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Posted by Marc Cenedella

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November 11, 2013 @ 08:00 AM

headshot_marcOne of our subscribers' favorite features at TheLadders is Hiring Alerts.

Whenever a recruiter posts a job with us, we review your profile in our database to see if there's potentially a fit. If there is, we add you to a select list of professionals that receive the job via an e-mail hiring alert like the one above.

How select?

Well, on average, about 700 of you receive each hiring alert, which results in 6 to 8 applications for each job.

We'll send the job to fewer or more professionals depending on what the computer tells us, but the goal is to get about 6 to 8 of you who might not have seen the job, and might potentially be the right fit, to apply. That's our target based on our conversations with recruiters about what makes the most sense for them.

Win-win.

So when you see something like this...

...in your e-mail, you'll know that it's a job hot off the presses, and that, if you decide to apply, the magic of modern computer science can let you feel comfortable that you're one of just about a half-dozen professionals who feel equally excited about it.

The match, by the way, is based on the information you've given us, so the great thing is, the more info you give us, the better we can target you with jobs. Update your profile here to let us understand you better.

Have an easy week on the job search, Readers!

Marc_Cenedella_TheLadders_Founder__Exec_Chairman_HI-RES1Marc Cenedella is the Chairman of TheLadders, the premier online job-matching service for career-driven professionals, which has transformed the way job candidates and employers connect online. Follow Marc on Twitter here @cenedella.

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