5 ways your thank-you note could cost you the job

Posted by Amanda Augustine

01:52 PM

Don’t let a shoddy follow-up ruin your chances of landing the job. [TWEET]

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survey conducted by TheLadders found more than 75 percent of interviewers say receiving a thank-you note impacts their decision-making process. [TWEET]

However, not every thank-you message will help your candidacy. In fact, when done incorrectly, your thank-you note can cause more harm than good. Below are five ways your interview follow-up could lose you the job offer.

Topics: Ask Amanda, Interview

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...

Topics: Marc's Newsletter

7 essential habits of incredibly happy people

Posted by Amanda Augustine

11:02 PM

Make these commitments to increase your happiness and improve your life. [TWEET]

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Topics: Ask Amanda, Motivation and Inspiration

Work Hacks: 5 Free Digital Resources to Help You Get Ahead

Posted by Jade Clark

12:00 PM

Utilize these five innovative resources – among the dozens posted daily on ProductHunt.com – to help you work smarter, not harder. 

It seems as if there are a gazillion new apps, websites and general resources popping up online every day. While your average, hard-working professional might not have the time to sift through the never-ending flow of new product releases, the good people at Product Hunt have helped crowdsource this dilemma. New products are ranked daily by its community, with curated lists of the best new products for "__", many of which are free tools designed to save you time and effort in your hectic work schedule. A concept we'd likely all upvote. 

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Topics: Professional Development

Different social media networks, different 'game rules' for 2015

Posted by Guest Contributor

09:00 AM

Has social media 'gameplay' changed? Follow these rules to set yourself up for success in the spring season of 2015 and beyond. [TWEET]

By Stephanie Grayson

As baseball season returns this month, with all of its rules and wonderful traditions, it has me thinking about social media networks' "game rules" too.

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Topics: Social & Mobile Trends, Social Media

7 apps to help you perform better at work

Posted by Guest Contributor

12:00 PM

Your smartphone isn't just a distraction at work -- utilize these 7 web-based and mobile apps to help you perform more efficiently! [TWEET]

By Amber Stanley

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There never seems to be enough time during the workday! In today’s technology-oriented, fast-paced society (with an even more competitive job market!) professionals are expected to juggle multiple tasks daily – like projects, business campaigns, meetings and pitching ideas to supervisors – all while staying connected and active on email, mobile devices and social media.

Topics: Social & Mobile Trends, Work-Life Balance, Workplace

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."

Topics: Marc's Newsletter

7 ways Twitter can help you land your dream job

Posted by Amanda Augustine

10:00 AM

Learn how to effectively use Twitter for your job search. [TWEET]

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Topics: Ask Amanda, Social Media

5 lessons I’ve learned from working at a startup

Posted by Guest Contributor

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

5 tips to create an effective resume

Posted by Guest Contributor

12:00 PM

Your resume structure matters, so follow these tips -- don't burden your potential employer with a jumbled list of your work history! [TWEET]

By Cari Bennette

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Writing a resume involves more than simply listing job experiences and education. It must be a clear representation of you as a professional: including your skillset, qualifications and career goals.

Topics: Resume