Jennifer Sawyer

Bring a 'back to school' attitude to the office this fall

For kids across the country heading back to school, September means new classes, new school supplies, new friends, and (hopefully) a new eagerness to learn. For adults? Well, the fall can seem like... more of the same.RELATED: How to deal with a toxic employeeBut what if those in the professional...

Monday, August 29, 2016, 11:31 PM

Why your career needs a board of directors

We’ve all been told about the professional importance of having a mentor. So why not quadruple down and build your own “board of directors?”Career coach and strategist at SoFiRachel Kim advocates for just that — building and maintaining strong relationships with a number of advisors who have...

Saturday, June 25, 2016, 1:56 AM

How rude! Why office etiquette matters

Next time you consider shouting to a coworker over the cubicle wall, think twice. Traditional etiquette conventions might seem like a thing of the past, but old-fashioned social graces still go a long way in the office. We spoke with Daniel Post Senning, the great-great grandson of etiquette...

Monday, May 23, 2016, 3:30 PM

Don’t be an e-mail jerk

A forgotten attachment. A glaring typo. A never-ending reply-all thread. We’ve all been on the sending — and receiving — end of common e-mail annoyances. But beyond being more cautious of simple slipups, there are some practical steps we all can take to quell inbox angst.Here’s what to consider...

Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 4:00 PM

Are you a jerk over e-mail?

A forgotten attachment. A glaring typo. A never-ending reply-all thread. We’ve all been on the sending (and receiving) end of common e-mail annoyances. But beyond being more cautious of simple slipups, there are plenty more subtle e-mail mistakes that often cause inbox angst.Here's what to consider...

Monday, April 25, 2016, 9:20 PM

Perfecting the high school hustle

For rising high school seniors, summer break can look less like a day at the beach, and more like a nonstop college-prep crunch. While everyone wants to make themselves as desirable as possible for their dream school, there are some important things to keep in mind when considering how to spend...

Thursday, April 21, 2016, 5:00 PM

High school hustle: Make the most of the summer before your senior year

For rising high school seniors, summer break can look less like a day at the beach, and more like a nonstop college-prep crunch. While everyone wants to make themselves as desirable as possible for their dream school, there are some important things to keep in mind when considering how to spend...

Friday, April 8, 2016, 10:37 PM

The human factor: why technology should adapt to people, not the other way around

Anyone who has ever cursed the complicated installation of a new home appliance, found themselves stuck in crowded, poorly-designed arena or spent hours on the phone with a customer service representative has surely thought: Why isn’t this more efficient? Why can’t this function better? Why...

Friday, March 18, 2016, 10:14 PM

How to 'spark joy' at work

“Does it spark joy?”That’s the big question underlying Japanese organization expert Marie Kondo’s wildly popular decluttering strategy.Kondo’s first book, “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” introduced the "KonMari Method" to the world, and she developed a cult following for her simple yet...

Friday, February 19, 2016, 12:43 AM

Letters we love: how to write an awesome newsletter

Sandwiched between promotional e-mails and reminders about your overdue ConEd bill, you may find a gem that makes checking email less of a chore: a newsletter. Interested in writing your own, a la Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter or the young whippersnappers behind The Skimm? Consider these five tips....

Thursday, January 28, 2016, 10:22 PM