Career Advice

Why Job Mixers Work

BY I Don't Love My Job / May 20, 2019

You've been on the lookout for a new job for a while, and you're interested in moving up in your current place of employment as well. You're not sure how to make a good impression on the people who matter, because it's rare for you to see or meet them.

One of the things you might want to consider is going to a mixer. Business mixers could be parties held after busy events or get-togethers you're invited to by a colleague. You must remember that being part of the social group at work is as essential to getting a better position as it is for you to have the right qualifications to do the job.

Mixers Are a Good Place to Meet Your Employer

Mixers can be a good place to meet your employer if you haven't yet, so that you get a chance to introduce yourself and talk to the boss. Keep in mind the type of party or event it is; If it's business related, feel free to talk about the job. If it's a social event, try not to talk too much about work and instead spend time getting to know your boss and making sure they know you, too. Getting your name recognized may be what it takes to help you get the position you want, especially if the boss remembers you as someone they enjoyed speaking to.

Mixers are also a good place to get to know colleagues and supervisors, so you can make a good impression and stand out from other employees. Remember to be positive and polite, so that you can make the best impression on your superiors.