• Leonardo da Vinci’s resume

    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.

    Leonardo da Vinci's Resume



    The translation of this letter is quite remarkable:


    “Most Illustrious Lord, Having now sufficiently considered the specimens of all those who proclaim themselves skilled contrivers of instruments of war, and that the invention and operation of the said instruments are nothing different from those in common use: I shall endeavor, without prejudice to any one else, to explain myself to your Excellency, showing your Lordship my secret, and then offering them to your best pleasure and approbation to work with effect at opportune moments on all those things which, in part, shall be briefly noted below.

    1. I have a sort of extremely light and strong bridges, adapted to be most easily carried, and with them you may pursue, and at any time flee from the enemy; and others, secure and indestructible by fire and battle, easy and convenient to lift and place. Also methods of burning and destroying those of the enemy.
    2. I know how, when a place is besieged, to take the water out of the trenches, and make endless variety of bridges, and covered ways and ladders, and other machines pertaining to such expeditions.
    3. If, by reason of the height of the banks, or the strength of the place and its position, it is impossible, when besieging a place, to avail oneself of the plan of bombardment, I have methods for destroying every rock or other fortress, even if it were founded on a rock, etc.
    4. Again, I have kinds of mortars; most convenient and easy to carry; and with these I can fling small stones almost resembling a storm; and with the smoke of these cause great terror to the enemy, to his great detriment and confusion.
    5. And if the fight should be at sea I have kinds of many machines most efficient for offense and defense; and vessels which will resist the attack of the largest guns and powder and fumes.
    6. I have means by secret and tortuous mines and ways, made without noise, to reach a designated spot, even if it were needed to pass under a trench or a river.
    7. I will make covered chariots, safe and unattackable, which, entering among the enemy with their artillery, there is no body of men so great but they would break them. And behind these, infantry could follow quite unhurt and without any hindrance.
    8. In case of need I will make big guns, mortars, and light ordnance of fine and useful forms, out of the common type.
    9. Where the operation of bombardment might fail, I would contrive catapults, mangonels, trabocchi, and other machines of marvellous efficacy and not in common use. And in short, according to the variety of cases, I can contrive various and endless means of offense and defense.
    10. In times of peace I believe I can give perfect satisfaction and to the equal of any other in architecture and the composition of buildings public and private; and in guiding water from one place to another.
    11. I can carry out sculpture in marble, bronze, or clay, and also I can do in painting whatever may be done, as well as any other, be he who he may.

    Again, the bronze horse may be taken in hand, which is to be to the immortal glory and eternal honor of the prince your father of happy memory, and of the illustrious house of Sforza.


    And if any of the above-named things seem to anyone to be impossible or not feasible, I am most ready to make the experiment in your park, or in whatever place may please your Excellency – to whom I comment myself with the utmost humility, etc.”


    What a fantastic piece of personal marketing! There’s none of his famous backwards-mirror writing here – this letter was intended to be read and to persuade.

    I’m a hopeless pedantic, so here’s what I think we can learn from Leonardo’s resume:

    You’ll notice he doesn’t recite past achievements. He doesn’t mention the painting of the altarpiece for the Chapel of St Bernard; he doesn’t provide a laundry list of past bombs he’s built; he doesn’t cite his prior employment in artist Andrea di Cione’s studio.

    No, he does none of these things, because those would be about his achievements, not the Duke’s needs.

    Instead, he sells his prospective employer on what Leonardo can do for him.

    Now imagine being the Duke of Milan and receiving this magnificent letter from the young prodigy of Florence. The specific descriptives paint a vivid picture of siege engines and bombardments and mortars and trench-draining and bridges to defeat the enemy. You can imagine the scenes that ran through the Duke’s head as he held this letter in his hands and read through Leonardo da Vinci’s bold statements of capabilities.

    What Renaissance Duke wouldn’t want “kinds of mortars; most convenient and easy to carry; [that] can fling small stones almost resembling a storm”? Sounds pretty enticing.

    And that’s exactly what your resume needs to do, too. Not the laundry list / standard bio that talks about you, but the marketing piece that talks about the benefits to your future employer and how you fit into his or her needs and desires.

    So it turns out that even on his 562nd birthday, this remarkable fellow Leonardo da Vinci is teaching us about the future. What a genius…

    Here’s wishing you an illustrious week, Readers!

