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Whether she's appearing on a prime time TV show, gracing the silver screen, or writing, producing and starring in her own hit web series, there's no shortage of things to keep actress and gamer Felicia Day busy. I'm thrilled Day, a self-described "Lifehacker addict" (SQUEE), took some time to talk with us about how she manages her projects in Hollywood and on the web—and finds time to play a little WoW, too.

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While it's true you can never be completely sure about how well you'll adjust to working with a new boss, company or team until you've actually started working, asking probing and strategic questions during the interview process is one of the easiest ways to gather useful intel about potential opportunities.

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When I was a recruiter, I was asked a lot of smart questions that made me say, "Wow, this candidate is on top of her game." But I also heard a lot that made me wonder who the person had taken interview advice from — or if that person had ever sought out help at all.

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Hi Lifehacker, I was asked for salary expectations in an interview for a contract IT job. I left it to the employer to decide what they could offer me, but they persuaded me to provide a range. I didn't have the exact salary figure from my last job, so I quoted bit lower range. Now I've got the job offer and have accepted the job. I've been sent the paperwork to complete. I have just come across salary figures from my last job. There's quite considerable difference in my salary. I am being offered about $6 K less. Is it recommended to amend my salary expectations? If so how should I approach them?

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By this point, you know not to apply to any jobs with an email address that screams, "I created this in the eighth grade!" So, you're no longer [email protected] as far as your prospective employers are concerned. You also know not to show up late for the interview. And you have a firm grasp on the importance of making eye contact and delivering a solid handshake.

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Often, the best way to approach self-improvement is to look to those you admire and seek out advice. That's why we regularly feature interesting and accomplished people to share their favourite work habits, tools, and tips for staying productive. Here are our most popular interviews of 2016.

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Preparing for interviews is serious business. But even if you practise, and practise, and practise, you could still get a question you just don't know how to answer. Whether it's a technical question on something you've never heard of before or just something completely unexpected, a question that stumps you can really throw off the pacing of the conversation and leave you a bit shaken up.

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I have vivid memories from my hiring days of going through applications for various roles and finding that one person who decided to submit an application for every single one. It happened more than you'd think — and honestly, it happened more than even I anticipated when I was new to recruiting. However, as I started reviewing more and more resumes, one thing became apparent: Somewhere out there is a person who is apparently telling people that the best way to get an employer's attention is to apply for as many of their openings as humanly possible.