The Gen Y/millennial generation has suffered a host of negative stereotypes from their older, more experienced peers in the workforce. Too often, they perceive this age group as entitled or socially awkward. But while managers have a sometimes negative impression of millennials, this population actually views managers positively, according to recent research from American Express. This disconnect must give way as millennials begin to dominate workforce.

Next year, millennials will make up 36% of the U.S. workforce, according to Dan Schawbel, managing partner at Millennial Branding, LLC. He believes this generation has plenty to offer employers, having grown up with the Internet and technology applications.

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