Lauren Hamer

Lauren Hamer

Lauren is a North Carolina based writer covering career subjects, disability advice, and various lifestyle topics. When she's not writing, she's still writing ... usually creating killer resumes for other young professionals. You may also find her experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen or cheering on all Philadelphia sports teams.

Stop Multitasking: It May Be Key to Managing Productivity

Stop Multitasking: It May Be Key to Managing Productivity

Oprah Winfrey struggles with multitasking. Yep, your favorite motivational speaker and book club curator didn’t truly turn into a great-idea factory until she discovered the key to her own productivity. Once she did, it enabled her to delegate and collaborate with a trusted bunch of colleagues so the entire Oprah Empire could succeed.

How to Explain Work Mistakes Without a Cliche Excuse

How to Explain Work Mistakes Without a Cliche Excuse

It’s Monday morning and you’ve missed the 8:30 calibration meeting. Unfortunately, “the dog ate my homework” doesn’t fly after age five, but you need to save face. However, there’s a big difference between an explanation and an excuse—and figuring out the difference can be a career-changer.