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

Job search

Other than salary, free time is the most important factor when it comes to job offers

Employers, listen up: Offering employees the right amount of leisure time is crucial, in more ways than one — especially when it comes to hiring.

Advice

What to do when layoffs hit your office, but not you

When layoffs hit your company and you survive, it's perfectly normal to feel sad and overwhelmed. Many often are hit with survivor's guilt. Here's how to carry on.

How To

5 ways to get to know someone without using cookie-cutter questions

When it comes to networking events, there's a whole world of topics that you could potentially ask someone about. So why not ask about something appropriate that will let you in on who they really are? Here are a few lighthearted icebreaker questions that you can use when you want to get to know someone.

News

What Fergie’s National Anthem disaster (and response) can teach us about embracing failure

Fergie didn't shy away from the spotlight after her National Anthem performance. Instead, she embraced the moment and took full responsibility for how her rendition went.

Inspiration

What past presidents can teach us about present-day leadership

For Presidents Day, we thought we'd explore what former American presidents can teach us about being leaders. Here are a few pearls of wisdom to think about during the holiday.

Advice

Former Netflix Chief Talent Officer Patty McCord on how to embrace your power at work

Former Netflix Chief Talent Officer Patty McCord spoke with Ladders News on the heels of the release of her new book, POWERFUL: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility. In the second of two parts, McCord discusses what employees can do to better themselves, and her time after Netflix.

Advice

Former Netflix Chief Talent Officer Patty McCord on how to fix your company

Former Netflix Chief Talent Officer Patty McCord spoke with Ladders News on the heels of the release of her new book, POWERFUL: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility. In the first of two parts, McCord discusses corporations and what they can do to evolve.

News

81% of workers say they’ve either been bullied or witnessed it happening to a coworker

A staggering 81% of American workers report either having seen a colleague get bullied "in person" or having faced it themselves.

Job search

4 things to do when interviewing for a job that feels out of your league

It's been reported that compared to men, women don’t always go out on a limb by applying for positions even though they don’t meet all the requirements as frequently, but you don't have to let that stop you. Here’s how to handle an interview for a position that feels out of your league.

Advice

How to juggle two projects at the same time

With so many meetings and a slew of other responsibilities at work, you're bound to spend a lot of time multi-tasking on two or more projects at the same time. Here are some tips to help manage it all.

Advice

What to do when the workplace ‘Omarosa’ has choice words about your company

Here's what to do if an "Omarosa" is badmouthing your company after being let go.

Job search

5 interview tips for seasoned leaders

When you've been in the workforce for a long time, the idea of starting from Square One by going through the interview process again can be daunting. Keep these tips in mind the next time you're going through the hiring process.

News

Survey: 33% of bad office romances result in a termination

A recent survey from global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., found that 62% of HR leaders said their employer has had to manage “a romantic relationship” that was unsuccessful or “inappropriate” in the office. Of those, 33% led to at least one person involved getting fired.

Job search

4 ways to assess a company after they extend a job offer

Congratulations! After going on what feels like zillions of job interviews, one employer has offered you a job. But not so fast— here's what to consider about that job offer before signing the contract.

Job search

What to do when awkward silence descends on your job interview

Awkward silences have a way of eclipsing the friendly banter that was once putting you and the recruiter at ease during a job interview. But while you might feel really odd if this happens fairly often during the questioning, there are ways to both settle down and use it your advantage.

Food at work

5 ways to break free from eating the same lunch every day

Here's what to do if you're stuck in a lunch rut, and are tired of eating the same thing pretty much every weekday — whether you bring or buy your office lunch meals.

Office Life

5 reasons why your boss should be let go from the company

Horrible bosses can make every day at work a nightmare — here are five reasons why your boss should be let go from the company.

How To

Overcoming failure in the office

No one is immune to failure, but there are a few things you can do to pick up the pieces and move forward — whether you're an employee or a manager. Here are a few things to keep in mind the next time it happens to you.

News

Study: 57% of millennials say social media leads to unplanned spending

It's one thing to feel FOMO, but it's another to feel pressured into spending money you weren't originally going to because of what you saw on social media.

News

86% of people say work jeopardizes their attempts to stay healthy

New research has found that a whopping 86% of people say that work gets in the way of their attempts to lead healthy lives. How people feel about their work-life balance also seems to be trending downward, with just 30% reporting that they’re “satisfied” with it, versus 45% saying the same thing three years prior.

Advice

4 ways to manage unseasoned employees

Employees who are just starting out in their careers and ones who are new to their field have the potential to bring a lot of fresh, positive energy to their new workplaces. Here's how to manage them.

Advice

You’re interviewing, but already have a big vacation planned. Now what?

Interviewing for dream job when a major vacation is already on the books can be both awkward and challenging.

News

Majority of job seekers don’t negotiate for a higher salary

There are many ways that a salary negotiation can go wrong, but it turns out that some people aren’t even engaging in this discussion when they get picked for a job. A whopping 61% of people didn't ask for a bigger paycheck after they scored a job offer.

Job search

So, you got offered the job during the interview: Don’t leave before doing these 4 things

Getting a job offer can bring on a slew of emotions — like feelings of validation, success, and nervousness about what's to come. But receiving one during a job interview is a different story. Here's what to keep in mind before jumping off the deep end.

Advice

5 excuses that will get you nowhere

Certain excuses won't put you in a very productive mindset. Here's what you should never mutter to yourself at work or during the application process.