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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Hey, that's me!

Posted by Marc Cenedella

June 02, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

TheLadders lets you know when recruiters are searching for candidates like you so you can put your hat in the ring.

How do recruiters and employers find you? Half the time they're searching, half the time they're posting jobs, and half the time they're buried under too many bad resumes for the positions that they have open. 

We've added "Inside Leads" to make it easier for you to stand out. 

When a recruiter or HR manager searches on TheLadders for a particular role -- a Director of Marketing, or a Lead Developer, or a Sales VP -- and our system detects that this is a role they're recruiting for, we'll share that information with you. 

Topics: Job Search, Working with Recruiters, Marc's Newsletter

TheLadders' top recruitment professionals in America

Posted by Marc Cenedella

May 26, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

TheLadders honors our most active hiring professionals in this quarter's Top Recruiters list.

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 Spring 2014:

Topics: Marc's Newsletter

Bad news, you just got one year's severance

Posted by Marc Cenedella

May 19, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Approach your job search like a full-time job - not an extended vacation. 

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Sometimes bad news comes in the prettiest packages.  One of the commonest I see in the careers business is the generous severance payout. What seems like a gift from the highest graces too often turns out to be bad tidings in disguise.

The "severance vacation" -- that fools' gold of "time off" that turns a few well-deserved weeks into several empty seasons -- has led too many professionals, executives, and high-performers to mistakenly act against their own best interests.

Topics: Job Search, Marc's Newsletter

Please review the other applicants for this job first.

Posted by Marc Cenedella

May 12, 2014 @ 06:00 AM

Want to see who else applied to that open position? TheLadders will show you.

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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 to 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.

For obvious reasons, we can't show you personally identifiable information like current employer. 

But for understanding how realistic your prospects are in 2014, and how stiff the competition is, there's no better insight on the web, or your phone.

Topics: Job Search, Marc's Newsletter, Job Application & Follow Up

Employers hiring near you

Posted by Marc Cenedella

May 05, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

We have over seventy 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: Marc's Newsletter

When Bono, Warhol & famous people were rejected, too

Posted by Marc Cenedella

April 28, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

The accumulation of rejection letters, voicemails, emails, and, yes, unfortunately, text messages, is a good sign for any job search.  You need to go through a lot of maybes and uh-unhs before you find the right YES!

So you can imagine that famous people who were once not famous got a lot of rejection letters on their way up.

For example, here's Bono being turned down by RSO:

Topics: Job Search, Marc's Newsletter, Job Application & Follow Up

Seeking VP, Anything

Posted by Marc Cenedella

April 21, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

In the job search, you must be precise and concrete about your value and career goals, and shape an elevator pitch that reflects them. 

"Oh, I'm looking for anything," you might tell well-meaning friends who ask.

It's a problem.

Because in today's economy, no employer is looking for a "VP, Anything", or a “Director of Whatever Needs to Be Done."  They're looking for an experienced professional who can solve specific problems.

When you're thinking about moving jobs, you need to have a brief, pithy assertion of who you are and what you're qualified to do.  It's important that you be able to explain to an old colleague, or a new connection, in 30 seconds or less, what it is that you're looking for.

Topics: Job Search, Personal Branding, Marc's Newsletter

Leonardo da Vinci's resume

Posted by Marc Cenedella

April 14, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Before he was famous, before he painted the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper, before he invented the helicopter, before he drew the most famous image of man, before he was all of these things, Leonardo da Vinci was an armorer, a weapons guy, a maker of things that go "boom".

And, like you, he had to put together a resume to get his next gig. So in 1482, at the age of 30, he wrote out a letter and a list of his capabilities and sent it off to Ludovico il Moro, Duke of Milan.

So to celebrate Leonardo's birthday tomorrow on April 15th, I'd like to share his wonderful resume with you. You can click on the link below to see the full-size version.

Topics: Marc's Newsletter

❶ Train our robot + ❷ It'll fetch jobs = ❸ Less work for you

Posted by Marc Cenedella

April 07, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Remember watching the Jetsons and thinking how robots were going to make your future cool?

Yeah, so did we.  

Use our easy robots to do your work in the job search and you'll find out when Spacely Space Sprockets, Cogswell Cosmic Cogs or over 60,000 real employers on TheLadders are hiring:

1) Train our robot on what you want in a job here: your job preferences.

2) It'll fetch jobs based on your preferences and send them to you. (If you want even more control you can also create your own, very specific, keywords searches and save them here on the jobs page).

3) Seriously, if you want a lot less work and stress in your job search, we've made these robots for you.  Take advantage of them, they won't mind!

Topics: Marc's Newsletter

Hired!

Posted by Marc Cenedella

March 31, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Thousands of your fellow subscribers have found their new jobs in March on TheLadders!

We've had more activity from employers and recruiters on TheLadders this quarter than ever before.

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.

Topics: Marc's Newsletter