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Why Work Friendships Need Boundaries

These friendships can help and hurt your career

Do you have a work bestie? It can be good for your career and your overall well-being, according to a new study by LinkedIn.

Workplace connections can be key to securing a better job: 70 percent of professionals get hired at companies where they have a professional connection, and 60 percent say their friends at work will be helpful later in their career for sharing job opportunities or giving a referral.

Since we spend 90,000 hours of our lives at the workplace and an average of four years at a job before moving onto the next opportunity, building strong friendships is critical to your attitude about work. A Gallup study found close friends at work help employees have a deeper emotional connection to their company.

Please select this link to read the complete article from Yahoo! Finance.

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