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

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

    Yeah, so did we.

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    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!

    And if you ever need to say “Jane, stop this crazy thing!”, you can just go here and here to turn them off.

  • Hired!

    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.

    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 in the past months:

    Title Salary Location
    Vice President $160K Sioux Falls, SD
    Vice President $156K Mechanicsburg, PA
    Vice President – Data Governance $110K San Ramon, CA
    Vice President of Sales and Marketing $130K St. Louis, MO
    Vice President, Business Solutions Manager $110K Milwaukee, WI
    Sales Engineer $125K Seattle, WA
    CFO $105K Cleveland, OH
    HR Business Partner $155K Mountain View, CA
    Commodity manager $90K Warrendale, PA
    Product Manager $82K New Jersey
    Insurance Sales $120K Dallas, TX
    Sales Manager $70K San Diego, CA
    Product Manager $90K Chicago, IL
    Senior Manager, Employee Engagement $150K Berwyn, PA
    Sales Manager $75K San Diego, CA
    Account Manager $80K Oakland, CA
    Senior Quality Engineer $97K North Carolina
    CFO/Operations $180K Washington DC
    Director of Sales $135K Travel
    Senior Systems Engineer $100K Minnetonka, MN
    Sales Manager $85K Burnsville, MN
    Security Consultant II $125K Virtual
    Senior Director $180K Virtual
    Senior Manager, New Business Development $122K Malvern, PA
    Regional Sales Director $130K Mason, OH
    Senior Project Manager $125K New York, NY
    COO $142K Washington, DC
    Director $115K Kansas City, MO
    Account Executive $90K Atlanta, GA
    Director Marketing $180K Boulder, CO
    IT Systems Manager $105K Dallas, TX
    Director of Marketing and Business Development $90K Atlanta, GA
    Systems Architect $137K Philadelphia, PA
    Project Manager $90K New York, NY
    Director of SaaS $115K Scottsdale, AZ
    Location Sales Manager $100K Atlanta, GA
    Internal Auditor $85K St. Petersburg, FL
    Web Developer $75K Fort Belvoir, VA
    Electromechanical engineer $80K Indianapolis, IN
    Senior Manager PR $138K Sunnyvale, CA
    COO $180K Portland, OR
    Business Development Executive $100K Atlanta, GA
    IT Support Manager $87K Winter Park, Florida
    Senior Manager $153K Pennsylvania
    Windows Infrastructure Consultant $131K New York, NY
    Director of New Business Development $95K Massachusetts
    Sales Director $110K Pittsburgh, PA
    Senior Engineer $85K Overland Park
    Account Manager $80K Richmond, VA
    Director $145K Los Angeles, CA
    Senior Product Marketing Manager $100K Austin, TX
    Director of Communications $150K New York, NY
    Program Manager $93K San Antonio, TX
    Senior Engineer $110K Milpitas, CA
    TV Producer $100K Virginia Beach, VA
    Network Security Analyst $92K Danville, VA
    Director of Distribution $100K Seymour, CT
    Sales Account Manager $125K Seattle, WA
    Strategic Account Manager $100K Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Program Manager III $140K Poway, CA
    Senior Team Leader $170K Neenah, WI
    Web Developer $85K Fort Belvoir, VA
    Senior Sales Executive $90K Bellevue, WA
    Operations Manager $123K Milwaukee, WI
    Director of Manufacturing $140K Milwaukee
    Director of Comunications $125K Boston, MA
    HR Manager $87K Philadelphia, PA
    Senior Program Manager $165K Washington, DC
    Product Marketing Manager $107K Chicago, IL
    Senior Account Executive $99K Chicago, IL
    Lean Leader $160K Charlotte, NC
    Business Development Manager $130K Fort Worth, TX
    Director of Sales $135K Chicago, IL
    Director, Advertising Sales $150K New York, NY
    Distribution Center Manager $75K Dallas, TX
    Senior SQL DBA / Business Intelligence Analyst $76K Dexter, MI
    Account Manager $85K Virtual
    Account Director $140K New York
    Senior Program Manager $162K Arlington, VA
    General Manager $103K Oregon
    Service Delivery Director $180K Rockville MD
    Senior Auditor $110K Mesa, AZ
    Director of Learning and Development $115K Columbus, OH
    Director of IT and Operations $126K Washington, DC
    Regional Sales Manager $113K Philadephia, PA
    Senior Government Account Manager $91K Cheyenne, WY
    CFO $170K Tampa, FL
    Senior Sales Exec $120K Virginia
    Outside Marketing and Sales Rep $100K Summit County, CO
    Account Manager $100K Los Angeles, CA
    Product Manager (Software) $125K Phoenix, AZ
    Director Of Operations $120K St Louis, MO
    Regional Sales Manager $135K Virtual
    Administrator $94K Petersburg
    Senior HR Business Partner $150K Nashville, TN
    Senior Director Marketing $195K Memphis
    Account Executive $75K Baltimore, MD
    Logistics Manager $115K Pensacola, FL
    Service Relationship Manager $90K Lanham, MD



