Literally Hundreds of Job Application Lessons from Lifehacker

April 09, 2017 • written by

Lifehacker is one of the blogs that permanently changed my life.

I found it when I was looking for tips on how to organize my desk.

I read it for tools and tips on how to save time and how to be an all-around awesome person.

Fiver of the most awesome people I have met in my life are regular Lifehacker readers.

There are a lot of tips that will save you time and money and at the same time allow you to earn more money this year and instead of writing it all I decided to just put the links here.

You go read them yourself and let me know what worked for you.

I’ve been reading Lifehacker since 2009 and over time, I had read a lot of the job hunting posts.

If you do happen to read all the posts of Lifehacker and become a regular Lifehacker reader, send me a message because I want you in my life.

Lifehacker will make you a better person.

I replaced watching the news, gossiping with my coworkers and spending hours on facebook with reading Lifehacker.

The best thing about lifehacker lessons are how you can apply them and achieve the benefit today.

Here are some of my favorites.

Start Dressing Nicer at Work to Keep Your Job Search Secret

If Your Job Interview Is Going Too Smoothly, You Probably Won’t Get the Job

Craft a Perfect Resume Summary with this Checklist

Start a New Job Search 18 Months After Starting a New Job

Practice Job Assessment Tests to Boost Your Career and Job Search

Five Job Search Myths That Might Be Holding You Back

The Top 5 Job Skills Employers Are Looking For

Know Which Words to Use on Your Resume for Different Job Openings

Find Out Why You Didn’t Get the Job with These Followup Questions

Top 10 Tips for Winning at Life After College Graduation

If You Don’t Have a Passion, Rule Out What You Don’t Like Instead

Job Interviews Are Two-Way Streets: How to Ask Your Questions, Too

Prepare for a Job Interview by Writing Your Own Recommendation Letter

The Red Flags You Should Look Out for During Your Job Search

Increase Your Odds of Getting Hired By Making Sure They Hear Your Talk

Stay Motivated During Your Job Search by Pursuing a Hobby

If Your Interviewer Has a Negative Attitude, Don’t Copy it

Build a Professional Bio That Highlights Your Career Achievements

Five Profes

sional “Weaknesses” You can Reframe to Your Advantage

Know When to Apply for a Job You Aren’t Qualified For

John D. Rockefeller’s Best Career Lessons

If You Just Got Fired, Use Your Free Time to Develop New (Good) Habits

Format Your Resume Differently to Downplay Job Hopping

What the People Reading Your Resume Wish You Knew

Remember Your Past Successes to Stay Motivated Through a Hard Time

How You’re Sabotaging Your Job Search (and What to Do Instead)

The Late Career Bloomer’s Guide to Catching Up

Five Things Job Candidates Obsess Over That Hiring Managers Don’t

Students: Ask for a Letter of Recommendation Now, Not Later

The Biggest Interview Turn-Off is Dwelling On Your Last Job

Answer Each Interview Question by Connecting Your Skills with the Job

Include Testimonials on Your Resume Instead of References

Give Your References a Cheat Sheet to Remember You

The Biggest Resume Mistakes, According to Google’s Head of HR

Ask Forced-Choice Questions to Tilt Interviews in Your Favor

Send a “Pain Letter” to Get Noticed by a Hiring Manager

Send a Thank You Letter After a Job Rejection

Focus on Your Interviewer’s Opinion to Avoid Dumb Questions

Answer the “What Is Your Salary?” Question with the Amount You Want

How to Give Yourself a Career Tune-Up

Prepare These 15 Stories for Your Next Job Interview

Exchange Resumes with Colleagues to Improve Yours

Find a Common Thread to Tie Unrelated Jobs to Your Career Plans

How to Ace a Job Interview Over Email or Skype

Should I Move to a New City to Look for a Job?

Continue Applying for Jobs After Good Interviews to Keep Morale Up

50 Ways to Get a Job Gives Advice for Every Stage of Your Job Search

Commit An Hour a Day to Improving Your Skills at Work

How Can I Look for a New Job When My Company Is Checking on Employees?

How to Overcome a Job’s “Years of Experience” Requirement

Improve Your Resume with This Simple Formula Recommended by Google

Create a “Brag Folder” in Your Inbox for Easy Resume Updates

The Personality Traits Employers Look for Most in Job Candidates

How Can I Build a Resume When I Have Nothing to Put On It?

