How to Explain That You Were Fired During a Job Interview

The job search can be brutal; just getting that first interview feels like an enormous hurdle, even if your resume is airtight. And if it’s not? Well, this is how you explain a past job ending badly to a prospective employer.

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I’m Jad Abumrad, Founder and Co-Host of Radiolab, and This Is How I Work

As the creator of Radiolab, Jad Abumrad is not just responsible for one of the most highly regarded radio shows and podcasts, but for a style of sound design that influenced many of today’s most popular audio shows. He’s also the host of Radiolab spinoff More Perfect, a show about Supreme Court rulings and amendments…

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What to Do When a Colleague Overshares

This week, Human Resource answers the question: How do you deal with a work “friend” who treats you like his personal therapist?

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Prepare Yourself for Setbacks in Your Early 20s

“There is no guidance or set path after college,” says redditor u/InvictaVox in a thread on r/AskMen about growing older. When you’ve been spending most of your life in school, graduating one grade a year, you get used to steady forward progression. You might be able to hold onto that feeling at your first job. But in…

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How to Deal With Jerks at Work

This week we’ve got two semi-related questions about obnoxious coworkers—a common workplace theme! Thank you for all the questions, please keep them coming: humanresource@lifehacker.com.

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When Should You Reject a Job Offer?

Applying for jobs is a lot like dating: it’s a draining, often-embarrassing process that requires a lot of effort for minimal return that stretches your small talk muscles to the max. Read the situation wrong and you will find yourself locked in a horrendously unpleasant situation that you can’t escape without…

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We Reject the Side Hustle

Read enough about career and money, and you’ll start to see a lot of the same pieces of advice repeated over and over again. Most are sensible and innocuous. Some are downright bad. 

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We Reject the Side Hustle

Read enough about career and money, and you’ll start to see a lot of the same pieces of advice repeated over and over again. Most are sensible and innocuous. Some are downright bad. 

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How Successful People Deal With Rejection at Work

Successful people don’t learn to avoid rejection, but to deal with it, learn from it, and even turn it into a new opportunity. We talked to some of our favorite successful people—past guests from Lifehacker’s How I Work column—about how they deal with rejection on the job.

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How Successful People Deal With Rejection at Work

Successful people don’t learn to avoid rejection, but to deal with it, learn from it, and even turn it into a new opportunity. We talked to some of our favorite successful people—past guests from Lifehacker’s How I Work column—about how they deal with rejection on the job.

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