    Good luck in your search this week!

  • The top 5 regrets of the dying

    Written several years ago, the simple article “Top Five Regrets Of The Dying” recounts the lessons learned by a hospice worker in Australia from her departing patients…

    Bronnie Ware writes: “For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives.

    People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I learned never to underestimate someone’s capacity for growth. Some changes were phenomenal. Each experienced a variety of emotions, as expected, denial, fear, anger, remorse, more denial and eventually acceptance. Every single patient found their peace before they departed though, every one of them.

    When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. Here are the most common five:

    1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

    This was the most common regret of all. When people realize that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people have had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made.

    It is very important to try and honour at least some of your dreams along the way. From the moment that you lose your health, it is too late. Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it.

    2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.

    This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children’s youth and their partner’s companionship. Women also spoke of this regret. But as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence.

    By simplifying your lifestyle and making conscious choices along the way, it is possible to not need the income that you think you do. And by creating more space in your life, you become happier and more open to new opportunities, ones more suited to your new lifestyle.

    3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.

    Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result.

    We cannot control the reactions of others. However, although people may initially react when you change the way you are by speaking honestly, in the end it raises the relationship to a whole new and healthier level. Either that or it releases the unhealthy relationship from your life. Either way, you win.

    4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

    Often they would not truly realise the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying.

    It is common for anyone in a busy lifestyle to let friendships slip. But when you are faced with your approaching death, the physical details of life fall away. People do want to get their financial affairs in order if possible. But it is not money or status that holds the true importance for them. They want to get things in order more for the benefit of those they love. Usually though, they are too ill and weary to ever manage this task. It is all comes down to love and relationships in the end. That is all that remains in the final weeks, love and relationships.

    5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

    This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realise until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called ‘comfort’ of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content. When deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again.

    When you are on your deathbed, what others think of you is a long way from your mind. How wonderful to be able to let go and smile again, long before you are dying.

    Life is a choice. It is YOUR life. Choose consciously, choose wisely, choose honestly. Choose happiness.”

    ~ ~ ~

    Now, Readers, you may find Monday morning an awkward time to ponder the great questions of your existence. After all, Monday morning is a time for starting, not for stopping, or for navel-gazing, and there’s a helluva work to get done this week.

    But, in fact, there is no better time than this Monday morning for you to be thinking about the future and how you’ll look back on the past; on how you’ll look back on today.

    That’s because every change begins with a start, just like this Monday morning.

    Are you doing what makes sense for you and your family? Are you doing what’s right for who you are and who you want to be? Are you living the way you will wish you had wanted to?

    In my conversations with subscribers like you over the years, I’ve found time and again that the answers to those questions are: “no”.

    And when asked the reason why?… there’s never much of a good answer other than that they hadn’t started yet.

    So this Monday morning, on your way to work, as you sit there, alive and living in a way that someday, somewhere, you’ll remember fondly, distantly, perhaps ruefully…

    Take this moment to ask yourself the most courageous question of all:

    Will I regret this when I’m gone?

    Whatever your answer, Readers, you know…


    P.S. I also loved these life lessons shared by Erma Bombeck and Regina Brett. “I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.” and “The best is yet to come.” Indeed.

  • I hadn’t realized I was doing it wrong until they told me

    Here’s an easy way to turn dreaded employment networking into deadly effective bonding:

    When you’re networking, ask for a reference, not a job.

    Whether you’re doing catch-up drinks or grabbing lunch to reconnect, your primary need is to get an ally, not a tally of job listings. Recruiting a helping hand to your search is your goal.

