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Dear Lifehacker, I am an Honours student and I have applied for several graduate positions for 2014. One graduate program in particular was essentially my dream job, which I have had my eye upon for several years; I even geared my studies and work to meet the desired selection criteria. I feel that I addresses each requirement to a high degree, however I failed to even score a phone interview for the position. How do I pick myself up, dust myself off and not feel like I have achieved nothing through all my hard work? Thanks, Dejected
Dear Lifehacker, I’d like to get all of my papers, bills and receipts under control, but hate the idea of having a big scanner on my desk. I’ve been looking at duplex document scanners (the bar- shaped sort), but I can’t really find much information, or a scanner within a reasonable price range ($300 is too much in my opinion). Any suggestions? Thanks, Paperless Dream
Dear Lifehacker, I want to eat a healthy, balanced diet, but does that actually include a multivitamin? If I eat well, shouldn’t I get the nutrients I need by default? I assume a multivitamin won’t hurt me, but I don’t want to bother if it isn’t necessary. So should I take a daily multivitamin or not? Thanks, Vexed By Vitamins
Dear Lifehacker, I am currently looking for a new job and have been applying for positions that I know I won’t get as I don’t have the experience or knowledge for that particular product or area. Does this damage my chances with the same company or recruiter for when a job turns up that I am qualified for? Thanks, Eager Beaver
Dear Lifehacker, I’m still using a dumbphone — I love it because if it’s dropped/lost/cracked/whatever then ‘meh’. I love not having to react like my heart’s been cut out of my chest, as my friends do when their ‘precious’ is harmed or lost. But am I going to eventually be left behind if I don’t keep up? More bluntly: Will I become my parents?