Why relocating is the next best step for your career

Posted by Shankar Mishra

05:11 PM

A considerable number of professionals are relocating, and for good reason. Find out where they go and why this may be the next step for you too. [TWEET]

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Topics: TheLadders Insights, Relocation, Job Search Process

5 Free Resume Tools Every Job Seeker Should Know About

Posted by Herrine Ro

02:00 PM

Use these free resources to create outstanding resumes and develop your personal brand. [TWEET]

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Perhaps you haven’t updated your resume or cover letter in a while. You may be unsure of which experiences and skills should be highlighted and which should be omitted. You might also be unaware of some of the resume rules and media trends that will put you in the best position for success.

A stellar resume, cover letter, and list of references are crucial to finding a job, but not enough to really set you apart in a highly competitive market. This is why a solid personal branding strategy is so integral to getting your foot in the door, and hopefully into the interview rooms, of your target companies.

Topics: Personal Branding, Resume, Professional Development

5 interview mistakes that would make Jimmy Fallon say “Ew!”

Posted by Kelly O'Connor

10:00 AM

Self-sabotage is so “Ew!” Interview like a pro with these 5 tips. [TWEET]

If you think Jimmy Fallon is a national treasure (as I do), you’ve probably seen his “Ew!” sketch on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” According to Jimmy’s character Sara (with no “h” because “h’s” are “Ew!”), there are many things that can make her say “Ew!”: brain freezes, egg nog, Crocs, and most of all, her step-dad Gary.

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Topics: Interview

5 important factors to consider before working at a startup

Posted by Guest Contributor

11:33 AM

Thinking of jumping ship and joining a startup? Use these tips to help you decide. [TWEET]

By Shindy Chen

These days, it seems like everyone’s jumping on the startup bandwagon. Somewhere along the way, working a corporate job lost its panache to the startup “badge of honor.” Especially if you live in a city with a burgeoning tech scene.

However, not all startups are created equal. Success in the startup world is largely dependent on the founding team’s smarts, skills and drive. And while they’re not for everyone, startups do offer a diverse workplace experience some professionals might prefer over the corporate routine.

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Topics: Changing Careers

If I knew then...

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

This has been floating around for a bit, but I must've missed it: 

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"As the 50th reunion of Harvard Business School's Class of 1963 approached, we asked the class members if they had any advice to pass along to younger generations." 

And what follows is not just good advice about jobs, careers, or getting ahead, but also the most important stuff -- your life, your family, your loves. 

Topics: Marc's Newsletter

6 Steps to Stop Procrastination When Job Hunting

Posted by Guest Contributor

12:00 PM

Stop procrastinating and get back to your job seach with these six tips. [TWEET]

By Yohana Petrovic

You’ve spent the last few months lounging around the house enjoying work-free days. Or maybe you just quit your job and are preparing to transition into something new. Whatever your reasons are for not being employed at the moment, sooner or later you’ll need to find a job.

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Topics: Changing Careers, Job Search Process

Using Personality Tests To Find The Right Job For You

Posted by Guest Contributor

12:00 PM

Taking a personality test could be the first step to finding your dream career. [TWEET]

By Sara Cole

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Gone are the days when doctors and engineers monopolized the job industry. Young professionals today have an abundance of lucrative opportunities to choose from to fit every personality type. And with the number of availible jobs at the highest it’s been in 15 years, there’s never been a better time to find your ideal career!

Unfortunately, it’s not always as easily done as said. If finding a job is one part of the challenge, the other, often more challenging part is finding the right job. Most young professionals have no idea what type of work they wish to pursue— which explains why so many end up working in fields they're the least interested in.

Topics: Job Search Process

Impress Your Boss: 4 Free, Easy to Use Design Tools For Non-Creatives

Posted by Herrine Ro

12:38 PM

Get your creative juices flowing while saving time, effort, and energy with these four tools. [TWEET]

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Communication through images has become one of the biggest corporate trends. Visual aids are now the “universal language” in marketing and business. Not only do they play a fundamental role in branding and content delivery, but they have also been proven to increase readership and followers across social media platforms.

Although the importance of visual aids is well-known, many professionals are largely unaware of the free resources available to assist them in creating aesthetically-pleasing content for their business. Regardless of your profession, these four free resources can help keep your creative game in check.

Topics: Personal Branding, Professional Development, Motivation and Inspiration

5 tips for launching a brand on social

Posted by Guest Contributor

12:30 PM

Does your brand have a scalable social plan? Use these tips to set the tone for an engaged community. [TWEET

By Stephanie Paige Miller

In an increasingly digital workforce, architecting a scalable social plan is critical for the launch of any brand. Social channels are powerful tools that can help your team build pre-launch buzz and set the tone for an engaged online community. The stronger your social presence, the better outreach your product will have.

Launching a new brand but don’t know where to begin? Here are 5 tips for launching your brand on social.

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Topics: Social & Mobile Trends

Hired!

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

Thousands of your fellow subscribers found new jobs in May on TheLadders! 

We have more activity from employers and recruiters on TheLadders this year than ever before. 

Why? Because TheLadders professionals are interested in a new job, and behave respectfully. While the typical job posting on LinkedIn or Monster gets hundreds (thousands!) of unqualified applications, the typical job at TheLadders gets just 14 applicants that are targeted, relevant, and interesting to the HR person or recruiter. 

So while we don't have the space to share them all, here are a hundred of the top positions landed by your fellow subscribers through TheLadders.com in the past months:

Topics: Marc's Newsletter