• 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 Spring 2014:

    Top Corporate Recruitment Professionals

    Stefan Boyd Stefan Boyd
    Sr Finance Manager at Amazon
    Senior Finance Manager – San Bernardino, CA
    Finance Manager – Operations – Hazleton, PA
    Senior Financial Analyst – Moreno Valley, CA
    Christine Foglio Christine Foglio
    Sourcing Strategist at QVC Inc.
    Manager Statistical Modeling – West Chester, PA
    Senior Online Marketing Coordinator – West Chester, PA
    Business Analyst – Innovation and Intergration – West Chester, PA
    Surya Prakash Surya Prakash
    Recruiter at Radiant Systems
    Clinical Data Manger – Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Project Manager – Detroit, MI
    Sr Technical Operations Engineer – Shelton, CT
    Charmane  Croll Charmane Croll
    Talent Acquisition Specialist at Lexis Nexis
    Sr. Financial Analyst – Dayton, OH
    Territory Manager – Miami, FL
    Territory Manager – Dallas, TX
    Angela Boeckmann Angela Boeckmann
    Senior Strategic Sourcing Strategist at UnitedHealth Group
    Optum Strategic Account Executive – Western Region – Denver, CO
    Optum Strategic Account Executive – Western Region – San Francisco, CA
    Optum Strategic Account Executive – Southeast Region – Nashville, TN
    Mackenzie Davis Mackenzie Davis
    Talent Sourcer at Nestle Purina PetCare Company
    Category Development Manager – Fayetteville, AR
    Category Analyst – San Antonio, TX
    Nicole Vachon Nicole Vachon
    Talent Acquisition at CVS Caremark
    Operations Shift Supervisor – Wilkes Barre, PA
    Human Resources Generalist – Scottsdale, AZ
    Senior Compensation Analyst – Woonsocket, RI
    Jeffrey McCarthy Jeffrey McCarthy
    Sourcing Specialist at General Motors
    Software Integration Engineer – Warren, MI
    Java Developer – Warren, MI
    Java Developer – Atlanta, GA
    Cathy Finnie Cathy Finnie
    Search Consultant at Marsh, Berry & Company
    Outside Sales Representative – Boston, MA
    Outside Sales Rep (IMA) – Worcester, MA
    Outside Sales Representative – Jacksonville, FL
    Mohammed Waji Mohammed Waji
    Senior Technical Recruiter at CORE Education & Technologies Ltd.
    IBM Datapower Consultant – Warren, NJ
    Business Analyst – Tampa, FL
    Identity Management – Siteminder – LDAP – Irving, TX
    Paul  Crowley Paul Crowley
    Sales Recruiter at Care.com
    Account Executive – Benefit Solutions – New York City, NY
    Account Executive – Benefit Solutions – Chicago, IL
    Account Executive – Los Angeles, CA
    Ron Silver Ron Silver
    Founder and CEO at Nova Training Systems, Inc.
    Sales – IT Services and Consulting – Parsippany, NJ
    IT Services / Consulting – Account Executive – Parsippany, NJ
    Peter Ansara Peter Ansara
    HR Recruiter at ABF
    Software / Pre-Sales Engineer – San Francisco, CA
    Lead Development Representative – Newton, NC
    Accountant – San Francisco, CA
    Amanda Molloy Amanda Molloy
    Lead Recruiter at Taxware
    Enterprise Software Sales Executive – Wilmington, MA
    Enterprise Software Sales Executive – Houston, TX
    Pamisetty  Rajesh Pamisetty Rajesh
    Talent Acquisition Specialist at KMM Technologies
    ERP Business Systems Analyst – Arlington, VA
    ERP Project Manager – Arlington, VA
    Alexis Aubrey Alexis Aubrey
    Corporate Recruiter at Moguldom Media Group
    Deputy Editor – Los Angeles, CA
    Managing Editor, Hispanic Online Properties – Los Angeles, CA
    Data Analyst – Digital Marketing – Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Dionne Heard Dionne Heard
    North American Sourcing Strategist at Accenture
    Corporate Accounting Specialist – Chicago, IL
    Contracts Negotiation Manager – Cincinnati, OH
    Compensation Design / Discipline Manager – Houston, TX
    Top Executive Recruiters

