Employee Spotlight: Data Scientist Eric Feder

Posted by Mike Deissig

June 12, 2014

Meet Eric Feder, Data Scientist at TheLadders.

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At TheLadders, we know a company is only as good as the employees who build it, and we're proud to have a remarkable amount of talent in our SoHo office. We’d love for you to get to know some of the extraordinary team members who make TheLadders the premier mobile career network committed to finding the right person for the right job. So sit back, relax, and enjoy a few minutes with one of our own. 

Topics: #TheLaddersLife

Employee Spotlight: Product Manager JP Park

Posted by Mike Deissig

May 29, 2014

Meet JP Park, Product Manager at TheLadders.

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At TheLadders, we know a company is only as good as the employees who build it, and we're proud to have a remarkable amount of talent in our SoHo office. We’d love for you to get to know some of the extraordinary team members who make TheLadders the premier mobile career network committed to finding the right person for the right job. So sit back, relax, and enjoy a few minutes with one of our own.

Topics: #TheLaddersLife

TheLadders Guest Post Guidelines

Posted by TheLadders

May 26, 2014

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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.

Top cities for relocation

Posted by Shankar Mishra

May 16, 2014

TheLadders' data study finds 35 percent of job seekers want to relocate.

Locations have always played a key role in the availability of certain types of jobs. Detroit became the hub of automotive industry in the early twentieth century; San Francisco attracted technology companies; New York City focused on financial, media and now technology companies. I‘ve previously shared how the ratio of job seekers per available job varies across the country. The reality of the job market is that the right job isn’t always available within a commutable distance. This prompted us to investigate just how often the job seekers in our 6-million-member database apply for jobs outside their current location.

Topics: TheLadders Insights

Employee Spotlight: QA Manager Susanne Abdelrahman

Posted by Mike Deissig

May 16, 2014

Meet Susanne Abdelrahman, QA Manager at TheLadders.

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At TheLadders, we know a company is only as good as the employees who build it, and we're proud to have a remarkable amount of talent in our SoHo office. We’d love for you to get to know some of the extraordinary team members who make TheLadders the premier mobile career network committed to finding the right person for the right job. So sit back, relax, and enjoy a few minutes with one of our own.

Topics: #TheLaddersLife

Employee Spotlight: PR Manager Maria Sekar

Posted by Mike Deissig

May 9, 2014

Meet Maria Sekar, PR Manager at TheLadders.

Maria Sekar, PR Manager for TheLadders

At TheLadders, we know a company is only as good as the employees who build it, and we're proud to have a remarkable amount of talent in our SoHo office. We’d love for you to get to know some of the extraordinary team members who make TheLadders the premier mobile career network committed to finding the right person for the right job. So sit back, relax, and enjoy a few minutes with one of our own.

Topics: #TheLaddersLife

Employee Spotlight: Software Engineer John Connolly

Posted by Mike Deissig

May 2, 2014

Meet John Connolly, Software Engineer at TheLadders

JohnConnollyAt TheLadders, we know a company is only as good as the employees who build it, and we're proud to have a remarkable amount of talent in our SoHo office. We’d love for you to get to know some of the extraordinary team members who make TheLadders the premier mobile career network committed to finding the right person for the right job. So sit back, relax, and enjoy a few minutes with one of our own.

Topics: #TheLaddersLife

Security remains tight at TheLadders despite Heartbleed bug

Posted by TheLadders

April 11, 2014

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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

Tracking the mobile job-search evolution with TheLadders

Posted by Shankar Mishra

April 4, 2014

TheLadders examines the mobile job-search evolution through new data insights.

Not too long ago, the job search required a newspaper and a few cups of coffee, while poring over the tiny ads in the classified pages. The job search is now online (thanks to the advent of the internet), leading to easier job discovery and longer job descriptions. At TheLadders, we have leveraged job seekers’ preferences, along with sophisticated mathematical algorithms to simplify the job-search process. While the need for an intelligent and superior job discovery process still exists, we’ve taken steps to address the issue; shifting the underlying platform requirements from a desktop to mobile devices. 

Mobile application usage is consistently growing, increasing more than 115 percent in 2013 (according to Flurry Analytics). In fact, Americans now access the Internet more through mobile devices and tablets than PCs. This platform shift motivated TheLadders to define the evolution of the job search within the mobile space. We launched “Job Search by TheLadders” in 2013 and introduced the idea of job discovery led by job preference, rather than keyword searches. TheLadders’ new method of matching jobs to candidates continuously surfaces relevant jobs within the mobile app, eliminating any lag time between a job being posted and the right job seekers viewing it. Further, the job application process has been simplified, enabling candidates to express intent to employers through a single “Like” action rather than submitting a formal application.

Topics: TheLadders Insights

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

 

 

 

 

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