• “I found another great set of resumes. Thank you!”

    You know that you use TheLadders because it’s the #1 job search mobile app and the easiest place to find info on the great jobs you’re looking for.

    But did you know why employers use TheLadders?

    It’s because they can contact a refined set of professionals outside of the professional network meat markets. When I asked what our employer friends had to say about us, here’s what they shared…

    Patrick Riley from HP reported, “We found many quality candidates that have interviewed in Boston and DC. The Hiring Managers were very pleased with the talent!”

    An avid user of TheLadders, Colleen Corbin from Microsoft took the time to let us know that she, “loves the quality of candidates, the service, and TheLadders outstanding customer support!!”

    On a recent call with his dedicated account manager, Peter Khoo from Ernst & Young told us that his team made 4 hires directly from TheLadders and he loves that he can find top talent so easily.

    Sometimes the recruiters cannot help but shout how happy they are with TheLadders and our amazing job seeking professions. Kathleen Nering from Microsoft took the time to let us know, “I found another great set of resumes. THANK YOU!!! MANY MANY THANK YOU’s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”. So did Darrell Palombo of CSI – Crescent Search, Inc. “THE PREMIER PROFESSIONAL WEBSITE to connect with others where you can maximize collaboration to mutually contribute to the success of business.”

    As we all know time is money and recruiters love that our services are intuitive and make it that much easier to find the professionals for which they are looking. Megan Bell of Federated Capital Corporation commented that TheLadders offers, “easy to search resumes; nice parameters to use for searching; easy to post multiple jobs and from multiple companies you are recruiting for.”

    Knowing that they are going to find top talent every time recruiters do a search is what drives them to come back day after day. Phil Tiene of Genesis Agency let us know that, “TheLadders is a comprehensive resource for qualified candidates, specifically having a much more relevant database of job-seeking professionals.”

    Well, there you have it, folks, straight from the people looking to hire you.

    Have a great week in the search, and here’s to being found…

  • These companies are hiring, can you help?

    We’ve had our biggest month ever here at TheLadders with more employers posting more jobs and searching for more people than ever before in our ten-year history!

    Now that’s mostly because the economy has stopped getting much worse — not that it’s getting a lot better — but as long as it doesn’t get worse, there’s a lot of hiring going on.

    I’ll tell you more about it after you have a chance to look at these one hundred companies hiring right now, today, on TheLadders:

    Office Depot
    Starbucks Coffee Company
    Kraft Foods
    American Express
    The Home Depot
    Time Warner Cable
    Kellogg Company
    BAE Systems
    Fresenius Medical Care
    Dignity Health
    Gentiva Health Services, Inc.
    Novo Nordisk
    Cognizant System
    Celgene Corporation
    Coventry Health Care
    Life Technologies
    Crowe Horwath
    ACI Adjustment Group
    Heartland Payment Systems
    Emeritus Senior Living
    Advantage Sales and Marketing LLC
    Pacific Dental Services
    CVS Caremark
    Ingram Micro
    NTT DATA, Inc.
    McGraw Hill Financial
    Arrow Electronics
    Insured Life of Georgia
    Pitney Bowes
    Traeger Pellet Grills
    StaffPointe – Medical Search
    Level 3 Communications
    Aon Hewitt
    NewTown Solutions
    The Compliance Search Group
    Department Of Veterans Affairs
    Inovalon, Inc.
    Bank of America
    Visiting Nurse Service of New York
    Robert Half Technology
    Mortgage Lender
    Enterprise Products
    Capital One
    HCA Healthcare
    Echo Daily
    Quest Diagnostics
    Equifax Inc.
    Johnson Controls, Inc
    Ashley Ellis
    Actuate Corporation
    Frontier Communications
    Ingersoll Rand
    Blue Shield of California
    Colonial Life
    Xylem Inc

    You might ask: how can that be? With the economy still not feeling great, how can it be that so many companies are hiring so many people?

    Well, it’s two things, Readers.

    First off, you have to remember that most hiring is replacement hiring. It’s not companies saying that they’re going to grow their workforce by leaps and bounds, rather, it’s companies replacing routine attrition that occurs as employees flow in and out of any organization.

    Think of it this way. Even though the level in your bank account probably doesn’t change too much in a particular year, and you may be more or less happy with where it is, a lot of new dollars come into your account each year from your current job. And then those dollars go out as expenses. So the vast majority of activity in your bank account is the addition of dollars to replace the ones you’ve already spent, even if the overall level stays about the same.

