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Find Your Life's Work By Considering Activities With Flow And Meaning

Not sure what you want to do with your life? Try this quick journaling exercise to narrow down your options and find a career you’ll love.

How Do You Deal With Screw Ups At Work?

Inevitably, people make mistakes when they’re on the job. Nobody’s perfect and it’s how you tackle the aftermath that defines who you are as person and an employee.

The Surprising Downsides Of Being An Overachiever

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.

Start Dressing Nicer At Work To Keep Your Job Search Secret

Most of the time when you’re looking for a new job, you don’t want your current boss and co-workers to know. If you work in an office where you usually dress casually, though, suddenly coming in wearing a suit might give you away.

Interview Survival Tips: Arm Yourself With Casual Converstion Topics

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.

Ask LH: How Can I Come Up With Good Questions For Meetings?

Hi Lifehacker, At work we regularly have team meetings which are attended by an executive or upper management person. We get an opportunity to ask them questions. How do I come up with a good question?

What Do You Do To Decompress After Work?

Even if you’re pretty good at leaving work at a decent time, your mind continues to mull over the events of the day. Even so, turning that off and relaxing is important, both for creativity and for managing stress. How do you disengage and relax after work?

Ask LH: Should I Embellish Skills In My LinkedIn Profile?

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?

What To Do When You Find Out A Coworker Makes More Money

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.

The Five Stages Of Grief After Losing A Job

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.

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