With over 6 million members, TheLadders is the premier mobile career network, committed to finding the right person for the right job since 2003. The only company with a free, mobile-to-mobile career community, TheLadders expanded its services in fall 2011 from job-matching for high-earning professionals to all career-driven professionals. In doing so, more than 65,000 employers and recruiters that use TheLadders to source qualified candidates now have access to professionals at all levels.
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TheLadders Guest Post Guidelines

Posted by TheLadders

May 26, 2014


At TheLadders, we’re always looking for great content and thought leadership to share with our readers. Currently we publish a few guest posts per week. Below you will find all the details about the process for becoming a guest contributor.

What kind of content do you accept?

TheLadders Blog serves two separate audiences:

Career Advice: Dedicated to all career-driven professionals, from the recent college graduate to the experienced professional, looking to find a new job or get ahead in their career.

We accept content related to the job search, professional development, industry or professional insights, or career management. Please take a look at the other posts and topics in this section to get an idea of the content we would consider.

Hiring Advice: Geared toward hiring managers, recruiters and HR professionals interested in industry trends and best practices.

We accept content related to sourcing and recruitment, human resources and benefits, and talent management and retention. Please take a look at the other posts and topics in this section to get an idea of the content we would consider.

Security remains tight at TheLadders despite Heartbleed bug

Posted by TheLadders

April 11, 2014


Chances are good that you’ve heard about the “Heartbleed bug” by now. It is a vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library, which compromised the security of private information across the internet (such as users’ names and passwords). You can learn more about the bug on the Heartbleed website.

We want to let you know that your account on TheLadders remains totally secure. At TheLadders, we value your privacy and took this threat seriously. After being alerted to the potential threat, our security team launched a thorough investigation of our systems and servers. Your information and TheLadders’ website remains uncompromised and secure. We will continue to monitor this and all threats in the future, as protecting your privacy is our first priority.

Topics: TheLadders Announcements

Quitting your job? There's an app for that

Posted by TheLadders

January 7, 2014

Adding a splash of humor to the otherwise serious job search, we decided to team up with the creators of BreakupText to bring disgruntled employees the Quit Your Job app. With just a few taps, the iPhone app generates personalized, and quite colorful, resignation messages.

Now, it should be noted that, while the end recipient of the message is entirely up to the user, we don't actually recommend terminating employment via text message - the app is intended for entertainment purposes only.  

Quit_Your_JobUpon launching the app, the user is prompted to “Begin the End” by choosing options for why s/he is quitting, what s/he plans to do next, and who s/he wants to send the text message to. An elaborate text message is then sent to the intended recipient, and the user is brought to a screen that enables social sharing via Twitter and Facebook.

For those who prefer to secure a new job before leaving their current gig, TheLadders has the most intuitive job-matching app in market, which is now available for Android users. Leveraging matching, learning, and proprietary algorithms, TheLadders’ technology reduces friction and facilitates the industry’s quickest turnaround times in the job-search process. The iPhone version of the app, which launched six months ago, has been downloaded more than 500,000 times.

To learn more about TheLadders Android app, click here





Topics: TheLadders Dev

Terms of Use for TheLadders’ blogs

Posted by TheLadders

January 1, 2014


Please read these Terms (the “Terms”) before using, or submitting content in any form or medium for publication on TheLadders’ blog.  These terms are intended to govern the submission of content to our blog and shall be in addition to, but shall not supersede, any terms of use governing the product or services offered by, Inc. (“TheLadders”) through its website or mobile applications.

Our new and improved mobile app for iOS7

Posted by TheLadders

December 9, 2013

TheLadders iPhone app for job seekers, Job Search by TheLadders, is new and improved! TheLadders_2.0

We’ve updated our mobile app, Job Search by TheLadders, for iPhone users. Those of you on iOS 7 will be greeted with a sleek, redesigned experience. Both iOS 6 and iOS 7 users will benefit from performance optimizations and bug fixes. 

