Rule 3: If the free drink is flowing, remember to drink with caution. Dancing on the table may get you a few laughs, but little else. Know your limits and stick to them. Another trick of the trade when it comes to drinking is to always hold your drink in your left hand--that way your right hand is always free for shaking.
Jennie's take: My goal is simply this: Don't be the drunkest guy (or gal) in the room. Some of us who have crippling social anxiety feel better after a beer or three, but you'll be safe as long as there is one other person laughing a little too loudly or sloshing their wine on the floor. You can meaningfully raise your eyebrows at your companions and feel justified as you take another sip. However, it is a wonderful time to remember whether certain drinks have undesirable effects on you. One of my best girl friends weeps when she drinks white wine. I beat people up after whiskey. Both drinks are probably best avoided when we're scoping the potential job market.