100 Words to Get You Hired

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

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You Google stuff all the time, right? Whether it’s to find the new Italian restaurant in town, get plane tickets, or track down the name of that song you used to sing out loud on the way to the tailgate, you’re always searching in that little Google box. 

So how do you think recruiters find you on TheLadders.com? 

Well, they type a search into our search box. 

So if you want to get found, you ought to fill out your profile with more detail on your background and experience. 

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5 Tiny Resume Flaws You Can't Afford to Make

Posted by Guest Contributor

01:00 PM

These often overlooked mistakes will make you seem careless.  [TWEET]

By Kaysie Garza

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Even though the words “detail-oriented” have no business appearing on your resume, you should still be able to demonstrate it through quantifiable accomplishments and examples.

If you’re a seasoned resume tweaker, you know how to spin duties as otherworldly achievements. You even know how to elaborate on your transferable skills in a way that doesn’t resemble an antique auction (Fast learner! Team player! Sold!).

Yet, even with all your real-life expertise and resume knowhow, you may be saying more about your true work habits without using many words at all. How is this possible? It’s all in the details, of course. 

Topics: Job Application, Resume

4 warning signs you’re working for the wrong company

Posted by Shawn Hampton

03:00 PM

If your heart’s not in it, why should you be? [TWEET]

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If you are teetering on the proverbial fence about whether or not your current position is the right fit for you, here are four warning signs insinuating that it may be time to take the next step in your career search.  

Topics: Changing Careers, Professional Development

Take Monday Out of Your Work Schedule

Posted by Guest Contributor

01:00 PM

Sounds too good to be true? A four-day week can help you move your career to the next level. [TWEET]

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The whispers of a four day week have always been there, but is it just wishful thinking? For this dream to ever be achieved there needs to be some form of professional benefit-- and not just that you get a three day weekend.

In the following article we will explore some of the most prominent reasons as to why you should take a day off your schedule.

Topics: Professional Development, Work-Life Balance

The Best Employers And Recruiters In The Country For You

Posted by Marc Cenedella

11:05 AM

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Congratulations to the best recruiters in the country from TheLadders!

Each quarter, we put together the list of the best employers and recruiters in the nation. They represent the savviest, most supportive and most successful hiring professionals in the USA, and we are pleased to have them be part of the extended TheLadders family.

With great pleasure, acclaim and gratitude, may I present this selection from our most recent "Top Recruitment Professionals in America" list, for Summer 2015:

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Expert Tips: How to Construct an IT Resume/CV

Posted by Guest Contributor

01:00 PM

Find the do's and don'ts when it comes to crafting a stellar IT resume and cover letter. [TWEET]

By Chris Ward & Shawn Powell 

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As the IT job market becomes increasingly competitive, landing the right job has become almost an art form. Which is why a resume template with fill-in-the-blanks will no longer put you at the top of the pile.

Although there is no set way in creating a perfect resume or cover letter, there are a few key commonalities that are absolutely necessary to include and/or avoid.

Though there isn’t just one right way to develop or present a resume or CV, the materials successful candidates submit to prospective employers have a few commonalities.

Topics: Resume, Cover Letter

One Habit All Successful Business Leaders Have

Posted by Guest Contributor

01:00 PM

Every professional knows health and success go hand-in-hand. [TWEET]

By Jeff Popoff

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Did you know there is a secret career strategy hiding in plain sight? Great business leaders routinely put it at the top of their list. Consider the following:

Topics: Motivation and Inspiration, Work-Life Balance

11 Icebreakers for Your Next Networking Event

Posted by Guest Contributor

03:30 PM

Connect with other professionals by asking questions that will go further than scratching the surface. [TWEET]

By Samantha Popp

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Amidst the sea of suits and heels at a professional networking event, it can be difficult to make valuable conversation with strangers. But as we all know, professional networking means transforming those strangers into friends, connections, and customers.

Given the fast-paced nature of most networking events, it’s essential to plant the seeds of a future relationship in a matter of minutes.

Be the first to ask an open-ended question and encourage your new friend to open up. After handshakes and hellos, use these phrases engineered to jump start authentic conversation at networking events.

Topics: Networking, Professional Development

Should You Hire a Career Coach?

Posted by Guest Contributor

01:30 PM

Invest in a career coach to propel your career forward. [TWEET]

By Glenn Laumeister

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In the cutthroat job market, it’s important that professionals find their competitive edge. Sometimes an outside opinion can guide you in times of uncertainty or moments for motivation.

A career coach can work directly with a job seeker, handling everything from resume consulting to job interview training. If you choose the right coach, not only will you land a great job, but you’ll ensure it’s the right fit, giving you the long-term success you need. Here are some things a career coach can do for you.

Topics: Professional Development, Stress and the Job Search

Get Back!

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

It was January of 1969, and The Beatles were a mess. The recording of an album tentatively titled ‘Get Back' was meant to be a ‘back to the basics' return to their roots, but personal problems between the Beatles escalated and culminated in George Harrison's walking out on the band. 

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