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Rip-Off Edition: Who’s trying to sell you a job? (video)

...  sell them jobs -- or the promise of jobs. We've covered TheLadders rip-off again and again, and though it costs only around $30/month, ...  who wasted 22 months before he pulled the plug on TheLadders and shared his story.) Then there are the "executive career ...

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Recruitomatic & The Social Jerk (Or: Why you hate recruiters)

This week we started a "pound Nick with questions" thread -- and you've been pounding! Great questions and topics -- and pointed insights. A recurring theme on that thread is recruiters -- the inept, the inane, the ones who waste your time, and the ones  ...

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Rude Employers: Slam-Bam-Thank-You-Ma’m

...  sources like Monster.com, CareerBuilder, HotJobs, TheLadders to the tune of billions of dollars a year. For what? To ensure a ...

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LinkedIn’s New Button: Instantly dumber job hunting & hiring

...  dollars and pulling a Ladders-type about-face. (Remember TheLadders' "exclusive" services for "executives only?" What a promising concept! Today TheLadders is just another job board selling database access for $15/month to ...

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Looking for a job in America: Got a flashlight?

...  -- yet avoids the big kahuna in the pay-for-jobs rackets: TheLadders. Well-known for greasing the media channels, TheLadders slips through yet another investigative column about employment ...

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How to get noticed for a C-level job

...  egregious example of executive job-hunting roulette is TheLadders, which claims to provide "exclusive" access to its "4.5 million ...

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Good Headhunters: They search for living resumes

...  why you find expired three-year-old jobs on services like TheLadders, and it's why you get e-mails from spaghetti headhunters long after ...

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Recruiting: Have employers put on their thinking caps?

...  using "keywords" and "semantic analysis algorithms." TheLadders, Monster, CareerBuilder and that ilk are fascinating businesses -- ...

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Harvard Webinar Audio: Can I stand out in the talent glut?

...  for me, after he got burned by one of the job boards -- TheLadders. After wasting 14 months applying for between 600-700 C-level jobs on TheLadders, he now describes that "exclusive" service for "$100k+ jobs" as "a ...

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Toilet paper resumes: More feels better?

...  get them. Job boards like Monster.com, CareerBuilder, TheLadders and even the WSJ's very own job board are ready to charge you for ...

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