Maintaining relationships/friendships/connections after a departure doesn't have to be difficult. I have friends and family that are incredible at staying connected. What makes them so awe-inspiring?
They have a genuine interest in others (other-centric).
It is so easy to become wrapped up in your daily business that you forget about others. Or, you think, I'll have to touch base soon. Don't wait, don't procrastinate. Pick up the phone and call them just to say "hi".
If you have lost a job, you probably miss some of your old co-workers. You may even be wondering what they are up to. Stop the guessing and set up a time to get together. You may find that even outside of work, you have a lot in common. If not, you still share those memories of the crazy days at your last job. Reminisce and have some fun.
It takes coordination and time management to juggle all these people into your life. However, the rewards are well worth it.
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.