Topics: TheLadders Dev

Not hearing back from recruiters? We know why.

Posted by TheLadders

May 2, 2013

TheLadders conducts a study on job-seeker behavior using “eye-tracking” technology to help job seekers close up the job search "black hole."
By Dan Cronyn


Anyone who has ever looked for a job knows the drill: find job online, send resume, wait, and never hear back. If you’re sending out dozens of resumes, like most job seekers do, you’re likely familiar with this broken process -- and frustrated when you don’t get a response. In the careers industry, this broken loop even has a notorious name: “The Black Hole.”

Recently, TheLadders conducted a study on job-seeker behavior using “eye-tracking” technology to determine how we could help close The Black Hole while leading job seekers to their perfect job. We analyzed how job seekers view job postings, what they actually saw, what they concentrated on, and what they totally missed.

If you’re unfamiliar with eye tracking, it’s a way to record and analyze where someone focuses on a page, and in what order they do it (see cool visualizations above).

Topics: TheLadders Insights

"Scouting" the competition

Posted by TheLadders

January 30, 2013

As director of consumer marketing at TheLadders, I receive daily exposure to the world of job seekers. Industry data suggests that, while not everyone is actively looking for jobs, the majority of us would be open to new and interesting opportunities. Basically, between wintry economic times and passive job seekers, it has never been harder to conduct a competent job search.

A typical job seeker may wonder, “Who is my competition, and how do I stack up against them?” or simply, “Should I even bother applying for this job?” While that decision is ultimately up to the job seeker, it is fundamental enough to our customers’ satisfaction that we attempt to help them do so. In a post-web 2.0 world, it is not enough to provide the ability to apply to great jobs; a superior experience will bring its community together (with all the data it creates) to add value for everyone.

This is why we’re kicking off 2013 with our newest product, “Scout.” For the first time, we are giving job seekers a behind-the-scenes look at the other candidates who have applied for the same position. Based on your profile, you can see how you compare to other applicants in five categories: years of experience, education level, areas of expertise, current title, and current salary. All this information is anonymously aggregated and displayed in Scout, providing instant insight into the competition.

Topics: TheLadders Dev

Turning up the heat on your summer job search [Infographic]

Posted by TheLadders

August 13, 2012

Every day, I provide advice to job seekers on ways to improve their job search. Some clients are looking to get promoted at their current companies, whereas others want to change employers and will accept a lateral move in the same industry. That said, many are seeking something completely different. Apart from the advice and resources I offer, I motivate job seekers to step out of their comfort zones to look for possible job opportunities.

Looking at the results from our summer job-search survey, which are illustrated in our awesome infographic below, I cringe at the discovery that only 31% of respondents say that they network more during the summer. Summertime activities present a unique opportunity to network with loads of new people. Whether at the beach or at a baseball game, you should make it a point to strike up a conversation with someone you don’t already know. People are generally more relaxed during the summer, making it easier to grow your professional network while celebrating your social life.

Topics: In the News

Honoring military professionals [Infographic]

Posted by TheLadders

June 20, 2012

When I was approached to write about the results of our latest survey on military professionals, I was a bit reluctant. After being reassured that I wasn’t expected to produce Pulitzer Prize-winning material, I said, “Why not?” As a former Marine who’s had to go job hunting since leaving the military, I’ve experienced firsthand some of the things we surveyed.

When I saw the results, I had mixed reactions. For example, I wasn’t surprised that one of the most important things to veterans looking for a job in the civilian world was workplace camaraderie.  Most people in corporate America won’t easily understand the bond military personnel share with each other. Our relationship with the people we work with is what makes what would otherwise be an unbearable situation, like being deployed to a highly volatile area, tolerable.

Topics: In the News

TheLadders welcomes Saul Kaplan to discuss business model innovation

Posted by TheLadders

June 13, 2012

RSVP here
Date: June 19, 2012
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Location: 137 Varick Street (@ Spring Street), 8th Floor, New York City

Topics: #TheLaddersLife