These Companies Are Hiring, Can You Help?

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

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We're starting 2016 with more employers than ever before using the system here at Ladders, and that's great news for you. 

In just the past three years, we've tripled the number of HR people, recruiters, and hiring managers using Ladders each month to find their next great hire. 

And that means we've got lots of employers with a need to fill their 2016 jobs today. 

Topics: Marc's Newsletter

Common Mistakes Made at Job Interviews

Posted by Michelle Hawley

03:34 PM

Get through your interview without the fear of making an avoidable mistake. [TWEET]

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Preparing for that upcoming interview can be difficult.  You should be doing research about both the company you are interviewing for and the position you want.  You want to be knowledgeable, if possible, about the person that will be conducting your interview.  You’ve probably gone over common interview questions and how you will answer them when the time comes. However, there is no way to be fully prepared.  It’s okay to make mistakes at a job interview—it happens to everyone.  But learning about the most common mistakes that are made, can help you avoid these blunders during your own interview.

Topics: Interview

Tips for Adding Visuals to Your Resume

Posted by Michelle Hawley

05:11 PM

Help your resume stand out from the crowd by adding unique visuals.  [TWEET]

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Before deciding to add visuals to your resume in any way, you should first consider if it is appropriate for the job you are applying for.  This specific way of spicing up a resume is geared toward more creative jobs, where working with visuals is important for day-to-day functions.  A great example of an industry where visuals would be rewarded would be graphic design.  Typically, creative fields are just more receptive to candidates who can think outside the box.  More traditional industries, however, are going to give more pushback toward using visuals in any form.  If you are searching for a career in this type of industry, using visuals could actually harm your chances of securing an interview or position. 

If you’ve come to the conclusion that using visuals on your resume would enhance your job prospects, follow these tips to get the most out of your resume.

Topics: Resume

How to Stand Out During a Job Interview

Posted by Michelle Hawley

03:05 PM

Helpful tips on how to stand out from other candidates during a job interview. [TWEET]

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You’ve gotten the interview—that’s half the battle.  Now, it’s time to ace the interview and get an offer.  That might be a little more difficult.  With the job market today, there could be dozens of others that are vying for the same job as you.  Because of this acing the interview is crucial, but not enough.  You need to find new ways to stand out from the rest of the interviewees, and do something that makes the interviewer remember you from the sea of faces.

Topics: Interview

10 Things You Should Never Include in your Resume

Posted by Michelle Hawley

02:51 PM

Learn what to avoid including in your resume for job search success. [TWEET]

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Preparing a resume can be difficult to do.  Even if you consult the internet, there is so much information that it can be hard to take it all in.  While you may have already read up on what you should include in your resume and how to word it just so, have you taken the time to learn about what you should not put in your resume?  These simple do-nots can make the difference between getting the interview or getting your resume thrown into the trash.

Topics: Resume

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

Words You Should Never Say During an Interview

Posted by Michelle Hawley

01:42 PM

A guide for what not to say during a job interview.  [TWEET]

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Preparing for a job interview can be stressful.  When you’re setting yourself up to be the best candidate you can be, you typically look for advice on what to do and say during an interview.  However, you may not be taking note of the things you should avoid saying. There are certain words and phrases that can trigger a negative reaction from the interviewer—these are the types of sentences you want to avoid completely.  The compilation below will help you get a better feel for what you should and shouldn’t talk about.

Topics: Interview

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

How to Avoid Becoming a Marketing Dinosaur

Posted by Michelle Hawley

12:31 PM

This must-use marketing guide will help you get and stay ahead in the field in 2016. Don't risk being left behind.

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If you are relying on the same tactics for all of your marketing needs, it’s time to change things up. The field is constantly changing, with new trends coming each week. If you aren’t constantly updating your tactics, then you are not getting all that you can out of your strategies. Staying with the trends, though difficult, can help you get ahead and stay relevant in your field.

Topics: CareerAdvice