FitFinder 2.0

Posted by Patty Youngclaus

December 26, 2012 @ 02:21 PM

Recruiters frequently have days when they don't have a spare minute to find new candidates for open positions, which is usually because they are busy meeting with employers to talk about MORE open positions that need to be filled. This is where a Talent Specialist comes in handy!  Recruiters with TheLadders have access to FitFinder, which is a service executed by a team of Talent Specialists that sources candidates for you.  In the last two years, the FitFinder team has worked with hundreds of recruiters, on thousands of job openings, to identify the most qualified candidates for their open positions.

While our service was saving recruiters time sourcing candidates, it wasn’t uncommon for the selected job seekers to decline interest or become unresponsive once contacted by the recruiter. So, we took it a step further and are now “pre-screening” qualified job seekers to confirm their interest in job openings before submitting their information to recruiters.

Topics: TheLadders Dev

TheLadders Partners with eQuest

Posted by Patty Youngclaus

November 15, 2012 @ 01:35 PM

TheLadders is happy to announce a new partnership with eQuest, the world’s most utilized job posting distribution solution which enables companies to automatically post their open positions on TheLadders. Effective this week, eQuest clients can automatically post ALL of their professional positions on TheLadders, with no additional effort or cost.

This partnership is a true win-win for both parties. eQuest is able to offer their clients ease of use and free advertisement, and TheLadders can now showcase open positions to its members that historically wouldn’t be published on its site. In the coming weeks, TheLadders will see an increase of more than 50,000 jobs due to this new partnership.

Topics: TheLadders Dev

TheLadders Moves to Facebook

Posted by Patty Youngclaus

November 12, 2012 @ 04:01 AM

TheLadders is proud to announce a new partnership with Work4Labs, a top solutions provider that enables job postings to be promoted via TheLadders on Facebook. Starting this week, our page has a new tab -- "Apply To Jobs for Free" -- where job seekers can select and apply to more than 15,000 open jobs as a Basic member of TheLadders, for free. These job postings are the freshest open positions across the country from our Enterprise clients, and include all experience levels.

Our partnership with Work4Labs allows job seekers to easily search for open positions that fit their profile by keyword, function and location. The Work4Labs application on Facebook allows job seekers to join TheLadders in a quick and easy way while remaining on the social platform, as well as filter the job postings to view those that match their profile and set email alerts for new jobs that fit their expertise.

Topics: TheLadders Dev

Coding Like Crazy at General Assembly

Posted by Patty Youngclaus

November 09, 2012 @ 02:38 PM

At TheLadders, we currently have a greater UX goal to incorporate our design process more dynamically and efficiently, so when my boss asked me if I wanted to attend an HTML & CSS workshop at a collaborative workspace called General Assembly, I jumped at the opportunity.

General Assembly is a global network of campuses for people seeking opportunity and education in technology, business, and design. It has locations in most major cities, both nationally and internationally, and its memberships provide private desk space to individuals, along with office space for deserving organizations. Partnerships with major philanthropic companies and corporations help to keep its engine going. They also offer a variety of workshops, covering topics from effective project management to powerful social media techniques, that incorporate hands-on education.

Topics: #TheLaddersLife, TheLadders Dev

TheLadders Connect: Unlimited Search, Post, Hiring Alerts…and Fun!

Posted by Patty Youngclaus

October 18, 2012 @ 03:05 PM

Last week, TheLadders hosted The Ladders Connect, the first in a series of events featuring a dynamic panel of industry thought leaders. Hosted at Helen Mills, one of New York City’s most unique venues, nearly 150 guests gathered for a thought-provoking panel discussion about the challenges faced when hiring a multi-generational workforce.

Topics: #TheLaddersLife, TheLadders Dev

Recruit the Best - Now, for FREE!

Posted by Patty Youngclaus

October 17, 2012 @ 05:06 AM

This week, I am in Las Vegas at the Onrec Global Recruiting Trends Conference 2012, speaking about “Building Meaningful Relationships between Job Seekers and Employers” and “The Value of Information: Strategy for Innovation."

Topics: #TheLaddersLife, TheLadders Dev

Highlights from CouchConf World Tour

Posted by Patty Youngclaus

October 02, 2012 @ 12:03 PM

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to travel out to beautiful San Francisco for the CouchConf World Tour. The one-day, three-track event was presented by Couchbase, a Silicon Valley-based enterprise software company that offers NoSQL products for mission-critical systems.

More than 400 architects and software engineers from the United States, Europe and Asia convened at Bently Reserve, the West Coast's premier destination for technology-based social gatherings, to learn about the recently released beta of Couchbase Server 2.0. Additionally, speakers from world-renowned companies including Orbitz, McGraw-Hill, IBM, Reuters, LinkedIn and of course, TheLadders, led fact-packed sessions about real-world applications of NoSQL technology.

Topics: TheLadders Dev

Agile Lean UX: Achilles’ Heel or Trojan Horse for Competitive Advantage?

Posted by Patty Youngclaus

September 20, 2012 @ 12:03 PM

At TheLadders, we have been a pioneering, lean UX Agile shop for a few years. As we continue to optimize the job seeker’s online experience by ramping up our mobile efforts, my team and I recently completed a comprehensive review of our product performance. I seized this opportunity to re-read the insights from thought leaders of the Agile Lean UX community…and then it hit me: there is an Achilles’ heel to the Lean Agile UX methodology.

Before I go on, please don’t misunderstand my epiphany. I am not dropping the axe on the entire methodology nor start a holy war on the UX community. Rather, my goal is to share my experience and learnings with other CEOs, entrepreneurs, heads of engineering, design and product development, so that they can extract the best value from Agile.

Here is an abbreviated list of my recommended reading:

Topics: #TheLaddersLife, TheLadders Dev

Get the Latest Advice—on Both Sides of the Employment Scene

Posted by Patty Youngclaus

July 25, 2012 @ 03:51 PM

At TheLadders, we pride ourselves in providing our members and affiliates with valuable tools that make the job search as seamless, and painless, as possible. As such, I’m very happy to announce that we’ve added two more resources to our already established arsenal: The Career Chronicles and the Recruit Blog.

The Career Chronicles is TheLadders’ premier job search and career advice blog, written by our talented staff of resume writers and career coaches. Additionally, beginning today, our resident Job Search Expert Amanda Augustine will answer your toughest job-search questions in her weekly advice column Ask Amanda. If you have a question for Amanda, submit it here for a chance to be featured in an upcoming column.

Topics: TheLadders Dev

Spectacle and Substance: Reporting Live from SHRM 2012

Posted by Patty Youngclaus

June 25, 2012 @ 12:15 PM

After witnessing hundreds of recruiters enter the outskirts of Hire Mountain, our two-level behemoth of a natural wonder found on the expo floor at the SHRM 2012 Annual Conference, I noticed something. The recruiters who approached us were genuinely interested in our product, not just the giveaways and raffle entries. Great questions began to surface as visitors took an active interest in improving their online recruiting efforts. I might be a bit of a pessimist, but based on my experiences at other conferences, the feeling is that most people are there for the show and prizes and not for the information provided to enhance their discipline. Remarkably, this has not been the case this year at #SHRM12.

Topics: TheLadders Dev