Chapter 3
Working the Crowd
Now that you have the big-picture view of your new company, it is time to get to know people one-on-one. Establishing strong on-the-job relationships will drive your career growth and give you a reason to come to work in the morning. When you first meet new colleagues, it’s hard to imagine having an informal lunch meeting with them or talking reality television in front of the watercooler. You might think that your fellow employees should approach you because you are the new kid. However, in most companies, the pace of business is so frenetic that you’ll be lucky if people even notice you’ve arrived. It’s your responsibility to make sure that you are professionally and socially integrated into your department, and ...

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