51 episodes

Work smarter and advance in your career with the As We Work podcast. With actionable steps grounded in WSJ reporting, As We Work gives practical advice to help you improve your work life. Hear compelling conversations with everyday people, experts and WSJ reporters as we focus on the workplace topics that are top of mind and offer tips and tricks for handling the thorniest of situations.

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    • 4.1 • 149 Ratings

Work smarter and advance in your career with the As We Work podcast. With actionable steps grounded in WSJ reporting, As We Work gives practical advice to help you improve your work life. Hear compelling conversations with everyday people, experts and WSJ reporters as we focus on the workplace topics that are top of mind and offer tips and tricks for handling the thorniest of situations.

    Your Boss Is Checking Your Social Media. It’s Not As Scary As You Think

    Your Boss Is Checking Your Social Media. It’s Not As Scary As You Think

    Worried that your boss – or soon-to-be boss – is checking your social media? Some employers are screening social media as part of background checks, and what you post can make a difference in whether you get a job. But that doesn’t mean you have to scrub your online history. Background check executive Dan Shoemaker tells us what companies are really looking out for when they eye your social media feeds before hiring. And social media consultant Rachel Karten offers some advice for promoting your personal brand online in a way that will get you hired. 



    Send us your stories about work and careers! Email aswework@wsj.com, or leave us a voicemail at 212-416-2394.



    Further Reading:

    How People Can Make Smarter—and Healthier—Social-Media Choices 

    When Twitter’s Watching, Companies Behave Better 

    Workplace Report 

    Careers Newsletter 

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    • 17 min
    Having a Productive Summer While Your Team Is Out of the Office

    Having a Productive Summer While Your Team Is Out of the Office

    Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. It’s also the unofficial start of summer vacation season, when your team starts jockeying to take time off. But what happens to your big project when your manager, and co-workers, are out of the office? We hear how some companies are trying to tackle the issue by offering more flexibility. Then, productivity consultant Julie Morgenstern offers some advice on how to get your work done even when you’d rather be at the beach. Hint: it’s all about embracing your need to take a break and enjoy the sunshine.



    Send us your stories about work and careers! Email aswework@wsj.com, or leave us a voicemail at 212-416-2394.



    Further Reading:

    This Summer, the Boss Is in the Office While Employees Hit the Beach  

    Mind Tricks for a Lasting Summer 

    Americans Are Vacationing More, but Staying in Work Mode

    Is Hybrid Work Killing Remote Summer? Yes, but It Doesn’t Have To. 

    Workplace Report 

    Careers Newsletter 

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    • 16 min
    Co-Workers Getting On Your Nerves? Here’s How to Handle It Better

    Co-Workers Getting On Your Nerves? Here’s How to Handle It Better

    Are your co-workers' quirks driving you crazy? From the cubicle-mate who talks too loudly on the phone, to the person who always microwaves fish for lunch, to the supervisor who’s never on time for a meeting, every office has people who get on your nerves. But you don’t have to let that get in the way of doing your job. Allison Gabriel studies relationships at work and what makes us stressed, and explains why those quirky co-workers sometimes get on our nerves. And conflict resolution consultant Jeremy Pollack gives us the tips and tricks to have conversations with your colleagues so you can work better together.



    Send us your stories about work and careers! Email aswework@wsj.com, or leave us a voicemail at 212-416-2394.



    Further Reading:

    You’re Back at the Office. Your Annoying Colleagues Are, Too 

    Weird, Loud and Toxic: Deal With Your Co-Workers’ Annoying Quirks 

    Workplace Report 

    Careers Newsletter 

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    • 20 min
    Why Your Side Hustle May Actually Be Good for Your Main Job

    Why Your Side Hustle May Actually Be Good for Your Main Job

    Are you one of the 44% of Americans who say they have a side hustle? Worried that it could get in the way of your full-time job? Don’t be. Hudson Sessions, who studies side hustles and their impact on worker happiness and success, tells us how a side hustle can actually help make you better at your main job. And Dorie Clark, who studies entrepreneurship, shares the right way to tell your boss that you want to take on some outside work.



    Send us your stories about work and careers! Email aswework@wsj.com, or leave us a voicemail at 212-416-2394.



    Further Reading:

    How a Side Hustle Can Boost Performance at Your Regular Job 

    More Workers Get Side Hustles to Keep Up With Rising Costs 

    These People Who Work From Home Have a Secret: They Have Two Jobs 

    Workplace Report 

    Careers Newsletter 

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    • 20 min
    Laid Off? How To Land Your Next Job

    Laid Off? How To Land Your Next Job

    Many big-name companies are cutting staff, restructuring or pausing hiring. Getting laid off, or facing the prospect of it, can be very scary. But it doesn’t have to be. In this conversation from the WSJ Jobs Summit, LinkedIn Career Expert Catherine Fisher, Rora CEO Brian Liou, and Coursera CEO Jeff Maggioncalda tell you how to navigate layoffs and put yourself in the best position to get hired for that next job.



    Send us your stories about work and careers! Email aswework@wsj.com, or leave us a voicemail at 212-416-2394.



    Further Reading:

    How Big Companies Choose Who Is Laid Off 

    The New Rules of Layoffs 

    Workplace Report

    Careers Newsletter 

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    • 16 min
    Technology and AI are Changing Jobs at Walmart: Here’s How

    Technology and AI are Changing Jobs at Walmart: Here’s How

    Walmart is one of the world’s largest retailers. With 2.1 million workers, it’s also one of the world’s largest private employers, and it’s hiring, including for tech jobs you’d expect to see in Silicon Valley. Walmart is investing billions into major tech upgrades that could change how many of its employees work, and investing millions of dollars into training its team for what comes next. In this conversation from the WSJ Jobs Summit, Walmart Chief People Officer Donna Morris tells the WSJ’s Chip Cutter about the roles the company is hiring for right now, and how it’s focusing on being “tech powered” without losing sight of the people who keep its stores running.



    Send us your stories about work and careers! Email aswework@wsj.com, or leave us a voicemail at 212-416-2394.



    Further Reading:

    Walmart Amps Up Cloud Capabilities, Reducing Reliance on Tech Giants 

    Silicon Valley Layoffs Mean Washington, D.C., Is a Hotter Tech Hiring Market 

    Workplace Report 

    Careers Newsletter 

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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
149 Ratings

149 Ratings

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Very informative about work trends

From small to mega trends this show captures economic and work changes that impact everyone.

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