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How To Give And Accept Criticism In The Workplace

Nobody likes to be told they’re doing something wrong, especially not in a workplace. Some people dislike it more than others; they may feel anger or embarrassment when they are being criticised, by their peers or their superiors. But feedback is an important part of professional development and learning to deal with criticism — rather than stewing over it — will contribute to a more fruitful career.


What Hiring Managers Discuss After You Leave The Room

If you’re like many people I know, you worry about what hiring managers say about you the second you exit the interview. And you therefore probably assume that they nitpick the heck out of your answers and only hire the people with zero faults.


Killer Interview Question: What Is Your Favourite Pump Up Song And Why?

What song gets your blood pumping? Is it Eye Of The Tiger? Is it the Pokemon theme song? This week’s KIQ wants to find out.


The Myths And Realities Of 'Doing What You Love'

One issue that you’ll see constantly debated in books and articles about choosing a career is the idea of “doing what you love”. Should a person “follow their passion” as a primary guiding light for their career? Or does it make more sense to choose a career based on income and aptitude?


Ask LH: Are Short IT Courses Worth It?

Dear Lifehacker, I am in a bit of a life/career rut at the moment and want to develop some new skills. I have been stuck in retail for years but I would like to kick start a career in IT. I have been looking at some RMIT short courses which look like they will provide me with some great resources. Upon completion of these courses you obtain statements of participation. My question is: will these matter to potential future employers come interview time? I don’t want to waste my time and money!


There's A Big Demand For IT Executives In Australia Right Now

Organisations are increasingly on the lookout for professionals that can fill IT executive roles, according to a report by employment consultancy firm E.L Consult. Here’s what you need to know.


7 Questions To Avoid Asking In A Job Interview

It’s no secret job interviews can be nerve-wracking. In the heat of the moment it’s easy to get lost for words, or worse, find yourself asking questions that might get you struck off the potentials list. Here are the top 7 questions to avoid.


8 Ways To Spot Fake Job Ads

Finding a job in today’s competitive market is hard enough without having to worry about which roles may not actually be real. Fortunately, there’s usually a few tell-tale signs to help you sort out the real ones from the fakes. Here’s how.


Tackle All Of Your Minor Tasks While Your Coworkers Are On Holiday

If your motivation has plummeted because it feels like you’re the only one stuck in the office — and maybe you are — use the time to tackle all the little things that have been piling up.


10 Leadership Traits That Make A Good Manager

A good manager can make a world of difference to your professional life and help you along your career. Unfortunately, good managers are hard to come by. Some may be incorrigible tyrants while others may not even recognise their own failings. So what qualities should a good manager possess? Let’s find out.


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