Articles about Resume

Cover Letter

4 ways you’re killing your cover letter

We've all messed up a cover letter by using specific words and phrases— here's what else has most likely happened to you, and why you shouldn't even think about going down these paths.

Job Search

How to stand out when competing for a summer internship

The 5 types of internship applications a company receives, detailed pros and cons of each type and examples of how peers are applying for internships and how you can snatch those opportunities for yourself with the best possible application!

Highest Paying Jobs

These are the Top 15 companies hiring for $100K+ jobs in May

To help you find what you are looking for, Ladders has compiled this list of companies hiring for the highest paying jobs as of May 2018.

Job Search

Words and phrases you should never include in your cover letter

It goes without saying that you always want to present yourself in the best possible light when you’re job searching. From how you structure your resume to what you say during a job interview, it all counts towards (and against) you during the selection and hiring process.

Job search

If your resume shows any of these 7 things, it may cost you a job

While 75% of millennials think "job hopping" looks good, new numbers show that this may not be the case for tech employees. New research from staffing firm Robert Half Technology found that "frequent job hopping" was the most frowned upon thing among CIOs evaluating job candidates.

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.

job search

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.

job search

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.