TheLadders does Career Day

Posted by Shawn Hampton

June 26, 2015

See how TheLadders is making a postive impact in our community in this career day recap. [TWEET]


What did you want to be when you grew up? A Doctor? Lawyer? Policeman? Basketball player? Account Manager? User Experience Designer?

Chances are, you didn’t know what an Account Manager or User Experience Designer was in 6th grade. Not because they aren't as important as the others, but rather because young children aren’t educated on the abundant opportunities that await in the professional world. That was, until our team of volunteers stepped in.

Topics: TheLadders Events, Motivation and Inspiration

TheLadders Appoints Geoffrey Bourne Chief Technology Officer

Posted by Jade Clark

June 25, 2015

Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Citigroup Vet Geoffrey Bourne Brings 15 Years of Digital Technology Expertise to Further TheLadders’ Expansion

New York, NY (June 25, 2015) - Today, TheLadders, the premier career resource for professionals, announced the appointment of Geoffrey Bourne, as Chief Technology Officer. Bourne brings over 15 years of experience in digital technology, having worked at industry leading brands such as Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, and several start-ups. As CTO, Bourne will be responsible for TheLadders engineering and product teams.


Topics: In the News, TheLadders Announcements, Management

Staff Spotlight: Meet Our Director of Mobile Engineering, Kat Yanolatos

Posted by Jade Clark

June 18, 2015


Topics: #TheLaddersLife, TheLadders Insights, TheLadders Dev

A look behind the scenes at TheLadders

Posted by Marc Cenedella

March 16, 2015

Each year, I take you "behind the scenes" at TheLadders headquarters here in Manhattan so that you can have a peek at the people working hard to help you find your next job. 

Topics: #TheLaddersLife, Marc's Newsletter

What is next: Taking ourselves to new heights

Posted by Alexandre Douzet

December 1, 2014

Alex_Triathlon_BlogHere at TheLadders, we have embraced the Seattle Seahawks’ moto, “What is Next?” It’s also been a driving factor in my personal life outside of the business, and I’ve noticed the two seep into each other, leading me to be more competitive and driven toward the future in general. Allow me to explain. 

As a CEO, I am measured by cold, hard numbers at the end of each quarter and year, and these results don’t lie. I pulled this into my personal life via triathlon training, holding my triathlon and endurance race performances to the same results-driven standard. I just completed my last triathlon of the year three weeks ago; so how did I do in the 2014 triathlon season? 

Topics: #TheLaddersLife

Unlocking limitlessness through limitation

Posted by Alexandre Douzet

November 25, 2014

Embrace your limitations and watch yourself become unstoppable. 

I am inspired daily by Phil Hansen, a TED Talk speaker and artist whom I greatly admire. In art school, Phil, who spoke at TheLadders Job Mobile Summit, developed an unruly tremor in his hand that kept him from creating the pointillist drawings he loved. Hansen was devastated, floating without a sense of purpose. Until a neurologist made a simple suggestion: Embrace this limitation ... and transcend it.

Embracing this limitation is what made him powerful, and enabled Phil to create masterpieces. This personifies what a designer I recently met taught me about the art world versus the business world: An artist creates without any boundaries and restrictions. A designer needs limitations and constraints to be able to create.

Embracing constraint goes further than artists and designers. It can be the fire burning inside a business that leads it to greatness. 

Innovate or Die: How we Tackle Innovation at TheLadders

Posted by Alexandre Douzet

November 13, 2014

“What’s next?” This is the question that plagues me, and I know it plagues the minds of everyone at TheLadders. Even when there’s success, we cannot dwell in it – we have to move on to the future.

We have seen time and again that companies must innovate, or they risk dying. One of the main challenges I’ve found at TheLadders is that you can’t build a successful product simply by gathering your customers’ requirements and desires. In a consumer-driven environment, it’s not unusual for your audience to not know the answers. Many consumers do not know what they truly want until it’s given to them. At TheLadders, it’s extremely important for us to think beyond what our customers are used to experiencing if we want to give them better products than they can imagine asking for. 

Topics: #TheLaddersLife

No pain, no gain: Embracing the unnatural to excel as CEO

Posted by Alexandre Douzet

September 23, 2014

As CEO, I’m constantly pushing myself. To grow as a person. To grow the business. To help others grow and expect more from them in return, and to let them know how they’re doing and what’s expected of them. We experience growing pains as a result, and it feels unnatural.

A lot of what I do as CEO is unnatural. We aren’t born inherently knowing how to be the chief decision maker at a company, or how to empower others to help us reach new heights in business. Running a company even makes the IRONMAN triathlons I race in feel natural. Allow me to explain.

Last week, I had the opportunity to compete in Mont Tremblant, Quebec at the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship. It is the second time that I qualified for this event, and you can read about my experience in last year’s blog post.

I reflected on how IRONMAN races help me become a better leader and CEO, and told the story of how the lack of a goal and internal and external pressures led me to deliver a poor performance at the world championship.


Topics: #TheLaddersLife

Crushing goals professionally and personally

Posted by Mary Usher

August 12, 2014

How TheLadders pushes us to conquer more than we thought possible.

TheLadders is in the business of conquering goals. We set very small and very large business goals, and work as a team to break through barriers and achieve what we set out to achieve. And while we’re busy doing that, we also have the encouragement from all our managers and coworkers to excel in our own, personal goals as well.


Having already accomplished a huge career goal through TheLadders – moving up the ranks to become an event coordinator on the PR team – I was inspired by co-workers to challenge myself to a new opportunity: Completing the New York City Triathlon with several of my colleagues (including our CEO!).

Topics: #TheLaddersLife

Finding strength on the other side of burnout

Posted by Alexandre Douzet

June 27, 2014

The pain is temporary: My second trip to Mont-Tremblant

This past weekend, I represented TheLadders at the IRONMAN 70.3 Executive Challenge in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec. It was my first time back on the IRONMAN circuit after IRONMAN Cozumel back in December. The race taught me a surprising lesson in the power of patience and self-care that we can all take with us, from the IRONMAN course to the job search or our careers.

Topics: #TheLaddersLife