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.


Use Word Clouds To Identify Your 'Emphasis' Words On A Job Application

We’ve featured word cloud services like Wordle and TagCrowd before. When applying for a job, it could be useful to dump the entire job document or selection criteria into one of these tools, just to quickly identify which specific words they’re targeting.


Ask LH: How Can I Stop My Sycophantic Colleague From CC'ing The Boss On Every Email?

Dear Lifehacker, What should I do when a co-worker continually copies all their managers in all email communications? It comes off as though they are trying to make me seem bad in front of the bosses because they ignore what I have told them in person and ask question after question that I have already answered.


Mimic Your Boss's Body Language To Build Rapport And Get Ahead

To build a relationship with your superiors at work and have a better chance of moving up the ladder, try mirroring their mannerisms, says LearnVest. In other words: monkey see, monkey do.