Articles about Job Search
This is how you can tell when someone is lying on their resume
Ladders talked with Amanda Augustine, career advice expert for TopResume, to try to understand the motivation behind embellishing on your resume and how you can tell when someone is.
This is why not taking that job we wanted haunts us
When you look back over your career regrets, you're more likely to be haunted by the job you did not take than the work mistakes you actually did make. Why? A new paper published in the journal Emotion has looked into why inaction stings longer than other failures.
Survey: Workers in these cities like the option to telecommute the most
New data from global staffing firm Robert Half shows that people in San Francisco and Los Angeles look for the possibility of telecommuting "at least some of the time" when considering a job more than those in other cities surveyed.
Twitter shares the strangest things people have seen on a resume
There are a million ways to go wrong when it comes to your resume, but some things stand out as really odd. That being said, call for users to drum up the craziest things they've ever seen on one produced some truly unique tweets.
Are you living to work or working to live? (And does it really matter?)
We want to have our cake and eat it too — but in this day and age, it seems that women are always being told to choose. For those of us not interested in that narrative, how do you find a career that can satisfy your personal and professional needs — while pursuing your passion?
How to answer the salary expectation question in online job applications
What are your salary expectations? This is the minefield every job seeker must navigate carefully. But what if you are at the beginning of your job hunt and are asked while filling out a job application on a website?
12 high-paying side jobs you can do in your free time
If you’re looking to earn some extra money, gain experience in a new field or industry, fill some free time, or find a summer gig, side jobs can fill all of these wishes.
Words you should never say to a hiring manager during an interview
One answer to a hiring manager kills most interviews. Why? Because everyone between you and the CEO doesn’t want your vision or ideas. That stuff costs money. They want you to work on their vision and their ideas. They don’t need yours.
Want a full-time remote job with benefits? Follow your favorite bloggers
Remote work is highly desirable for the flexibility it offers employees. But if freelancing or running a business isn’t for you, what’s a smart way to find a full-time job, with a salary and benefits, that lets you work from home or wherever you want?
How being fired can be great and why everyone should experience it at least once
Let me explain why I think being fired is one of the best things that can happen to you and why everyone should be fired at least once in their lives.
How to instantly improve your LinkedIn profile headline
There is a proven LinkedIn profile headline formula that isn’t about catchy taglines (“The pro you’ve been looking for”) or meaningless buzzwords (“Innovator, Influencer, Omnipotent”) — but ACTUALLY increases the number of searches you appear in and leads to more profile clicks.
These are the 50 companies where you are most likely to be promoted
You can like the company you work for, but do you think you will be able to grow as a professional there? Do you see opportunities within the company you'd like to pursue or do you feel very siloed? After all, 90% of Millennials say that moving up in a company and annual raises are the main components that would keep them at the same company for 10 years.
LinkedIn Jobs will help you track your potential commute times
When it comes to work, we all know that getting there is half the battle — which is why a new feature could come in handy. LinkedIn announced that its new "Your Commute" capability will let users see how long it'll take to travel to a position as they scour LinkedIn Jobs on their mobile device.
How to address an employment gap in your resume
You made it to the interview, but you know there's a glaring employment gap on your resume. Here's how to talk about it the right way.
What a recruiter actually cares about seeing on you resume
In my eight years as a recruiter at an investment bank, I reviewed thousands of resumes. I’ve seen and learned a lot, from the importance of proofreading to the art of formatting. It’s enough to know that there isn’t one acceptable format or approach to creating an awesome resume.
These are the Top 15 companies hiring for $100K+ jobs in June 2018
To help you find what you are looking for, Ladders has put together this list of companies hiring for the highest paying jobs as of June 2018.
The Do’s and Don’ts for writing your first post-grad resume
As a post-grad, it can often feel like the whole world is at your fingertips, but you have no clue where to start the career search. To help you set yourself up well as you kick off the beginning of your career, we’re tackling the first and greatest hurdle you might face: writing your resume.
Why you shouldn’t contact a hiring manager before an interview
The hiring manager (who should be the key interviewer) is typically very busy and doesn’t have the time to coach you on your interview. There is also nothing in it for them — so you’re burning their time. They may be recruiting for several different positions at once and have a healthy candidate pipeline for each.
25 questions to ask a mentor
Here’s how it works: Before every meeting with your mentor, prepare one question from each of these categories: stories, situations, self-awareness, and skill building.
9 lifestyle choices that are sabotaging your job search
Sarching for a job can feel like another full time job and it takes fortitude, commitment, and loads of self-compassion. Your lifestyle choices may be helping or cramping your job search. Here are 9 lifestyle choices that might be sabotaging your search.
Why social media could be your secret weapon to scoring that next job
It’s not common to think that social media and job searching go perfectly hand in hand. In fact, many people keep their accounts private “just in case.” While we agree that you shouldn’t be posting your fourth time doing a shot-ski to Instagram for the world to see, if you’re smart about how you use social media, it could help you score your next job.
These are the states with the best and worst jobs in 2018
Wallethub put together a list of the most attractive states for employment, by comparing the 50 states across 29 key indicators of job-market strength, opportunity and a healthy economy. They also looked at employment growth to median annual income to average commute time.
“Cool” job! Different words attract job candidates in different cities
If you're an employer seeking top candidates, think carefully about describing a job you need to fill as "cool."
The mobile Millennial: What to know about relocating for a job
Have you ever read a job description that perfectly matched your skill set or received an offer from a company that you were very interested in … and then realized it required relocating?
8 signs you’re using LinkedIn totally wrong
You surely know by now that LinkedIn is one of the best networking, job search, research, and general professional growth tools out there. But how do you know if you’re using it right? Or maybe the most impactful, even if dramatic, way to think about it: How do you know if you’re using it wrong? Here are 8 signs that you’re using the platform incorrectly.