Marc Cenedella

Marc Cenedella is the Chairman of TheLadders, the premier mobile and online job-matching service for career-driven professionals, which has transformed the way job candidates and employers connect online.
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These companies are hiring, can you help?

Posted by Marc Cenedella

September 15, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

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: 

Topics: Marc's Newsletter

Hired!

Posted by Marc Cenedella

September 08, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

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:

Topics: Marc's Newsletter

The difference between book smarts and experience on Labor Day

Posted by Marc Cenedella

September 01, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

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:

HughMacLeod_GapingVoid(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. 

Topics: Marc's Newsletter

Here's what to do on these lazy August days

Posted by Marc Cenedella

August 25, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

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. 

Topics: Marc's Newsletter

Top Recruiters on TheLadders

Posted by Marc Cenedella

August 18, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

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:

Topics: Working with Recruiters, Marc's Newsletter

Putting the “hunt” in job hunt with decent tools for the job

Posted by Marc Cenedella

August 11, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Like any hunt, your job hunt needs good tools for a good outcome.  

And if you find yourself feeling like you're wandering aimlessly across a bleak and vast horizon of endless tundra... then, yep, you're in the middle of a modern job hunt, and you don't have the right tools. It can feel hopeless.

We'd like to help.  

So we've built something special for you.

Our new feature -- the Track page -- helps you land your next job by keeping you informed of everything going on in your job search.

Importantly, this means keeping you informed not just about what you've done, but what the recruiter has done with your resume. 

Topics: Job Search, Marc's Newsletter

Employers hiring in August

Posted by Marc Cenedella

August 04, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

We have almost eighty thousand employers looking for new employees on TheLadders, and we could use your help. 

If you, or your friends or colleagues, could fit the bill for one of the below-listed jobs, please let us know by clicking through and applying.

Topics: Job Search, Marc's Newsletter

Every time you look in mirror, this surprising thing happens

Posted by Marc Cenedella

July 28, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Let's face it, the professional job search is a heck of lot longer, more tedious, and more frustrating than any of us can bear.

Between ducking out for lunch-time interviews and cranking through networking calls, your job search is hectic enough to get you frazzled, hassled, and more than just a bit "down in the dumps."

Banging out another four phone calls after an exhausting day in the office -- while it could be just the jackpot you've been waiting for -- is still awfully tough to get excited about.

And the negative thoughts or bad mood that a rough day can generate have a way of creeping into your voice. You might not even realize it, but you may come across sounding tired or crabby or exhausted, and that undercuts the whole purpose of making the calls to begin with.

So here's my bit of job hunting success advice to make your calls sound great:

Topics: Job Search, Marc's Newsletter

Age discrimination is mindset discrimination

Posted by Marc Cenedella

July 21, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

One of the things I was most surprised by when I got into the jobs business over a decade ago was the prevalence and practice of age discrimination in hiring right here in the USA.

Oh, sure... we're not like some overseas markets where job ads explicitly demand youth, or a particular gender, or beauty(!), in the applicant, but there it is...

The blank look on your interviewer's face when you talk about growing up in the 60s or 70s. The skepticism with which your Snap-twit-facebook-whats-gram-app skills are regarded.  The cultural references that pass silently like two Teslas in the night... 

Well, at least the younger generation seems to get your reference to "Gunga-galunga" and giggle.

Most of the time.

All of it adds up to a pernicious undercutting of your ability to get hired and get ahead.  We have to admit the ugly truth that age discrimination exists -- there's no doubt about it.

Topics: Job Search, Marc's Newsletter

A favor to ask

Posted by Marc Cenedella

July 14, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Last week, I took you on a tour of TheLadders' headquarters in New York City.  

So each year, after taking you on a little tour of our office, I ask a favor in return:

Would you mind sending us a video -- a Vine or an Instagram -- for our wall displays here at TheLadders headquarters?

You see, we work all day on the internet, which means we don't get to see you, our customers, in person every day.  And with the long hours, heartfelt dedication and total commitment to seeing you land your next gig, it makes an enormous difference to us when we can put a face, and a smile, with the name.

So I'd like to ask you to do me the favor of sending along a short video, or Vine, or Instagram video of yourself to videos@theladders.com

Topics: #TheLaddersLife