interviews

How To Give Yourself A Career Tune-Up

There’s a point in every career where we get a little lax. We’re not engaged with our work, we don’t stay in touch with referees, or we forget to keep our resume up to date. Here’s how to give your career a tune-up and keep your professional life humming along smoothly.


Know The Warning Signs Of A Job Scam

If you’ve been looking for a job, you’ve seen ads that offer great pay for entry level positions. Lots of scams exist out there, and one way to detect a scammer is by paying attention to who does the talking at a job interview.


Ask LH: Should I Fake Interest In A Job Interview?

Hi Lifehacker, I have a simple question about job interviews: what if I am not interested in the job? Suppose I’m just doing it for the money? Do I have to fake interest/motivation?


Ask Forced-Choice Questions To Tilt Interviews In Your Favour

During a job interview, the recruiter will ask if you have any questions. Use that to your advantage by asking questions which make you seem like the perfect fit for the job.


Dress For Your Interview By Checking The Company's LinkedIn Profiles

When you go to a job interview, you might not be sure how to dress. Check the online profiles of the employees to get an idea about the company’s culture.


Never Say 'I Was Bored' When Quitting A Job

When you resign from a job, it’s tempting to let fly with all the things that sucked about your just-about-to-be-former employer. But resist the urge — and don’t proclaim that you were bored or under-utilised.


Send A 'Pain Letter' To Get Noticed By A Hiring Manager

If you’ve ever applied for a corporate job and had to go through an online application process, you know it can be rather impersonal, and you’ll lose the ability to stand out among applicants. Try sending a letter directly to the hiring manager telling them you understand their challenges.


Killer Interview Question: What's The Most Creative Way To Break A Clock?

Another strange addition to the killer interview questions collection: What’s the most creative way to break a clock?.


Involve Everyone During Group Job Interviews

Sometimes, you’ll find that job interviews consist of multiple members of the company asking you questions. Even if one interviewer does most of the talking, consider asking the quieter interviewer to speak up.


Killer Interview Question: What Has The Most Satisfying Moment In Your Life Been?

A broad but challenging addition to our killer interview questions collection: What has the most satisfying moment in your life been?.