Knocking Down a King on 4th of July

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

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With the 4th of July coming up Saturday, it's a good time to reconsider this advice from a great American: 

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.

That was Theodore Roosevelt speaking at the Sorbonne in 1910 and I run this quote every Independence Day because, well, it's awesome & it's fierce. 

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It's not about me, it's about you... the 21 questions you need to ask in a job interview

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

It's time for my twice-a-year update of the best questions for you to ask in an interview. 

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I've put this list together because so often we can forget what an interview's all about. It sure feels like it's about you, but it's really not. 

An interview is actually about how you can help your future boss and future employer succeed. It's about finding out what their requirements and hopes are and matching up your background and experience with what they need. 

Overlooking these basic facts about the interview is easy. There's so much else going on in your work, your life, and in your job search, that you can forget to look at the interview from the interviewer's point of view. And that's a shame, because you need the interviewer to walk away from the interview thoroughly impressed. 

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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. 

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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:

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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: 

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The best employers and recruiters in the country for you

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

Each quarter, we publish our list of the best employers and recruiters in the country. These represent the savviest, most supportive and most successful hiring professionals in the USA, and we are pleased to have them be part of the extended TheLadders family.

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Bad news, you just got one year's severance

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

Sometimes bad news comes in the prettiest packages. One of the commonest I see in the careers business is the generous severance payout. What seems like a gift from the highest graces too often turns out to be bad tidings in disguise.

The "severance vacation" — that fools' gold of "time off" that turns a few well-deserved weeks into several empty seasons — has led too many professionals, executives, and high-performers to mistakenly act against their own best interests.

How can it be that something as seemingly non-controversial as a full year's "money for nothing" can end up hurting you?

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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.

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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...

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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."

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