Prior to Covid19, I wanted to start networking with people in person as I found myself out of a job due to the restructure of company.
I noticed that a lot of these networking opportunities took place during a happy hour and I have noticed that some networking events online state that a happy hour is involved.
As someone who does not drink at all, I do not think happy hour networking is a wise idea for a variety of reasons; people over drinking and not remembering you or the conversation, people who already know each other and tend to congregate as a group rather meeting and greeting new individuals who may show up, and/or people focusing on other conversations outside of networking. Personally, I have had instances where if I tell people that I do not drink, they tend to work themselves out of conversing with me, which I find odd.
I know that there are early morning ones, but many individuals are on there way to work in which everyone is short on time and can feel rushed.
I am sure that there are many people who cannot participate in happy hour due to sobriety, medical conditions, pregnancy, do not drink at all, and any reasons that I may be leaving out.
What is your take on happy hours and networking? Do you think that this is still a great way to network? What are some other options to be more inclusive to do those who do not drink?
Any ideas or thoughts would be amazing!
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