    Janet Bloom Janet Bloom
    Owner at JBC Executive Search
    Sales Professional – B2B Sales – Virginia Beach, VA
    Sales Professional – B2B Sales – Bellevue, WA
    Sales Professional – B2B Sales – Pittsburgh, PA
    Elisa Sheftic Elisa Sheftic
    President at Right Executive Search
    Content Marketing Manager (Financial Services) – Jersey City, NJ
    Stock Loan Analyst – Greenwich, CT
    VP Sales – Account Mgmnt (Mutual Funds, Solutions) – Deer Park, NY
    Martin Appelson Martin Appelson
    Partner at Bradford Group Consulting and Staffing
    Hybris Solution Architect – Miami, FL
    Hybris Solution Architect – Edison, NJ
    Hybris Solution Architect – Boston, MA
    Mike Schoen Mike Schoen
    Recruiter at Concepts in Staffing
    C++ Programmer – New York City, NY
    Sr. Systems Engineer – Distributed Systems – New York City, NY
    Core Java SOA Developer – New York City, NY
    Steve Weber Steve Weber
    Principal & Recruiter at Access Staffing
    Senior Residential Property Accountant / Analyst – New York, NY
    Divisional Controller – New York, NY
    Controller Financial Reporting and Planning – New York, NY
    Phillip Marquart Phillip Marquart
    Segment Analyst at Pinstripe Talent, INC.
    Territory Manager – Sales Rep. / Trade Marketing – Minot, ND
    Territory Manager – Sales Rep. / Trade Marketing – Stanley, ND
    Territory Manager – Sales Rep. / Trade Marketing – Williston, ND
    Zachary Straub Zachary Straub
    Recruiter at CNI Consulting INC
    Inside Sales Professional – Minneapolis, MN
    Inside Sales Professional – Seattle, WA
    Account Executive – Kansas City, MO
    Mohan Rao Mohan Rao
    Recruitment Professional North America at Innovalus Technological Inc
    Data Network Architect / Consultant – Corning, NY
    Storage Consultant – Corning, NY
    Database Architect – Corning, NY
    Ron Simpson Ron Simpson
    Principal – Search Partner at Hire-Search Group
    Senior Tax Manager – Denver, CO
    Tax Manager – Boston, MA
    Trust & Estate Tax Principal / Senior Manager – San Francisco, CA
    Roger Preble Roger Preble
    President at Cornerstone Search and Consulting
    Senior IT Security Engineer – Greenville, SC
    Senior IT Security Engineer – Charlotte, NC
    Regional Sales Director – Chicago, IL
    Congratulations to them all! For the full list of 200 Corporate Recruitment Professionals and 200 Executive Recruiters, click here.
  • Bad news, you just got one year’s severance

    Sometimes bad news comes in the prettiest packages. One of the commonest I see in the careers business is the generous severance payout. What seems like a gift from the highest graces too often turns out to be bad tidings in disguise.

    The “severance vacation” — that fools’ gold of “time off” that turns a few well-deserved weeks into several empty seasons — has led too many professionals, executives, and high-performers to mistakenly act against their own best interests.

    How can it be that something as seemingly non-controversial as a full year’s “money for nothing” can end up hurting you?

    First off, the severance vacation can lead you into a false sense of security. “I’ve got enough cash put away so that I don’t have to worry for a while” or “I’m in good shape so I don’t need to look right away” are how we hear it from our clients here at TheLadders. This phony freedom from fear lulls you into believing that the future is far away. Instead of your sixth sense flashing warning signals and blaring the alarm siren, your pleasant-enough living situation inhibits you from securing your future cash flows and career prospects.

    That serene sense of calm is harmful. When urgency is low, and the bank account is flush, it seems there’s always a good reason to spend another day contemplating instead of cold-calling. And more time spent on the sidelines leads to ever-worse habits and rustiness. You forget the more obscure industry buzzwords. All that sun leaves you a little slow on the uptake when it comes to the tough interviews. You get softer, you get happier, you get lazier.

    That’s because the alternative — the job search — welcomes avoidance. The job search involves rejection, rejection involves pain, and pain is something most of us want to experience at the gym and not carry through our waking day.

    The pain of the job search is the result of how unusual the job search is relative to the rest of our lives. A job search occurs perhaps twice a decade and involves meeting a lot of strangers so that they can assess you. That the assessment is in regards to your professional ability to meet their specific, narrow, corporate need, does nothing to alleviate your feeling of being a-foot-and-a-half short of puberty and still in braces at the junior high dance. It’s embarrassing.

