Sarah Landrum

Sarah Landrum

Sarah Landrum is the founder of Punched Clocks, a leading career advice blog. Her career development advice has been featured on Forbes, Levo, The Muse, Business Insider and other top publications. She had the honor of participating in Mashable’s #BizChats with the biggest names in the career world and was honored to have been listed as one of the top career websites and career experts to follow.

Articles by Sarah Landrum

The Whole Human

6 victim mentalities to fight during your job search

You need to recast yourself as the hero of your career journey, while remaining honest with yourself, and lead your job search in a positive and proactive direction. Realize that you can take charge of your career journey, rather than playing into these six victim mentalities.

Communication

39 questions to make small talk with anyone

Forego the traditional weather-related questions and delve deeper to find your commonalities and their quirks. These little things are what makes the difference between acquaintances and friends, and you can uncover them with even the littlest bit of conversational finesse.

Communication

What to do when people keep getting your name wrong

Is your life one constant blooper reel of people constantly misspelling and misspeaking your name? It’s one thing when someone on the street gets it wrong in passing — you probably won’t see them again. It’s another when professionals you regularly deal with get it completely wrong all the time.

Productivity

Use your music playlists to actually get MORE work done

While silence works for some people, there are certain situations where music will help a person’s productivity. Here are a few examples of how and when you can use music to increase your production.

productivity

5 productivity tips for continuing your education while working

The e-learning industry is estimated to be worth $331 billion as of 2025, so a bigger question is — how do you, the employee, balance it all if you plan to continue your education while working? Here are a few tips on staying productive.

Equal Pay Day

5 ways for women to help women rise up on Equal Pay Day

Nearly 20 years into the new millennium, women still aren’t getting paid equally. Women are held back by doubt, antiquated notions, and stereotypes — and sometimes each other. This Equal Pay Day, help another woman rise in the workplace.

success

6 work opportunities that can surprisingly hurt your career

Maintaining a forward path is easier if you’re able to recognize opportunities that, despite some advantages, are ultimately a step backward in your career.

Productivity

How to rebound after not landing a big promotion

Here's how to cultivate positive meaning after being passed over for a promotion and rebound more brilliantly than ever before.

Advice

8 signs you’re killing it even if the boss isn’t telling you

Don’t worry. You’re not a failure. You haven’t lost your touch. If you’re looking for a sign that you're killing it, even if your boss isn't telling you, here are eight of them.

Interview

How to handle a rude interviewer

How do you handle a rude interviewer, and is it worth it to stay or time to leave?