Ask Lifehacker: How Do I Become Independent?

Hi Lifehacker, I’ve recently finished high school and am now preparing to move out of the family home and into the real world, like many my age. Only problem is, I have no idea how it works.


Career Spotlight: What I Do In Airport Operations

Airports are fascinating in their complexity and efficiency. They’re practically self-contained cities with their mammoth infrastructure elements that need to be maintained as perfectly as possible for the comfort and safety of all travellers. And it takes an army of workers to make it all happen.


Be Specific When Answering Questions In A Job Interview

For most of us, job interviews are intimidating. You’re on the spot, and you want to respond with impressive, convincing answers. To make this happen, avoid vague replies to your interviewer’s questions.


Ask LH: Will Accepting A Lower Salary Make Me Less Attractive To Recruiters?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m unhappy in my current line of employment and have come to the conclusion that money isn’t everything. How does being prepared to take a salary cut in order to change industry or profession look to recruiters?


Ask LH: Can I Ask For A Salary Change After A Job Offer Is Made?

Hi Lifehacker, I have applied for a position internally with the company I already work for. The application process requests you to supply an “asking salary”. My application was successful after several rounds of interviews but I was not given any information around salary, so I had assumed my asking salary had been accepted. I have since discovered that the company has gone with a much lower salary than expected (25 per cent difference).


Ask LH: Can An Employer Require Me To Have A Driver's Licence?

Dear Lifehacker, I am short-sighted and cannot obtain a driver’s licence. Many ICT-based jobs I am applying for state in their requirements: “must have own vehicle and licence”. Is this discrimination? Can I do anything about it?


Odd Jobs: How To Become A Plus-Size Model

Laura Wells and Jesse McNeilly are an engaged Australian couple who have forged a successful career in the “plus size” modelling industry. If you’re similarly big ‘n’ beautiful, their advice could prove indispensable in landing your first modelling contract. Read on to discover what you need to get started.


Six Essential Life Lessons From The Making Of Star Wars

Today is Intergalactic Star Wars Day, an annual holiday for practicing Jedis, Sith Lords and hardcore fans of George Lucas’ phenomenally successful space opera. To celebrate, we’ve assembled six life lessons from the making of Star Wars that can help steer any business career in the right direction (including Lucas-esque blunders to avoid). May the fourth be with you!


Ask LH: How Should I Dress When Applying For Work At A Takeaway Joint?

Hey Lifehacker, Should I wear my formal clothes when applying for a job, even if it’s at a fast food restaurant? Or will that create a negative reaction because I’m “over-dressed”?


Killer Interview Question: How Would You Unload A 747 Full Of Jellybeans?

Another addition to the killer interview questions collection: how would you unload a 747 full of jellybeans?