Beers for Careers
I just saw a fun (and encouraging) article on CareerBuilder.com that actually talks about how Hitting Happy Hour Can Help Your Career. If you ever needed justification for your post-work visits to the local pub, this article is it!
The article talks about how happy hours and other social functions are great ways to get to know the people, including execs, you work with—and for them to get to know you. Attendance at these events shows you’re a team player and are committed to the company. Plus, they’re great opportunities to network and learn more about your business. You’ll find that people rarely leave “work at work” and important industry information can be revealed over a few beers on a Friday night.
So next time you get a happy hour eMail, don’t be so quick to delete it. You should take advantage of these career-advancing opportunities. Go out, socialize with your tech coworkers and have fun. But be careful! Sharing too many drinks or too much personal information may offset any points you scored by showing up in the first place.
Posted by Christy H.