Danielle Abril

San Francisco

Tech at work writer focused on how technology is affecting workers across industries

Education: Southern Methodist University, BA in Journalism and Spanish

Danielle Abril covers technology and its impact on workers across industries for The Washington Post. Before joining The Post, she covered Big Tech companies at Fortune including Google and Facebook. She previously was a reporter and editor for more than 10 years in Dallas.
Latest from Danielle Abril

Can AI summaries save you from endless virtual meetings?

We put meeting AI features from Zoom and Otter.ai to the test to discover how well they work and how to think about using them in the future.

August 29, 2023

Improve your chances of getting noticed by AI on job sites with these tips

How to best work with AI matching systems on popular job sites such as LinkedIn, Indeed and ZipRecruiter.

August 21, 2023

    AI can now attend Zoom meetings for you

    Tech companies are putting generative AI into their teleconferencing applications. Help Desk reporter Danielle Abril tested some to see if the AI was helpful.

    August 16, 2023

    How to make Slack less chaotic and easier to manage

    Workplace communications tools shouldn’t be annoying. Save some items for later, learn how to focus your screen or silence some notifications.

    August 9, 2023

    Your résumé isn’t the only thing popular job sites evaluate

    Your résumé is only part of how LinkedIn, Indeed and ZipRecruiter’s AI evaluates you as a potential match for an employer.

    August 3, 2023

    Top résumé tips to stand out in automated screenings and with recruiters

    Job recruiters share advice to help applicants increase the chance of landing the job, even as more tech is used in the process.

    July 27, 2023

    Job applicants are battling AI résumé filters with a hack

    Candidates are stuffing their résumés with white font in hopes of avoiding being automatically rejected. But does it work?

    July 24, 2023

    Smoking weed after work? A growing number of employers don’t mind.

    As more states legalize marijuana, employers are opting out of testing for the substance — either by choice or as required by law.

    July 17, 2023

    They’re chained to their printers. Why the paperless office hasn’t fully caught on.

    Despite the push to go paperless, many workers still consider printers valuable —even if they’re frustrating.

    July 11, 2023

    New Gen Z graduates are fluent in AI and ready to join the workforce

    Generation Z has been leveraging generative AI to discover what it can do, and these up-and-comers are joining the workforce excited to explore the new technology.

    June 28, 2023