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?


Use Your Hourly Wage To Tackle Or Outsource To-Dos

There are lots of chores you can outsource, but you need to be sure you aren’t spending more than what the job is worth to you. Once you know your hourly wage, you can decide if a task is worth doing or paying someone else to do it.


Ask LH: How Can I Do A Reference Check On My Employer?

Hey Lifehacker, When you’re applying for a job, there is quite a bit of emphasis placed on your own references — but no one seems to do a reference check on their potential bosses. If you were going to work for someone, wouldn’t you want to know what management style that person had? Should I ask for references from my potential employer?


Why It's OK For Apple And Facebook To Offer Egg Freezing Perks

Facebook and Apple have come under fire since it was revealed that their female employees are offered financial help for egg-freezing fertility treatment. But the offer is part of a slew of medical and other perks that technology companies use to secure the best talent in the industry. How employees will react to the offer depends entirely on the context of which it forms a part.


The Biggest Interview Turn-Off Is Dwelling On Your Last Job

A recruiter will invariably ask you “Why did you leave your last job?” or “Why are you looking for a new job?” when they interview you. Prepare a short and sweet answer, and stick to it. Over-explaining your previous employment is a major turn-off.


Engage Your Audience With Your Idea By Leaving Room For Imagination

If you want your idea to spark engagement and grow, Harvard Business Review recommends leaving something out. This gives others the chance to develop unique interpretations and add to the idea.


Want A Job At Google? Learn MATLAB

Google remains one of the most desirable tech employers, and we’ve covered tricks for getting hired there in the past. One potential entry point? Bone up on statistics and learn MATLAB.