    So don’t ask your college friend if she knows of any jobs for people like you. How would she?

    And don’t ask your boss from two jobs ago if she has the names of any people who are currently looking to hire somebody like you. It puts her on the spot. Uncomfortably.

    No, instead, ask for a reference. Mention that you’re going to be moving on, or you’re already looking, or that you’re actively out on the street. Let them know the type of positions you are and are not suited for, and what you’re hoping to achieve in your next opportunity.

    And then ask them if — when it gets to that happy place in your search — if it would be OK to use them as a reference.

    By not putting them on the spot about specific job openings, you reduce the awkwardness inherent in the networking conversation.

    And by letting them know that you hold them in high enough esteem to potentially use them as a reference, you’re actually paying them a compliment.

    You’re also making it easier for them to say “yes”, and to feel good about themselves for being a good friend and helping you out with a little favor.

    All of which means that you have a new buddy in your search — one who’s going to be thinking about keeping an eye out for new opportunities and an ear open for fresh possibilities for their reference-able friend: you.

    It’s wins and grins all around.

    Now, this doesn’t work for just any old person you meet on the street. There’s probably a pretty good match between people you’d take to lunch and those you could ask to be a reference. So my advice would be to stick to asking those you know well enough.

    Being realistic, the widely offered and deeply wrong advice from the past decade that you should try to extract favors, concessions, names, jobs, and career assistance from people you’ve only met over the phone is not only useless, it can be counterproductive to your aims by antagonizing your broader network.

    By making your networking about compliments, you’ll find it pays dividends.

    Good luck in the search this week!

  • One resume to rule them all

    If I ripped off the top third of your resume and handed it to a complete stranger…

    …would they be able to tell me what you wanted to do with the rest of your life?

    If the answer is no, then you should consider updating your resume strategy.

    You see, the top 1/3 of your resume should be a professional summary that expresses quickly and succinctly what you’re looking to do next by showcasing the abilities that will get you there.

    HR professionals, hiring managers, executive recruiters: they’re all pressed for time these days and they can’t try to guess what you’re looking for.

    A “professional summary” at the top of your resume lists the relevant accomplishments, qualifications and proficiencies for the job you would like to get, and is an important part of helping people understand you and what role they should consider hiring you for.

    The biggest temptation is to list all your past accomplishments. Avoid it.

    Nobody wants to read your “ingredients” label — the comprehensive listing of everything and anything that you contain.

    Would you market Coke Zero by putting Phosphoric Acid, Potassium Benzoate and Potassium Citrate in the same size font on the label as “great Coke taste, zero calories”? No, because you’d want to emphasize the most important things, rather than distract people with irrelevant information.

    So don’t make it tough on your audience. Use the top-third of your resume to list the skills, capabilities and talents relevant to your next job.

    You also need to stick to just one resume. This has been the best advice for a long time, but it’s even more so in our digitally-connected social media world.

    I know all the arguments for multiple resumes. You want to tailor each to the position. You want to target a particular firm. You want to emphasize “this” here and “that” there.

    My experience over the last decade suggests:

    • They’re not paying that much attention. As our own research has shown, small changes in word emphasis are lost on the typical resume reviewer. They spend 6 seconds doing a first review of your resume. Get the big picture right, and good things follow. Waste time wordsmithing and you’ll frustrate yourself.
    • You’re not that good of a writer. Perhaps a great writer could communicate these subtle nuances, if she had enough experience with the audience, the material, and the intended effect. That great writer is probably not you. Focus your efforts on where you can make the most impact.
    • Even if you are a good writer, you’re too close to yourself, and too far from understanding the market for professionals like you, to craft the right message. Your target audience has reviewed dozens of resumes for this very position. As a result, your audience has a much more nuanced and subtle feel for what the market looks like and which experiences and backgrounds are big advantages. It’s simply unlikely that even a great writer will guess correctly what each particular reviewer wants to see most. You are far better off getting a single resume “mostly right” and investing the rest of your job-search time elsewhere.

    And finally, your online presence needs to back up your paper resume and be consistent with your offline job goals.

    You’ve got social network profiles, results about you that show up in Google searches, and a social media presence that looks the same to your audience regardless of which resume you give them. It is important that your online and offline presences provide one consistent story.

