Dawn Kawamoto
Staff Reporter at Built In
Expertise: Careers, workplace and tech
Education: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Dawn Kawamoto is a Built In staff reporter covering workplace trends, with a focus on tech workers and HR. 

She has written and edited for publications including technology careers site Dice, where she was an Associate Editor, and also CNET, where she was News.com's first business editor and a long-time business tech reporter. While working at CNET, Kawamoto received national journalism awards from Sigma Delta Chi and the distinguished Gerald Loeb Awards.  


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women in STEM computing
May 16, 2023
Secure the bag — ace your application, impress the judges and get a full-ride scholarship.
A paint roller painting a rainbow across a blank wall.
Mar 21, 2023
To avoid rainbow washing, companies must commit to genuinely supporting the LGBTQ+ community through long-term solutions.
A person standing on one endo of a large gap looking down into it.
Mar 07, 2023
Everything you need to know about addressing your time away from the workforce.
A human and AI head intertwined to perform augmented intelligence.
Mar 07, 2023
Augmented intelligence is designed to keep humans in the loop when using AI technologies to solve problems.
A digital employee rating their experience 5 out of 5 stars.
Mar 07, 2023
The digital employee experience — encompassing everything from collaboration tools to communication norms — is foundational to keeping your workforce happy and productive.
A veteran shaking hands with an employer hiring them for a job.
Feb 28, 2023
These veteran-friendly companies offer extensive skill matching, on-the-job training and support for your post-military career.
A person interacting with digital message bubbles.
Feb 23, 2023
Effective messaging is crucial to employee communication, but listening is just as important — if not more so.
A mobile device displaying top social media company apps.
Feb 21, 2023
Different social media companies have different audiences. Here’s how to identify the right one for your brand.
Applicants handing their resumes through a computer screen hoping to get hired.
Jan 24, 2023
Employers of choice feature high-quality work environments that make it easier to recruit and retain talent.
Remote workers working in a co-working space.
Jan 23, 2023
Feeling a bit of cabin fever? Well, here are some coworking spaces to check out.
A person leaning back in a chair while holding coffee, ignoring work requests.
Dec 27, 2022
Interest in the antiwork movement has soared since the pandemic hit — here’s what it means for today’s workers and employers.
A group of paper planes flying in the same direction except for one.
Dec 27, 2022
One of the telltale signs of a disengaged employee is a change in behavior. Here's what to watch out for.