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10 Bad Work Habits You Need to Break

We all have bad habits we need to break—especially in the workplace. Some of us procrastinate; others show up late to work. You might be reading this and thinking about some of the really annoying traits of your fellow coworkers, but the truth is, you’re probably guilty of some bad habits, too.

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How to Manage Tech-Savvy Millennials

The Millennial generation is taking the workforce by storm.

Born between 1982 and 1993, there are more than 80 million millennials -- making them the largest generation. By the year 2025, millennials will make up 75 percent of the global workforce, and they are sure to bring with them substantial changes.

So how do employers effectively manage this new crop of women workers who are tech-savvy, confident and expressive?

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Millennial Women: A Force To Be Reckoned With

Millennials, the better known nickname for Generation Y, seem to be the generation on the tip of everyone’s tongue as of late.This generation is made up of individuals ages 13 to 33, born roughly between 1982 and 1994. According to Census figures, there are 60 million Millennials in America, and half are women.

When it comes to their careers and the workplace, Millennial women are a new breed. The majority are known for being highly ambitious, educated, optimistic, dedicated, and are attempting to thrive in a well-rounded lifestyle. These reasons alone make female Millennials powerful players.

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Should You “Friend” Your Colleagues?

Whether you’ve just started at a new job or you’ve been there for quite some time, it’s becoming increasingly more common for colleagues to take office connections online. It’s normal to create bonds with your co-workers, but you may not want them to be able to see every time your parents upload a picture of you as a baby in the bathtub.

With 91 percent of online adults using social media regularly, the chances of your colleagues adding you online are fairly high. Although many Facebook users tend to keep their pages private to only their close friends, family, occasional acquaintances, the social platform is making the move toward being a more professional outlet. In fact, a recent study shows that 84 percent of Millennials include at least one employee in their Facebook networks.

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When and How To Follow Your Career Aspirations

Sometimes, the best and worst advice can be “follow your dreams.” But, there is nothing more fulfilling than building up the courage to follow your career aspirations. With proper planning and time, you can be the success story behind this simple piece of advice.

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It’s Okay to Not Want to Be the Boss

Everybody wants to be the boss, right? Wrong. An executive’s role is not right for everyone, and guess what? That’s okay.

If “boss” isn’t in your desired career path, don’t fret — a boss’ life is not always an easy one. Here are some downsides to being “the boss”:

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Introverts and Extroverts: How They Work In An Office

Are you an introvert or an extrovert (hint: if you’re not sure, take this quiz)? Introverts are perceived to be quiet, introspective, and less sociable, while an extrovert may be assertive, outgoing and concerned with external stimuli. While these personality types are vastly different — in fact, they’re polar opposites — each has its own place in an office.

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How to Handle Multiple Job Offers with Grace

While receiving multiple job offers may seem like the opposite of a problem, especially to those individuals who have yet to receive one job offer, it can actually be a big dilemma when people don’t know how to handle the situation.

The last thing you want to do as a possible employee is burn bridges because not only is it unprofessional, but also it could hurt your chances with other companies in the future. It may sound cliché, but people do talk and you don’t want your reputation to be stained.

So how do you deal with receiving multiple job offers? Here are a few ways:

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Networking During the Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again, the holiday season! Besides focusing on all things holiday-related, there is something else you should be doing too – networking. Both parties for relatives and work are great places to meet people. Plus, the holidays are a perfect time to connect with former friends and colleagues.

While some people may believe the holidays aren’t a good time to network, there are too many gatherings between Thanksgiving and New Years Eve to not take advantage of them! According to the MIT Global Education & Career Development Center, approximately 60-80% jobs are found through networking. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get started! Here are some ways to make the most out of this time of year:

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the best career advice i’ve ever received

Throughout our lives, we all receive quite a bit of advice, particularly when it comes to our careers. “Have a firm handshake,” “do what you love,” and “attend college” are among things people say to others when it comes to their careers.

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