Develop Fruitful Workplace Friendships

Do you know who you should be sure you are on a first name basis with at the office. In times of economic uncertainly the old adage of "its who you know" is as timely as ever. Whether you connect with these people via social media or old fashioned face time, make a point of getting on a first name basis. It is sure to pay off in the long run. So don't let those office parties g to waste.

Here is a quick list of the five people you'll want to talk up at the next opportunity:

1. The guy that’s been there the longest
2. The receptionist
3. The mail room guy
4. Your boss’s boss