In this market, there are going to be a lot people that will need to get into job search mode, if they haven’t already. At one time or another we have all participated in the job hunt circus. I personally feel that the job hunting process is worse than a root canal with no anesthetic…but that is just me.
Part of what makes job seeking so tedious is that you have to weed through all the nonsense jobs to get to the good ones. In my opinion if you want to be at the top you start at the top. TheLadders.com is a website that only deals with the top jobs, $100,000+.
Well for that kinda money I guess I could put up with a little discomfort. How about you?
Founded in 2003, TheLadders.com Inc. is a privately held company based in New York City. TheLadders.com is backed by Matrix Partners, a venture capital firm, and a group of private investors, including Kevin Ryan, CEO of DoubleClick and former Board Director at HotJobs.com; Tom Matlack, founder of Megunticook Management; and Robert Chefitz, General Partner at NJTC Venture Fund.
Theladders.com is geared towards the $100k+ job market, by offering premier online job search destinations and content, their targeted sites list over 20,000 new jobs each month. The website has switched things up a bit by charging the job seeker and not the employers, they feel this gives them a more qualified applicant. Job seekers can join the site and post resumes for free, however for detailed information on a job posting the fee is $30 a month.
The company operates its primary consumer destination at www.theladders.com as well as specialized job search Web sites for Sales, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Law, Technology, Operations and all other $100k+ fields. For corporate and executive recruiters, TheLadders.com operates TheLadders for Recruiters, enabling them to easily post and manage job openings.
TheLadders.com also publishes a series of personalized weekly e-newsletters for both members and recruiters. They post articles and tips on their website, topics they cover are job search, interviewing, networking, personal branding, resume, and salary. TheLadders group also provides resume critiques to their paying members. If a critique is not enough, job seekers can pay $675 to have a resume written for them, and $1,375 for a resume on the fly. I found the newsletters, articles, and tips to be very well written and informative, just the thing to keep you motivated and educated during an otherwise overwhelming process.
Lastly, the site gives the job seeker the ability to keep identifying information confidential. Allowing those currently employed job hunters, the anonymity and security to safely peruse the available jobs on the market.
If you have used TheLadders.com or a comparable online job search website I’d love to hear about it….