en

Contact Us

Truly global and proudly local, we've been serving Australia for over 25 years with offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney.

Get in touch
Jobs

Our industry specialists will listen to your aspirations and share your story with Australia’s most prestigious organisations. Together, let’s write the next chapter of your career.

See all jobs

Exclusive recruitment partners

Explore the opportunities from a range of organisations that exclusively partner with Robert Walters for their hiring needs.

Learn more
Services

Australia's leading employers trust us to deliver fast, efficient hiring solutions that are tailored to their exact requirements. Browse our range of bespoke services and resources.

Read more

Capability Statement

We offer a range of services that we have perfected over time, yet we embrace all challenges without exception. Share your talent challenges with us and together we will find the solution.

Learn more
About Robert Walters Australia

G'day! For us, recruitment is more than just a job. We understand that behind every opportunity is the chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Learn more

Work for us

Our people are the difference. Hear stories from our people to learn more about a career at Robert Walters Australia

Learn more
Contact Us

Truly global and proudly local, we've been serving Australia for over 25 years with offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney.

Get in touch

4 ways to make friends in a new role

Being the new person in a new team can be challenging, here are four tips on how to make friends in a new job.

1. Make the first move

A simple ‘hello’ is the best way to make a new friend. Being the first person to reach out positions you with a friendly and approachable nature that can help you form an early network of contacts.

2. Don’t be afraid to ask for help

Being new means that there will probably come a point in the first few weeks that you won’t know what you are doing, how something works or where to find something. This is your perfect opportunity to ask your new colleagues for assistance so that they can help to answer your question. Your new team are likely to encourage you to ask questions as it is your opportunity to talk to people and learn a few things. Just make sure that when your colleagues might need help down the track you are able to help them out in return.

Most people, are likely ask you questions in return so this will help keep the conversation going

3. Conversation - find things in common

Being new is also your opportunity to ask questions to find out more about your colleagues. Use this as your chance to redirect the spotlight to learn more about them. Asking your colleagues a question gets the conversation started and is your way to find out if you share any common interests. Maybe you support the same sports teams, enjoy eating certain types of foods or are watching the same TV series. These are also future conversation starters, and can be the foundations of future friendships.

4. Attend out of office events

Spending time with colleagues outside the office is the quickest way to connect and develop friendships that will last. Whether it’s a team night out or team building activity, such events provide a great opportunity to get to know people away from the normal working environment. Always ask if there any social activities happening at lunch times too such as soccer or running as this is an opportunity to bond with the team.

It might seem difficult to make friends when moving to a new company, but if you keep these four tips in mind it should help you settle in, make new friends and enjoy your role.

 

Ready to start your job search? View and apply for our latest opportunities

Share this article

Useful links

Sign up for job alerts
Salary survey
Career advice
Get in touch

Find out more by contacting one of our specialist recruitment consultants

Related content

View all

Essential networking tips for tech professionals

In the fast-paced and ever-evolving world of technology, networking has become a fundamental pillar of professional success. Whether you're an experienced IT veteran or an aspiring tech enthusiast, building meaningful connections can open doors to hidden job opportunities, industry insights, mentors

Read More

Unlocking the Full Potential of Annual Leave: Robert Walters Reveals How to Maximise Your Time Off

As a leading global recruitment consultancy, Robert Walters understands the importance of work-life balance and the value of time off. With the aim of helping professionals make the most out of their annual leave allowance, Robert Walters have used their wealth of knowledge to share valuable insight

Read More

How to recover when thrown by an interview question

You’re in an interview and you get asked a question that you’re not quite sure how to answer. How do you recover? We’ve listed some common scenarios with solutions which might help the next time you might find yourself in this situation: 1. You get asked about a difficult time in your career or a ga

Read More

I'm Robert Walters Are you?

Come join our global team of creative thinkers, problem solvers and game changers. We offer accelerated career progression, a dynamic culture and expert training.