Articles about Resume

Job search

This magic bullet email can land you a job

Sending this winning email to your dream company can get you noticed...and even hired.

Job search

Is it true that recruiters reject a resume in six seconds?

Recruiters actually reject resumes very quickly for reasons beyond being unqualified. Here are 5 things recruiters make snap decisions on that you may not realize.

Interview

25 interview questions to land you the job

I’ve assembled the following 25 job interview questions for you to ask the HR person, the recruiter, the hiring manager, and the other people with whom you interview.

Career Change

6 job search tips to consider that will enhance your success

Instead of just basking in that good news and hoping the market does the work for you, adopt a proactive attitude to help beat the competition.

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These are the simple reasons you’re not getting hired

It’s terribly unnerving when you don’t know why employers are passing you over for jobs, and they aren’t exactly forthcoming with their reasons … until now.

Job Search

Survey: 64% of applicants are better on paper than in person

You can have the best credentials in the world, but when you show up to the interview, you'd better deliver. New research shows that a surprising 64% of senior managers report that it's common for a job candidate with a great resume to not deliver at the interview.

Advice

I’m not 54 years old. I’m 22 with 32 years experience

The time is right to address the inequality of blatant ageism in certain industries.

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Four simple steps to refresh your job search for spring

Take these simple steps now to bring some of that spring cleaning spirit to refresh your job search.

Job search

4 steps for choosing a new career

Hint: If the prospect of changing careers makes you feel more excited than overwhelmed, the time is probably right.

Career Advice

How to make a long term career plan actually work

When we use the resume as the end, rather than a means to an end, 10 years down the line we’ll be left with a nice-looking piece of paper asking ourselves “where am I?”

Advice

If you use one of these photos on LinkedIn, employers won’t take you seriously

There are a whole lot of ways your profile photo on LinkedIn can go wrong. Here's what not to do when it comes to selecting your image.

Job Search

Resume tips for high-level positions in IT, finance and marketing

There are critical profession-specific considerations to keep in mind, depending on your specialty. Here are the top three executive resume types to give you a picture of how you should differentiate yourself accordingly.

Highest Paying Jobs

These are the top 15 companies hiring for $100K+ jobs in March 2018

Are you looking for a job? To help you find what you are looking for, Ladders has compiled this list of companies hiring for the most $100K+ jobs as of March, 2018. Ladders puts this data together using its continuously updated database of the highest paying jobs.

Job search

Four steps to simplifying your job search

When you’re looking for work, you have enough to worry about. Don’t make your job hunt more complicated than it needs to be — follow these four steps to start simplifying your job search.

Job search

7 social media habits that disqualified candidates, according to hiring managers

What parts of your social media presence can determine whether or not you get the job?

Job Search

You’re probably using one of these “buzzwords” on your LinkedIn profile, but is that a good thing?

While there are already a bunch of super annoying phrases that people use at work, LinkedIn recently released the 2018 list of “buzzwords” that people use the most in their profiles.

Job Search

These are the best skills to include in your resume

To create a resume that actually works, you need to know how recruiters are going to read it.

News

This Steve Jobs 1973 job application was so bad you literally won’t believe it

Even the founder of Apple could be lazy at times, as an application by the then-18-year-old shows.

Job search

4 reasons why your job offer disappeared into thin air

Scoring a job — only to hear that the offer is no longer on the table — can be pretty painful. But while taking back a job offer might have legal ramifications for the employer, here are some potential reasons it could happen to you.

Resume

These are the 25 magic resume words that will land you the job: Ladders 2018 Resume Guide

Finding enough different verbs to say “I did it” in a clever way is often a struggle for professionals writing their resumes. It's important that every bullet point in your resume include a success verb, not just an active verb. Here's what they are. From the Ladders 2018 Resume Guide.

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This is the single biggest mistake you’re making with your resume: Ladders 2018 Resume Guide

If there’s one trick to getting your resume right, it’s understanding that your resume is not about you. This is the biggest resume mistake, and how to get your resume template right. From the Ladders 2018 Resume Guide.

Words at Work

18 words and phrases smart people never include on their resumes

While it can be tempting to load a bunch of jargon and glowing language on your resume, there are certain terms and phrases that you should avoid.

Resume

Ladders 2018 Resume Guide

Ladders 2018 Resume Guide provides resume help, best practices and expert advice for how to write a resume, professional resume templates, resume formats and layouts, and effective resume writing advice for fast-rising and mid-career professionals.

Words at Work

Don’t mess up these words on your resume

These are words people commonly mess up at work. Don't let it happen to you, if you want to be considered a consummate professional.

Advice

Study: This is exactly how much you can brag on your resume before it backfires

Bragging about ourselves on cover letters and resumes can influence a hiring manager's decision. Self-promotional language works — up to a point.