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Format Your Resume For A Mobile Screen

It probably wouldn’t surprise you to hear many recruiters review resumes on their phones. That’s a problem for you if your resume is formatted more for print than for the screen.


Ask LH: Should I Simultaneously Apply For Multiple Jobs At The Same Company?

Dear Lifehacker, A company that I’d love to work for has two positions open — one I’m underqualified for and the other I’m overqualified for. I’d obviously prefer the higher paying position but am keen to join the company in any role. What’s the best way to apply for both positions without damaging my chances at either?


What Phrases In Job Ads Turn You Off The Most? 

I don’t know about you, but every time I see “fast-paced environment” in a job ad, I think that place might be Wall Street-level intense. Job seekers and former job seekers alike, what are the phrases in job ads that make you most wary?


Ask Your Job Interviewer Questions Similar To The Ones They Ask You

Job interviews are a two-way street, with both you and the interviewer asking questions to see if this is a good match. When it’s time for you to ask the questions, remember that you can use the same ones they asked you.


Ask LH: Should I Lie About My Employment Status To Land A Job?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m currently looking for work after a stint of unemployment. 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 Complete Guide To Building A Perfect LinkedIn Profile

You’ve got six seconds to impress a recruiter on LinkedIn, and once you reel them in, you want to make sure your profile is solid. This giant visual guide tells you the basics of what you need to know to make your profile stand out.


Why A Road Trip Should Be On Your Job Hunting Agenda

If you’re looking for a new job, it’s tempting to stay behind a computer, scouring job boards and other sites. In reality, the best thing for your career might be to get out and get around town, or better yet, nearby towns as well. You may find companies nearby with openings that you can research and apply for.


Pretend Your Job Interviewer Is An Old Friend To Be More Comfortable

Interviews tend to be awkward, perhaps nerve-wracking experiences. One simple trick to get more comfortable: Imagine you’re old pals with the interviewers.


What To Put On Your Resume When You Have No Relevant Work Experience

Your dream job just got posted, and you’re super excited. There’s just one problem: You literally have zero relevant work experience. Whether you’re a career changer or a new grad with no internships under your belt, what can you actually put on your resume that makes you look as qualified as possible?


Be Transparent When Reaching Out To A Reference You Haven't Talked To In A Long Time

Networking is the key to finding a great job, but things happen. It might be months or even years since you were in touch with a former boss or coworker. The Muse shows us how to handle this situation gracefully.


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