Amanda Augustine

Amanda Augustine is the Job Search Expert for TheLadders. She joined the company in 2004 as one of its original 20 employees, and is based in the New York headquarters. In addition to being a brand ambassador and spokesperson, she also pens a weekly career advice column, Ask Amanda, which is shared with more than 6 million job seekers every Wednesday. Her job-search tips and career advice have been featured in various media, including Business Insider, Fast Company, Forbes,, Huffington Post, MarketWatch, MSN and TODAY with Kathie Lee & Hoda. Amanda is a highly sought-after speaker and a member of various professional associations, including the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), Step Up Women’s Network (SUWN), National Career Development Association (NCDA), and the Career Thought Leaders Consortium (CTL). Amanda holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Marist College and is a Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC) and a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW).
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Recruiters, meet our JobMobile Seattle panelists

Posted by Amanda Augustine

July 11, 2014 @ 10:29 AM

What is JobMobile?

JobMobile is TheLadders’ nationwide event series where recruiters, HR professionals and hiring managers come together to discuss the challenges and benefits of recruiting innovations with a panel of local experts. 

Join me on Wednesday, July 16, from 6-8 p.m. PT for TheLadders' first-ever panel discussion and networking event in Seattle at The Westin Seattle! The event is free of charge but you must register in advance.

Topics: TheLadders Events, Social & Mobile Trends

How to set your candidates up for interview success

Posted by Amanda Augustine

June 25, 2014 @ 10:24 PM

Make more placements by properly preparing your candidates for interviews.

Interview_DeskWhen it comes to the interview process, many argue that the onus is on the job candidate to do all the preparation. “If they don’t know how to prepare for an interview, I don’t want them on my team.” I’ve heard more than one hiring manager say these very words. However, I beg to differ with this sentiment.

You’re not hiring the person to be a professional interviewer; you’re hiring them to code your site, manage your budget or sell your product. While you want them to demonstrate their interest in the position by doing their homework, not everyone is a natural in the interview room. It never hurts to provide some helpful guidelines to ease the nerves and allow your candidates’ true talents and personality to shine.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

Recruit top talent by channeling your inner marketer

Posted by Amanda Augustine

June 10, 2014 @ 09:30 AM

Ask yourself these questions to improve your recruitment marketing strategy.


Today’s job market requires recruiters to become marketers and brand ambassadors for their employers in order to successfully find and attract the right candidates to fill their positions. Here’s how to define and market your company’s employer brand.

What exactly is an employer brand?

In its simplest terms, an employer brand is the way an organization is perceived by its prospective applicants, candidates, and employees. While company culture plays a major role in defining an organization’s employer brand, it’s not the only contributing factor. Your company’s reputation on and off-line and the candidate experience also influence this perception.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

Screen more candidates by mastering the virtual interview

Posted by Amanda Augustine

May 28, 2014 @ 03:01 PM

Apply these tips to help your entire recruitment team perfect their video interviews.


During our JobMobile event series, the topic of virtual interviews regularly pops up. Thanks to the advancements in technology, recruiters and job applicants can come together for “face-to-face” interviews even when they’re hundreds of miles apart. And when you’re competing for top talent, it makes sense to widen your search parameters beyond the local talent pool.

If you’re just beginning to dabble with video interviews – or trying to convince your team and clients to join suit – here are a few tips to help you get started.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

Recruiters, meet our JobMobile Dallas panelists

Posted by Amanda Augustine

May 21, 2014 @ 12:27 PM

What is JobMobile?

JobMobile is TheLadders’ nationwide event series where recruiters, HR professionals and hiring managers come together to discuss the challenges and benefits of recruiting innovations with a panel of local experts. 

Join me on Wednesday, June 18, from 9-11 a.m. CDT for TheLadders' first-ever power breakfast and networking event in Dallas at The Westin Galleria Dallas

Meet our panelists

Craig FisherCEO at TalentNet


Craig is CEO of TalentNet, a social business strategy firm focused on training and events for sales and recruiting worldwide. He is concurrently the Head of Social Branding and Digital Marketing Strategy at Fisher Vista, working closely with HRmarketer’s agency and clients to increase brand visibility. Craig created the first Twitter chat for recruiters, partnered in the first LinkedIn-certified training company in North America, and in the largest social recruiting events series in the world. Craig Fisher has been named a top influencer in multiple publications, including The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, HRExaminer, ERE, Workable and Mashable. Follow Craig and TalentNet on Twitter at @Fishdogs and @TalentNet.