    Same thing in the employment market.

    We may be more or less happy with the overall rate of employment or unemployment, but the changeover from new employees coming in and old employees going out is far, far more important to your job search than the overall level.

    Therefore: most hiring is replacement hiring. Which means that most companies are hiring all the time.

    Second, some companies are always expanding. There are always sectors of the economy that are growing while others shrink. As an example, if your company has anything to do with Apple Inc. right now, you’re growing.

    And that’s whether or not your company has anything to do whatsoever with technology. If you sell cardboard boxes to Apple, you’re growing. If you sell real estate maintenance to Apple, you’re growing. If you sell the little plastic biodegradable forks that the geniuses who design iPads use to eat their arugula salads at their gorgeous headquarters… guess what? …you’re growing.

    So part of the job search is figuring out where’s the growth and where’s the shrink, and allocating your time accordingly.

    With that, I’ll wish you the best of luck in your search this week, Readers!

  • Who’s trying to get your job?

    So you’d like to know who else is trying to get your job? TheLadders is here to help.

    With TheLadders’ Scout you can see the comp, background, education, expertise and experience of every other applicant for a job on TheLadders. Anonymized, of course, but enough for you to get a sense for what the competition is up to.

    That’s just one of the terrific features in our latest update to the site:

    Scout lets you see the comp, background, education and experience of each applicant to the job.

    We’ve added a vastly improved group of job search filters which allow you to filter by location, expertise and industry:

    We’ve made saved searches one click. Easy on, easy off. Receive by email or site-only:

    We’ll show who’s viewed your profile, sent you a job notice, or given feedback on your application.
    Complete your profile to make sure employers can get in touch with you.

    We’ve cleaned up the site, made things clearer, and added powerful new features.

    All to make your job search shorter, easier, and less stressful.

    Good luck in the search this week!

  • Is it weird to have a job search app be addictive and fun?

    Our very popular app for the job search keeps getting an embarrassing amount of positive attention:

    It’s been named one of the 100 Best Apps in the Country by Business Insider.

    We’re the #1 app in the Business Category, and the #1 job search app in the country.

    The press is swooning over it.

    And, most importantly, users like you, our six million subscribers across this country, love it.

    All of which leads us to ask: is it weird to have a job search app be addictive and fun?

    Named one of the Top 100 Best Apps in the country

    Last week, we were named one of the Top 100 best apps in the country by Business Insider. When you download our app from the AppStore, you may also want to check out some of these other hits from Business Insider’s list.

    I counted: I’d already downloaded 41 out of the 100, and will probably add a few more this week. It’s great company to keep.

    We’re #1!

    In the AppStore, we’re #1 in the Business category, and #1 among all Job Search apps.

    That goes to show how much professionals like you have enjoyed and found useful the great work done by our team here at TheLadders.

    The press is swooning…

    Our normally jaded friends in the press have a case of infatuation for our new app. For example, the prominent tech publication TechCrunch says:

    “It is indeed a beautiful app… [and] re-thinks the way that people search for jobs in several interesting ways: There is no option for entering text, for example, and the ‘scout’ feature that allows you to see details about who else has applied for the same position really plays nicely on the smaller screen.”

    And most importantly, subscribers like you love the new app:

    “This app is great! Thanks for making this tool available to help in my job search. The info on who I am competing with helps me in managing my expectations. More power!” – Chuckie S.

    “Really like the app. The fact that I can see who has applied and what other jobs, salaries, etc. is really nice feature” – Shane M.

    “Your app is too addicting. It is very insightful and really helps understand the competition landscape. Thank you.” – Rajesh

    “Great app! Love everything about it. How do I as an employer list a position with Ladders?” – Sheri M.

    “Great app. Very user friendly.” – Olga Z.

    “Love the new app, very easy to use…” – Larry K.

    “Love the App!” – Giovanna T.

    Thanks so much for the love!

    Download now

    The easiest way to get your hands on our iOS app is to head to its download page in the AppStore and get going with good luck.

  • Hired!

    Thousands of your fellow TheLadders.com subscribers have found their new jobs this Summer!

    It does feel like the economy, if not getting better, has at least quit preventing companies from replacing positions that they need to fill. As a result, companies are hiring, your fellow subscribers are starting new jobs, and we’ve seen a very high level of employer activity on our site — as a matter of fact, 4x the level of logins, job postings and downloads we saw in the summer of 2007 before the whole crisis began!

    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:

    Title Salary Location
    Business Development Manager $95K New York, Ny
    Director of IT Operations $145K Atlanta, GA
    Director of Financing Planning & Analysis $170K Boston, MA
    Director of Sales & Business Development $110K Chicago, IL
    Executive Assistant $45K New York City, NY
    North American Sales Manager $110K Virtual
    Regional Environmental Manager $107K Oakdale, CA
    VP, HR $140K Denver, CO
    Senior . NET Developer $97K New York, NY
    Sr. Product Manager $120K Atlanta, GA
    Regional Sales Manager $80K Virtual
    Director of IT $165K Boston, MA
    Account Executive $55K Boca Raton, FL
    General Manager $125K Dallas, TX
    Assisted Living Coord $57K Brooklyn, NY
    Director of Quality $130K Franklin, TN
    Senior Manager Spend Strategy $130K Maryland
    Director of IT $135K Alpharetta, GA
    National Account Manager – Field Sales $85K New York
    Senior Associate $95K Dayton, Ohio
    Project Manager $92K New York City, NY
    Senior Director $185K Toronto, ON
    IT Manager $132K Michigan
    Vice President of Finance $150K Pennsylvania
    Regional Director $130K Cypress, CA
    General Manager $200K Houston, TX
    Vice President of Sales & Marketing $200K Dallas, TX
    CRM Consultant $90K Florida
    Business Analyst $90K Berkeley, CA
    Global Director $180K New York
    Strategic Alliances Manager $115K Nashville, TN
    Director $145K Director
    Technical Lead $115K Blue Bell, PA
    City Manager $75K Orlando, FL
    IT support analyst $52K Dallas, TX
    System Analyst $91K Dallas, TX
    Sr. Product Manager $120K CT
    Chief Financial Officer $250K NYC
    Sales Consultant $70K Tucson, AZ
    National Sales Manager $100K Dallas, TX
    Director of Sales $134K Houston, TX
    Litigation Paralegal $46K Huntsville, AL
    Director of Strategy $130K Dallas, TX
    Regional Sales Manager $140K Dallas, TX
    Vice President of Marketing $135K Houston, TX
    Plant Manager $120K Spokane, WA
    Manager, Information Technology $120K San Diego, CA
    Director of Marketing $100K Wilmington, MA
    Corporate Commodity Manager $87K Florida
    Business Development Executive $50K Seattle, WA
    Sales Executive $145K Phoenix, AZ
    Director of Business Development $105K Wisconsin
    Regional Sales Manager $110K East Coast
    Director of Product Management $150K Atlanta, GA
    Sr. Manager $125K Glendale, CA
    Product Manager $85K Nashville, TN
    Director, Business Development $125K Remote
    Retirement Sales Representative $49K Naperville, IL
    Sales Agent $105K Boston, MA
    IT Director $140K San Diego, CA
    Client Program Director $130K Houston, TX
    Global Account Manager $100K Virtual / Travel
    Director of Finance & Administration $100K Dallas, TX
    Sales Representative $110K Michigan
    Corporate Controller $125K Atlanta, GA
    VP Operations $150K Wisconsin
    Regional Sales Executive $80K Houston, TX
    Regional Representnative $50K Baltimore, MD
    Consultant $160K Los Angeles, CA
    Vice President of Human Resources $140K New Jersey
    Global Enterprise Solutions Manager $85K Seattle, WA
    Regional Sales Executive $70K Princeton, NJ
    Business Development Representative $85K Florida
    VP of Operations $175K Pittsburgh, PA
    Director of Finance $140K Wakefield, MA
    HR Systems Manager $125K Ewing, NJ
    VP Sales & Marketing $200K Janesville, WI
    Director $180K New York
    Director Consulting $128K Remote
    Director of Human Resources $130K Alton, IL
    President & CEO $160K Kentucky
    Commercial Sales $62K Nebraska
    Vice President of Product $145K Minneapolis, MN
    Director Tech Product $165K Denver, CO
    Director Process Improvement $120K Atlanta, GA
    Manager, Digital Marketing $72K Chicago
    Director $115K Tennessee
    Territory Account Manager $90K Dallas, TX
    Solution Architect $130K NYC
    Financial Analyst $107K Tomball, TX
    Presales Consultant $125K Monterey, CA
    Business Development Manager $30K Orlando, FL
    Sales Representative $100K Nationwide
    Director Field Marketing $120K Charlotte, NC
    Sr. Administrative Assistant $45K Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Controller $150K Levittown, PA
    Director of Operations $120K Maryland
    National Sales Manager $100K Richmond, VA
    General Manager $120K Puerto Rico
    Agent $100K Burbank, CA
    Field Sales Representative $60K Tampa, FL
    Product Specialist $150K New York
    Internal Sales $40K Charlotte, NC
    Finance Director $180K Delaware
    Project Manager $105K Waltham, MA
    Director of Sales $55K Houston
    Human Resources Business Partner $120K Murray, KY
    Marketing Manager $110K Falls Church, VA
    Director of Marketing and Sales $165K RTP
    HR Manager $120K Philadelphia, PA
    Global Product Manager $117K Michigan
    Sales Manager $65K Philadelphia, PA
    Senior Management Consultant $185K Virtual
    Territory Manager $52K Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Principal $200K Pennsylvania
    Sales Representative $50K Charlotte, NC
    Solutions Architect $88K NYC
    National Distribution Manager $135K Charlotte, NC
    Sr. Software Engineer $105K Saint Paul, MN
    Director of Marketing $125K Alpharetta, GA
    Sr. Process Controls Engineer $115K Taunton, MA
    Senior Account Executive $90K Scottsdale, AZ
    Sales $25K Chattanooga, TN
    Advisory Manager $150K Everywhere

