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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Hired!

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

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Thousands of your fellow subscribers have found their new jobs this past year on Ladders! 

The number of HR people using Ladders grew 44% in the past year, and interviewing and hiring activity is the highest it has been in our history. 

Topics: Marc's Newsletter

It's Getting Better All The Time

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

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In honor of The Beatles' streaming this holiday week, a fortuitous lyric from Sgt. Pepper's above and a gratuitous link to a recent Beatles "Revolution" video. 

Topics: Marc's Newsletter

The Island of Misfit Toys

Posted by Marc Cenedella

11:00 AM

This classic "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer" first aired in 1964 and introduced us to Hermey, the elf who wants to be a dentist:

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Boss Elf gives Hermey grief over his desired career path. It seems Boss does not understand the inner elf. 

Topics: Marc's Newsletter

When Did You Know You Were Rich?

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

Warren Buffett's answer to "When did you know you were rich?" is as good as it gets!

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Many thanks to @BrattleStCap for this tweet earlier this year...

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It’s worth letting Warren Buffett give his answer at length in his own voice:

Topics: Marc's Newsletter, Motivation and Inspiration

Do Not Plan Your Career

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

The world’s leading venture capitalist of today shared his career advice, and you ought to pay heed.

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The world’s leading venture capitalist of today shared the career advice below almost a decade ago. While the advice is targeted at the young, I think the experienced ought to pay heed.

Topics: Marc's Newsletter, CareerAdvice

Don't Ignore The December Recruiter

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

Turn the holiday rush to your advantage to supercharge your job search and land a job in the New Year.

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We hear the same complaint every year: 

"I can't get candidates on the phone. I can't get candidates in for interviews. I can't even get a response." 

We hear it from Fortune 1000 recruiters, HR departments, executive search firms and agencies. We even hear it from our own recruiters at TheLadders!

Topics: Marc's Newsletter, Job Search Process

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