Stop Looking For The Perfect 'Soul Mate' Job

Many of us look for our “perfect job” — the dream job that we could do for the rest of our lives. While this can help us narrow down the type of work we do, there may not actually be one job that is your career “soul mate”.


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.


Watch Out For A Non-Solicit Clause In Your Employment Contract

Employers tend to find all sorts of ways of restricting your activities after you leavea company. Watch out for a non-solicit clause in your next employment contract.


Avoid Saying 'I'm Negotiable' When Talking Salary In An Interview

When you are asked what you are expecting as salary, many of us state a number; and when the recruiter is silent, we follow it up with “But I’m negotiable.” It’s the worst thing you can do.


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.


LinkedIn's Resume Builder Makes A Resume From Your Profile

We’ve all used LinkedIn as an online resume, but a new feature creates a traditional paper resume for you by compiling information from your profile.


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?


Climb The Career Ladder Using The Frank Sinatra Principle

In many industries, even the most talented must “pay dues” before they can play. And while there’s value in mastering the basics of knot tying before one captains a sailboat, it’s a shame that arbitrary time requirements can clog the talent engine of an organisation or stall the career of a creative person.


Ask A Colleague For A Copy Of Your Non-Compete Agreement If You Lose Yours

Many of us had to sign a non-compete agreement when we started a job. Some of us lost that precious document and aren’t sure of the exact restrictions when we leave. Instead of tipping off human resources about your intention to quit, try asking colleagues hired at the same time for a copy of their agreement.


Respond To Recruiters With Specific Job Titles You're Interested In

Recruiters are always on the prowl for new candidates to fill their clients’ vacancies. If an offer doesn’t interest you, tell the recruiter what opportunities interest you in instead of just saying no.