- Schedule lunch, dinner, or happy hour dates. The best way to maintain contact with your work family is to see them after work and in a social setting. If you guys have gotten close enough to go to happy hour every Thursday or host a pot luck every month, continue to do so. It's been said that some of our best friends were first business associates.
- Send a friendly email, leave a message, or write a note. Maintain communications with those people. Let them know that you think of them and wish them well. You never know, by maintaining contact with those people and staying up to date on what they are up to, there is always a possibility of working together again...whether through your new opportunity or with their previous one.
- Stop by every once in a while. I remember making some pretty good connections at my very first job. When I would come home from college, I frequently visited some of the old managers and employees. If you left your previous job on good terms, trust me they will be more than happy to see you and hear how you are doing. Just remember to find out what their least busiest day is so you're not interfering with the work day too much.
Why do we go to work day in and day out? Because the people there keep us sane, entertained, and loved in one way or another.
The Unemployed Entrepreneur