According to Experts, there are 5 types of influential people you should always befriend at work. They are:
- The Veterans: These are the people who have been there the longest and can help you navigate the system.
- The Socialites: These are the social butterflies, they know everyone and can help introduce you to people & shape people's perception of you.
- The Gatekeepers: Usually assistance who work closely with upper management. They can help you get meetings or how management perceives you.
- The Politicians: Huffpost says, quote, "They are experts at navigating office politics as confident strategists who speak up to make their achievements known and visible to decision-makers."
- The Mediators: They have the gift of problem solving.