Topics: TheLadders Events, Social & Mobile Trends

How to let your company’s culture shine online

Posted by Amanda Augustine

May 15, 2014 @ 11:14 AM

Attract more candidates by digitally showcasing your employment brand.


When the competition is fierce, your company’s culture could give you the edge needed to win over top candidates.

Here are a few ways you can highlight your corporate culture online to attract the best candidates.

Make your employment brand social

Create separate social media accounts for your employment brand on sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. When choosing a platform (or platforms), consider which ones your employees currently use – you’re going to need their help spreading the word! Also look at your corporate brand’s social media presence and determine which platforms are most successful. This will help you to prioritize your efforts.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

What recruiters and HR pros can expect at JobMobile San Francisco

Posted by Amanda Augustine

May 13, 2014 @ 02:22 PM

Here’s a preview of TheLadders second annual JobMobile event for the Bay Area’s talent acquisition community.


We’re a few weeks away from TheLadders second annual JobMobile event in San Francisco! JobMobile is a unique series of events, presented by TheLadders, which celebrates innovations and strategies in recruitment.

At the 2nd annual JobMobile San Francisco, our goal is to inspire recruiters and HR professionals in the greater Bay Area to transform their talent acquisition strategies to digitally target what will soon be 46% of the workforce: Millennials.

For those of you planning to attend, below is a run-down of what you can expect at the event. If you’re a recruiter, HR professional or hiring manager in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, there’s still time to register. RSVP by 5 p.m. ET on Monday, June 9 to reserve your spot!

Topics: TheLadders Events, Social & Mobile Trends

Why your recruiting needs to go mobile

Posted by Amanda Augustine

May 08, 2014 @ 08:42 AM

You can’t look at a recruiting blog or attend a conference these days without hearing about mobile recruitment, and with good reason.


While many other industries jumped on the mobile bandwagon within the past five years, the recruiting and staffing industry has been slow to embrace this new technology.  In fact, only five percent of the Fortune 500 offer a mobile job-application process (according to iMomentous’ Corporate Mobile Readiness Report), despite the fact that one in three job searches are performed on a smart device.

Still not convinced that mobile deserves a place in your recruitment strategy? Consider the following:

Topics: Social & Mobile Trends

JobMobile is headed to Dallas!

Posted by Amanda Augustine

May 07, 2014 @ 12:50 PM

Dallas/Fort Worth recruiters + HR pros: RSVP today for TheLadders JobMobile event to learn more about mobile recruitment! 


TheLadders is packing its bags for its first-ever JobMobile power breakfast and networking event in Dallas on Wednesday, June 18, from 9-11 a.m. CDT at The Westin Galleria Dallas.

What is JobMobile?

JobMobile is TheLadders’ nationwide event series where recruiters, HR professionals and hiring managers can learn about the challenges and benefits of mobile recruitment from a panel of local experts.

JobMobile Dallas' panelists include: Craig Fisher of TalentNet Live LLC; Shari Conaway of Southwest Airlines; and Carrie Corbin of Samsung! 

Topics: TheLadders Events, TheLadders Announcements

Creative ways top companies recruit with video

Posted by Amanda Augustine

April 29, 2014 @ 07:40 PM

Leverage video like the pros to boost your recruitment efforts.


More and more employers are turning to video to differentiate their employment brands and engage with prospective candidates in a powerful and mobile-friendly way. Below are some of the many ways you can leverage video to enhance your recruitment efforts.

Job descriptions

Who says job descriptions have to be boring? Companies like HubSpot are redefining the traditional job description by incorporating video for their featured positions. Now prospective candidates can watch 60-second clips to learn exactly what the hiring manager is looking for in a candidate and why they should consider working at HubSpot. Better yet, the job seeker is immediately introduced to the hiring manager and what it might be like to work for that person before an application is ever submitted.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing