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

Three ways you're sabotaging yourself

Posted by Marc Cenedella

June 23, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

While you're reviewing the thousands of job openings and employers on TheLadders this week, here are three ways you just might be sabotaging your own job search (without realizing it!):

Topics: Marc's Newsletter

Hired!

Posted by Marc Cenedella

June 16, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Employers love hiring candidates from TheLadders – here’s why.

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

As has been true for the past few years, we're continuing to see a steady increase in activity from employers and recruiters on TheLadders.

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

It's not about me, it's about you... the 21 questions you need to ask in a job interview

Posted by Marc Cenedella

June 09, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Ask these questions in your next job interview and watch the hiring manager's face light up.

It's time for my twice-a-year update of the best questions for you to ask in an interview.

I've put this list together because so often we can forget what an interview's all about.  It sure feels like it's about you, but it's really not.

An interview is actually about how you can help your future boss and future employer succeed.  It's about finding out what their requirements and hopes are and matching up your background and experience with what they need.

Topics: Interviewing, Marc's Newsletter

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