Answered by Stephanie, Hiring Expert at AT&T Inc., on Monday, October 24, 2016
Congratulations! It is a great adventure to pick up stakes and move your life somewhere new. There are a couple of factors that truly play a part in being successful in a new job, and finding your spot in a community is one of them. You'll spend time with your new co-workers, you'll become a part of the culture of your office environment, but what about when you head home for the day? Seeking out people with similar interests is a great first step. Do you like to hike, bike, crossfit? There are easy ways to get involved in athletic pursuits. Do you like to read, make music, see a show? There are excellent ways to seek out cultural pursuits.
Work can be stressful and it is important to have outlets outside of work where you can shake off the day when you need to. l have spent some time recently doing a social experiment in my own life that has led to some new connections. When friends suggest activities they want to do that are outside my usual things, I say...Yes! Yes to a show, a new workout class, different food and a lecture series.
It's a big world out there and you are in an awesome position to take a big bite out of it! Best of luck!