Humor Can Help Your Career -- No Joke!

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We don't know exactly why human beings laugh. But we do know that's it's for social reasons; laughing isn't something we tend to do alone. This makes humor an excellent tool for settling into a new workplace, at least according to 79 percent of chief financial officers.

When the temporary staffing agency Accountemps asked 1,400 CFOs, "How important is an employee's sense of humor in him or her fitting into your company's corporate culture?": 57 percent said it was "somewhat important" and 22 percent replied that it was "very important."