Gallup reports that American consumers will spend, on average, $752 for gifts this holiday season. But, what if you’re one of the 7.4 million people living on unemployment benefits, three part-time jobs, or the generosity of relatives? Here are some ideas:

1. Squeeze a little smaller.
The little things do add up. A large coffee and a muffin for breakfast: $5. A soda and a sandwich for lunch: $5. A movie rental after dinner: $5. That’s $15 a day. It’s also $450 a...

We all make mistakes. Sometimes we make really bad mistakes. Worse, sometimes we make them at work - fighting, arguing, bullying, stealing, drug use. When you’re red for any of these reasons, don’t expect a good recommendation from the boss. But without a reference, how do you get your next job? Here are some tips...

 

Tell the truth 
If you lie to get a job, you can be red again. So don’t leave that...

Ummm… Count on it. Employers are always looking for good people and social media has become an important tool in their recruitment and hiring efforts.

Did you know that 84 percent of employers use social media to recruit new employees? And, 82 percent also use it to recruit passive candidates. Passive candidates are people who have jobs and who are not actively looking to change employers.

“How will they find me?” When you submit a job application or a resume, if your skills...


How do you motivate a Millennial?

A. That’s a great question, and it assumes all Millennials are driven by the same motivators, which likely is not the case. It may seem that way if you read the popular literature or work with Millennials. Consider this: what satisfies Millennials in the workplace might seem trivial or, in some cases, over-the-top to members of other generations, but to Millennials; to anyone in any generation...