    If the two look dissimilar, or, even worse, conflict in small or important ways, you set yourself apart as an unserious, or potentially untruthful, candidate. Nothing will get you not hired faster than untruths.

    It is highly unlikely that you’re a skillful enough writer and editor to make one social presence support two or more competing resumes. So you need to have one resume.

    One presence, one theme, one summary, one coherent career goal…

    One resume to rule them all.

    Have a great week!

  • My single best tip

    In the decade I’ve been writing this newsletter, the single best tip I’ve given, that has come back to me over, and over, and over again, is this:

    When it gets to that part of the interview with your future boss where they ask, “well, do you have any questions for me?”, say yes, and ask:

    “How do I help you get a gold star on your review next year?”

    This bit of advice has helped more people in more interviews than any other bit of advice I’ve shared in the last decade that I’ve been writing to you.

    Why?

    Well, the interview process lends itself to self-absorption. We spend so much of the time talking about ourselves that we sound like one of those people who talks only about themselves.

    Or, conversely, we become “job analysis engineers” and ask all sorts of questions about the job and reporting structure and how it fits in with the company’s five-year plan and so on. I love getting questions from candidates in interviews, but I do have to admit I feel that they’re not quite getting the point of a “face-to-face” interview when they pull out six pages of typed, single-spaced questions and promptly bury their nose in their papers without making eye contact.

    We get so obsessed with the details of the job that we forget about the work.

    Working together and being a good addition to the team mean being concerned with how you are making the team successful. And that means being concerned with how much you are helping to make your boss successful.

    Asking this question shows that you have empathy. It shows that you have an interest in your boss’ career and future success. It shows that you are not just a self-absorbed “what’s-in-it-for-me” kind of person. And it shows that you know you are there to “give” as much as you are there to “get”.

    Dozens of subscribers have told me how the interviewer’s face lights up when asked this question. I have heard time and time and time again from our six million subscribers how effective it’s been in interviews.

    (And, remember, you want the vibe to be a cool & relaxed Vince Vaughn, not an obsequious Steve Buscemi.)

    The gold star question is an easy tip to implement in your job search: it’s easy to do, easy to understand, and it’s easy to measure.

    And that makes it my best bit of career advice in over a decade of doling it out.

    So thank you, Dear Readers, for paying attention, trying it out, and lÏetting me know how it goes…

    I’m rooting for you!

  • “Facebook turned me down…” and you’ll never believe what happened next…

    We’ve all been there — the job rejection that really stung, as with this tweet from Brian Acton in August of 2009…

    Brian was feeling a bit washed up. His 11 years as an early employee at Yahoo! was now two years in the past.

    He’d bounced from job to job in Silicon Valley’s startup land, and now he’d been turned down by both Facebook and, as he tweeted a few months prior, Twitter.

    It’s kind of scary to be pushing 40 and feel like you’re being pushed out the door.

    But the most beautiful thing about Brian is the good grace and optimism with which he handled his rejection — “It was a great opportunity to connect with some fantastic people. Looking forward to life’s next adventure.”

    The hurt radiates from those 140 characters. And also a strength of character.

    So Brian stuck with it. And ended up landing a job with an old colleague from Yahoo! — somebody he’d hired, actually. It wasn’t much, and he got the grand title of ‘Co-Founder’ and no salary for his efforts.

    Which paid off. If you’ve followed the news this past week, you know that Brian and his co-founder sold their company to Facebook for $19 billion, with a ‘b’, making Brian’s stake worth some $4 billion. Again… with a ‘b’.

    Which speaks to the importance of never giving up. Even if you’re “too old” or “past your prime” or “washed up.”

    And the point of this story is not that you, too, can go start a company and sell it to Facebook for billions.

    The point of the story is that you just never know what’s going to happen to you… unless you quit trying.

    If you quit trying, I can guarantee that all of your fears will come true — you’ll be forgotten, you’ll be passed by, and you won’t get the next great opportunity.

    But if you keep trying, good things can happen.

    If you keep trying, something will come your way.

    If you keep trying, sooner or later, as the odds begin to pile up in your favor, you will get that lucky break.

    And while it may not have the delicious poetic justice of being turned down for a 6-figure job only to get a 10-figure payout four years later, sticking with it will give you the satisfaction of giving yourself the respect, and the chance, you deserve.

