These companies are hiring. Can you help?

Posted by Marc Cenedella

09:00 AM

We're starting 2015 with more employers on TheLadders system than ever before. 

Compared to a year ago, we're seeing:
 
  • 50% more jobs posted by recruiters and employers. For the 5th year in a row here at TheLadders, jobs posted increased by more than 50% compared to a year ago!
 
  • 50% more recruiter activity -- log-ins, searches for star candidates like you, etc. Employers are even more active on TheLadders today than they were a year ago.
 
  • They're spending more time on our site -- not only are there more of them, but they are happier and more engaged with TheLadders system than ever before!
All of that means that we've got lots of employers with a need to fill their 2015 jobs right now. Today. Pronto. 

And I mean quick. 

The reason, of course, has only a little bit to do with us, Readers, and everything to do with you, our fantastic members. 

Topics: Marc's Newsletter

Your phone might be the key to finding your dream job

Posted by Guest Contributor

09:45 PM

Your phone might be the key to finding your dream job. [TWEET]

By Michele P. Dambach

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Your smartphone can do it all. 

From making phone calls and checking emails to recording videos and reading the news, there are endless uses for your phone. And just when you thought your smartphone could do it all, there’s actually another practical use for your smartphone: Finding a job. 

According to MedReps’ 2014 Mobile and Social Medical Sales Job Search report, 90 percent of medical sales professionals use their mobile devices as an essential tool in their job search. Not only are they using their smartphones to network with recruiters, but they’re also using them to search and apply for jobs. 

Topics: Job Search Process

New Year’s resolutions super successful people make

Posted by Amanda Augustine

05:21 PM

Ditch the tired resolutions and make one that will improve your career. [TWEET]

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If you’re like most people, now’s the time you reflect on the past year and figure out what you’d like to improve in the New Year.  If you’re tired of the usual annual promises, take a page from the people who know how to get to the top. Here are six resolutions highly successful people have made that will propel your career forward in 2015. [TWEET]

Topics: Ask Amanda, Goal Setting

Hired! Success stories from TheLadders

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

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

Employer activity on TheLadders grew 50% in the past year, and more recruiters are using TheLadders 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

10 steps to a better career: Our top articles of 2014

Posted by Amanda Augustine

02:46 PM

Jump-start your career in 2015 by checking out our most popular articles of the year. [TWEET]

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Whether your New Year’s resolution is to improve your career or change jobs altogether, these tips are sure to help. Below, in no particular order, are our top ten most-read articles of 2014. And they’re chock-full of job-search and career advice.

Topics: Ask Amanda

Your promotion and pay raise this year

Posted by Marc Cenedella

09:00 AM

These are the last days of the year, and a good time to make your New Year better-paying. 

Let me know about your promotion at work this year, or your pay raise / new target compensation, and we'll make sure that the jobs we send you in 2015match your ambitions. 

Topics: Marc's Newsletter, Job Search Process

Ace your next performance review with these top tips

Posted by Amanda Augustine

02:27 PM

Go into your next performance evaluation prepared to wow.

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Performance evaluations can be a nerve-racking experience, especially if you’re unsure how you fared over the past year. However, when done right, your review can be a valuable tool for receiving constructive feedback and taking your career to the next level. [TWEET]

As a career-driven professional, it’s up to you to make the most of this evaluation. Here are some tips to help you optimize your review and enter the New Year on the right foot.

Familiarize yourself with the process.

Check with your boss or human resources to find out if anything’s changed about the process since last year. If you’re new to the company, look on Glassdoor and speak to your HR department and colleagues to learn how the company conducts their evaluations and what is expected of you.

Perform a self-assessment.

Set aside time to honestly evaluate your performance for the past year. Which goals did you meet, exceed or fall a little short on? Even the top performers have room for improvement. What areas would you like to improve in the coming year?

Topics: Ask Amanda, Professional Development, Workplace

Take the week off with Bing & Bowie

Posted by Marc Cenedella

09:00 AM

Happy Holidays!

Take this week off from the job search. 

While I'll encourage you to make the most of August, get the jump on the other guy in December, and use the summer slowdown to your advantage, there are times when even fervent job geeks like me will advise you to take a load off and skip the job hunt. 

This week is one of them. 

Topics: Marc's Newsletter, Job Search Process

Are you a job hopper? Here's how to be good at it.

Posted by Guest Contributor

09:00 AM

Changing jobs can improve your career. Here’s how to do it right.

By Michelle Kruse

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Most employers strongly value loyalty in their workers, but that trait doesn't always pay off for the employees themselves. Staying with one company for an extended period of time might keep the boss smiling, but it could result in various kinds of stagnation for the employee. Besides the potential for professional boredom, there's also the danger of missing out on growth — both in terms of salary and responsibility — that could come from moving on. [TWEET]

Whether you're a seasoned job-hopper or you're simply thinking about becoming more mobile in your career, there are a few important things to keep in mind so you don't come off as unreliable to potential employers. Keep these things in mind to make job-hopping work for you.

Topics: Personal Branding, New to the Workforce, Changing Careers

Here’s what a mid-level professional’s resume should look like

Posted by Amanda Augustine

06:21 PM

Great experience doesn’t automatically equate to an impressive resume. Learn how to craft a resume that stands out from the crowd. [TWEET]

As your career evolves, so too should the format of your professional resume. If you’re a few years beyond the entry-level position, it’s time to revamp your personal marketing materials to reflect this status. I recently shared with Business Insider’s Jacquelyn V. Smith a sample resume and my top tips for the mid-level professional. Here are the main takeaways:

Topics: Ask Amanda, Resume