Kat Boogaard, Author at Ladders

Kat Boogaard

Kat Boogaard

Kat Boogaard is a freelance writer specializing in career advice. Her work has been published by numerous outlets, including Forbes, Fast Company, Business Insider, TIME, Inc., Mashable, and more. When she manages to venture out from behind her computer screen, you can find her hiking, baking, pretending she’s a runner, and attempting to figure out how she can put her rescued terrier mutt in a BabyBjorn.

Articles by Kat Boogaard

Advice

How to transition back into the workforce after caring for a sick relative

Facing a job search is always stressful, but even more so when you've had a gap in your employment because of caring for someone who is sick. Here are 5 pieces of advice for how best to get back in the game and back on the job.

Advice

5 ways to communicate with a stressed-out co-worker

How can you effectively deal with a stressed out co-worker without losing your cool yourself? Here’s what you need to know.

Productivity

Do you really need ‘meaning’ at work?

Millennials are not the first generation of employees looking for meaning at work. Nevertheless, employers have a long way to go to understand this necessary part of productivity.

office life

How to survive an office birthday celebration

Ditch the afternoon cupcakes and try something new.

Office Life

5 ways to work around unhelpful colleagues

To fix it, you have to stop judging.

Health

Yes, allergies are ruining your career

"Decreased mentation," or brain fog, will happen to you.

The Whole Human

5 habits of highly likable people

It's never too late to change.

Parents @ Work

The 10 best products for new working parents

The best products for getting some sleep, saving time, or going hands-free.

Pop Culture

What do reality TV contestants do about their jobs while they’re chasing fame?

How do reality TV contestants find a place in the working world?

Productivity

5 easy ways to exercise during the workday (and improve your life)

The answer to your afternoon slump is some quick physical exercise.