    It’s true, the job search is the most unusual, unnatural, unenjoyable part of our lives that is, nonetheless, unavoidable. (And avoid it, we try! If Dr. Seuss were still about, he could write a book about the job search entitled “Oh, the excuses you’ll make!”)

    So how to handle the bad news that you got a year’s severance?

    First, a lay-off notice is actually an acceptance letter for your new job — and that job is at Your Job Search, LLC with you as the President and Chief Search Officer.

    You’ll need to negotiate a start date. Give yourself an enjoyable, but manageable, severance vacation: one week if you’re antsy, two weeks if you’re bold, three weeks if you want to follow a flight of fancy.

    Having a tight schedule for your severance vacation will make those days of leisure sweeter for their scarcity, and allow you to tough it out in a better class of airline, hotel, or amusement park. You need to take the break you deserve and recharge your batteries.

    Because once you come back, your new job is full-time. You’ll need to approach it with a seriousness of purpose and dedication to success befitting a professional. And your new job has just one goal – getting yourself into a new seat at a new company getting paid in dollars, not promises or favors.

    So don’t let good fortune ruin your luck. When the breaks go your way, bank your plenty rather than fritter it away, and make a timely transition into your new job-finding job.

    It’s the best way to ensure that you’ll be collecting a year’s pay, and not a year of empty wandering.

  • Please review the other applicants for this job first.

    Would you like to see the name, title, compensation, work history and educational background of each person applying to the same jobs you’re applying to here at TheLadders?

    Well, I can’t show you name, and sometimes I need to truncate the title in order preserve anonymity, but our popular feature "Scout" shows you the compensation, skills, title, work and educational background as well as overall years of experience for each applicant to the jobs posted directly here on TheLadders.

    For obvious reasons, we can’t show you personally identifiable information like current employer.

    But for understanding how realistic your prospects are in 2014, and how stiff the competition is, there’s no better insight on the web, or your phone.

    For example, here’s a closeup of the two parts of an applicant for a Director of Strategic Planning job:

    Vice President of Marketing

    This person’s current title is Vice President of Marketing, their compensation is around $160K, and they have over 15 years experience.

    How you compare

    The other half of the graphic shows you the salaries, years of experience, and education level of all the applicants to the job, and where "you" place. (When you log-in to your account the "you" arrows will accurately reflect the information you’ve given us, so you can compare easily.)

    Here’s an applicant for a VP Technology job, with a degree from Cal and over 15 years experience:

    VP of Technology

    Or a candidate for a Regional Vice President, Sales job:

    Regional Vice President of Sales

    Or a Director, Human Resources position:

    VP / Director of HR

    This information is helpful to you, because it allows you to understand the type of experience and background that others are bringing to their applications for the job, and the landscape of available options as the employer or recruiter may see it.

    From this, you’re better able to determine when you’d be a top prospect for a position, or, alternatively, when you’re kidding yourself about your suitability for a job. When every other applicant is much more experienced or a higher pay-grade than you, it’s best for you to save your clicks for another day.

    And that lets you spend your time more wisely.

    It also looks great on the iPhone and Android, so you can make the most of your airport downtime:

    TheLadders on mobile devices

    Make sure you get all the advantages you need to get to the finish line in the job search by using “Scout”!

  • Employers hiring for May 2014

    We have over seventy 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.

    Joseph Anthony Vaccariello Joseph Anthony Vaccariello
    Owner & Recruiter at Genesis
    Engineering Technician – IA
    Principal Engineer, IC Design – San Jose, CA
    Lead IC Design Engineer – San Jose, CA

    Scott Hensley Scott Hensley
    VP of Sales at Advocate Merchant
    Senior Outside Sales Representative – Indianapolis, IN
    Senior Outside Sales Representative – San Diego, CA
    Senior Outside Sales Representative – Dallas, TX

    Shawndetta Miller Shawndetta Miller
    SR. Executive Recruiter at William W. Professional Staffing
    Software Engineer – Java – Portland, OR
    Software Developer – San Francisco, CA
    Senior Data Scientist – San Francisco, CA

    Kristyn Grasing Kristyn Grasing
    Staffing Consultant at Quest Diagnostics
    Hospital Account Manager – Milwaukee, WI
    Sales Representative – ExamOne – Tampa, FL – Tampa, FL
    Marketing Specialist – Lenexa, KS