The Most Valuable Traits in a Potential Employee, According to Google

Use Google Docs’ Resume Templates for a Free, Good-Looking Resume

What to Ask Yourself Before Accepting a Job Offer You Don’t Love

Six Questions That Will Ease Your Mind Before an Interview

Tips from a Recruiter: Don’t Make Me Read Your Resume

Answer Irrelevant Job Interview Questions by Relating Them to Work

Cut These Vague, Cliched, and Meaningless Words from Your Resume

The Five Basic Questions Interviewers Really Want You to Answer

Companies that Respond to Resumes Fastest Have the Highest Turnover

4 Unconventional Ways the Internet Can Help You Land a Job

My Biggest Interview Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

What Should I Do When I’ve Almost Run Out of Money?

A Survival Guide for the Newly Unemployed

Why You Should Hold a Mock Interview with a Friend for a Job You Want

Schedule Earlier Interview Appointments to Avoid Interviewers’ Biases

How to Develop the Hireable Skills You’ll Actually Need After College

The Logic Behind 19 Common Interview Questions

How Emotions Can Affect Your Chances of Getting a Second Interview

Improve Your Job Interviews with Better Storytelling

Have a Friend Read Your Resume, then Guess the Job You’re Applying For

When Should You Lie on Your Resume?

Avoid Fidgeting to Ace Your Next Job Interview

Ace an Internal Interview by Knowing Your Reputation at Work

Six of the Most Common Resume Flaws (and How to Fix Them)

Will a Certification Really Help Me Get a Better Job?

What Kind of Stuff Do Employers Search for When I Apply for a Job?

What Should I Know Before I Change Careers?

The Biggest Interview Mistakes HR Experts See (and How to Avoid Them)

How To Break Out of a Career Rut in Four Weeks

The Post-College Survival Guide

How To Accept and Decline Job Offers

Get Your Resume Past the 6-Second Scan with Easy-to-Find Requirements

12 Steps You Should Take Before You Accept the Job Offer

Highlight Intangibles in Your Job Interview Based on the Position’s Listed Duties

Beef Up a Too-Short Resume with Detailed Accomplishments and Volunteer Service

Have a Friend Help You Weed Out Bad References on Your Resume

Avoid Getting Fooled Into a Bad Job by Asking These Questions

Write a Post-Interview Thank You that Actually Boosts Your Chances to Get the Job

How To Futureproof Your Job with a Career Insurance Policy

Include Personal Projects On Resumes When You’re Just Starting Out

Nail the “Why Should I Hire You?” Question in Interviews by Listing Your Potential Contributions

Top 10 Tips for Acing Your Next Job Interview

Leave Your Old Job Description Off Your Resumé; List Your Accomplishments Instead

How to Tackle Three of the Toughest Interview Questions

An Employer’s Opinion on How To Quit Your Job

Look for a New Job During the Holidays to Minimize the Competition

How to Recover from a Bad Job Interview

To Achieve Career Goals, Stop Planning and Start Preparing

How to Generate More Interviews with Your Resume

Ramp Up Your Job Hunting Over the Holidays to Get Your Resume in Front of People Easier  

Don’t Be Too Afraid to Name the First Number When Negotiating Salary  

Use The STAR Technique to Ace Your Interviews

Cover Up a Long History of Unemployment with Details on How Your Spent Your Time

Pay Attention to the Workplace Environment When You Walk Into a Job Interview

Save Your Resume Under a File Name That’s Relevant to the Position

The 5 Questions That Will Tell You Everything About a Company’s Culture

Stop Chasing Jobs, Start Chasing Companies and Contacts

How to Keep Your Job Search Secret

Does “What You Know” Beat “Who You Know”?

CV Maker Creates Beautiful, Professional-Looking Resumes Online in Minutes

Should You Accept the Job Offer or Walk Away?

Don’t Do What You Love. Do What You Are.

How to Stand Out in an Interview

Steve Martin’s Advice for Building a Career You Love

Emphasize Your Potential Rather Than Your Accomplishments When Selling Yourself

Ask the Right Questions to Determine if a Manager Will be a Good Boss Before You Take the Job

Your Job Interview Starts the Second You Walk in the Door

Create Resume Templates to Save Time, Avoid Sending Out the Same Resume

Learn the Skills Employers Want by Volunteering

Turn Work Experiences into Measurable Achievements on Your Resume

What Does “Overqualified” Actually Mean?

Potential Is More Valuable Than Experience

The Hardest Job Interview Questions—And How to Ace Them

How Can I Sell My Skills Beyond a Boring Resume?

