Ask LH: Is It OK To Take Sickies After Quitting A Job?

Hi Lifehacker, So I’ve submitted my resignation and am counting down to my last day of work, with three weeks left to go. Last week, I decided to take a — ahem — “sick” day. Now I’m wondering what’s stopping me from taking more. (What are they going to do, fire me? Or what?)


Be A 'Sharpshooter' When Applying For Jobs In Your Ideal Industry

Some industries, such as games development, are extremely difficult to get into without a lot of experience and a few completed projects under your belt. Entry-level roles are far and few between and when an opportunity does pop up, applicants are willing to try anything just to be in the industry, let alone their ideal job. While it might seem OK to go for unrelated positions, it can seriously compromise your chances in the future.


Ask LH: How Can I Switch From Teaching To IT?

Hi Lifehacker, I’m a recent mature-age graduate who has worked in many different fields but not the field I’ve studied (IT). Therefore I have no work experience in the field except for the university projects and assignments that I did. I currently work in a different field altogether (teaching) which was also part of my double degree, but there are minimal chances of getting a full-time job there. How do I get my foot in the door for IT jobs if I have no commercial experience?


Take Five Minutes At The End Of Your Day For A Gadget-Free Review

For many of us, the workday doesn’t feel like it ever ends because of our connected devices. At the end of the day, give yourself at least five gadget-free and distraction-free minutes to mentally review your day.


Ask LH: How Can I Get A Job In An Electronics Store?

Hi Lifehacker, I’m an IT student looking for a job in a computer shop. I can do troubleshooting to an intermediate level on a lot of things. What do I do to get a part-time job in a computer shop?


Killer Interview Question: If You Were An Animal, What Would You Be And Why?

Another favourite of interviewers everywhere — and another addition to the list of killer questions: If you were an animal, what would you be and why?


Apple Store Employees Earn Less Than Supermarket Staff

Apple Australia has struck a new pay deal with its employees that will see them earning less than comparable supermarket workers. Maybe working for Apple isn’t such a Genius move.


Get 3rd Degree Connection Information From LinkedIn For Free

LinkedIn is a great way to expand your network or find key people at a company. If you don’t have a shared contact with someone on LinkedIn, however, you can’t view that person’s full contact information. Here is how to work around the limitation without paying for LinkedIn Premium.


The Most Important Trait Of Successful People

Being conscientious can help you maintain a strong moral compass. According to Inc, Psychologists also believe it may be the number one trait found in the most successful people.


Use Facebook To Find Your Next Job Instead Of LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a popular tool for business networking and job searching. However, recruiter Stéphane Le Viet says Facebook might be an even better too for finding a job. Facebook is where we connect with friends, but it’s good for more than cat pictures and inside jokes. Letting your friends on Facebook know about your job search or letting others know about jobs at your company can create a perfect match.