate student or a seasoned expert with decades of experience, everyone needs to enhance the quality of their relationship.
Currently, 85% of jobs are filled through relationships and employees with friends at work will be more attached to the company. A strong working relationship is the key to helping you move forward and have more advancement opportunities. However, creating relationships seems to be a fast-changing unwritten rule that always keeps you cultivated. Whether you are a graduate student or a seasoned expert, we want to help you improve your relationship.
Below is a career challenge series “Building a stronger relationship in 15 days.”
Day # 2: How to build and expand long-term and sustainable relationships everyone needs to know
I apologize when I have to tell you that there are no miracles that can help you get a new job or advance in the process. One of the best ways to achieve long-term success is to have a smart, attentive and continuous network.
The concept of “networking” or expanding relationships sometimes carries negative meanings such as fake smiles, “stabbing” behind your back or giving your business cards to unwanted people.
In my experience, expanding the relationship should be natural and from both sides. It’s not something you suddenly come up with, ask them to introduce you to become closer to you. Before asking anyone for support, you must first start building your relationship by helping others without paying off. If there are new people in the group, advise them. If you work with an experienced professional but don’t understand the new technology, guide that person. If your colleague is struggling, stay later to help them complete the deadline.
Don’t think that we behave kindly to create relationships, think simply that you are helping others. Because if the recipient feels you are kind to them just because you have a goal behind them, they will react harshly. If people believe you truly care, they will be happy to help you when the opportunity arises.
Many of you may think this is good, but to be able to develop your career more seriously, you have to think seriously about building your network of relationships. It is very important to have many professional people to help you throughout the journey. It should be people you trust, ask for advice and guidance, who can prevent you from doing things wrong, who will tell you about some change in their company, …
Let’s start with the emerging stars in your company. Instead of jealousy of that halo, try to keep yourself up to them. Don’t hesitate to join the group of people who are better than you. Like playing tennis, if you play with someone better than yourself, you will improve yourself.
Instead of seeing colleagues as competitors, see them as partners. Go out for lunch or drink coffee with them after your colleagues. Invite them to eat family parties and introduce them to your friends. Then everyone later has a career in development that you will have to discuss your work. If your group of friends has 6 people, then surely there will be up to 4 people in the next five years. At that time, you will have more friends at different companies.
Don’t fall into the trap “I hate my boss”. Try to understand your boss and help them succeed. They will be ready to be a great mentor for them, your reference throughout your career. As the company grows, they can think of you for a higher job position. In case your boss goes to another company, you can either enter that position or be recruited to a new company.
Come to conferences and seminars in the industry. At these events, don’t just stand with your co-workers, boldly go out and introduce yourself to others. Start making friends with them. Your network of contacts will increase exponentially. Try to stay away from those who are negative, angry and angry. These people will never help but just pull you down. You will be completely disadvantaged if you make friends with people like this.
Don’t forget to invite new friends to make friends on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram. Different platforms depend on the work that your experience level. Like, comment and share their posts. That is a great way to stay in touch. When you develop relationships through social networks, you will be able to track those who are successful in that area and will have the opportunity to turn online chat conversations into real friendship.
Look for famous employers in your industry. Even if you don’t really want to find a job, connect with them on LinkedIn, send a resume and set up an appointment directly. Let them know you have no desire to move but you are willing to be in their network. You can do that with about 5 employers. These people will know most people in your industry. They will share more information than you know.
You may never know where your next stop will come from. It could be a call from an employer, a former colleague or someone you meet at an elevator. Therefore, always think about creating relationships in and out of work. Always open and friendly with the people you will contact. Your next job can absolutely come from an old school friend or someone you meet when going to a gym, community event, or a Starbucks store. When you keep friendly and open, you will be surprised to see many people who want to connect with you.
By finding quality, continuous, intelligent and methodical relationships, you will have sustainable and growing relationships both in your career.