Jane Burnett

Jane Burnett

Jane Burnett

Jane Burnett is a reporter for Ladders based in New York City. She is a former Reuters Assistant Virtual Reality Producer, where she produced 360° videos and slideshows on the company’s first-ever team of its kind. Throughout college, she was a four-summer intern at CNBC Global Headquarters through the Emma Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media. She also ran a fashion blog and studied Communications and Sociology while abroad at the American University of Rome. Jane is a May 2016 graduate of the American University School of Communications in Washington, D.C.

Email: jburnett@theladders.com

Articles by Jane Burnett

resume

9 ways to ruin your resume in the eyes of hiring managers

Simply Hired surveyed more than 850 current and former hiring managers in the U.S., showing that the most popular way to ruin your resume is by having "a few or more grammatical errors" in the mix, at 84%.

Sleep

Study: Doing this at work could sabotage your sleep

New research has found that acting immorally at work might also throw a wrench in your quality of sleep, among many other findings.

Communication

These are the 10 adjectives you’re using too often

We know that there are many words that can make you look dumb, plus, phrases that can make you seem passive-aggressive, clueless and ridiculous, but it turns out that there are also a bunch of adjectives that you’re probably using too frequently as well.

This is the brilliant advice Jeff Bezos just gave on how to hold yourself to high standards

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos certainly doesn't harbor many professional "regrets," but in his most recent letter to company shareowners he illustrates another work principle that he takes very seriously—high standards. In addition to revealing that Amazon has more than 100 million Prime members worldwide, Bezos took a deep look at the power of applying high standards to every aspect of your work. Here are some takeaways from his letter. 

Mentors

5 ways to pick the right mentor for your career

The right mentor can shape the course of your career — here's what to look for in one.

Leadership

This is the one takeaway from Steve Jobs’ 1992 MIT talk you must remember at work

Apple titan Steve Jobs spoke to students at the MIT Sloan School of Management decades ago in 1992, but one of his biggest takeaways on work remains relevant today.

Office Life

5 signs you hired the wrong candidate for the job and what to do about it

Sometimes, a new hire turns out to be the wrong one. Here are five signs you didn't pick the right person for the job, and what to do about it.

stress

3 big things I learned from a new stress management course on LinkedIn

A new, online stress management course taught by an integrative neuroscientist and executive director of The American Institute of Stress on LinkedIn Learning taught me that stress isn't always a bad thing. In fact, there are ways to use it to your advantage.

success

This is how much the happiest workers in America make

Recent LinkedIn Learning research shed light on people in the yearly income bracket who like their jobs the most. Surprisingly, 81% members of the $51,000-$75,000 pool said they have "job satisfaction," the most of any category. But this wasn't even the highest amount of income surveyed. 

How To

How to not look dumb when you get called on in a meeting you weren’t paying attention in

When your manager calls on you out of nowhere in a meeting— but you don't know what's going on— you probably want to sink into the floor. Here's how to handle a moment like this.

Coworkers

3 ways to make a new coworker feel like part of the team

It's one thing for an employee to feel like they aren't yet part of "the office tribe," but that's where you come in when it comes to new hires— here's how to make them feel welcome.

Office Life

Other than salary, benefits are the top reason someone would leave their current job

The top thing (outside of more money) that would cause an American worker to jump ship for a new job is "better benefits."

News

Study: ‘Night owls’ have increased risk of death over morning people

People who described themselves as partial to the later hours had a 10% higher risk of passing away than those who prefer the morning. The study was reportedly the "first" one finding that night people are more likely to be dealt this fate.

success

Cosmo’s former top editor: ‘Being gutsy almost always wins the day’

Kate White sat down with Ladders to discuss her long career and what she wants young women working today to know.

Leadership

How to manage a team that’s getting nowhere

It's hard to work in a department that isn't doing well, but being in charge of one is a whole different story.

Office Life

Survey: Assistants save managers an average of 8+ hours a week

The research found that 100% of the supervisors surveyed think that "their assistant is important to their success," 64% agreed that administrative employees currently "have a more promising career-growth track than five years ago."

Job search

How to talk about your professional mistakes during an interview

When a recruiter asks you to divulge the details of a professional mistake you've made on the job during an interview for a position, your phrasing is crucial. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.

Equal Pay Day

Survey: 68% of women believe they are paid equally to men

New research from ahead of Equal Pay Day, on April 10, shows that 68% of women believe they are being paid the same amount of money as men at their company with a “similar” professional background.

News

Survey: 75% of millennials think ‘job hopping’ looks good

While there's certainly been an ongoing debate about the extent that millennials actually change jobs, recent research from global staffing firm Robert Half found that 75% of people ages 18-34 think it’s possible for "job hopping" to be good for their careers.

Office Life

How to deal with someone who shares too much — whether it’s a coworker, your boss or you

This one's a classic: You go out of your way to not share too much about your personal life at work so your colleagues feel comfortable working with you, but sometimes, someone hasn't gotten the memo.

News

Study reveals the state of the workplace in the #MeToo era

Overall, 59% of women and 27% of men report getting "unwanted sexual advances or verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature."

Office Life

How to work with someone who tries to control every detail

Working with someone who's controlling can be extremely frustrating. Here's how to stay afloat when you've been forced to team up with one — or have to answer to one.

News

Study: You make five times as many writing errors on your phone than a PC

People make an average of five times as many errors writing on our phones than when using a computer, "even though fewer words are typed on mobile."

career change

How to stay calm during the first few weeks of your new job

It's completely normal to feel like you've been thrown into a "sink or swim" situation during your first few weeks in a new position — especially when it's super stressful. It's not just about getting through the first day. Here's how to handle whatever emotions come your way.

News

Study: 45% have shed tears, 52% have gotten visibly angry at work

New research shows that a whopping 52% of employees say they have visibly gotten angry at work, and 45% say they've shed tears.