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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.

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When the kid interviewing you says you’re too old

One of the things I was most surprised by when I got into the jobs business over a decade ago was the prevalence and practice of age discrimination in hiring right here in the USA.

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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.

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My single best tip for a job interview

When it gets to that part of the interview with your future boss where they ask, "well, do you have any questions for me?", say yes, and ask this.

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This is how I learned to get Millennials to stop asking about promotions

Everyone can learn great things from this generation.

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I hope you will be treated unfairly

Chief Justice John Roberts gave a remarkable commencement speech last month: Now the commencement speakers will typically also wish you good luck and extend good wishes to you.

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I had a bad day

It all went so wrong, so very, very wrong — right from the start.

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Hey look, I don’t agree with what your critics say about you

A word to the wise on the day before the 4th of July: It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better.

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You’ll be hired by a stranger

While you’re reviewing the tens of thousands of job openings on Ladders this week, here are three ways you might be sabotaging your own job search.

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Amazon buys your company

Amazon bought Whole Foods on Friday, which means that pretty much any company could be next?

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Today marks the highlight of my life

You have it within you to have the highlight of your life in the decade ahead. Will you start, today, on achieving it, on jumping from the mountaintop?

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Are you surprised by who predicted the future? You will…

We are living in the age of miracles and wonder. And this Memorial Day weekend, let us be thankful for the everyday magic we have in our lives.

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Three clever ploys for dealing with dumb job interview questions

We’ve written about “The 12 Habits of Genuine People” at Ladders News, but what happens when your interviewer isn’t genuine?

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I just want to say how much I appreciate the work you’re doing

Sharing your gratitude for the people around you is a great way to help yourself, your career, your community, and your state of mind.

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I just want to say how much I appreciate the work you’re doing

Sharing your gratitude for the people around you is a great way to help yourself, your career, your community, and your state of mind.

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Can you name 10 companies you’d work for?

There was a time when you could count on your employer to take care of you for the long haul.

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What’s your secret list of companies you’d love to work for?

There was a time when you could count on your employer to take care of you for the long haul. You’d graduate college, join a large corporation, stay there for forty years and retire clutching a gold watch. The company laid out your career path, your pension, and your progression through assignments.

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Did you deserve that raise?

Most of the advice out there on how to get a raise is focused on the wrong end of the process.

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Did you deserve that raise? Here’s how to get it

There’s nothing that is ever going to earn you a raise better than out-performing. If you don't perform, you won't get that bump.

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Even a genius has to sell himself… the resume of Leonardo da Vinci

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”.

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Videos today: Tanks at offsites, failed trust falls, and a 14-mile-tall skyscraper

Ladders’ Video team is on a roll.

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Jobs you won’t find on LinkedIn or Indeed

If you’re not using Ladders, you may very well be missing out on high-paying jobs from top companies such as Snapchat, Twitter, Pioneer Natural Resources, Taboola, Gusto and many, many more.

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? Get a pay increase at over 10,000 companies ?

Your company wants to pay you more.

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The better way to get people to help you network

Here's an easy way to turn dreaded employment networking into deadly effective bonding: When you're networking, ask for a reference, not a job.

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Won’t you get ignored if you’re this vague?

"Oh, I'm looking for anything,” you might tell good friends who ask.