Should you work at a startup?

Posted by Joe Amodei

03:39 PM

Are you fit for the startup world? Take this quiz to find out. [TWEET

We've all had the thought at some point in our careers—typically on days we’re particularly disenchanted withcorporate life. Maybe you don't feel like your efforts are having a measurable impact at your current place of business. 

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Topics: Changing Careers, Workplace

How to work remotely, and successfully

Posted by Guest Contributor

09:00 AM

Working from home may sound like a dream-come-true for some, but it's not all about relaxation. Are you up for the challenge of staying on-task while away from office? [TWEET]

By Liz Hall

Before hitting that “apply” button, it’s always best to compare a company's offered benefits against your own set of job-happiness requirements.

For example, if having the ability to work from home has moved up from a “wouldn’t-that-be nice” perk to a total necessity, then congratulations -- you’re joining many like-minded professionals.  

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Topics: Work-Life Balance, Workplace

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 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.

Topics: Marc's Newsletter

5 ways your thank-you note could cost you the job

Posted by Amanda Augustine

01:52 PM

Don’t let a shoddy follow-up ruin your chances of landing the job. [TWEET]

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survey conducted by TheLadders found more than 75 percent of interviewers say receiving a thank-you note impacts their decision-making process. [TWEET]

However, not every thank-you message will help your candidacy. In fact, when done incorrectly, your thank-you note can cause more harm than good. Below are five ways your interview follow-up could lose you the job offer.

Topics: Ask Amanda, Interview

Employers hiring in May 2015

Posted by Marc Cenedella

12:25 PM

We have over ninety thousand employers looking for new employees on TheLadders 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. Or ask your friend to!

It's been a terrifically busy Spring for hiring, and the Summer ahead looks like it will continue the trend...

Topics: Marc's Newsletter

7 essential habits of incredibly happy people

Posted by Amanda Augustine

11:02 PM

Make these commitments to increase your happiness and improve your life. [TWEET]

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Topics: Ask Amanda, Motivation and Inspiration

Work Hacks: 5 Free Digital Resources to Help You Get Ahead

Posted by Jade Clark

12:00 PM

Utilize these five innovative resources – among the dozens posted daily on ProductHunt.com – to help you work smarter, not harder. 

It seems as if there are a gazillion new apps, websites and general resources popping up online every day. While your average, hard-working professional might not have the time to sift through the never-ending flow of new product releases, the good people at Product Hunt have helped crowdsource this dilemma. New products are ranked daily by its community, with curated lists of the best new products for "__", many of which are free tools designed to save you time and effort in your hectic work schedule. A concept we'd likely all upvote. 

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Topics: Professional Development

Different social media networks, different 'game rules' for 2015

Posted by Guest Contributor

09:00 AM

Has social media 'gameplay' changed? Follow these rules to set yourself up for success in the spring season of 2015 and beyond. [TWEET]

By Stephanie Grayson

As baseball season returns this month, with all of its rules and wonderful traditions, it has me thinking about social media networks' "game rules" too.

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Topics: Social & Mobile Trends, Social Media

7 apps to help you perform better at work

Posted by Guest Contributor

12:00 PM

Your smartphone isn't just a distraction at work -- utilize these 7 web-based and mobile apps to help you perform more efficiently! [TWEET]

By Amber Stanley

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There never seems to be enough time during the workday! In today’s technology-oriented, fast-paced society (with an even more competitive job market!) professionals are expected to juggle multiple tasks daily – like projects, business campaigns, meetings and pitching ideas to supervisors – all while staying connected and active on email, mobile devices and social media.

Topics: Social & Mobile Trends, Work-Life Balance, Workplace

I just wanted to say how much I appreciate the work you're doing

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

Sharing your gratitude for the people around you is a great way to help yourself, your career, your community, and your state of mind.

At the end of this newsletter, I'm going to ask you to send a quick 3-sentence thank you to somebody, right now, to share how much you appreciated something they did, or achieved, or toiled over.

It's just a simple thing:

"Jerry - just wanted to let you know that I've been through the terrific work you've been doing on Terrapin Station. I'm glad we didn't listen when the other side said it was time for the train to "put its brakes on" -- everything has turned out wonderfully . I'm looking forward to working with you next month on the Northbound Train account."

Topics: Marc's Newsletter