Soft Skill: Work Ethic

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If you're going by the Internet alone, you'd be forgiven for thinking the last thing anybody does at work anymore is, well, work. We live in an era of distraction, where blog posts are labeled "not safe for work" and whole industries have risen up around 30-second puppy videos. That's why it's more important than ever to demonstrate a strong work ethic when you come into the office, and prove that you're not just living for the weekend.

But what is work ethic, really? The term itself seems sprung from another, more industrious era. That's why AOL Jobs is here to help with the best advice about this essential (but oft neglected) quality.