Summer is coming and so are summer jobs — though they’re not as hot as they used to be. The share of 16- to 19-year-olds working or looking for work during the summer has plunged over the last few decades, from a peak of 72 percent in July 1978 to 43 percent last July, in
Being frugal is an asset in any career path. After all, you never know when markets will shift and your occupation will go from in-demand to “not accepting resumes at this time.” Even when it’s a job seeker’s market, you’re better off knowing how to stretch a dollar. Put yourself in the hiring manager’s shoes.