Marc Cenedella

Marc Cenedella is the Chairman of TheLadders, the premier mobile and online job-matching service for career-driven professionals, which has transformed the way job candidates and employers connect online.
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So If Not Me, Who Did Get The Job?

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

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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

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

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

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

Why We Let Employers Hire You Without a Fee

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

Why do the top hiring professionals in the country choose to work with TheLadders? That's easy: 

Topics: Marc's Newsletter

Please Review the Other Applicants For This Job First

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

Would you like to see the name, title, compensation, work history and educational background of each person applying to the same jobs you're applying to here at TheLadders? 

Well, I can't show you name, and sometimes I need to truncate the title in order to preserve anonymity, but our popular feature "Scout" shows you the compensation, skills, title, work and educational background as well as overall years of experience for each applicant to the jobs posted directly here on TheLadders. 

For obvious reasons, we can't show you personally identifiable information like current employer. 

But for understanding how realistic your prospects are, and how stiff the competition is, there's no better insight on the web. (Or mobile.) 

Topics: Marc's Newsletter

Yogi Berra Shares His Career Advice

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

Yankee great Yogi Berra passed last week; if you'd have asked him, here's the career advice he'd give you... 

"It ain't over till it's over" 

We get excited at the prospect of a new job -- interviews have been going great, your future boss is a charm, and the commute is even five minutes shorter! What a perfect opportunity! 

But don't take your eye off the ball until you've got the offer signed and accepted. 

Topics: Marc's Newsletter

My Single Best Tip

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

In the decade I’ve been writing this newsletter, the single best tip I’ve given, that has come back to me over, and over, and over again, is this: 

When it gets to that part of the interview with your future boss where they ask, "well, do you have any questions for me?", say yes, and ask: 

Topics: Interview, Marc's Newsletter