Seek Small Changes, Not Big Ones, To Get More Responsibility At Work

Knowing how to pursue upward or lateral mobility in a company is important if you want to stay relevant and gain more experience. Ask your boss for small changes, instead of big ones, to give yourself a better shot at gaining more responsibility at work.


Focus On Food To Be Better At Networking

Networking is an often tedious part of career-building. There’s one thing everyone has in common, though: a need to eat. To get better at networking, focus on the food.


Three Dos And Don'ts After You Get A Bad Performance Review

Performance reviews are already stressful, but when you get told that you’re not doing so hot, it’s even worse. Here are three things you should do after your assessment and three things you shouldn’t.


Cloud Attitudes Are Often All-Or-Nothing, But Cloud Decisions Shouldn't Be

Cloud computing isn’t a topic that managers are neutral about. However, that doesn’t mean that the decisions we make about cloud rollouts are logical.


Learn Unconventional Skills To Boost Your Value In The Career Market

You can’t make it far in your career without a set of skills that make you valuable to an employer. To stand out from the crowd, however, be sure to also learn some skills that may not be taught in the curriculum everyone else is following.


Flash In The SAN: How Much Do You Need?

Flash is an obvious solution for high-speed storage, but what proportion of network storage is typically devoted to it? The answer might be less than you think.


Why Writing Your Resume And Cover Letter Is So Hard

If you’ve ever applied for a job, you know how hard it is to write the perfect cover letter that will make you stand out above all the other applicants. It’s a competitive job market, and more often than not, career seekers find themselves face-to-face with blank computer screens in an attempt to pen that one short masterpiece.


Big Blue, Big Bird, Big Data: The IBM And Twitter Partnership

IBM seems to be making a habit of strange alliances with consumer-centric brands. We’ll soon see the first actual products from its partnership with Apple, and now it has formed an alliance with Twitter to help develop and sell products based on analysis of tweets.


Ask LH: How Can I Set Up My Own Hosting Service?

Hi Lifehacker, I’m a student who just started doing some work on the side building websites for local businesses in my spare time — thanks for introducing me to Codecademy and making that possible). I’ve decided to look into hosting the websites myself as another form of income. How do I go about setting up a server to host websites? Are there student discounts for buying servers?