Ladders Resume Review

Ladders Resume Review

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Ladders Resume

Your goal is to get an offer, right? Ladders helps you increase your chances of getting a call back or an interview, or even a job offer. There are plenty of ways to use this. For example, if you want to apply for several jobs at once, the site makes it easy to do that. This is a free service that allows you to send personal summaries and full-length resumes to multiple employers at once.


Now in its third edition and optimized to advance careers in 2021, this best-selling resume guide gives you all you need to know in a quick 90 minute read. From the author of America’s largest career advice newsletter, Ladders Resume Guide shares best practices and expert advice for writing a great resume without overthinking it. Informed by the millions of members at Ladders $100K+ community, and the recruiters and hiring managers who hire them, this guide makes it easy to greatly improve your resume in a singI have subscribed to The Ladders website and emails for several years, and when I first learned that Marc Cenedella was publishing the Resume Guide I wanted a copy to: (1) consolidate the tidbits of advice they have provided over the years, and (2) use it to help my kids with their resumes. While doing so, I decided I should apply what we were learning to my own resume, which was about 20 years overdue for an overhaul, and which I would need as a resume for consulting when I retire in several months. (Source:

I was very disappointed by Marc’s book because it kept setting me up for information that never came. For example, the book included a picture of Leonardo da Vinci’s resume but no sample of the perfect resume Marc was describing. Although there is a link at the end of the book to a sample resume on Ladders, I would have appreciated a section-by-section representation of what your resume should look like as it is built. (Source: www.amazon.com)


Although Marc discusses the importance of keywords, he offers no help as to how you identify which keywords are important to a specific employer. Do you find them in the body of the job description, in the list of duties, in the required skills, or all three? Different job postings use different keywords for similar skills, so I make sure to use the ones relevant to that particular posting. Marc favors having one do-it-all resume, but I can’t imagine what that would look like if you include all possible keyw

He has written previously about not including salary figures in job applications and I certainly would not include my pay grade on a resume. But online recruiting software frequently asks for your salary expectations. This is a lazy way to determine whether a candidate is worth considering and it can knock you out of the running if you come in too high or too low. (Source: www.amazon.com)


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