Boost of confidence…and income

Posted by TheLadders Contributor

December 20, 2012 @ 11:51 AM

TheLadders helps StreetWise Partners trainee Octavia boost her confidence - and potential earnings - with a resume rewrite. 
StreetWise-Partners-LogoI first discovered TheLadders through my participation with StreetWise Partners, a nonprofit organization that helps low-income individuals overcome employment barriers and obtain better jobs. When I began my career, I was working 40-hour work weeks in a customer service position that didn’t utilize my skills or compensate me properly. I then took a position in accounting, which, due to circumstances beyond my control, led me to doubt my capabilities in the workforce.

After that experience, I turned to StreetWise Partners, a bit scarred and needing to rebuild my natural confidence. With hard work and commitment, I made it through the program with aspirations of finding a job that would suit me and support my intentions of continuing my college education. My resume was already adequate but definitely needed an update to combat this ailing job market.

Topics: #TheLaddersLife, Resume & Cover Letters

Quit worrying about getting a job and start getting a job

Posted by Todd Hoza

May 19, 2011 @ 10:28 AM

After 25 years with a major retailer, Tommy M. was ready for a change. He had been steadily promoted through application-development and project-management positions based on consistent success, but his resume had rarely been seen outside internal HR. He knew that resume – comprising 40+ bullets scattered across four pages – was not going to cut it, and he wasn’t confident that he had the knowledge to create a resume that could open doors on his own.

“You can’t use an in-house resume – it’s just not going to work,” he says. “And if you’re not familiar with what really works, you won’t find it on your own.”

Topics: Resume & Cover Letters