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TheLadders’ rigid set of criteria

...  $100K+ CANDIDATES." With the re-design of its web site, TheLadders now claims "Exclusively $100K+ jobs. Exclusively $100K+ ...  that owns a thesaurus. (Sorry, I'm not linking you to TheLadders web site. I won't contribute to their traffic.) We've had no ...  change in the story, the facts or the language. Liars at TheLadders still exposes the garbage-in, garbage-out database that Ladders ...

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An open letter to recruiters who use TheLadders: Stop complaining

...  posting about TheLadders has more comments on it than any blog entry I've ever written ...  for InfoWorld). What's interesting is that no one defends TheLadders. Even people with embarrassing stories about wasting their money ...  a comment about how she has found some good candidates on TheLadders. I'm posting my reply here because, well, it's my blog and I can ...

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The dope on TheLadders

...  written before about TheLadders' veneer of exclusivity and the mass-market business model underneath it. When a paying customer of TheLadders recently shared the transcript of a customer-service "chat" she had ...  had to hit this topic again. The misrepresentations TheLadders makes on its web site are beyond the pale. "Only $100k+ Jobs. Only ...

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TheLadders: Going down?

...  watcher Cheezhead reports that job-board web-site TheLadders may be for sale. I agree. In Silicon Valley, it's an old story. Does ...  billions of dollars to Monster.) Did Cenedella start TheLadders to create value? The biz started out auspiciously enough. It was ...

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Is wrong information being given out at Glassdoor?

In the January 29, 2019 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter we consider the implications of a stunning Wall Street Journal investigation of Glassdoor "company reviews." What is Glassdoor serving its customers? A Wall Street Journal investigation suggests th ...

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The campaign to kill HR

...  Indeed, LinkedIn, Monster, CareerBuilder and TheLadders, among others. Here's another example of a commercial that kills ...

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Why cattle-call recruiting doesn’t work

In the February 6, 2018 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a manager who complains about irresponsible job applicants gets a lesson on the recruiting problem employers create. Question I am a manager looking for reasons why candidates that apply for my jobs  ...

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Who’s behind the SevenFigureCareers recruiting scam?

...  Barty, they should have sued Chrest personally. As in TheLadders case, individual victims need not hire lawyers. As more evidence and ...  class action is likely the best legal strategy. (See TheLadders: How the scam works and Federal Court OK’s Suit Against ...

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7F: Anatomy of A Recruiting Scam

7F -- it sounds cool, or it sounds foreboding. In Yoakum, Texas it's a cattle brand used by a family ranch for generations. Here, it's a recruiting scam that members of this community started chronicling in the comments section of this article. The logo at ...

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SevenFigureCareers: Threats and fraud

When someone threatens a member of this community, I get upset. For the past 10 days I've been doing research on SevenFigureCareers to find out who's behind it. I found myself going down an Internet wormhole. Now I'm back out. SevenFigureCareers SevenF ...

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