What not to include in a CV

Job interview - what not to include in a cv

Knowing what to include in your CV is important. But it’s just as important to know what not to include in a CV. With so many applications being sent for just the one role you can’t afford to make any errors. You will certainly be up against some stiff competition! So it’s vital that you … Read more

How to clean up social media for jobs

How to clean up social media for jobs

In this guide we look at how to clean up social media for jobs. The article is written with job seekers in mind but every employee should keep this principles in mind as inappropriate social media posts could lead to dismissal. Pretty much everybody has some kind of social media account or a digital footprint. … Read more

Do I need to include references on my CV?

do i need to include references on my cv

If you’re wondering ‘do I need to include references on my CV’, this guide will help you decide. Are references even necessary? You don’t have to include references on your CV. The employer will ask you for two references if they intend to offer you the job anyway. So if you’re struggling for space on … Read more

Personal Technology: A Lesson in Office Etiquette

Job seeker with device

With new technology comes a new set of workplace etiquette rules. Learn how to maximize your productivity and keep the peace with your office mates. EDITORS’ NOTE: This article originally appeared on CommPRO.biz: Tech Gadgets Contributing to Decline in Workplace Etiquette. Technology can be a great time-saver or a time-sink, depending on the platforms you’re using and … Read more

C-Suite Talk with LearnVest’s Alexa von Tobel

In the office

Alexa von Tobel, CFP and Founder/CEO of LearnVest.com, talks to TheLadders about job security, financial planning and career advice. You took a leave of absence from Harvard Business School in 2008 to launch LearnVest. What led you to create this organization? What is their mission? When I was graduating from college and headed to a job on Wall … Read more

C-Suite Talk with MeeGenius’ Wandy Hoh

At a conference

Wandy Hoh, Co-founder & CEO of MeeGenius!, talks about becoming a “mompreneur” with a mission, the culture she’s built at MeeGenius, and how the company is growing by leaps and bounds! After more than 10 years working in the investment world, you left to start MeeGenius. What led you to create this organization? What is … Read more

Interview questions you should never answer

In an interview

Know your rights so you’re never caught off-guard during an interview. There are certain questions that are off-limits during an interview. However, it’s not uncommon for an inexperienced interviewer to sneak in a question or two that are considered inappropriate or in some cases, against the law. As a job seeker, it’s important to not … Read more

4 ways to waste your internship

Trained at work

Avoid these mistakes to make the most of your internship. Internships are an essential part of every student’s college career. They can clarify job goals, build resume experience and grow a network of professional contacts – all of which will help you land full-time work after graduation. However, landing the internship is only half the … Read more

Spring into happiness

Working at pc

Spring is upon us! For most of us, spring evokes familiar images of Easter eggs, flowers, and longer, warmer days to come. However, according to our members, spring is also the time of year when you’re happiest with your job. Across the country, employees report the biggest increase in job satisfaction when winter weather gives … Read more

Sweat the details

Preparing a CV

Did you know that today is National Grammar Day? The holiday was established in 2008 by Martha Brockenbrough, founder of the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar (SPOGG) and author of Things That Make Us [Sic], to remind people to ‘speak well, write well, and help others do the same.” In today’s saturated job market, it’s in your best interest … Read more