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.
Articles by Jane Burnett
3 ways to keep rejection from bringing you down at work
Whether your manager didn't like your idea in a big meeting, or you didn't get another position you applied for, dealing with rejection at work can be exceedingly difficult. Here's how to get better at it.
Survey: ‘Lazy’ is the most annoying Millennial workplace stereotype
New research on working Millennials shows that by far, the most annoying "workplace stereotype" about this generation is that they're "lazy."
4 ways to enjoy the first day of summer – even if you’re not on vacation
If your weather has been anything like ours in New York City lately, you know that summer is well on its way: In fact, the first day of summer is this week. As nice as it would be to have off that day, here's how to enjoy it — even if you're not relaxing at the beach on vacation somewhere.
Survey: The 10 most expensive American cities to get married in
And the most expensive American city to get married in is ... you guessed it: New York, according to the 2018 Newlywed Report by WeddingWire.
How to handle a manager who doesn’t care if you sink or swim
Having a manager who doesn't seem to care how you perform or give you the resources to do well can be tricky, but certain strategies can help you cope at work.
4 things you should never utter when your manager is in earshot
Some things should really be common sense, but it always pays to have a refresher: there are a bunch of things you should never, ever say when your boss is around. Here are four of those things.
Watching the World Cup drains offices of $3.6 billion in productivity
An Office Pulse survey found that watching the World Cup on the job results in a $3.6 billion productivity loss because 49% of those with white-collar jobs plan on watching in the office.
Twitter captures the #FunnyThingsDadsSay
Father's Day is this weekend, and Twitter users had a lot to say this week about all the funny things they've heard from their dads.
How to encourage positive collaboration on team projects
Team projects at work can be hard enough, but how you act can have a big impact. Here's what you can do to help things run smoothly.
Survey: 38% of working parents say they’ve missed a child’s major event over the past year
38% of working parents said they've "missed a significant event in their child's life due to work in the last year." But that's not all: 21% of working parents said that they've missed a minimum of three for the same reason.
Survey: The most popular early jobs and universities of CEOs
New LinkedIn data shows that the role of a consultant is the most popular first job among CEOs. In terms of the roles they filled before right getting the position for the first time, the research found that 72% were directors or higher up on the corporate ladder.
6 ways to prepare for a networking event when you’re a bit rusty
It really pays to go to major networking events — they can help you stay relevant and meet new people. But it can be difficult to get all your ducks in a row if it's been a while. Here are six things to keep in mind.
Survey: 38% of women in tech say their looks have been ‘inappropriately commented on’
Research has found that 38% of American women in tech say that their looks have been "inappropriately commented on" at work. So, while 85% of women and 62% of men working in this industry think that gender discrimination is real, it continues to manifest in various ways.
Office building-climbing raccoon shows us the meaning of perseverance
A furry critter was spotted on the Town Square Office building in St. Paul, Minnesota on Monday, before ignoring a rescue attempt on Tuesday, according to Minnesota Public Radio. The raccoon wasn't having it and decided to climb up the side of the UBS Plaza building instead.
Survey: Workers in these cities like the option to telecommute the most
New data from global staffing firm Robert Half shows that people in San Francisco and Los Angeles look for the possibility of telecommuting "at least some of the time" when considering a job more than those in other cities surveyed.
Twitter shares the strangest things people have seen on a resume
There are a million ways to go wrong when it comes to your resume, but some things stand out as really odd. That being said, call for users to drum up the craziest things they've ever seen on one produced some truly unique tweets.
The average Millennial expects to become a millionaire at some point and retire at age 56
The average Millennial says they expect to reach millionaire status at some point in their lifetime (47% don't think they'll reach millionaire status at all, and 4% say they already have) and 56 is the average age that they expect to retire from the workforce.
How to tie up all loose ends on that project you’re working on
Sometimes, it’s just as difficult to start a project as it is to finish it. But it's not impossible — here's how to tie up all the loose ends.
Survey: 50% of Americans not taking a summer vacation this year ‘can’t afford it’
While workers in certain cities tend to check in with work the most while on vacation, some don’t even make it to this point.
Survey: These are the best and worst states for working dads
Father's Day is almost upon us, and recent data shows that fathers who work in some states may have more success. New research from WalletHub shows that Connecticut is the best state for working fathers this year, with a "total score" of 72.58 out of 100.
5 ways to cope with endless transit delays on your commute
It's one thing to get caught up in transit delays on your commute once in a while, but what happens when this becomes an everyday-of-the-workweek kind of thing? Here's what to do when you've had it up to here with public transportation to and from work.
Twitter shows us that ‘blending in’ at the office isn’t always a good thing
A tweet that went viral this week showed us what it's like to come to work and find out that your outfit has some company of its own. User @ilonacatherine shared the evidence on Twitter, prompting a slew of other users to chime in.
Survey: 8% never plan to retire and 61% ‘don’t know’ how much money they’ll need
While research has found that 21% of American adults have nothing saved for retirement, new findings show that the Golden Years aren’t in the cards for everyone, and many aren’t even sure how much they’ll need to get there.
4 ways to stop panicking before giving a major talk
Sometimes you have to give a huge presentation when the thought of sinking through the floor sounds much more appealing. Here's how to avoid panicking make it run more smoothly.
When it comes to wedding gifts this year, remember: Go with cash!
Summer is wedding season, which means that you'll probably spend a lot of time stocking up on wedding presents for all your friends and family members tying the knot — just don't make the wrong choices.