Last Week’s Top Ten Posts

You wanted a good job straight out of university, interview tips and better pictures of your house from Google. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

  1. Want $110K Straight Out Of Uni? Become A Storage Admin
    If you’re a university student, any full-time salary can look appealing. But would the prospect of earning $110,000 straight after graduating tempt you to add a storage administration subject to your degree?
  2. Choose An Irrelevant Skill When Asked ‘What Are Your Weaknesses?’
    If you’ve been in a job interview before, you’ve likely been asked about your weaknesses. The common advice is to pick a weakness that really isn’t one at all, but that doesn’t necessarily come across as genuine. It can even make you look a little full of yourself. The folks over at Stepcase Lifehack have a better alternative.
  3. Google Updates Australian Street View With Better Images
    Google has updated much of the Street View imagery for Australia in Google Maps with “higher quality” photography — check out the enhanced image of Lifehacker HQ for an example.
  4. eBay Hikes Auction Fees To Discourage Auctions
    eBay Australia has made no secret of its desire to encourage new goods over second-hand ones, but this is the strongest evidence yet: from September 22, fees for auctions will be raised to match those charged for Buy It Now options. In other words: eBay doesn’t really want to run your stinking auctions no more.
  5. Lifehacker’s Free Public Transport Guide, 2011 Edition
    If you’re in the middle of a capital city, chances are you’re not too far from a free public transport service. Find one near you with Lifehacker’s comprehensive guide to free public transport in Australia.
  6. JB Hi-Fi One Night Sale On Wednesday
    JB Hi-Fi is holding one of its periodic single night sales today, with store shutting at 5:30PM and then re-opening from 6:00PM.
  7. How To Convince People To Let You Cut In Line
    If someone asks you for a small favour, you’re far more likely to do it if they explain why. However, it’s not the reason that matters. You may think it is, but you can just as easily convince people to let you go ahead of them in line with a stupid excuse. All you need to say is the word “because”.
  8. How To Migrate Your Facebook Account And Data To Google+
    You may not be ready to ditch Facebook for good, but now that you’ve had a chance to kick the tyres on Google+, you might be ready to make it your go-to social network. The problem: You’ve built up a lot of friends, photos, videos and other data on Facebook over the years, and you don’t want to simply lose all that data. Here’s how to migrate it all from Facebook to Google+.
  9. Basic Self-Defence Moves Everyone Should Know
    Would you be able to defend yourself and your loved ones if someone were to physically attack you? It’s a question most of us don’t want to consider, but violence is, unfortunately, a fact of life. Thankfully, regardless of strength, size or previous training, anyone can learn several effective self-defence techniques. Here’s how to prepare for and stay safe in common real-world violent situations.
  10. ABS Spotlight Generates Personal Infographics For Aussies
    Australia’s next census is on August 9. To promote participation, the ABS has rolled out a neat webapp that asks you for personal information and then uses data from the last census to generate a series of infographics comparing you to the population at large.


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