Whenever a recruiter posts a job with us, we want to connect our members as quickly as possible. So we look through our whole directory of members, including you, to find those best fit for the job.
And then we send that job, real-time, via an e-mail hiring alert, to a select group of professionals like you.
Well, on average, about 125 of you, which results in 3 to 4 applications for each job.
We'll send the job to fewer or more professionals depending on what the computer tells us, but the goal is to get about 3 to 4 of you who might not have seen the job, and might potentially be the right fit, to apply. That's our target based on our conversations with recruiters about what makes the most sense for them.
Improve your career with inspiring tales from Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP.
I've shared a stage with Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP, in the past, and to that old showbiz saying about never sharing a stage with children or animals if you want to get noticed, let me add Bill. There's probably a picture of him on Wikipedia under 'charismatic', and he's just a wonderful guy to hear speak... from the audience... not if you're up next.
So when I heard he was writing a book with my good friend Joanne Gordon, whose previous hits have included writing with the CEO of Starbucks and sharing the stories of 100 successful women in business, I was pretty excited.
Well, the book is coming out tomorrow and I managed to persuade Joanne & Bill & their publishers Simon & Schuster to share, exclusively with TheLadders audience, these three excerpts.
I always recommend you get your resume professionally written, but for those of you who have a "do-it-yourself" mentality, I've put together this simple 8-minute guide. It'll take you 8 minutes to read, probably an hour or two to do, and provide months of benefit in reducing your resume anxiety.
My recommendations below are for a professional with 10 to 25 years experience. For those with fewer than 10 years, you're likely better off with a 1-page resume, for those with more than 25 years and at very senior levels, three may sometimes be appropriate. But seriously, if that's you, you shouldn't be relying on your own typing skills to market yourself.
As with any "do-it-yourself" project, the key to success is to not get in over your head. So the instructions below are a simplified version of my best advice, tailored to be achievable by you on your own. Again, I must recommend that it's much better for you to get a professional to do this for you, but if you're set on "do it yourself", here goes!....
In the decade I've been writing this newsletter, the single best tip I've given, that has come back to me over, and over, and over again, is this:
When it gets to that part of the interview with your future boss where they ask, "well, do you have any questions for me?", say yes, and ask:
"How do I help you get a gold star on your review next year?"
Use your job competition to your advantage with this eye-opening feature from TheLadders.
Would you like to see the name, title, compensation, work history and educational background of each person applying to the same jobs you're applying to here at TheLadders?
Well, I can't show you name, and sometimes I need to truncate the title in order preserve anonymity, but our popular feature "Scout" shows you the compensation, skills, title, work and educational background as well as overall years of experience for each applicant to the jobs posted directly here on TheLadders.
It's my birthday today, but the gifts are for you! Today we have more jobs, more recruiters, and more hiring activity on TheLadders than ever before.
So take a look this partial list of top employers on TheLadders and select your own best present to yourself... a job you can truly love for years to come:
Thousands of your fellow subscribers have found their new jobs this summer on TheLadders!
So while we don't have the space to share them all, here are a hundred of the top positions landed by your fellow subscribers through TheLadders.com this summer:
Don’t recite the stats. Wow your interviewer by drawing upon the lessons learned on the job.
Cartoonist Hugh MacLeod nailed it with this cartoon:
(For more of Hugh's clever work, visit his site here.)
There is a world of difference in the workplace between knowing facts, and knowing how those facts fit together. Even more important is knowing what to do about it.
Hugh's cartoon is a good reminder of your goal in the interview process.
You see, anybody with book smarts can come into an interview and repeat the information they've found online about the company, the industry, and the job.
With 80,000 recruiters now using TheLadders for hiring, it's always a good time to share even more about your success in the workplace.
If you haven't updated in the last 6 months, update your career accomplishments and resume with us now.
You see, recruiters and employers love what we share with them about your background, but they'd always like to know a little bit more.
It's a lazy August Monday. Take this opportunity to give yourself a little career insurance and update your resume and work history with us now. It's super easy and you'll be glad you did this for yourself.
Each quarter, our CEO Alex Douzet publishes our list of the best employers and recruiters in the country. These represent the savviest, most supportive and most successful hiring professionals in the USA, and we are pleased to have them be part of the extended TheLadders family.
With great pleasure, acclaim, and gratitude, may I present this selection from our most recent "Top Recruitment Professionals in America" list, for Summer 2014:
Working with Recruiters,