Never Include Your Hobbies On Your Resume

One of the key rules for an effective resume is to keep it as short as possible, so you need to scrap all extraneous information. One obvious candidate? Don’t include lists hobbies or recreational activities.


How Much IT Contractors Get Paid Across Australia

Contracting as an IT pro can still be lucrative, but it does depend on where you live. New data suggests that you’re going to earn a lot less in Victoria than South Australia — but you’ll still typically get twice the hourly rate of a permanent employ. Plus: which roles are the most likely to be hired?


Career Spotlight: What I Do As A LEGO Model Designer

How would you like to play with LEGO all day? To children and adults alike, a pile of LEGO offers infinite possibilities — whole worlds and inhabitants in that familiar tableau of right-angles and vibrant mismatched colours. And then some people take their LEGO a little more seriously.


DailyPulse Gets Updates From Coworkers For You, Helps You Avoid Meetings

If you manage people or projects at work, you know it can be tough to get updates from coworkers so you can put all of the pieces together. DailyPulse is a web service that handles the process for you. It emails your team with the questions you need answered, collects the responses, and puts them together in a tidy package for you.


If You Just Got Fired, Use Your Free Time To Develop New (Good) Habits

When you’re out of work, your major goal is to get a new job. You can’t do that all day long, though. This is a good opportunity to start forming new habits and making them part of your routine — like going to the gym.


Linus Torvalds: Write Linux Kernel Code, 'Get Hired Really Quickly'

It’s a brave endeavour to dive into the source code for any project you didn’t program yourself, another entirely when that project happens to be the guts of Linux. Considering the impact the open source operating system has had on the IT world, having some familiarity with its internals is going to take you places — a sentiment Linux creator Linus Torvalds agrees with.


How To Prepare Your Career Before Having A Baby

Having a baby is a huge life change that is exciting, but can really impact your work life. You’ll need to consider everything from when to tell your boss to how to get your finances in order (and cover the cost of your absence). Here are some tips to put your best foot forward when it comes to balancing your pregnancy and work.


Format Your Resume Differently To Downplay Job Hopping

Job hopping is a red flag for many recruiters and employers and can potentially hurt your career. If you have a history of several short jobs, though, all is not lost. Here’s some advice from resume pros to downplay that jumpy background.


How Handwritten Letters Can Help Your Career

Taking the time to write someone a letter — without requesting anything or asking for favours — can actually be a great way of making professional connections. It’s a surprising and charming way of putting yourself on the radar, if only to say hello.


If You're Not Delegating As A Manager, You're Not Doing Your Job

Managing others means you have a lot of extra duties. If you’re not effectively delegating tasks to those best suited to doing them, however, you’re not doing the job you’re paid to do.