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

Humor

Twitter users encourage each other to #ShareYourRejections

Users flooded the site with tales of rejections in their careers, and some circumstances which ultimately led to massive success.

News

Survey: 50% of professionals have fought with a spouse over working on vacation

New data shows that 50% of professionals say they've fought with their "spouse about being too connected to work" while vacationing.

News

Survey: This is the best city to retire in this year

New WalletHub data shows that Orlando, Florida is the best city to retire in this year, with a "total score" of 60.09 out of 100.

News

Study: 20 jobs where the number of women has skyrocketed

Recent data compiled by the site 24/7 Wall St.

News

Survey: 34% of employers reprimanded or fired someone over online content

Recent data from CareerBuilder shows that 34% of companies saw something online that made them "reprimand or fire an employee."

Work-Life Balance

Couldn’t take a vacation this year? Here are 5 ways to make the most of the rest of the summer

You don't have to give up on using vacation time during the warmer months just yet. Here are five ways to make the most of the remaining summer weeks.

Coworkers

3 things to do when someone breaks your trust at work

It's a classic situation: Everything's going well for you and your team at work until someone breaks your trust, jeopardizing everything you've worked for.

News

This is the best state to have a child in this year

All 50 states (plus D.C.) were examined for "health care," "family-friendliness," "cost" and "baby-friendliness" to find the best place to have a child.

News

Survey: 22% of workers ages 18-34 say they’ve been demoted

New data shows that 22% of workers ages 18-34 have "been demoted" on the job and 55% of those demoted ended up quitting after.

How To

3 tips for writing an effective employee recommendation letter

Writing a recommendation letter for an employee can be loaded with challenges, but you can avoid them if you set yourself up the right way.

News

Survey: 52% of Millennial parents think having kids has been good for their careers

51% of Millennials say they are more family-focused than career-focused and 48% Millennials predict they’ll attain the "American Dream" by age 40.

Morning Routine

How to prevent a bad start to your day from getting in your way

Here are four other ways to take a breather when you have a bad start to your workday and begin with a huge chip on your shoulder.

News

Survey: Millennials say they need a salary of $80k ‘to feel happy’

Millennials, need an average salary of $80,000 "to feel happy" — those younger than 30 said $53,500, while those 30 and up said $101,500.

Communication

3 ways to axe the filler words in your vocabulary once and for all

Notice that your speech is littered with a whole "ums" and "likes," but it's too late to correct yourself? Here are three ways to stop using filler words.

Personal Finance

Survey reveals the spending habits of Millennials (spoiler: they like coffee and eating out)

27% of Millennials dole out more money for coffee monthly than they save for retirement and 37% admit to saving nothing for their Golden Years.

News

Survey: This state has the greatest health care system in 2018

Your state's health care system plays a significant role in how you fare when you get sick – but if you live in a specific New England area, you're in luck.

News

Survey: 42% of women think they make 10-20% less than male coworkers with comparable jobs

A survey shows that 42% of women think they earn 10-20% less than males and 42% agree the "pay gap" is the most significant problem women deal with at work.

Dream Job

Earn $10,000 for tasting the best BBQ America has to offer

Reynold's Kitchens is looking to bring "its first-ever Chief Grilling Officer" on board for two weeks and will give them a $10,000 stipend.

News

Survey: 25% of employees think they have ‘excellent’ work-life balance

New research shows 25% of employees think they have "excellent" work-life balance and 26% "of business leaders" say work-life balance falls on the worker.

Networking

3 ways to apply what you learned at a conference to your career

You should aim to keep the momentum going — here are three ways to apply what you learned at a conference to your career.

Office Life

Survey: Workers reveal their biggest complaints about meetings

66% of office workers say a meeting that "starts or ends late" is their biggest complaint about meetings and 25% feel their "time in meetings is wasted."

Personal Finance

Survey: 1/3 of married couples fight over cash monthly

New research from TD Bank reveals that one-third of couples who've tied the know fight over cash "at least once a month."

News

The best (and worst) public school systems in America

WalletHub analyzed the school systems in all 50 states and D.C. in terms of "safety" and “quality” and Massachusetts came out on top.

Books

Author Marc Effron on why it’s OK to embrace ‘faking it’ in the office

Did this headline make you think, whoa, whoa, whoa, since when is ‘faking it’ ever a good idea at work? Hold on, before you brush off this idea.

Office Life

The dos and don’ts of shadowing someone at work

Whether you're an intern shadowing an employee, or a full-time employee shadowing another, there are things you should strive for and avoid.