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

6 Steps to Stop Procrastination When Job Hunting

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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

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

5 lessons I’ve learned from working at a startup

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09:00 AM

Should you work at a startup? Here's what to expect during your first year in the startup world. [TWEET]

By Nikki Pepper

March 10, 2015 was my one-year anniversary at WeWork, a company that equips businesses with beautiful shared office spaces around the world.

I rejoined a team after almost one year of freelancing, waiting for the right opportunity to dive into another job role. Immediately after my casual (but still, two-hour) interview, I knew: this was it.

Over the last twelve months, I’ve learned more than I can boil down into five points. But I believe these lessons speak to startup culture, and the amazing opportunities such an environment presents.

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Topics: Changing Careers, Workplace

How to write the perfect resume to make a career change

Posted by Amanda Augustine

08:32 AM

Considering a career change? Here's how to rewrite your resume to make the switch. [TWEET]

Writing a resume can be an intimidating undertaking, and this is especially true if you’re planning to change careers or industries. If you’re interested in making a career transition, a resume revamp is imperative. 

I shared with Business Insider’s Jacquelyn V. Smith a sample resume and my top tips for someone making a career change. Here are the main takeaways:

Topics: Ask Amanda, Resume, Changing Careers

Where can you earn the most?

Posted by Hope Restle

12:50 PM

Where can you earn the most? See the best and worst cities for your career with TheLadders' new interactive Salary vs. Demand map. [TWEET

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Location, location, location. When it comes to your job search, location really is everything; your success in the workforce can even be dependent on it. TheLadders discovered that approximately 35 percent of job seekers actually want a change of scenery - do they know something the rest of us don't? Could relocation be the best option for your career? Or maybe it's time to pivot to go in a direction more suited to your particular job market.

Assuming it's beneficial, how do you predict your next career move in today's volatile market? 

Topics: Salary, Relocation, Changing Careers

How to earn six figures without an M.D. or Doctorate

Posted by Jade Clark

01:08 PM

Let's face it, graduate school isn't for everyone. But it's not the only way to make big bucks! TheLadders' salary analysis of 1.9 million U.S. professionals shows the top 10 highest-paying career paths for associate or bachelor’s degree graduates. 

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Earning a college degree has become a critical gateway to obtaining a secure, high-paying career. In fact, the value of a college degree has never been higher. So, if college is a must, what is the highest yield you can get from the minimum college investment?

Topics: Salary, Changing Careers

What skills matter? 2015’s top 5 tech careers - what you need to know

Posted by Amanda Augustine

12:08 PM

TheLadders’ data-backed report on this year’s top trending tech skills and job markets. [TWEET]

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We don’t need to tell you the tech industry is hot. It’s among the decade's fastest-growing job markets, making it difficult to keep up with - even when you’re working in the industry. Whether you’re an industry insider or considering a career change to this sector, it’s important to understand how the technology job market is evolving, and which skills are most in-demand so you can stay ahead of the competition and advance your career.

To figure this out, we turned to TheLadders’ newly launched Job Market Guide, which uses real-time data from our community of over 7 million employers and professionals across the nation. Our data science team then specifically analyzed current job openings and trending technical skills within the tech industry to determine which professionals are most in-demand by employers. Here’s what they found:

2015 Top Trending Careers in Tech:

  1. Senior Software Engineer
  2. Java Developer
  3. Product Manager
  4. Web Developer
  5. .NET Developer

Topics: Ask Amanda, New to the Workforce, Changing Careers

Break into one of today’s most popular professions: Data analytics

Posted by Guest Contributor

01:14 PM

How to make a career change into the world of big data, business intelligence and analytics.

By Piyanka Jain

Dreaming of a career in data analytics? Or are you already in the role but looking to progress? Your goal isn’t out of reach if you arm yourself with knowledge and focus on your strengths and interests. The following steps and explanations can help. [TWEET]

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Topics: New to the Workforce, Changing Careers

What career are you meant for? Take the quiz!

Posted by Guest Contributor

10:46 AM

 

Topics: Goal Setting, New to the Workforce, Changing Careers