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What Makes A 'Superboss'?

How your boss manages you can have a lasting impact on what kind of worker you become in the future and affect the way you deal with your subordinates if you do end up in a management role. We take a look the qualities that a “superboss” would possess based on the experiences of a software industry veteran.


The Benefits Of Having A 'Frenemy' At Work

A “frenemy” is someone you like overall, but also happen to be at odds with. These types of rivals might seem like a burden, but they’re actually great to have around at your job.


Format Your Resume For A Mobile Screen

It probably wouldn’t surprise you to hear many recruiters review resumes on their phones. That’s a problem for you if your resume is formatted more for print than for the screen.


How To Know If You're Being Ambitious With Your Career Or Just Impatient

There’s nothing wrong with setting a career goal and striving to reach it. However, there’s a fine line between ambition and impatience when you’re trying to climb the workplace ladder. How do you tell if you’re asking for too much or being too pushy?


Ask LH: Should I Simultaneously Apply For Multiple Jobs At The Same Company?

Dear Lifehacker, A company that I’d love to work for has two positions open — one I’m underqualified for and the other I’m overqualified for. I’d obviously prefer the higher paying position but am keen to join the company in any role. What’s the best way to apply for both positions without damaging my chances at either?


How I Succeeded: MYOB's Tim Reed

How I Succeeded is a regular series on Lifehacker where we ask business owners for the secrets and tactics behind their success. Today: Tim Reed from MYOB.


Is It Legal To Get The Sack For Being Overweight?

The obesity epidemic is growing at an alarming rate and in Australia, over 63 per cent of adults are overweight. That’s 2 in 3 adults. With so many people carrying excess bulk, it’s not just a health issue, it’s an employment issue as well. In light of recent developments, we answer the question: is it legal to be sacked for being overweight?


Ask LH: Should I Lie About My Employment Status To Land A Job?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m currently looking for work after a stint of unemployment. Is it better to lie and say that I am currently employed, or should I fess up and say that I’m not? I wonder whether it looks better to a prospective employer to say that I am already employed.


The Complete Guide To Building A Perfect LinkedIn Profile

You’ve got six seconds to impress a recruiter on LinkedIn, and once you reel them in, you want to make sure your profile is solid. This giant visual guide tells you the basics of what you need to know to make your profile stand out.


Why A Road Trip Should Be On Your Job Hunting Agenda

If you’re looking for a new job, it’s tempting to stay behind a computer, scouring job boards and other sites. In reality, the best thing for your career might be to get out and get around town, or better yet, nearby towns as well. You may find companies nearby with openings that you can research and apply for.


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