    Have a 10-figure week in your job search this week, Readers!

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  • The best employers and recruiters in the country for you

    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 Winter 2014:

    Top Corporate Recruitment Professionals
    Charmane  Croll Charmane Croll
    Talent Acquisition Specialist at Lexis Nexis
    Solutions Consultant- – Los Angeles, CA
    Territory Manager – White Plains, NY
    Litigation Solutions Account Executive – New York, NY
    Alexis Richardson Alexis Richardson
    Corporate Recruiter at CVENT
    HR Business Partner / Senior Associate (L&D) – McLean, VA
    Sales Executive, Ticketing – McLean, VA
    HR Operations / HRIS Analyst – Austin, TX
    Surya Prakash Surya Prakash
    Recruiter at Radiant systems
    Senior Project Manger – Thousand Oaks, CA
    Desktop Support Analyst – Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Business Analyst – Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Scott Davis Scott Davis
    Talent Acquisition Partner at Weyerhaeuser Company
    Production Supervisor – Emerson, AR
    Maintenance Engineering Manager – Cottage Grove, OR
    Site Operations Supervisor – Fontana, CA
    Anne Newton Anne Newton
    Recruiting Manager at Taxware
    Director of Production Operations – Wilmington, MA
    Principal Software Developer – Wilmington, MA
    Dionne Heard Dionne Heard
    North American Sourcing Strategist at Accenture
    High Performance Research Fellow – High Tech – San Jose, CA
    Compensation Design / Discipline Manager – Seattle, WA
    Senior Manager, Technical Accounting – Chicago, IL
    Barb Heidenreich Barb Heidenreich
    Sales Recruiting at ADP
    B2B Retirement Plan Sales Professional – Denver, CO
    B2B Software Sales Professional – Sacramento, CA
    B2B Software Sales Professional – San Francisco, CA
    Roger Gilmore Roger Gilmore
    Talent Specialist at Havas Worldwide Health
    Director of Operations – Rx Pharmaceutical Advertising – New York, NY
    Medical Director, Rx Pharmaceutical Advertising – New York, NY
    Account Supervisor, Rx Pharmaceutical Managed Care – New York, NY
    Colin Hogan Colin Hogan
    Senior Recruiter at Groupon
    Account Executive – San Francisco, CA
    Reserve Account Executive – Boston, MA
    Getaways Account Executive – Los Angeles, CA
    Vicky Bouras-Boudouris Vicky Bouras-Boudouris
    Recruiting Manager at Avanade Inc.
    SharePoint Developer Consultant – Houston, TX
    SharePoint Developer Sr. Consultant – Houston, TX
    Business Intelligence Developer Consultant – Houston, TX
    Raj Paul Raj Paul
    Recruitment Consultant at Capgemini
    Portal Architect – Liferay (Manager) – Chicago, IL
    Senior Solutions / Security Architect – PA
    Kim Pond-Madigan Kim Pond-Madigan
    Sourcing Specialist at Honeywell
    Structural Engineer – Tulsa, OK
    Mechanical Engineer – Tulsa, OK
    Static Equipment Engineer – Tulsa, OK
    Julie Fiszer Julie Fiszer
    Manager, Talent Acquisition at Rust-Oleum
    Marketing Communications Manager – Vernon Hills, IL
    Senior Systems Engineer – Vernon Hills, IL
    Sales and Inventory Analyst – Vernon Hills, IL
    Mandy Allen Mandy Allen
    Director, Recruiting at RentPath
    Outside Sales Executive – Dallas, TX
    Outside Sales Executive – Washington, DC
    Outside Sales Executive – Richmond, VA
    Jon  Miller Jon Miller
    Talent Manager at BCG Company
    Great Plains Consultant – Akron, OH
    NetSuite Consultant – Atlanta, GA
    Audit Associate – Akron, OH
    David Oliver David Oliver
    Federal Talent Acquisition at EMC
    Software Sales Manager – McLean, VA
    Sales Engineer (Presales) – McLean, VA
    Margaret Amodio Margaret Amodio
    Sr. Sourcing Specialist at Gartner, Inc.
    Sr. Account Executive – Arlington, VA
    Charity Horina Charity Horina
    Client Recruitment Specialist, AllegisTalent2 at American Express
    Regional Manager of Business Development – Valdosta, GA
    Patty Menke Patty Menke
    Recruitment Specialist at Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
    Actuary – Chicago, IL
    Victor Santos Victor Santos
    Client Service Specialist at Starwood Hotels & Resorts – Allegis Group Services
    Associate Director, Digital Technical Lead – Stamford, CT
    Top Executive Recruiters
    Joe Szlosek Joe Szlosek
    Partner at J&S Recruitment
    Senior Plant Quality Engineer – Medical Device – Ithaca, NY
    Senior Buyer – Food Ingredients – Albany, NY
    Human Resources Generalist – Elmira, NY
    Mangesh Kanade Mangesh Kanade
    Senior Technical Recruiter at Rangam Consultants Inc
    Procurement Manager – New Brunswick, NJ
    Marketing Specialist – Boston, MA
    Project Coordinator – New York City, NY
    Michael North Michael North
    VP at Brookfield Associates Inc.
    Regional Sales Manager – Baltimore, MD
    Sr. Sales Professional – Elmsford, NY
    Group Insurance Representative – National Leader – Philadelphia, PA
    Steve Bell Steve Bell
    Director of Corporate Sourcing at The Premier Group
    Sales Manager – Regional – Paramus, NJ
    Information Technology Manager – Morristown, NJ
    Marketing Director – Danbury, CT
    Matty Meyerberg Matty Meyerberg
    Recruiter at Royce Ashland Group, Inc.
    Supply Chain Engineer – Warehousing – Alpharetta, GA
    Transit Planner – Austin, TX
    Senior Associate Auditor – Kansas City, MO
    RJ Bulleri RJ Bulleri
    Recruiter at MR Chicago
    Process Engineer – Indianapolis, IN
    Quality Engineer – Indianapolis, IN
    Repair Supervisor – Schaumburg, IL
    Elisa Sheftic Elisa Sheftic
    President at Right Executive Search
    Project Manager, Profit Planning (Automotive) – Kalamazoo, MI
    Cost Planning Analyst – Kalamazoo, MI
    Senior Tax Accountant – Stamford, CT
    Cie Probst Cie Probst
    Project Manager at Reaction Search International
    B2C Sales Account Executive – Rockville, MD
    B2B Sales Account Executive – Walnut Creek, CA
    Aerospace Sales Professional – Miami, FL
    Amy Hopler Amy Hopler
    Executive Recruiter at Linium Resources
    Assistant Vice President, Finance & Tax / FP&A Specialist – Jersey City, NJ
    Roadshow / Corporate Access, VP – New York, NY
    Desk Review, AML Compliance Specialist – New York, NY
    Benae Lambright Benae Lambright
    Managing Partner at The Lambright Group
    Software Engineer – Chicago, IL
    Sr. Software Engineer – Chicago, IL
    Outside Sales Enterprise Sales Executive – Atlanta, GA
    Congratulations to them all! For the full list of 200 Corporate Recruitment Professionals and 200 Executive Recruiters, click here.

