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.


How To Set KPIs For Your Life

Anyone who’s worked in a big organisation will know about KPIs — key performance indicators. Numbers to measure how the organisation is functioning.


Decide On 'One Question' To Ask Before Making Any Work Decision

Struggling with decision fatigue can zap your willpower. One way to make sure you’re always working towards your goals it to keep a solid “first question” in mind for every choice you face.


Pitch Someone Inexperienced Before Trying To Pitch Your Boss

When you assume someone knows what you’re talking about, and they don’t, it can make them feel inferior and miss a lot of important information. Figure out what’s common knowledge and what’s not by practising on someone inexperienced before pitching an idea to your boss.


How To Make The Most Of A Mentor And Get Ahead In Your Career

Having a mentor is a great way to gain experience and knowledge that’s not easy to gain from formal education. Ironically, getting the most out of your mentor doesn’t come with a handbook. So we wrote one.