What IT Pros Get Wrong On Their Resumes

Even if you’re invited to apply for a role rather than hunting it down, you’ll need to submit a resume as part of the process. Our sibling publication Business Insider has rounded up ten of the most common mistakes techies make when compiling a resume.


Improve Your Resume With This Simple Formula Recommended By Google

Recruiters don’t look at your resume for more than a few precious seconds, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still carefully craft your resume to make sure you have the best chances of landing a job. Here’s a simple formula from Google’s HR chief that will help you put the best information on your resume.


Would You Leave Your Job If Your Employer Paid You To Quit?

Knowing when to quit your job is never an easy thing to figure out. Amazon has recently taken an interesting approach by offering up to $5000 to employees who want to quit. Would you take it?


How To Stop LinkedIn Broadcasting Every Change To Your Profile

Here’s an annoying feature in LinkedIn: any change you make to your profile is broadcast to your network, which can result in people congratulating you on non-existent job changes or suspecting that you’re hunting for a new role. Fortunately, you can stop that happening with a simple settings tweak.


Can't Imagine Doing Your Job A Year From Now? Time To Quit

Conflicted about whether it’s worth sticking with your current employer? If the thought of still doing that job a year from now makes you unhappy, it might be time to move on.


Do You Search For New Jobs On Your Work PC?

According to a national poll conducted by job matching network OneShift, approximately half of Australian workers actively search for new jobs online during work hours. Of the 2659 people surveyed, one in 10 also admitted to getting caught in the act by a colleague or boss; to varying results. Do you think it’s acceptable to job hunt in the office or should it be a sacking offence? Discuss.


Ask LH: How Can I Find Referees When I Don't Have Experience?

Hi Lifehacker, I’m currently completing my university studies and I’ll want to apply for some graduate opportunities, either mid-year or next year. The thing is, I don’t actually have any work experience relevant to the roles I’m looking at — all of my prior jobs were just to “pay the bills”, so to speak. While I have plenty of extra-curricular activities to note on my resume, the main issue is with referees.


The Personality Traits Employers Look For Most In Job Candidates

Your personality and how you fit into a company’s culture could be even more important than the skills you possess. One survey of employers found the top personality traits they look for when hiring — and some of them are ones interviewers can spot as soon as you walk through the door.


Ask LH: Is Applying For Interstate Jobs A Problem?

Hi Lifehacker, I’m a recent graduate who is looking for some suitable full-time employment. The only problem is, all the jobs I’m looking for are interstate. I have no qualms about moving or jumping on a plane for an interview, but should I be upfront with potential employers by putting my current location on my resume with a statement saying I’m willing to relocate? Or do I simply leave it off so I won’t get rejected right from the get go by an overzealous HR department which doesn’t want to deal with the potential hassle of hiring someone from a different state?


Treat A Career Change Like Tarzan Swinging From A Vine

Changing careers is a tough, scary step to take. To help ease yourself into the process, entrepreneur Derek Sivers suggests you treat that change like Tarzan swinging across some vine.