    Good luck in your search this week!

  • I know what you did this summer

    Well it’s the last week of summer, which means it’s getting time to put the boat away, send the kids back to school, get the grill ready for tailgating, and get ready for football season!

    It also means that it’s time to spy on yourself.

    You see, with the internet being the first place that people go to search for things these days, it’s also the first place recruiters and hiring managers go to learn about you “on the sly.” Almost 90% of recruiters and hiring managers admit to reviewing social media and the Web for information about candidates they are interviewing.

    It’s important that you review your presence to make sure you are making the kind of impression you’d like on the following sites by reviewing your brand, putting your best foot forward, and tackling the bad:




         firstname lastname
         firstname lastname city
         firstname lastname zipcode



    You should have a simple story to tell about what you’re looking for in your next role and you should use your online presence to support and expand on that story. When employers compared your resume and your answers in an interview to what they find online, there can’t be a disconnect, or something that doesn’t make sense.

    Even better, the articles you share, the comments you make, the professional affiliations you display and the way you present yourself should add color to your career history and provide employers with a more rounded view of your expertise and passion for a particular industry.

    Best foot forward

    If you’ve used other job boards in the past, old versions of your resume could be floating around the web and sending mixed signals to recruiters. Close those accounts that are no longer relevant to your search and update the others with your most current resume and contact information (You can update your TheLadders account here.)

    Make sure all of your professional profiles (including those from your professional memberships and alumni associations), are in alignment with your new resume and highlight your relevant skills, education and experience.


    We’ve found that 1/3 of you don’t Google yourself annually, and 1/6th of you have never Google’d yourselves at all. It’s important that you know!

    It’s the first page of results that’s most important, so it’s the first page of results that you really want to focus on and understand.

    If all you find is glowing praise and adulation, fantastic for you and congratulations!

    But if you find material that might put you in the wrong light, it’s important to try and do something about it:

    - If you control the site or page that has the troubling information or photos, patch up your online reputation quickly by removing or deleting the questionable material.

    - If you do not control the site, another way to improve your online reputation is to push the offending material down in the results. That’s why managing your presence on social networks can be so important.

    By making sure you are presented in a brand appropriate way on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Foursquare, Quora, Meetup, About.me, LinkedIn, Google+, etc, you can reinforce the positive and push away the negative.

    Each of these sites allows you to have a public presence on a highly ranked website that count toward your appearance on the Web. By creating a consistent presence across multiple properties, you improve your chances of controlling the first page of results.

    - It’s a long shot, but if you’re unable to remove the offending information, you can ask the site owner or webmaster to remove it. You are asking for a favor, so never approach a website proprietor with outrage, incredulity, or legal posturing. I can guarantee that won’t work, and it usually backfires when said proprietor posts your communications for future visitors to read and ridicule.