    Herald Massey Herald Massey
    Sr. Technical Recruiter at Rangam Consultants Inc
    Java / J2EE Developer – Alpharetta, GA
    Java / J2EE Developer – Warren, NJ
    Business Analyst / Project Manager – Orangeburg, NY

    Lindsay Davis Lindsay Davis
    Executive Recruiter – CPG at The Judge Group
    Marketing Manager, Demand Generation – NJ
    Product Manager – Lancaster, PA
    Senior Trade Marketing Manager – Lancaster, PA

    Elaine Weinberg Elaine Weinberg
    Senior Recruiter at Bradfordgroup Consulting and Staffing
    Mobile Software Engineer, Research – Cincinnati, OH
    Mobile Software Engineer, Research – Philadelphia, PA
    Mobile Software Engineer, Research – Indianapolis, IN

    Frank Merritt Frank Merritt
    CRMS, CITC, Senior Recruiter at Harvard Risk Management Corporation
    Professional Benefits Sales Consultant – Overland Park, KS
    Professional Benefits Sales Consultant – Olathe, KS
    Professional Benefits Sales Consultant – Lawrence, KS

    Mike Cirner Mike Cirner
    Director-Information Technology Recruiting at Fowler Placement Services
    Account Executive – Public Sector – WA
    Account Executive – Public Sector – CA
    SAP Project Manager – NY

    Steve Kohn Steve Kohn
    President at Affinity Executive Search
    Automation Engineer – WI
    Store Manager – WA
    Sales Manager – IL

    Have a great week in your search!

  • 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. You need to go through a lot of maybes and uh-unhs before you find the right YES!

    So you can imagine that famous people who were once not famous got a lot of rejection letters on their way up.

    For example, here’s Bono being turned down by RSO:

    And Andy Warhol getting the gong from the Museum of Modern Art:

    Part of any search for a fit in your career involves the exploration of possibilities. The more possibilities and the more opportunities you explore, the more rejections you’ll receive. But you’ll also get something very valuable with those turn-downs: a better sense of where your talents do belong.

    You see, it takes some effort to find out what we’re not in order to find out what we are, and where we belong.

    So while I know it’s foolish to ask you to enjoy those rejection texts, at the very least, perhaps you can understand the vital role they play in getting you to your destination.

  • Seeking VP, Anything

    “Oh, I’m looking for anything,” you might tell well-meaning friends who ask.

    It’s a problem.

    Because in today’s economy, no employer is looking for a “VP, Anything”, or a “Director of Whatever Needs to Be Done.” They’re looking for an experienced professional who can solve specific problems.

    When you’re thinking about moving jobs, you need to have a brief, pithy assertion of who you are and what you’re qualified to do. It’s important that you be able to explain to an old colleague, or a new connection, in 30 seconds or less, what it is that you’re looking for.

    That’s called an “elevator pitch” – a concise statement of your abilities and goals that can be shared in the time it takes an elevator to go to the top floor.

    Vague and general aren’t helpful:
    “I’m a saleswoman”, or…
    “I’m in logistics”, or…
    “I’m a finance guy”, don’t work because they don’t explain succinctly what you need and how your audience can help.

    No, in the 21st century you need to be more precise and more concrete. You need to describe what you’ve done and what you’re looking to do… specifically.

    So it’s not “I’m a saleswoman” but rather…

    “I’m a sales management professional looking to lead a 100+ person sales organization, and am particularly interested in opportunities leading sales teams going through the transactional-to-relationship-selling transition.”

    It’s not “I’m in logistics” but rather…

    “I’m a logistics team leader who specializes in driving efficiency improvements in established groups, bringing down the cost of production year after year.”

    And it’s not “I’m a finance guy” but rather…

    “I’m a finance guy who enjoys rationalizing finance teams in multi-unit businesses and creating metrics and operating procedures that partner with the business to drive understanding of the underlying levers of growth.”

    You need to be specific and concise in your description of your ambitions, so that your network contacts, your future boss, or an HR recruiter can understand how and where you’ll add value and improve the business.

    So please, avoid the easy temptation to say that you’re looking for anything, and be specific in your job search. It’s the best way to let people know how to help you, and to let companies know how you’ll help them.

    I’m rooting for you!

  • 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.

    Use our easy robots to do your work in the job search and you’ll find out when Spacely Space Sprockets, Cogswell Cosmic Cogs or over 60,000 real employers on TheLadders are hiring:

    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.

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