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- Ask LH: How Can I Find A Part-Time Job That Suits Me?
- Ask LH: How Can I Change Jobs And Keep Paying My Mortgage?
Dear Lifehacker, I moved from Melbourne to Brisbane three years ago and managed to survive not having a job for three months thanks to saving a small fortune before I moved. I’m now planning on moving back from Brisbane to Melbourne later this year. How can you go about looking for a new job or get job interviews when you’re two states away? Thanks, Mobile Hunter
Dear Lifehacker, How can I go about getting a new job when I have a mortgage? It’s a very fine line, matching income to expenditure! I want a job that I enjoy (more than I do my current one, at least) but switching careers would probably mean a pay cut which would make meeting the mortgage repayments impossible. How would you go about finding a new career without getting five roommates or relying on lady-luck? Thanks, Job Switcher
Hi Lifehacker, I am a major geek and love fixing friends’ laptops and phones and designing stuff for them. I’ve been asked to design a website for a company; I’m only a novice with HTML. How much should I charge to build them a website, considering it’s my first time professionally? Thanks, Budding Builder
Dear Lifehacker, I’m currently at university in Melbourne studying a bachelor of information technology. My end goal is to work doing windows or Unix systems administration at a large company. So far though a lot of the skills I’ve acquired don’t seem very useful in a corporate environment and since I assume a lot of stuff is taught on the job and specific to the company, I’m wondering is it all worth it for the bit of paper that says I have a degree? Thanks, A Guy Who Hates Wasting Time
Dear Lifehacker, I have decided to start a PhD in Computer Science. Everyone knows starting something new can be overwhelming, and that’s especially true of a PhD, as it requires research in an unstructured environment, not just turning up to classes anymore. I’d like to keep track of what I am doing my research in, why I am doing the research and how to achieve my PhD. Are there any good technologies and tools out there (apart from lovely Evernote and Dropbox) that might make my four-year journey a bit less bumpy? Thanks, Researcher