Articles about Hiring

Hiring

Jeff Bezos told Amazon execs to consider these 3 questions before offering someone a job

Amazon is always looking to fill a ton of jobs.

Leadership

Suspect your new hire won’t make it? 4 mistakes to avoid

Leaders fall into some common “traps” when confronted with the new hire who is stumbling. Here are 4 of the most common pitfalls and how to avoid them.

Highest Paying Jobs

15 companies hiring for $100K+ jobs with really awesome Instagram accounts

How did we live before Instagram? Well we probably didn't have our nose in our phones as much, but seriously an Instagram account can say so much about a company and the people who work for it. 

Job search

Can you wait till the application deadline to apply? Don’t be so sure

Some may see an application deadline and think, "Sweet, I have weeks to prepare my cover letter," but career experts caution against waiting too long.

Highest Paying Jobs

These are the 15 cities with the most $100K+ jobs in August 2018

Ladders put together a list of the 15 cities hiring the most $100K+ jobs in August using data from its continuously updated database of high-paying jobs.

Highest Paying Jobs

These are the Top 15 companies hiring for $100K+ jobs in August 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 August 2018.

News

These are the industries with the most dissatisfied employees

Over 1,000 employees were surveyed about what frustrates them in their current careers and these were the top industries citing the most dissatisfaction. 

Success

4 characteristics of leaders who get hired and promoted

Want to be valued by the leaders in your own organization? John Hall would encourage you to work well with your team, be data-centric, results-oriented, and operate with integrity.

News

Research: Women who downplay gender get ahead at work

What does it mean to lead authentically when you are a woman in power? Do you play up the fact that you are a woman or do you hide it? New research advises women to leave gender out of it, finding it to be a limiting construct.

Job Search

The best and worst things to put in your cover letter, according to 9 HR experts

We asked career experts and hiring managers what cover letters have left lasting impressions on them, and they shared the best and the worst cover letters they’ve ever seen.

Success

This is what makes a great recruiter

Whatever their approach, the best recruiters all possess certain internal traits that help them succeed — behavioral mechanics conducive to excellence.

Job Search

What to do when your top choice hasn’t called with a decision

Follow through with these five tips for when your top choice hasn’t called with an offer. The right offer will come and it will be worth the wait

Personal Finance

A six-figure salary in San Francisco is now considered ‘low income’

In the Bay Area having a salary of $117,400 qualifies you as "low income" in some counties, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. WHAT?!

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.

Success

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.

Resume

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.

Hiring

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.

Interview

How to overcome awkward silence in an interview

We’ve all been there: You’re in an interview and everything is seemingly going well. Then, suddenly, the conversation hits a lull. Do you speak first to fill the awkward-feeling silence? Do you wait for your interviewer to lead the way? What body language do you express?

Office Life

Why hiring an ‘average’ employee can be dangerous

Every leader knows that bad employees are bad for business, but average employees can be even worse. A recent study suggested a reason why, saying that average employees' performance ratings do not indicate future performance.

Job Search

Your interviewer looks bored … Now what? How to handle 5 awkward interview situations

Hiring isn’t easy, and interviewees often forget that there is a real person on the other side of the table. That’s why what’s always stood out to me is a candidate’s ability to treat the interview as a conversation, rather than a high-pressure game show. But sometimes, no matter how well prepared or personable you are, things can go wrong.

Leadership

Want to hire people who are emotionally intelligent? Do these 5 things

Don’t let your next hiring decision be one that you’ll regret. The strategies that follow will help ensure you make a great hire.

resume

9 ways to ruin your resume in the eyes of hiring managers

Simply Hired surveyed more than 850 current and former hiring managers in the U.S., showing that the most popular way to ruin your resume is by having "a few or more grammatical errors" in the mix, at 84%.

Office Life

5 signs you hired the wrong candidate for the job and what to do about it

Sometimes, a new hire turns out to be the wrong one. Here are five signs you didn't pick the right person for the job, and what to do about it.

Job search

Do recruiters read cover letters?

The answer may surprise you.

Technology At Work

A.I. is redefining the meaning of ‘human’ in human resources

Artificial intelligence is transforming the modern human resource department by providing a variety of new data-driven tools.