When Job Referral Fees Go Wrong

Many employers offer a bonus to staff members who help find suitable candidates to fill vacancies, paying out large sums if a suitable candidate is found and hired. It’s a great idea when it works — but it can mess up your personal life if it doesn’t.


Ask LH: Should I Lie About Having A Job?

Hey Lifehacker, If I’m looking for work, is it better to lie and say that I am currently employed, or should I fess up and say that I’m not? I wonder whether it looks better to a prospective employer to say that I am already employed.


The Question You Should Always Ask In Job Interviews

That moment when you’re asked “So do you have any questions” in a job interview can often be awkward. Here’s one useful possibility: Who succeeds in this position?


Prepare For A Counter Offer When You Quit Your Job

When you hand in your resignation, your employer might ask what they can do to change your mind. They might make you a counter offer, even if you’ve accepted employment elsewhere. Focus on the reason you’re leaving the job before making a decision.


Analysis And Procurement: Where The IT Jobs Will Be

Picking the best areas to develop IT skills for future career security is always difficult, but two themes do keep popping up at Gartner’s Symposium/ITxpo event this week: analytics and procurement.


Two Spaces After A Fullstop Could Reveal Your Age

Depending on your age and where you went to school, you may have learned keyboard skills on a typewriter rather than a computer. Those of us who learned on a typewriter were usually told to type two spaces after a fullstop. Try single spaces on your resume and emails if you want to avoid some unintended age discrimination.


IT Job Ads Declined Last Month

It’s not the best time to be looking for a new role if you’re an IT pro. According to job advertising site Indeed, ads for tech positions fell by 5.8 per cent in October compared to September.


Find A Career Wingman To Help Navigate The Career Ladder

When you’re trying to move up in your job, most people will advise you to network. While you’re trying to meet new people, consider finding yourself a career wingman.


How To Tell Your Boss You're Unhappy At Work

In an ideal world, our jobs would be challenging, engaging, and rewarding all the time, but that isn’t always the case. How do you deal with unhappiness at work? Ideally, it may just take a small tweak to get your career back on track to a more satisfying path, and you can start by telling your boss.


Killer Interview Question: What's The Biggest Misconception People Have About You?

Another addition to the killer interview questions collection: What’s the biggest misconception people have about you?.