How To Perfect Work/Life Balance (Without Quitting Your Job)

This week, the CEO of Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO) made headlines around the world for quitting his $100 million job to spend more time with his family. Mohamed El-Erian made the decision after his 10-year old daughter presented him with 22-point list outlining all the events he had missed during the past year. Here are ten life/work hacks you need to try before your own kids guilt-trip you out of a job.


Have Clients Review You Online, Not Your Employer

If you’re in a business that meets with clients, consider asking them to review you and not your employer. That way your reviews will travel with you anywhere you go.


Killer Interview Question: What's The Most Creative Way To Break A Clock?

Another strange addition to the killer interview questions collection: What’s the most creative way to break a clock?.


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.