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Job Search

5 ways your cover letter can grab a recruiter’s attention

Keep it short, simple, and interesting.

levelling up

How to make the most of informational interviews

Make sure you bring value, too.


How to answer the 5 most important interview questions

Here are the perfect answers.


4 ways to take the initiative after a terrible job interview

Reflect on it — just not for too long.

Marc's Newsletter

Here’s how to supercharge your resume in 38 minutes

So what makes a good resume? The first thing you need to know is what your resume is actually for. The answer may surprise you — and change the course of your career.

The Job Search

How to feel less insecure while applying for new jobs

Keep your confidence up.

Five Tiny Resume Flaws You Can’t Afford to Make

These often overlooked mistakes will make you seem careless.

What Gets Your Resume to the Hiring Manager?

Beat the ATS by tweaking your resume with these simple tips.

3 Bold Moves for Getting the Interview in 2017

How do you grab a recruiter's attention?

9 Tips for Getting the Referrals You Want

Need help getting the right references for your dream job?

7 Little Changes That’ll Make a Big Difference With Your Resume

Wondering how to get recruiters to notice your application?


Powerful resume words that will transform your resume

Optimize your resume with powerful resume words that showcase your true value to recruiters. Grab attention with resume power words that emphasize your talents.

6 Amazing Tools to Create Perfect Digital Resumes and Portfolios

Create game-changing job application documents with these 6 digital profile tools.

9 Resume-Building Tools to Update Your Resume in a Snap

Employers only spend about 6 seconds looking at each resume.

Are you the reason you’re not finding jobs?

3 ways you're sabotaging your own job search.

It’s not you, it’s your resume.

If you're like most people, you have a resume that includes something like this: • Hired as Director, Tri-State Area • Responsible for a budget of $1.

Should You Apply to This Job?

Ask yourself these questions before you submit your next job application.

Lessons learned from my last 1,200 job rejections

I believe in building a brand from the inside out.

Cover Letters

The best cover letters: How to write a great cover letter

The best cover letters zero in on exactly how you’re going to solve problems and add value. A good cover letter makes you stand out from the crowd. Learn how to write a great cover letter from the pros.

Don’t overlook these job-search necessities

How setting specific goals and reading job descriptions can save you hardship in your career search.

Please review the other applicants for this job first.

Want to see who else applied to that open position?

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.

New feature: Removing the anxiety from your next job application

Ladders’ new feature provides insight into where your application stands with recruiters.

How to Leverage Your Smartphone for the Job Search

Get ‘smart’ about your job search to turn your downtime into valuable job-search time.

Navigating the Resume Application Minefield

Craft a resume that clears the gatekeepers and lands in the hiring manager’s hands.