How to Create Inside Connections with Companies You Want to Work For

Posted by Guest Contributor

02:38 PM

Get your foot in the door by making a personal introduction with potential employees. [TWEET]

By Live in the Grey 

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A personal introduction inside an organization is a huge advantage to someone who wants to change careers or begin a new one. In fact, referrals are the number-one source companies use to find outside hires, and over 70 percent of people find jobs through leads from others, according to LinkedIn.

Access to the right people and companies is vital for a successful career change, especially as the marketplace becomes more challenging. A few moments spent connecting people in your network is a powerful act of kindness.

Topics: Working with Recruiters, Changing Careers, Job Search Process

The Top Recruitment Professionals in America: Q4, 2014

Posted by Marc Cenedella

09:30 AM

On this cold Presidents' Day, a warm note of congratulations to the best recruiters in the country from TheLadders!  Each quarter, we put together the list of the best employers and recruiters in the nation. They 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.

With great pleasure, acclaim, and gratitude, may I present our this selection from our most recent "Top Recruitment Professionals in America" list, for Winter 2015:

Topics: Working with Recruiters, Marc's Newsletter

The new way to get noticed by recruiters

Posted by Marc Cenedella

09:00 AM

How do recruiters and employers find you?  Half the time they're searching, half the time they're posting jobs, and half the time they're buried under too many bad resumes for the positions that they have open.

We've added "Inside Leads" to make it easier for you to stand out.

When a recruiter or HR manager searches on TheLadders for a particular role -- a Director of Marketing, or a Lead Developer, or a Sales VP -- and our system detects that this is a role they're recruiting for, we'll share that information with you.

You'll see "Inside Lead" on the job search results page like this: 


Topics: Working with Recruiters, Marc's Newsletter, Job Search Process

3 ways to master the art of persuasion

Posted by Guest Contributor

10:00 AM

Learn how to persuade coworkers to your way of thinking.

By Ken Sundheim

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Little is accomplished alone. To achieve complex goals, we often must rely upon the hard work and cooperation from those around us.  

Therefore, our ability to be persuasive will either further our capacity to lead a successful, lucrative career, or it will greatly hinder our odds of achieving our full potential. [TWEET

By learning how to get others to say “yes,”we can flourish in nearly any capacity of our professional lives. 

Below, you’ll find three crucial tips that will aid you in your quest to win others over and get behind your way of thinking.  

Topics: Working with Recruiters

This simple tool will boost your professional network

Posted by Amanda Augustine

02:00 PM

Jump-start your job search with a fresh way to network. [TWEET]

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The easiest way to get back in your job-hunting groove is to give your network some much-needed attention. When leveraged properly, your network can help you establish your personal brand, uncover new job leads, and gain valuable insight into a prospective employer.

TheLadders revealed a list of its most influential recruiters for the previous quarter. This list should be one of the many tools in your job-search arsenal. Below are three ways you can use it to nurture your network and propel your job search forward.

Topics: Ask Amanda, Networking, Working with Recruiters

Top Recruiters on TheLadders

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

Each quarter, our CEO Alex Douzet publishes 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.

With great pleasure, acclaim, and gratitude, may I present this selection from our most recent "Top Recruitment Professionals in America" list, for Summer 2014:

Topics: Working with Recruiters, Marc's Newsletter

Hey, that's me!

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

TheLadders lets you know when recruiters are searching for candidates like you so you can put your hat in the ring.

How do recruiters and employers find you? Half the time they're searching, half the time they're posting jobs, and half the time they're buried under too many bad resumes for the positions that they have open. 

We've added "Inside Leads" to make it easier for you to stand out. 

When a recruiter or HR manager searches on TheLadders for a particular role -- a Director of Marketing, or a Lead Developer, or a Sales VP -- and our system detects that this is a role they're recruiting for, we'll share that information with you. 

Topics: Working with Recruiters, Marc's Newsletter

Gracefully decline a job offer

Posted by TheLadders

08:00 AM

Keep it professional and there's nothing to be squeamish about when you turn down one job offer for another. Use this advice to explain your regrets.

By Andrew Klappholz

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It sounds too good to be true. One highly touted job seeker was hit with a perfect financial services storm: job offers from Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase and Blackrock — all at the same time.

This was the situation facing one client of career coach Connie Thanasoulis-Cerrachio, a partner at SixFigureStart and former head of staffing for Merrill Lynch Asset Management.

Is it an embarrassment of riches to be presented with such wonderful opportunities in the wake of a global financial crisis? Sure, but this job seeker also had a difficult task on her hands. She had to turn down two of these three giants and do so in a way that protected her relationships and reputation at each.

In an era where very few can afford to burn any bridges, she handled the matter gracefully and honestly.

Topics: Salary, Working with Recruiters

10 questions to ask a recruiter (and 1 to avoid)

Posted by Guest Contributor

07:00 AM

Are you so flattered when a recruiter rings you that you forget to ask them critical questions? Take this quiz to see if you’re covering your bases.

By Andrea Sobel

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Every once in a while, the phone rings, and it’s a recruiter on the other end. While you might not be interested in what he is offering, you have to admit that it’s flattering to get the call. (“Someone thinks I might be right for a job!”)

Once you get past the initial compliment, though, you have to get down to the serious business of determining if you are interested. The recruiter wants to know about you, but before you turn over your resume, there are things you should know about him.

Here are 10 questions to ask a recruiter and one question to avoid. See if you can figure out which is which. (Answer at bottom.)

Topics: Interview, Working with Recruiters

Tips from a recruiter: How to stand out at your next career fair

Posted by Mike Deissig

10:00 AM

Make a splash at your next career fair with advice from TheLadders’ recruiter.

TheLadders_Job_FairIt’s easy to feel like a small fish in a big pond when you’re at a career fair. With hundreds of candidates all vying for the attention of the same recruiters and employers, you feel like you don’t stand out. 

And I’m going to let you in on a secret: You probably don’t. As a recruiter, I can easily talk to more than one hundred different job seekers at a career event. At the end of the day, the names, faces, and occupations all blur together. The most important thing you can do at a career fair is take steps to distinguish yourself from the crowd.

After years of recruiting quality hires from these events, I’m giving you the top ways to distinguish yourself from the other candidates. They’re surprisingly simple.

Topics: Networking, Working with Recruiters, New to the Workforce