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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.