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Security remains tight at TheLadders despite Heartbleed bug

Posted by TheLadders

April 11, 2014 @ 01:11 PM


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 07, 2014 @ 06:36 PM

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

Our new and improved mobile app for iOS7

Posted by TheLadders

December 09, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

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

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

Posted by TheLadders

August 13, 2012 @ 02:53 PM

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, Job Search

Honoring military professionals [Infographic]

Posted by TheLadders

June 20, 2012 @ 05:00 AM

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

Stand and deliver

Posted by TheLadders

May 23, 2011 @ 04:06 PM

Standing on the job can help you focus on productivity.

Topics: Life @TheLadders