Pick a Job Reference Who Offers a Balanced View of Your Performance

Write Your Resume Like a Recruiter to Boost Your Chances of Getting Hired

What Resume Items Can Kill My Chances at Getting a New Job?

Why You Didn’t Get the Interview

I Won’t Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here’s Why.

One Sentence You Shouldn’t Forget in a Job Interview Followup Letter

Take Stock of Your Job Search to Stop Wasting Time Doing Things That Don’t Work

Get Hired

Nail the “Tell Me About Yourself” Job Interview Question

What Employers Look for in Entry-Level Job Candidates

Why You Should Still Apply to a Job Even If You Don’t Meet the Exact Job Requirements

Keep in Touch with a Former Boss and Co-Workers by Regularly Forwarding Useful Information

Share Only As Much As You Need In a Job Interview by Understanding Hiring Managers’ Tricks

Recruiters Only Look at Your Resume for an Average of Six Seconds and This Is What They See

Craft the Perfect Elevator Pitch by Reducing Your Skills to Three Bullet Points

Avoid a “Me” Resume and Decrease Your Odds of Being Ignored by Yet Another Employer

Top 10 Ways to Get a Better Job

The Hidden Meaning Behind Phrases in Job Ads

Don’t Lead With Your Need When Professionally Networking

Update Your Resume and Get a (Better) Job This Weekend

How Long You Should Wait to Hear Back About a Job Application

Prepare to Ace Your Job Interview with This Interview One-Sheeter

Why I Won’t Hire You

Don’t Say You’re “Experienced” on Your Resume (and Other Words to Banish)

Ten Things To Do While Planning Your Escape from an Awful Job

How Do I Find a Job In a New City?

Choose an Irrelevant Skill When Asked “What Are Your Weaknesses?” in a Job Interview

Develop a List of “Sound Bites” for a More Effective Job Interview

Create an Online Biography to Tell Your Story in a Post-Resume Workforce

Why You Might Consider Avoiding a Resume and Working for Free

Ditch the Objective Statement for an Executive Summary to Increase Your Resume’s Chances of Being Read

The Best Ways to Answer “Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?”

Part-Time Jobs That Pay Well and Teach You a Skill

How to Prepare If You Think You Might Lose Your Job

Avoid These Overused Phrases to Make Your Resume Stand Out

Ditch Resume Lies for More Successful Interviews

Seemingly Harmless Job Interview Questions that Mean a Lot

Avoid Appearing Out of Touch in Interviews by Emphasizing the New

Keep Your Resume Out of the Trash by Quantifying Your Accomplishments

Top 10 Tips and Tools for Freelancers

Master the “Why Hire Me” Story to Land a Job

Skip “References Available Upon Request” and Other Resume Ink Wasters

Read Your Résumé from the Bottom Up to Reduce Errors

Avoid These Phrases to Keep Your Resume Relevant

Get Comfortable Bragging to Perfect Your Elevator Pitch

Know What Questions to Ask During a Job Interview

Anticipate Your Interviewer’s Next Question to Ace Your Job Interview

Know the Answers to These Questions Before Your Job Interview

Create a Log to Keep Track of Your Job Search

Nail Your Next Phone Interview by Dressing Up

Land Short-Term Work with a Dumbed-Down Résumé

Negotiate Your Salary with the Help of the White Lie

Find the Best Part-Time Work for Your Time

Top 10 Tools for Landing a Better Job

Tech Etiquette for Job Seekers: Maintain Appropriate Boundaries

Jump to a New Career with a Killer Resume and Plan

Find a New Job by Offering a Bounty

Write a Resume that Lands an Interview

Assume a Five-to-One Ratio for Job Search Replies

Lifehacker’s Guide to Nabbing the Job You Want

Make a Comeback in a Stalled Job Search

Tips for Talking Your Way Into a Job

Rebuild Your Resume with Five Simple Fixes

Increase Chances of Getting the Job by Understanding Why You Won’t

Is the One-Page Resume a Myth or Mandatory?

Reasons to Trash or Rewrite Your Resume

Prepare for a Layoff

Use Informational Interviews to Scope Out a New Job

Use the “Rule of Thirds” to Organize Job Searches

Don’t Put Off Job Searches Until After the Holidays

Build a Killer Resume, Start to Finish

Write a Killer Resume

Sway an employer to take a chance on you

The definitive job seekers toolbox

Use your blog to get yourself a new job

Ace that phone interview

Your first resume: how to make the most of it

Build a resume that impresses in the first 30 seconds

Revamp your resume

Job interview tips from a recruiter

Resume no-no’s

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