TheLadders holds its inaugural JobMobile New York event

Posted by Amanda Augustine

March 29, 2013 @ 01:10 PM

After many weeks of careful planning, my colleagues and I were proud to launch our inaugural JobMobile event in New York City last night. This was the first in a series of nationwide events that brought together the talent acquisition community to discuss major innovations and strategies in mobile recruitment. It also served as a festive platform for us to honor the top 1% of recruiting professionals in New York, better known as TheLadders ELITE.

Topics: In the News

35,000 employers…and counting

Posted by TheLadders Contributor

March 22, 2013 @ 04:48 PM

TheLadders hits a new milestone with over 35,000 recruiters and employers using TheLadders to find the most qualified candidates at any level, for free.

About a month ago, there was a rally held in Washington D.C. to protest a perceived lack of action by the government regarding climate change. This was estimated to be the largest group in history that has gotten together for this purpose – 35,000 individuals, filling the National Mall, from the Capitol building to the Washington Monument. For those unfamiliar with our nation’s capital, this is an expansive 1.2-mile piece of land.

Topics: In the News

Breaking down the Startup Un-Convention

Posted by Kyri Sarantakos

March 11, 2013 @ 02:19 PM

Kyri heads to Philadelphia to share his thoughts on "How to Write the Perfect Product Spec" with Wharton Business School's Startup Un-Convention attendees.

Topics: TheLadders Dev

Spring into happiness

Posted by TheLadders Contributor

March 07, 2013 @ 02:58 PM

TheLadders data reveals which job markets and professions are the happiest and unhappiest in the United States.

Topics: In the News

A look back at NYU…towards the future

Posted by Alexandre Douzet

March 06, 2013 @ 12:12 PM

Hot on the heels of attending TED2013 in Long Beach, CA, I flew back last weekend to deliver a “Founder Talk” at the 2nd Annual NYU Entrepreneurs Festival, a two-day event to promote and support entrepreneurship across the University. As a proud NYU alumnus, I was invited to be a keynote speaker to share my stories of success, along with the challenges overcome along the way, with the rest of the NYU community.

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Additional presenters included founders such as Dan Porter of OMGPOP and Paul Berry of RebelMouse, as well as Rachel Sterne Haot, Chief Digital Officer to Mayor Bloomberg’s administration and the City of New York. She spoke about various initiatives underway in New York to cultivate local technology talent for the city’s innovative community. Fellow NYU alumnus Jack Dorsey, founder & CEO of Square and creator of Twitter, made his way back to New York University for a fireside chat with Fred Wilson, co-founder of Union Square Ventures.

Topics: Life @TheLadders

3 business lessons learned at TED2013

Posted by Alexandre Douzet

March 05, 2013 @ 10:26 AM

Alex shares his favorite TED Talks from TED2013.

Topics: Life @TheLadders

The mobile job search has no winner...yet

Posted by Benjamin Grohé

February 28, 2013 @ 02:33 PM

The era of the PC is over. Apple has been saying this for a while and they are right. Sales of tablet computers and smartphones combined have overtaken PC sales. The once #1 PC manufacturer in the country, Dell, just announced that they are going private in order to take radical measures necessary to survive the post-PC era without the harsh glare of shareholders. Even Intel has started killing off its own PC business.

Of course, the change in devices owned and used by consumers has a profound impact on millions of other businesses. Big news outlets report that traffic from mobile devices now reaches and exceeds 50% of their overall traffic at certain hours of the day. Facebook is now a mobile company. Latest reports show that 25% of Americans now use their smartphone, not computers, for the majority of their web surfing.

Topics: TheLadders Dev

Vinyl Quality on TheLadders

Posted by Patty Youngclaus

February 22, 2013 @ 03:27 PM

Being a huge fan of the rock band Foo Fighters, I recently purchased their entire discography on vinyl. Vinyl? Why vinyl? I know, I know, why vinyl?! You see, I am passionate about quality, and I am one of those folks that believe true quality music is heard best off a vinyl record. For me, quality is above all else.

That’s why I am really excited about what I’m doing here at TheLadders. I work with our Job Analysts to continue to post only quality jobs on our site. We go over thousands of jobs daily to make sure they meet our professional standards, are aesthetically pleasing, are shown to the right audience, and are categorized correctly. I have even worked with our Employer Relations team, who is responsible for vetting all employers that join TheLadders, ensuring that only legitimate sources are able to post positions and search for candidates. We pride ourselves in finding the right person for the right job, which is why we maintain high quality assurance of all job listings on our site.

Topics: Life @TheLadders, TheLadders Dev

Telephone Tips: First Impressions Count

Posted by Patty Youngclaus

February 12, 2013 @ 11:40 AM

As a Certified Professional Résumé Writer, I speak on the phone with job seekers every day. I work with clients from places as far-flung as South Korea, to those based right here in New York City. Often, the only way for me to determine my client’s personality type is to assess how he or she behaves over the phone. A thorough conversation usually tells me whether my client is professional, prepared, confident and composed.

For those preparing to launch a job search, or who are in the midst of one right now, here are some tips to improve your chances of clearing the phone interview.

Record a Voicemail

Make sure to update your voicemail before prospective employers and recruiters reach out to you. Include your full name and a promise to respond within 24 hours. Ringback tones must be in good taste.

Projecting the Spotlight

Posted by Patty Youngclaus

February 07, 2013 @ 12:57 PM

Providing the means for a thorough understanding of TheLadders for employers has always been the main focus for Enterprise Account Management at TheLadders. We believe that proper education for our employer population will not only increase overall client engagement, but will contribute to maximizing proper and effective site-use as well.

More than a year ago, we started conducting “Spotlight Demos” on TheLadders in real time. In these sessions, rather than reviewing the entire site at once, we chose to pinpoint certain features for each month’s focus. This provided an opportunity to re-review permanent site functions and to introduce new features as they were added to the site. Choosing to do this on a more singular level has resulted in increased overall site use.

Topics: TheLadders Dev