    Your best bet is to humbly seek their help… “I’m looking to clean up my online reputation so that my family, friends, and business colleagues won’t get the wrong idea about me. There is some unfortunate information on your website, and I’d really appreciate it if you would consider removing this particular bit. I know you have the right to have whatever you want on your site, and perhaps you didn’t even put everything up there yourself. So I would really appreciate it if you could help out a guy who is in a little bit of a jam.”

    Again, the anonymous Internet seems to make e-mail arguments much easier, and many website operators can be very prickly about preserving their independence, so never, ever take a high-handed or aggressive approach.

    - If all else fails, you’ll have to be prepared for the question in your job interview. Simply and clearly state the circumstances that led to the bad information and then stop. Don’t go into a long or tortured conversation about implications, how it makes you feel, or how unfair it is. By being open, honest and sensible, you may actually be able to come out ahead…

    “Yes, during the downturn I was required to let go over 650 people in my division. Unfortunately, several of the impacted people shared their negative viewpoints of my performance in that role online. I can understand and sympathize with their anger, but I thought that preserving the ability of our company to survive very difficult economic times was in our best interests.”

    “Is there anything specific I can address for you?”

    If you forthrightly answer the question, show an openness to further inquiry (the appetite for digging through dirty laundry is actually much smaller than you’d imagine), and then move on, you’ll be doing the best to put a positive spin on an unfortunate situation.

    OK, Readers, I hope you have a great last week of the summer, and let’s “get back” to work next week!

    I’ll be rooting for you…

  • My 10th anniversary and best tip of the decade

    Ten years ago today, I sent my first TheLadders newsletter to all three of our subscribers.

    Today’s newsletter reaches an audience of 6.1 mm subscribers, and for that, I thank you all very, very much!

    In all those years, 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.


    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”.

    Subscribers like you say the interviewer’s face lights up when you ask 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 ever.

    So thank you, Dear Readers, for trying out all my advice over this past decade, and for making this one my best.

    I’m rooting for you.

  • Why we let employers hire you at no charge

    Why do the top hiring professionals in the country — like the forty listed below — choose to work with TheLadders? That’s easy:

    1. It’s free. It’s always free to post your jobs and search the resume database here at TheLadders.

    2. We’re a membership-based community. And that means we’re much better behaved than the average internet hangout. No spam invitations or weird requests to get in the way of their hiring you.

    3. It’s divided by pay-grade. Applicants can’t apply to jobs inappropriately, so there’s no big pile of spam applications for hiring managers or recruiters to go through. In fact, the typical job at TheLadders gets just fourteen well-focused applicants.

    And that’s why the best corporate recruitment professionals and executive recruiters in the country use TheLadders for their hiring needs.

    Each quarter, our CEO Alex Douzet publishes our list of the “The Top Recruitment Professionals In America”. This list represents the savviest, most supportive and most successful hiring professionals in the USA, and we are very pleased to have them be a part of the extended TheLadders family.

    Without further ado, here is TheLadders’ List of Top Recruitment Professionals in America for Summer 2013:

    Top Corporate Recruitment Professionals:

    Dionne Heard
    Corporate Allocation Specialist, Finance, Atlanta, GA
    Corporate Allocation Specialist II , Atlanta, GA
    Head of HR Internal Communications, New York, NY
    Tammy Dutremble
    Software Developer III, Alpharetta, GA
    QA Engineer, Sr., Salt Lake City, UT
    Systems Administrator – Application Operations Team , Fort Worth, TX
    Marsha Majewski
    Managed Services Sales Specialist, Newburgh, NY
    Human Resources Manager, Lisle, IL
    Production Print Sales Specialist, Latham, NY
    Vignesh Vigs
    AurionPro Inc
    Desktop Engineer, Lexington, KY
    Systems Engineer – DMS, Lexington, KY
    Business Analyst, Lexington, KY
    Elizabeth Tse
    Blue Shield of California
    Finance Expert, El Dorado Hills, CA
    Lead Health Data Analyst, El Dorado Hills, CA
    Medicare Sales Senior Manager, Costa Mesa, CA
    Paul Murphy
    WebSphere developer, Newark, NJ
    Product Manager, Princeton, NJ
    Director Of Marketing, Princeton, NJ
    Gina Bell
    Digital Marketing Analyst, Mason, OH
    Senior Market Research Analyst, Mason, OH
    Vice President, Distribution and Transportation, Mason, OH
    Scott Hall
    Hunter Technical Resources
    CTO / CIO, Atlanta, GA
    HTML5 / CSS Web Developer, Atlanta, GA
    Project Manager , Atlanta, GA
    Zahid Miah
    Senior Strategy & Change Operations Strategy, NY
    Finance Strategy and Transformation (Senior Manager), New York, NY
    Senior Manager Business Strategy & Transformation, New York, NY
    Gary Kaufman
    Sr. Consultant, Oracle Value Chain Planning, Virtual / Travel
    Sr. JD Edwards Finance Consultant, Virtual / Travel
    Sr. Consultant, JD Edwards Manufacturing , Virtual / Travel
    Patty Menke
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
    Market Research Analyst, Chicago, IL
    Manager, BluesNet, Washington, DC
    Data Center Infrastructure Manager, Columbia, MD
    Tami Cusi PHR
    Senior Project Engineer, Boulder, CO
    Senior Project Analyst, Boulder, CO
    Senior Account Executive , Chicago, IL
    Ron Silver
    Nova Training Systems, Inc.
    ERP Sales Executive, Edison, NJ
    Account Executive – Data Warehousing, Charlotte, NC
    ERP Account Executive, McLean, VA
    Surya Prakash
    Radiant systems
    Information Security Consultant, Detroit, MI
    Java/j2ee Developer, Detroit, MI
    QA Tester, Detroit, MI
    Erin King
    Account Executive, West Columbia, SC
    Business Analyst, Alpharetta, GA
    Inside Account Executive, Alpharetta, GA
    Tracy James
    Spirent Communications
    Regional Sales Manager, Eatontown, NJ
    Product Manager, Eatontown, NJ
    Technical Program Manager – Field Engineering, Eatontown, NJ
    Amanda Goldsberry
    Major Accounts District Manager – Sales Rep, Baltimore, MD
    Software Engineer , Detroit, MI
    Major Accounts District Manager, Rockville, MD
    Matt Thomas
    The Right Thing an ADP Company
    Territory Sales Manager , Torrington, CT
    Territory Sales Manager , Virtual / Travel
    Territory Sales Manager , Pittsburgh, PA
    Allison Stromberg
    Traeger Pellet Grills, LLC
    Store Sales Manager, Edina, MO
    Store Sales Manager, Atlanta, GA
    Sales Manager, Charlotte, NC
    Gail Forbes
    Front End Growth Hacker, San Francisco, CA
    Mobile App Developer, Palo Alto, CA
    Maverick Copywriter / Editor, Palo Alto, CA

    Top Agency Recruitment Professionals:

    Darren Frank
    Recruitment Trends, Inc.
    Director of IT Support, New York, NY
    Director, Corporate Process Improvement, New York, NY
    Sr. DB2 / Oracle Database Administrator, New York, NY
    Matty Meyerberg
    Royce Ashland Group, Inc.
    Retail Marketing Manager – National Retail, Chicago, IL
    National Account Manager , Houston, TX
    Full-stack Ruby on Rails Software Engineer, Menlo Park, CA
    Richard Bryant
    Bryant Associates
    Reliability Engineering Manager , Houston, TX
    General Manager, Midwest
    IT Project Leader , NC
    James Warner
    Warner Search Group, LLC
    Patient Monitoring Sales Professional, Las Vegas, NV
    Product Sales Manager, Houston, TX
    Product Specialist , Dallas, TX
    Dhananjay Chouhan
    SOA Architect / Developer, Newark, DE
    .NET Developer , Columbus, OH
    Java Developer, Newark, DE
    Lori Bradin
    Bradin Search Group, Inc.
    Pharmaceutical Sales Rep, Akron, OH
    Pharmaceutical Regional Sales Director , Phoenix, AZ
    Hospital Pharmaceutical Sales Representative , Baltimore, MD
    Steve Kohn
    Affinity Executive Search
    National Account Manager – Lighting , Los Angeles, CA
    Application Production Support Engineer, KY
    APQP Engineer, KY
    Deanna Foulke
    hireVision Group, Inc.
    Electrical Engineer, Allentown, PA
    Software Engineer, Allentown, PA
    Warehouse Manager, Lehigh Valley, PA
    Jeremy Gnozzo
    Search Solution Group
    Assistant Controller, Charlotte, NC
    Senior Data Mining Specialist, Charlotte, NC
    Product Marketing Manager, Charlotte, NC
    Morgan Diaz
    TechPros Recruiting
    Principal Mechanical Engineer Payloads, Boston, MA
    Sr. Engineer – Medical Devices, Salt Lake City, UT
    Senior CAD Engineer Analog Simulation, Austin, TX
    Jack Kelly
    Compliance Search Group
    Head of Bank Anti-Money Laundering Compliance, New York, NY
    Legal Analyst – Paralegal – Asset Management, New York, NY
    Banking Compliance Officer, DE
    Dan Conroy, CPA
    Henderson Harbor Search LLC
    Tax Manager, New Brunswick, NJ
    Senior Tax Manager, New Brunswick, NJ
    Entry Level Research Analyst, Newark, NJ
    Harry W Gibson
    Gibson Associates
    Project Manager – Gas Turbine Engine Design , White River Junction, VT
    Dermatologist – General Practice, Coupeville, WA
    Clearwell Systems Engineer – eDiscovery, Washington, DC
    Robert LaFragola
    The Execu|Search Group
    Director of Internal Audit, New York, NY
    Tax Manager, New York, NY
    Regulatory Accountant, New York, NY
    Phillip Marquart
    Pinstripe Talent, INC.
    Site Head Legal Counsel, Fremont, CA
    Indirect Buyer, Morton Grove, IL
    Area Sales Representative, Midland, TX
    Shree Kumar
    Max Populi, LLC
    SAP SRM Managing / Senior Managing Consultant, Virtual / Travel
    GIS Lead, Pittsburgh, PA
    Director Brand Advertising / Media, San Jose, CA
    Sheryl Gundersen
    Schuler Consultants, Inc.
    Senior Systems Analyst – EDMS, Boston, MA
    Associate Psychometrician , Philadelphia, PA
    Production Superintendent, Seadrift, TX
    Carlos Jacquez
    OPTIMA Organizational Solutions
    General Manager (Call Center), Mahwah, NJ
    Manufacturing Manager, Oakwood, GA
    Sr. Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Detroit, MI
    Mike Aquino
    MPA Associates
    Project Process Engineer, Peoria, IL
    Mgr Process / Tooling Development, Gainesville, GA
    Quality Control Manager, Jasper, AL
    Kristen Helminiak
    Amotec, Inc.
    Maintenance Manager, Atlanta, GA
    Operations Manager, Atlanta, GA
    Purchasing Manager, Atlanta, GA

    Good luck in your search this week!

    I’ll be rooting for you.

  • What if you got fired today?

    Newsweek, The Boston Globe and The Washington Post were sold in the past 10 days, for about 5% of what they were worth a decade ago.

    Old fame fades. Old treasures dull. Old values disappear.

    What happens when the sun sets on you, dear Reader?

    When the clever things you did in your twenties, and the book learning you picked up in school, and even the scars on your back from your thirties, lose their relevance to the modern corporation?

    What will you do then?

    Because I can tell you, you’re not going to want to take a 95% haircut the way Newsweek and the newspapers did.

    We used to think that famous old companies and America’s greatest cities were somehow safer than the brand new start-up on the corner or the overnight boomtown.

    But the past few years have given us plenty of examples of how even the strongest succumb to time and troubles: Detroit, GM, New Orleans, American Airlines, Lehman Brothers… No company, no institution, no city is safe from change.

    So the worrisome thought for you – with your family to support, mortgage to pay off, and bills coming in – is…

    What would you do if you got fired today?

    What if your employer suddenly went bankrupt, belly-up, beyond the horizon in a boat made of lead?

    And the important thing to realize is that the best time to put together a plan for “what if I got fired today” is the time long before you actually need it.

    That time is now.

    So I’ve put together nine tips for insuring against unemployment by keeping yourself employable:

    Be thankful. At the end of each workday, write down one thing you enjoyed or appreciated that day. Just send yourself an email with two sentences: “What I liked about today was how Abby handled the new client call. It makes me proud to be a part of her team.” Small bits of gratitude remind you of why you took the job in the first place, and help reinforce your willpower to handle the rough times. If you do this every day, you’ll find yourself being more appreciative for your work and your colleagues.

    Show gratitude. At the start of each workday, email one colleague, vendor, or partner, and thank them specifically for something they’ve done for you. Showing your gratitude to others is just plain nice, but it also lets others know what you enjoy and would like to see from them. It doesn’t have to be long:

    “Steve – just wanted to say that you did a great job at the planning meeting yesterday and I thought you handled the question about the 2013 budget cycle very professionally.”

