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5 ways your cover letter can grab a recruiter’s attention

Keep it short, simple, and interesting.

levelling up

How to make the most of informational interviews

Make sure you bring value, too.


How to answer the 5 most important interview questions

Here are the perfect answers.


4 ways to take the initiative after a terrible job interview

Reflect on it — just not for too long.

Marc's Newsletter

Here’s how to supercharge your resume in 38 minutes

So what makes a good resume? The first thing you need to know is what your resume is actually for. The answer may surprise you — and change the course of your career.

The Job Search

How to feel less insecure while applying for new jobs

Keep your confidence up.

Five Tiny Resume Flaws You Can’t Afford to Make

These often overlooked mistakes will make you seem careless.

What Gets Your Resume to the Hiring Manager?

Beat the ATS by tweaking your resume with these simple tips.

3 Bold Moves for Getting the Interview in 2017

How do you grab a recruiter's attention?

9 Tips for Getting the Referrals You Want

Need help getting the right references for your dream job?

7 Little Changes That’ll Make a Big Difference With Your Resume

Wondering how to get recruiters to notice your application?

Resume Tips

Powerful Resume Words That will Transform Your Resume

Optimize your resume with words that will showcase your true value to recruiters.

6 Amazing Tools to Create Perfect Digital Resumes and Portfolios

Create game-changing job application documents with these 6 digital profile tools.

9 Resume-Building Tools to Update Your Resume in a Snap

Employers only spend about 6 seconds looking at each resume.

Are you the reason you’re not finding jobs?

3 ways you're sabotaging your own job search.

It’s not you, it’s your resume.

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.

Should You Apply to This Job?

Ask yourself these questions before you submit your next job application.

Lessons learned from my last 1,200 job rejections

I believe in building a brand from the inside out.

How To Write a Great Cover Letter

Skip the "Dear Sir or Madam” and zero in on exactly how you’re going to solve whatever problems the hiring company has.

Don’t overlook these job-search necessities

How setting specific goals and reading job descriptions can save you hardship in your career search.

Please review the other applicants for this job first.

Want to see who else applied to that open position?

When Bono, Warhol & famous people were rejected, too

The accumulation of rejection letters, voicemails, emails, and, yes, unfortunately, text messages, is a good sign for any job search.

New feature: Removing the anxiety from your next job application

Ladders’ new feature provides insight into where your application stands with recruiters.

How to Leverage Your Smartphone for the Job Search

Get ‘smart’ about your job search to turn your downtime into valuable job-search time.

Navigating the Resume Application Minefield

Craft a resume that clears the gatekeepers and lands in the hiring manager’s hands.

3 Ways to Conquer the Summer Job Search

Learn how to stand out amongst your competition and still enjoy your summer.

Job-Search Resources for the Recent Grad

Explore these online assets to uncover additional job opportunities.

Your Job Search Just Got Easier

Simplify your job-search with the new app from Ladders.

Job Application Checklist for the Recent Grad

Follow these best practices to ensure your job application bypasses the job-search black hole.

Improve Your Job Application ROI

Before you hit the "apply” button, make sure the application is worth your time.

Make Timing Count in the Job Search

In the job search, timing can mean everything.

Sweat the Details of Your Job Search

When your job application is competing with many others, it’s the little details that count.

5 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Job Search

If you’re not getting results, reevaluate your job-search strategy and make changes.

Combatting Age Discrimination in the Job Search: Part II of III

The second article in a three-part series on conducting a job search later in life.

The Right Keywords Are Essential When Applying for Jobs Online

Applying for a job online can be a lot like a guessing game.

Harness the ‘Power of 3’ to Land Your Dream Job

Harness the 'power of three' by using multiple job-search methods to find the most job leads.

How to Follow up on Job Applications Without Stalking

Differentiate yourself from the competition by following up on your job applications.

Perfecting Your Cover Letter to a “T”

Use the t-format to tailor your cover letters for each job application.

What’s Taking Recruiters So Long?

Three tips to help you avoid the job-search 'black hole' with recruiters.

Following Up On an Anonymous Posting

Job seekers pull their hair out over how and whether to follow up on job applications posted by anonymous companies.

How to Follow Up a Resume Submission

How soon is too soon to send an e-mail or make a phone call?

How to Send a Resume by E-mail

Sending your resume by e-mail may sound like the simplest part of the job search, but beware.

5 Ways to Make Your Recruiter’s Job Easier

Tactics job seekers can use to work more effectively with recruiters.