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The gig economy — the on-demand, mobile workforce leveraged by the likes of Uber — seems like the dream: whenever you feel like working, you simply turn on your phone, accept the jobs that you want, and ignore the ones you don't. There's no office to go to, and no boss to answer to when you haven't shown your face for a while.

But, as I would discover when I went undercover as a Deliveroo delivery driver, the gig economy is not a one way freeway to wealth and happiness, it's a two-way street.

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Today is Wednesday 23rd November, and that means it's national Go Home On Time Day all across Australia. Sure, it's one of those made-up holidays - it's an initiative from think-tank The Australia Institute - but you should still take the opportunity to justify yourself leaving the office on time. Otherwise, you're effectively having wages stolen from you as unpaid overtime.

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There are plenty of resume templates floating around online and many of them have a section where you can list out your hobbies and interests. While it's easy to detail your qualifications and work experience, talking about your hobbies could prove more difficult because it's hard to see how your personal interests will help you land a job.

You may be tempted to scrap that section all together. But according to experts (and my own personal experience), it's definitely worth including extracurricular activities on your resume. We go through five different hobbies that can make your resume more attractive to potential employers.

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A recent survey by Robert Half International revealed that most companies have some formalised employee training program, including where they pay for classes or reimburse employees as long as they're related to their jobs. Where does your company stand? Do they pay for training?

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ASI Solutions is an IT service provider that specialises in implementing short-term gaps in skills or resources availability across big data, cloud services, mobility, BYOD, security and disaster recovery. Its Sydney head quarters boasts a range of unique features, including white board tables, monthly barbecues and a Star Wars bobble head collection. Here are the photos!

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Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins at 2am on the first Sunday in October, when clocks are put forward one hour. It ends at 2am (which is 3am Daylight Saving Time) on the first Sunday in April, when clocks are put back one hour. This semiannual ritual shifts our rhythms and temporarily makes us groggy at times when we normally feel alert. Moreover, many are confused about why we do it all. (Spoiler: It has nothing to do with farming.)

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Hey Lifehacker, I work in IT with a core skill set as a .Net Developer. I have noticed a slowdown in work and there has generally not been many jobs advertised. I started looking for work overseas in New Zealand and south-east Asia — but how does anyone get a job overseas, let alone uproot themselves and move? Especially when we have commitments here such as mortgage/car/other half. Any suggestions?

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Positions at Google are extremely competitive given that the company is known for all the work perks it gives to its employees. The technology giant is picky with who they interview but one entrepreneur has created a resume that not only piqued the interest of Google but a number of top tech start-ups as well. Here's what the resume looks like and some sage advice on how to write your own.

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The title of this article might trigger self-satisfied smiles among first-borns, and some concerns among the rest of us. Many studies show children born earlier in the family enjoy better wages and more education, but we didn’t really know why - until now.

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Running an investment portfolio comes with its own tax responsibilities relating to interest, dividends, capital gains and rent-related payments. If you're new to the game, it can be a lot to take in. Here are some expert accounting tips to help you play by the rules and get the return you deserve.