Finding strength on the other side of burnout

Posted by Alexandre Douzet

June 27, 2014 @ 10:45 AM

The pain is temporary: My second trip to Mont-Tremblant

This past weekend, I represented TheLadders at the IRONMAN 70.3 Executive Challenge in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec. It was my first time back on the IRONMAN circuit after IRONMAN Cozumel back in December. The race taught me a surprising lesson in the power of patience and self-care that we can all take with us, from the IRONMAN course to the job search or our careers.

Topics: #TheLaddersLife, Career Advice

Employee Spotlight: Data Scientist Eric Feder

Posted by Mike Deissig

June 12, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

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 @ 07:00 PM

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

Employee Spotlight: QA Manager Susanne Abdelrahman

Posted by Mike Deissig

May 16, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

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 09, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

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 02, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

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

What happens to a dream deferred?

Posted by Alexandre Douzet

December 10, 2013 @ 02:26 PM

What will you do when things don’t go your way? TheLadders CEO Alex Douzet shares his journey to completing his second Ironman competition.

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Twelve months ago, I decided to challenge myself to a second Ironman competition.  The road to an Ironman is long and demanding.  In order to commit to a rigorous training schedule of 12+ hours a week for 26 weeks, I needed a new source of inspiration. Around the time that I decided to sign up for Ironman Cozumel, New York City was recovering from Hurricane Sandy.  Neighborhoods including Breezy Point and the Rockaways were some of the most impacted and devastated areas of NYC. Hospitals surrounding the Rockaways closed, leaving entire communities without any real healthcare options. 

To raise awareness and funds to help the Rockaways, we entered a partnership with Doctors of the Word USA, a relief group that provides emergency and long-term medical care to vulnerable populations. Through the partnership, we created TheLadders’ Team Doctors of the World USA and committed to competing in the New York City Triathlon and the Ironman Cozumel.

In September, fellow Ironman and motivational speaker Matt Long gave the keynote speech at our Job Mobile Summit. His main message was that dreams need to become goals, and in order for us to achieve our goals, we need to come up with a plan, commit to that plan, and make the necessary sacrifices to execute that plan.  Click on the following link to watch Matt's video at TEDx.

Topics: #TheLaddersLife

Alex competes in the world championship!

Posted by Alexandre Douzet

September 17, 2013 @ 02:24 PM

TheLadders CEO Alex Douzet's participation in the Ironman 70.3 World Championship. 

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On Sunday, September 9, 2013, I had the unique opportunity to compete in Las Vegas at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship, a qualification-only event. More than 60,000 athletes around the world compete each year for a coveted slot at the World Championship. I was fortunate enough to qualify last June at the Ironman 70.3 in Mont-Tremblant, Canada, under the Ironman Executive challenge.

Topics: #TheLaddersLife

Hacker School says goodbye to 137 Varick Street

Posted by Guest Contributor

August 23, 2013 @ 10:45 PM

Hacker School says goodbye to TheLadders headquarters. 

By Nicholas Bergson-Shilcock

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Hacker School began life in a small classroom donated by NYU. In the two years since our first batch, it’s grown from six students to 70, and we’ve been housed in everything from a windowless room in Chelsea to a fancy office building on East 9th Street. We’ve even run it in DUMBO lofts and a mezzanine scheduled to be demolished. Hacker School has always been defined by the people and ideas that animate it, and not where it’s located.

Topics: #TheLaddersLife, TheLadders Dev

Immersing TheLadders in mobile technology, one device at a time

Posted by Kyri Sarantakos

August 15, 2013 @ 10:33 PM

Back in June, with the company’s 10-year anniversary on the horizon, CEO and Co-founder Alex Douzet and I reflected on how far we’ve come. Marc Cenedella started the company as a small, weekly email personally sent to a few subscribers. Ten years and many-million lines of code later, we’re distributing job matches and the most relevant job information to more than 6 million job seekers online, via email, on our mobile-optimized website and through our mobile app.

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This conversation led us to a realization: we just released our native iOS app and saw that many of our employees did not have iPhones to use it. We, as a mobile-first job-matching and information service, need to be immersed in the technology that we’re expected to create, update, sell, promote, and troubleshoot with job seekers. It’s not just the product team who needs to understand the mobile platform and its unique nuances – it’s all of us. Our customer support team needs to translate the benefits and troubleshoot with our customer base; the PR team needs to communicate the app’s differentiation to the media; the B2B sales team needs to understand and communicate how the app improves the employer experience.

Topics: #TheLaddersLife, TheLadders Dev