Over the years, there is a good chance you will end up working with a sizable number of people. As such, chances are you will lose touch with some or even many of them over time as people come and go.
That said more people seem to be on the move these days.
Back in the day, more individuals stayed with one employer for a longer period of time often. With today’s hustle and bustle, it is not uncommon for individuals to be at a company a few years and then go elsewhere.
As a result of such moving around, you may lose track of some former co-workers you had a good relationship with. If so, do you wonder where they are now?
If you are wondering where they’ve gotten to, how will you go about finding them?
Internet is Good Starting Place
In your efforts to track down one or more former co-workers, keep these pointers in mind:
- Internet – Given all the info that is out there on the Internet, you could move ahead with a free people search. When you have one’s full name and any other pertinent details enter it into an online search. Doing this could move you closer to finding where they got to. You may end up being able to locate where they moved to and even where they are employed today. Along with such search websites, also give social networking a shot. Many people end up on sites like Facebook, Twitter and more. As such, they can be easy to locate. If you do find them for instance on Facebook, send them a friend request if possible. You could be delighted to find them accepting such a request sooner than later. With all the Internet has to offer, there is a good chance you will be able to find those you are searching for.
- Word-of-mouth – Are you friends with some former co-workers? Do they also know one or more people you are looking for? They may have stayed in touch with the person or persons over time. As a result, they can lead you to them. If you left a company and are still in contact with people there, they may tell you what happened to one or more folks. This is after you left.
- Media – Last, if you know the area where the person last lived, check out local media sources. Along with those online, look to newspapers and other such outlets. Your former co-worker may be active in their local community. As such, they may end up in the press on occasion. This would be another means of finding out if they still live locally even if you moved away a while back.
In tracking down former co-workers, be cautious with which personal info you divulge. This is information to others in trying to find someone.
You never want to give out your home address or phone number.
As you keep a safe neighborhood at home, do not give out your personal info to the point someone may be checking you out.
If you have some fond memories working with people and wonder where they got to, are you ready to begin your search?