Turn Off LinkedIn's Annoying Endorsements

If you use LinkedIn, you’ve probably acquired a few endorsements from your network for skills you might not actually have. Finally, you can opt out of those irrelevant endorsements and get rid of that big box on LinkedIn telling you about them.


Do A Little Corporate Digging To Find Out Why You Didn't Get The Job

If you get a lot of interviews but no job offers or call-backs, it’s natural to wonder where you’re falling short. The folks at US News Money have a few suggestions, but one is particularly interesting: Use your tech savviness to do a little digging on who actually got the job.


Ask LH: What Should I Do If I've Been Passed Over For A Promotion?

Dear Lifehacker, I’ve been in my job for a long time now, I’m good at what I do, and I get great reviews from my boss and my coworkers, so when a senior-level opening appeared in our group, I figured I would get it when our boss picked the person for the job. He picked someone else, and I’m kind of angry about it. Should I be? Should I take this as a message and quit? How should I react?


Create A 'Brag Folder' In Your Inbox For Easy Resume Updates

When you do need to send out your resume, recalling all your achievements at your current job can be tough. That’s why The Daily Muse suggests keeping a “Brag Folder” in your email inbox where you save any praiseworthy message.


The Personality Traits Employers Look For Most In Job Candidates

Your personality and how you fit into a company’s culture could be even more important than the skills you possess. One survey of employers found the top personality traits they look for when hiring — and some of them are ones interviewers can spot as soon as you walk through the door.


Treat A Career Change Like Tarzan Swinging From A Vine

Changing careers is a tough, scary step to take. To help ease yourself into the process, entrepreneur Derek Sivers suggests you treat that change like Tarzan swinging across some vine.


Ask LH: How Can I Build A Resume When I Have Nothing To Put On It?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m looking for work, but my resume is pretty bare. I’ve only worked in a few places, I’m not so sure about my referees, and I’m worried what I have won’t stack up against other candidates. Can I still build a good resume that will help me stand out?


Use Layered Tasks To Make Multitasking Actually Work

We all know multitasking causes problems and makes it hard to get things done, but as with most anything in the world there is an exception. If you start layering your tasks properly, you can get multiple things done at once without decimating your efficiency.


It's Better To Share Ideas At Work, Not Hoard Them

If you’re worried that sharing ideas at the office will result in someone stealing them and taking credit, relax. A new study published in the Academy of Management Journal notes this actually happens less frequently than we think, and we may be shooting ourselves in the foot by hiding knowledge from our coworkers..


Send Your Boss A Weekly Status Update To Stay Visible

If you work in a big office or work remotely, your boss may not even be aware of some of the great things you’re up to. Bosses are busy people, after all. Consider sending them a weekly status update to keep them apprised.