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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My single best tip

Posted by Marc Cenedella

March 03, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

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:

Cenedella_Marc_2When 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?"

This bit of advice has helped more people in more interviews than any other bit of advice I've shared in the last decade that I've been writing to you.


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"Facebook turned me down..." and you'll never believe what happened next...

Posted by Marc Cenedella

February 24, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

This man got his lucky break after rejection, and you can too.

We've all been there -- the job rejection that really stung, as with this tweet from Brian Acton in August of 2009...

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The best employers and recruiters in the country for you

Posted by Marc Cenedella

February 18, 2014 @ 11:35 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 Winter 2014:

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Android or iPhone? Which lands you a job faster?

Posted by Marc Cenedella

February 10, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Whether you're on Android or the iPhone, we've got the mobile app for you.

We took the obvious and put it on your smartphone:

Google Play App Store

We push jobs to your phone based on your personal profile.

This is really convenient when you're just trying to kill five minutes productively at the airport, your kid's soccer match, or while waiting between meetings.

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Employers hiring in February 2014

Posted by Marc Cenedella

February 03, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

We have over sixty 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. Even with the distraction of the Olympics, we expect February to be a month of strong demand for new employees, so these employers will appreciate your help!

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Here’s what’s wrong with your resume

Posted by Marc Cenedella

January 27, 2014 @ 08:00 AM


If you're like most people, you have a resume that includes something like this:

- Hired as Director, Tri-State Area
- Responsible for a budget of $1.2 million
- Managed staff of 5 in our downtown office

Your details may be grander, or your career may be at an earlier stage, but lots and lots of people have this style of information presentation on their resume. 

Can you spot the error?

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Please review the other applicants for this job first.

Posted by Marc Cenedella

January 20, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

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.

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These companies are hiring, can you help?

Posted by Marc Cenedella

January 13, 2014 @ 09:57 AM

We're starting 2014 with more employers on TheLadders system than ever before. Compared to a year ago, we're seeing:

Cenedella_Marc_2Twice as many registered employers

Almost three times as many logins as a year ago,

With three times as many searches, and

50% more job postings posted with us.

All of that means that we've got lots of employers with a need to fill their 2014 jobs right now. Today. Pronto.

And I mean quick.

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Posted by Marc Cenedella

January 06, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Thousands of your fellow subscribers have found their new jobs this past year on TheLadders!


Employers using TheLadders to hire grew 50% in the past year, and hiring activities on our site doubled.

Why? Because TheLadders professionals are interested in a new job, and behave respectfully. While the typical job posting on LinkedIn or Monster gets hundreds (thousands!) of unqualified applications, the typical job at TheLadders gets just 21 applicants that are targeted, relevant, and interesting to the HR person or recruiter.

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 in the past months:

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Your promotion and pay raise this year

Posted by Marc Cenedella

December 30, 2013 @ 08:00 AM

These are the last days of the year, and a good time to make your New Year better-paying.

Let me know about your promotion at work this year, or your pay raise / new target compensation, and we'll make sure that the jobs we send you in 2014 match your ambitions.

It's awfully easy to update your career history with us:


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