So If Not Me, Who Did Get The Job?

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM


When two candidates are equally experienced, equally credentialed, and equally capable, who gets the job?

Well, when two companies have similar products, with similar ratings, and similar prices, which do you pick? 

If you think about it, you might say: "the one that wants my business more." The saleswoman made an extra effort, or the people at the store went out of their way to be kind, or it's as simple as they just smiled back and said "we'd like your business." 

It's no surprise: we prefer to buy from companies that make us feel like we're a welcome part of their community. 

And who gets the job if the applicants are equals? 

Topics: Marc's Newsletter, Job Search Process

How to Sell Yourself at Your Next Job Interview

Posted by Guest Contributor

03:53 PM

When self-promotion doesn't come as naturally to you as product promotion does, here are 5 tips to help you master the most important marketing presentation. [TWEET]

Many gifted salespeople who can effortlessly sell any object or idea struggle to promote themselves. A lack of self-promotion skills can be a matter of humility, or an inability to objectively see the skills and value you bring to the table. By identifying your strengths and knowing your value, you can promote yourself confidently and professionally without coming across as arrogant.

Topics: Interview, Personal Branding, Job Search Process

Don't Let a Typo Stop You From Landing a Dream Job

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

Get instant feedback on your resume with our Resume Reviewer.

Our very popular Resume Reviewer launched for members two weeks ago. The comments - "amazing", "nice little tool", "I wish I saw this before using my resume" and "didn't find that tool very useful, other than reconfirming what I already knew, that I need a new resume" -- were very much appreciated by us and will help us make Resume Reviewer even better. 

Topics: Marc's Newsletter, Resume

3 Bold Tips for a Job Search Breakthrough

Posted by Victoria Xiao

01:00 PM

It’s time to escape the Black Hole recruiting portal. Here are three surefire, innovative ways to grab your recruiter’s attention from the get-go. [TWEET]

Topics: Job Application, Cover Letter, Job Search Process, Stress and the Job Search, CareerAdvice

5 Ways to Motivate the Masses

Posted by Guest Contributor

03:58 PM

Keep your team happy and working efficiently with these positive tips.

By Peter Stark

Whether you’re the manager of a team of five or 500, there's plenty of responsibility that comes with being a boss. Above all, ensuring you have the best team possible can be an ongoing battle. Once you’ve secured a strong team, you’re faced with the challenge of keeping them motivated.

During the often hectic 9-5, it can be easy to neglect the finer points of managing a team--particularly when you’re dealing with strict deadlines and large volumes of work. However, this is when attention to motivation matters most!

From an optimized office space to implementing a rewards system, we’re looking at five ways you can motivate the masses to ensure you meet your KPIs and keep business booming.

Topics: Motivation and Inspiration, Workplace

I Took Myself Out Of The Running

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

Don't allow self-doubt to sabotage your success.

Two of the joys of being in the career advice business are: 

1) Career advice is usually just "time spent in the field" meets "common sense." You know... the type of stuff your grandma would've told if you'd just taken the time to listen more carefully. 

2) It's usually pretty easy to put the advice in play right away. 

Topics: Marc's Newsletter, Motivation and Inspiration

Check Your Resume For Common Mistakes With This Fast Tool

Posted by Marc Cenedella

11:14 AM

With our new Resume Reviewer, we can tell you in about 35 seconds where you're getting it right and wrong with your resume...

Get your free resume review in less than a minute here.

Topics: Marc's Newsletter, Resume

Employers Hiring in November 2015

Posted by Marc Cenedella

01:58 PM

We have tens of thousands of employers looking for new employees on TheLadders in November and we could use your help.

If you, or your friends or colleagues, could fit the bill for one of the below-listed jobs, please let us know by clicking through and applying.

Topics: Marc's Newsletter

How Over-Delivering on Homework Gets You the Job

Posted by Guest Contributor

10:59 AM

Going the extra mile on homework for the interview is a surefire way to land you the job quicker. [TWEET]

By Melissa Llarena

The new interview process demands more than just handing in an impressive resume. More employers are asking interviewees to present answers to real-life business questions to evaluate your skills and willingness to do what it takes to get the job. Here is how to prepare for that pop quiz interview. 

It’s Not About Me, It’s About You… The 21 Questions You Need To Ask In A Job Interview

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

It's time for my twice-a-year update of the best questions for you to ask in an interview. 

I've put this list together because so often we can forget what an interview's all about. It sure feels like it's about you, but it's really not. 

An interview is actually about how you can help your future boss and future employer succeed. It's about finding out what their requirements and hopes are and matching up your background and experience with what they need. 

Topics: Interview, Marc's Newsletter