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Being the office overachiever might feel good, what with all the pats on the back and thumbs ups from your boss. But there’s a fine line between doing your best work and being a chronic overachiever, which can set you up for failure. Here’s why you might want to rethink that “I can do it all” attitude.
It’d be nice if we could summon confidence at a moment’s notice, but sometimes that wellspring of courage can be hard to find. Arguably, going to an interview is one of the more important experiences that requires a plentiful supply of conviction. If you’re not the most extroverted of people, here’s some advice that might help.
Dear Lifehacker, I’ve nearly finished my university degree in engineering, so keeping my LinkedIn up to date is of course crucial. But I wonder, how skilled should I be to list a skill on LinkedIn? For example, when it comes to renewable energy, I know more than the average person. But when compared to people working in the industry, I probably don’t not that much! So what shouldn’t I include on my profile?
Aaargh! You just found out that your coworker makes more than you do, even though you both do the same kind of work, you’ve been there longer and you do a better job. You feel demoralized, insulted by your employer and resentful of your coworker. Before you protest, here’s how to handle the situation professionally.
It was a Saturday, my plane landed, and I was all set to relax during a short weekend getaway, when an email came through on my phone. I’d lost my job. I showed it to my boyfriend in the seat next to me. “These things happen,” I said, smiling and putting my phone away. “It’s probably for the best. Let’s enjoy our trip.” I praised myself for being strong and accepting the situation. In reality, I was in complete denial that I just lost a job I loved.