Dec 30, 2011

Marketplace Money for Friday, December 30, 2011

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Happy New Year! We gathered our all-star gang of personal finance experts to give us insight on what 2012 may bring us. And we focus on jobs, jobs, jobs: The changing employment landscape, terrible bosses, the etiquette of unemployment and how to get a job, keep that job and keep moving up.

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What's on the menu for next year?

Dec 21, 2011
Tess talks with David Lazarus, Kathy Kristof, Liz Weston and Chris Farrell about what we might be able to expect in 2012.
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Rise of the gig economy

Dec 30, 2011
As much as a third of American workers ply their trade in freelance and contract positions. The idea of working 9 to 5 for 40 years is going the way of the pension and the gold watch.
More job seekers nowadays must piece together contract and part-time gigs and hope that it leads to a full-time job with benefits.
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Out of work, but not out of options

Dec 30, 2011
Commentator Cecilia Marquez describes the experience of taking a risk to get a paycheck.

How to handle a toxic boss

Dec 30, 2011
Can anyone raise their hand and say they haven't had a bad boss at some time in their working life? Toxic bosses seem to be an inevitable feature of the labor landscape. The good news is there are tricks to navigating the terrain.
Learn some tips on how to make working for a terrible boss bearable.
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Creating your brand

Dec 30, 2011
We learn some tips on how to develop your own brand and deliver a brand promise -- in less than 140 characters.
Illustration: Daryl Paranada / Source: Flickr

Reframing Flattery

Dec 30, 2011
To some, brown-nosing is a dirty business. To others, it's an art.

Unemployment etiquette

Dec 30, 2011
Unemployment may throw a wrench into your personal relationships. Learn tips -- for the employed and unemployed -- on how to navigate tricky social situations so you keep your relationships even in the face of job loss.

Happy New Year! We gathered our all-star gang of personal finance experts to give us insight on what 2012 may bring us. And we focus on jobs, jobs, jobs: The changing employment landscape, terrible bosses, the etiquette of unemployment and how to get a job, keep that job and keep moving up.