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My latest Memphis Daily News column is out, “Navigating Holiday Parties.”

Office holiday parties can often feel like a drag. There’s frequently an expectation that you must attend and bring your spouse. In addition to the stress of taking time out of your personal life for a work event, you must find childcare, pick out the perfect holiday attire and convince your spouse that this evening is important.

When you arrive at the party, there are a number of things to keep in mind. For example, you may want to start drinking right away. It’s an open bar and wine will surely make the uncomfortable evening ahead move faster. Although a little fun at your holiday party is good, it’s important to do it in moderation. The last thing you want is leave a negative impression that follows you through your career.

To find out which other bad party habits you should check at the door, read the rest of my column here.

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Author: Angela Copeland

Angela Copeland is Founder and Coach for Copeland Coaching, a great way to jump start your job search. Follow her on Twitter @CopelandCoach for tips on finding the perfect job for you.

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