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

Photos (and now videos!) of us

Posted by Marc Cenedella

July 07, 2014 @ 07:28 AM

Each year, I take you "behind the scenes" at TheLadders headquarters here in Manhattan so that you can have a peek at the people who are on your side in the job search.  

This year we're going to try something new... Videos! So let's get going!

                               
            TheLadders Soho Office        
Our building in the famous SoHo District of Manhattan.


         

Topics: Marc's Newsletter

We can be heroes

Posted by Marc Cenedella

June 30, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Make a difference in your own life this Fourth of July.

It's the week of the 4th of July, and every year I like to share these words from a great American with you:

"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat."

That's Teddy Roosevelt speaking at the Sorbonne in 1910, but he could have just as easily been speaking to you.

Topics: Job Search, Marc's Newsletter