    The world will become appreciative of you for being so gracious. Over time, you’ll find that makes working together a richer and more enjoyable experience.

    Download our app. TheLadders iPhone app makes it very easy to keep an eye on the market, see the bios of people applying for jobs at your level, and give HR people and recruiters the wink when you’re looking for something new. Download our iPhone app today (Android coming soon….)

    Become the #2 person in a local Meetup group in your area of specialty. Meetups are local groups that meet to discuss areas of common interest. There are over 100,000 Meetup topics that cover everything from Marketing to Erlang to Business Law and more. Find one you like, start attending and contributing, and see how you can help organize. And if the right Meetup doesn’t exist in your town yet, you could even be the founder!

    Keep up with the latest. Sign up for one new service each month on your iPhone or Android. Ask your nephews, cousins, or the sharp woman in IT at work for recommendations. Sign up for something new and play with it for 15 minutes. You don’t have to love it – sometimes being able to explain why you don’t like a service or product is more valuable to an employer.

    Get 100 followers on Twitter that you don’t know. Interact with people in your industry and your area and build yourself a little safety net. It might take a week or it might take a year, but getting a community outside of your immediate work can actually feel very liberating.

    Stay connected. Once a year, reach out to your old bosses and let them know how you’re doing. Anybody who has invested the time, effort, and attention in getting your head screwed on straight will likely enjoy hearing how you’ve turned out (and take credit if the result is positive!)

    Stay in touch. Once a month, go to lunch with an old colleague, a former co-worker or a college classmate. Face-to-face, nacho-to-nacho, is the only way to keep true human relationships going. So break bread, grab a drink, or meet before work to share your experiences and trials.

    Keep connections warm. Go through all your contacts, e-mails, Rolodex, whatever and find fifty people from your industry that you wouldn’t ‘normally’ speak with in the next year. Assign those fifty people to the next fifty weeks – one person per week.

    Each week, e-mail just that one person with a reminder that you exist and that you remember them:

    “Hey Jerry, I was just thinking about how great it was to meet you at the annual show in Chicago. I wonder if that re-engineering project of yours ever finished! Well, stay in touch, and let me know if you’re ever in my town or want a few tips on the golf course/ Settlers of Catan / sample sales sites I was telling you about…”

    Look, the worst time to get up to speed on your tech skills, positive demeanor and networking chops is when you find yourself laid off or about-to-be-laid-off.

    So it’s important that you keep up your ability to find new employment just in case disaster strikes.

    With these nine tips, and just 15 minutes a day – between meetings, between flights, between weekend soccer games – you’ll keep yourself safe by purchasing the best type of unemployment insurance… employability.

    Have a great week in the search,

    I’ll be rooting for you!

  • Pro Tip: avoid sounding like a geezer when complaining to me about my age discrimination article

    My article today “Youth is the symptom, not the cause, of age discrimination” elicited a big response from our audience. One e-mailer demonstrated the wrong tack to take:

    Subject: Age is a Mindset Article

    How is an article like this supposed to help already stressed out older workers? And you are stating that 52 is old in the minds of recruiters? I am 66 years old, was a School Psychologist, and am looking for work. I am very sickened by these types of attitudes and articles; and by the way, there is something you can do about it. Older workers generally get along better with their co-workers because they do not spend so much time tweeting rather than real relationship building with other real people. Who in the world would want to work for a company that doesnt respect face to face and phone communication skills, writing and research ability without having to resort to “spellcheck”, etc.


    I responded:

    “Hi Nancy -

    The article is designed to help stressed-out older workers by giving them relatively easy steps to overcome mindset discrimination. Writing angry emails to the author is emblematic of the “not invented here” attitude that younger hiring mangers fear in an older worker.

    I would’ve recommended that you start with a proper intro such as “Dear Marc”, provided one or two nice thoughts about what you liked about the article, or at least acknowledged that the author was trying to be a positive force for change, before introducing your criticisms. I would’ve also avoided the run-on sentences and would’ve properly punctuated your final question.

    Presenting yourself as a “criticize first” personality in today’s marketplace will not help you land your next great gig.

    Hope that feedback helps — good luck with your search.

    Best / Marc”

    Folks, there are enough things going against you when you’re over 52 in the US labor market. You need to realize that this approach of talking down your nose to others isn’t helping you get where you want to go, and could accidentally allow others to misperceive you as a ‘geezer’. And you need to avoid that if you want to land your next great role.