    Good luck to you in your search this week.

  • Android or iPhone? Which lands you a job faster?

    Whether you’re on Android or the iPhone, we’ve got the mobile app for you.

    We took the obvious and put it on your smartphone:

    Google Play App Store

    We push jobs to your phone based on your personal profile.

    This is really convenient when you’re just trying to kill five minutes productively at the airport, your kid’s soccer match, or while waiting between meetings.


    TheLadders Mobile App

    We give you a reality check and show you all the other applicants for the job.

    Anonymously, of course — but you get to see their years of experience, salary, and a bit about their background. Makes it easy to know if you’re wasting your time, or have a pretty good shot at being competitive for the role.

    Easily show interest to employers for the jobs you want.

    It’s no secret that our social, connected world, is a bit more immediate, and a bit more casual than the formal days of typed cover letters and letters of introduction. We support both long-form applications and short, one-click, indications of interest for the employers who prefer that. That means it’s easy for you to get started right away from your smartphone.

    Employer feedback direct to your phone

    You’ll know where you stand when employers send their feedback direct to your phone. When employers review your application or indication of interest, and make a determination, we share that info with you. That way it’s easy for you to focus your efforts on the opportunities most likely to turn into an offer for you.

    So I hope you’ll download TheLadders mobile app for your phone and get going today!