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.


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.


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.


The Best Tech Employers In The World (And The Skills They Seek)

Fancy working at Google, Apple, Microsoft or Twitter? LinkedIn’s annual roundup of the best companies to work for highlights the skills that you’ll need to score a job at one of the tech giants.


Indulge In A Child-Like Work Ethic To Discover Your Dream Job

“Kids” and “work” don’t tend to be words we associate with each other. However, kids do work on things. There’s just one criteria that separates them from adults: kids work on what they want to work on.


The Evil 'Tests' Job Interviewers Can Give (And How To Avoid Them)

After going through the hassles of interviewing, not getting an offer sucks. Your first assumption is you weren’t qualified, but that’s not always true. You also could have failed any number of hidden tests, some of them very evil.


Ask LH: Should I Add Recruiters To My LinkedIn Profile?

Hey Lifehacker, I’ve been getting a whole bunch of recruitment agencies asking to connect with me on LinkedIn. Some are even out of my state. I have been rejecting them because I feel that if an agent were to look at my profile, they should see contacts and history that reflects my career and not a bunch of agents I might deal with once in my life.


How To Get A Raise: The Female IT Engineer Perspective

It’s a continuing disgrace that women workers rarely get paid the same as their male counterparts — something that’s as true of IT as any other sector. What strategies can female engineers and developers use to ensure they are paid what they deserve?