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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

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!


These are the cities gaining and losing the most workers right now

Where have all the workers gone? According to the monthly LinkedIn Workforce Report for April which looks at hiring, skills gaps, and migration trends across the country, and insights into localized employment trends in 20 of the largest U.S. metro areas, workers are flocking to certain cities. The data was looked at through a state tax burden filter, but the report found that job opportunities and affordable housing were the main reasons people were migrating to certain cities. Let's take a look at the cities everyone is flocking to and the ones people are fleeing fast.

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.

How To

Use the element of surprise to shake up your job search

Sometimes you really need to change things up if only to alleviate your own boredom with the process. Here are some fun ideas to inspire you while searching for your next gig.


15 companies where most employees make at least $100K

Looking for a new job but only if you are sure of the salary? Well you are in luck because as of February public companies are now required to disclose a ratio that compares the salary of their CEO with the pay of their median employee. Some of the ratios were a bit to closely aligned with the Economic Policy Institute's estimation that CEOs were making as much as 270 times that of their average workers in 2016.

Office Life

Should you break up with your job? (6 signs it’s time to quit)

Just like a bad romantic relationship, a toxic workplace can have a huge impact on your happiness and mental health. If you feel like you’ve tried every possible compromise but your job is still making you feel burnt out and bored, it might be time to quit your job and move on to the next great opportunity.

Job search

How to respond to ‘Tell me about yourself?’ during an interview

"So, tell me about yourself," the job interviewer says. Your heart sinks instantly. Here's how to respond to this question, even if you were hoping it wouldn't come up in conversation this time.

Job Search

These places are paying workers to relocate there

The labor shortage is so bad in some American cities in the Midwest are resorting to offering people thousands of dollars to relocate and help fill positions.

Career Advice

Get clear on the fear that keeps you in a miserable job

We spend such a significant amount of our lives at work; let’s get clear on the fear that holds you back from getting a new job or making a career change.

Dream Jobs

This might be the best internship (or sun-ternship) of 2018

Days Inn is looking to pay an amateur photographer to travel across the United States for one month this summer, capturing photos of that glorious, orange star in the sky, in America's sunniest cities — from sunrise yoga in San Diego to a sunset sail in Miami.

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.

Dream Jobs

If you’re a New Yorker who wants to visit Hawaii, read this now

Hawaii Tourism United States (HTUSA) is launching Work From Hawaii, a program consisting of six "residencies" for each of the state's main islands — Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and the Island of Hawaii — where you can work remotely in a stunning location or get your side hustle on.


These are the fastest-growing jobs in each state for 2018

For the second year in a row, SmartAsset found the fastest-growing job in every state. Different types of jobs are available in different parts of the country, and it can be immensely valuable for workers today to get ahead of tomorrow’s employment trends.

Personal Finance

This map shows you the best (and worst) cities to make a living

What is the most important measure for your family when it comes to financial security? We suspect it’s the total take-home pay coming into your pocket each year, so we created a map showing the places with the 10 highest and 10 lowest median annual salary earnings in the country.

Highest Paying Jobs

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

Ladders put together a list of the 15 cities hiring the most $100K+ jobs using data from its continuously updated database of high-paying jobs. Check them out and see which cities and their job openings might be right for you.

Dream Jobs

The ultimate summer job: Travel the world and get paid to do it

If you've ever dreamt of traveling the world and exploring new places, now might be your best chance to cross off a few destinations on your bucket list. WOW Air is looking for a travel guide to cover as many of its 38 destinations as you can over the summer.

Office culture

Identifying a toxic work environment before accepting a job

No matter how great the title, the pay, or the role, if a company's culture is toxic, you will regret taking the job. Fortunately, it is possible to spot a toxic culture in advance and save yourself from a bad career move.

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.

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.


5 things you should include in a killer, post-interview thank you (template included)

Sending a post-interview thank you note can really set you apart from other candidates because it signals your continued interest and solidifies a positive impression with the interviewer. Do not underestimate the follow-up! I’ve actually had hiring managers tell me to wait to schedule a second interview until we receive a thank-you note. Yup, it’s that important.

Job search

7 ways to survive a long, lonely unemployment period

While part of you might feel like you lost your identity when you lost your job, there are things you can do to help navigate such an emotionally draining time.


Writing the perfect subject line when you’re looking for a job

With an estimated 269 billion business emails sent every day, it's harder than ever to get yours noticed. And since email is often the first point of contact for job seekers and hiring managers, the subject line can make all the difference.

career change

Why interning in my mid-40s was an invaluable career move

If one could financially afford it, taking an internship or an entry-level job is not necessarily a bad idea. Here are six women who've done it at different times in their lives, and their honest advice to those considering it.

How To

How to (actually) find your purpose

To find your purpose, commit to working on what you love to do every week for at least two years. There are no shortcuts to reach enlightenment.