Your networking effort to introduce yourself and determine how you can best interact with colleagues cannot be emphasized enough. A number of the important networking contacts will be visible from day one. Your boss may want to add other contacts whom you may not have considered important. Use good judgment in how much time you have for networking.
- Colleagues on your team
- Human resource partners
- Senior management
- Management or colleagues in other departments
- Internal providers: R&D, sales, marketing, operations, etc.
- Clients and outside vendors, distributors or suppliers
- Outside stakeholders: Governmental, foundations, etc.