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

In defense of summer Fridays in a 24/7 work world

Posted by Guest Contributor

10:00 AM

Share the love this summer by incorporating one of the hottest incentives into your business plan. [TWEET]

By Nikki Pepper

I like to believe I’m as hard-working as the next guy or girl. Being full time at WeWork, deputy editor of OhThePeopleYouMeet.com and holding a Travel+SocialGood board position is no cakewalk. Honestly, it’s a lot to juggle most days. But there’s something about the summer that I’ll always hold near and dear.

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Topics: Work-Life Balance, Workplace

9 tips for getting the referrals you want

Posted by Guest Contributor

04:09 PM

Need help getting the right references for your dream job? Try these tips. [TWEET]

By Michelle Kruse

At one time or another, we’ve all been asked to provide a list of references when seeking employment. This request is typically accompanied by a few guidelines such as the number requested (three is standard) and who they don’t want you to list (most notably relatives). If you have an active short-list of people who can vouch for your strengths and accreditations, this is an easy task. But what if you don’t have such a list prepared?

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Topics: Networking, Personal Branding, Job Application, Job Search Process

See what employee paychecks look like at thousands of top companies

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

Some people start their job search by looking for their next employer first. They'll create a list of companies they're most interested in and then research and explore opportunities within that universe. Sometimes, you just wanna work at Facebook, or the NBA, or Disney, or...

So we've added "Companies" to help you understand more about paychecks at your favorite companies. We're providing you with company data on jobs, salaries, and a bunch of social information. Probably the coolest thing about it is that with over 10 years of historical data from your fellow subscribers, we've got a pretty good idea about what you can expect various positions to pay. 

You can find "Companies" along the top bar of the website: 

Topics: Marc's Newsletter

The foundation of winning leadership

Posted by Guest Contributor

05:30 PM

Are you a winning leader? Use these tips to become one. [TWEET

By Ken Sundheim 

Few of us are born leaders. Many shy away from the job. And even more lack the dedication and passion it takes to mold and mentor a team of multifaceted talents.

There are several reasons why certain professionals avoid management positions, or why management positions seem to avoid them altogether. While management isn’t for everyone, the leadership skills embraced by affluent, senior-level executives can translate to the success of any employee.

Interested in improving your leadership skills? Check out these five behaviors and habits of successful leaders that will better the leadership quality of any professional.

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Topics: Motivation and Inspiration