4 warning signs you’re working for the wrong company

Posted by Shawn Hampton

03:00 PM

If your heart’s not in it, why should you be? [TWEET]


If you are teetering on the proverbial fence about whether or not your current position is the right fit for you, here are four warning signs insinuating that it may be time to take the next step in your career search.  

Topics: Changing Careers, Professional Development

Take Monday Out of Your Work Schedule

Posted by Guest Contributor

01:00 PM

Sounds too good to be true? A four-day week can help you move your career to the next level. [TWEET]


The whispers of a four day week have always been there, but is it just wishful thinking? For this dream to ever be achieved there needs to be some form of professional benefit-- and not just that you get a three day weekend.

In the following article we will explore some of the most prominent reasons as to why you should take a day off your schedule.

Topics: Professional Development, Work-Life Balance

11 Icebreakers for Your Next Networking Event

Posted by Guest Contributor

03:30 PM

Connect with other professionals by asking questions that will go further than scratching the surface. [TWEET]

By Samantha Popp


Amidst the sea of suits and heels at a professional networking event, it can be difficult to make valuable conversation with strangers. But as we all know, professional networking means transforming those strangers into friends, connections, and customers.

Given the fast-paced nature of most networking events, it’s essential to plant the seeds of a future relationship in a matter of minutes.

Be the first to ask an open-ended question and encourage your new friend to open up. After handshakes and hellos, use these phrases engineered to jump start authentic conversation at networking events.

Topics: Networking, Professional Development

Should You Hire a Career Coach?

Posted by Guest Contributor

01:30 PM

Invest in a career coach to propel your career forward. [TWEET]

By Glenn Laumeister


In the cutthroat job market, it’s important that professionals find their competitive edge. Sometimes an outside opinion can guide you in times of uncertainty or moments for motivation.

A career coach can work directly with a job seeker, handling everything from resume consulting to job interview training. If you choose the right coach, not only will you land a great job, but you’ll ensure it’s the right fit, giving you the long-term success you need. Here are some things a career coach can do for you.

Topics: Professional Development, Stress and the Job Search

5 Ways To Encourage Readership Through Your LinkedIn Summary Section

Posted by Guest Contributor

01:00 PM

Don’t lose profile views by skimping on this most commonly-read section. [TWEET]

By Virginia Franco


Topics: Personal Branding, Social & Mobile Trends, Professional Development

15 Inspirational Quotes Every Professional Should Read

Posted by Herrine Ro

03:09 PM

Push yourself to the next step in your career with these motivational quotes. [TWEET]

By Herrine Ro


For some reason we tend to find inspirational quotes irresistible. With life being filled with constant obstacles and difficulties, a few words of wisdom can truly resonate with us during times of uncertainty.  

Whether you’re looking to start up a new business, change your career path, or just need a productivity boost, here are a few quotes to help you along the journey:

Topics: Professional Development, Motivation and Inspiration

4 Ways Corporate Refugees Can Become Their Own Bosses

Posted by Guest Contributor

12:00 PM

Interested in a progressive career change? Create success on your own terms with these methods . [TWEET]

By Anna Wilds 


The U.S. Labor Department revealed that the unemployment rate fell in every state in 2015 for the first time in 30 years. The improving economy is making life for the job seeker a bit easier, but returning to the daily grind of a corporate 9 to 5 isn’t necessarily the right career move for every professional.

For many highly-qualified individuals who have been downsized from their previous place of employment, the recovering economy may be the perfect opportunity to begin again as a small business owner.

If you are a corporate refugee and want to explore the option of being your own boss, here are four viable ways to start your career as a small business owner.

Topics: Entrepreneur, Changing Careers, Professional Development

Using Data to Run Successful Marketing Campaigns

Posted by Guest Contributor

05:30 PM

Learn how to use data to develop a successful marketing strategy with these tips. [TWEET]

By Francesca Krihely


Marketers are constantly plagued by an inability to truly understand their customers’ wants and needs. Why? Because exact insight into clients' purchasing habits is hard to come by, even with the abudance of software tools at our disposal.

In order to run a successful marketing campaign, it’s imperative you send your customers the right messages in ways that are easily translatable to them. Nowadays, messaging can be tested for quality at a much higher rate, thanks to marketing automation and the ability to deliver multivariable testing on a much more regular basis.The information we are able to distill from statistical insights tell Marketers who a customer is, what they think about and most importantly, what they want.

Topics: Professional Development

Make It Work! How 5 Professionals Used Their College Majors to Become Successful

Posted by Joe Amodei

10:30 AM

How does your college major affect your career? These successful professionals weigh in. [TWEET]


Topics: TheLadders Insights, New to the Workforce, Professional Development

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]


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