A reader (“Michael”) who is fed up with TheLadders sent along a copy of an e-mail he received a couple of days ago from Marc Cenedella, CEO of TheLadders. Cenedella sends these pep talks to his “members” several times a week.
For those of you who are scratching your heads, this e-mail is the product. This is what you buy from TheLadders. Mark Cenedella sells encouragement. Nothing more. Imagine sitting on a beach somewhere, dashing these e-mails off every couple of days for a living, while a few data base humps keep the servers going…
Financial Planning & Analysis, New York, NY
CFO Local Media, New York, NY
Director of Financial, New York, NY
Chief Financial Officer, New York, NY
Chief Accounting Officer, New York, NY
More Jobs You Might Like… Happy first summer Monday, Michael!
What’s your favorite part of these long summer days? Family excursions with the kids to the zoo or the beach? Backyard barbeques? Blockbuster movies in an air-conditioned theater?
Whatever your top summertime activities, the warm weather even takes a little bit of the chill off that cold, cold economy that’s affected so many of us. Enjoy it!
I want you to recharge those solar cells, Readers – but I also want you to hone your competitive edge during a season too many people write off as dog days for job hunting.
This is your moment to take the initiative. This is your time to prove to hiring managers you’re committed to your job search.
Get that resume in order, whether you seek help from one of our writers or elsewhere. Dig into our Career Advice section for tips on perfecting your brand, your networking and interview skills – even your wardrobe. And never stop checking those job listings and applying for the ones that fit you.
Summer is a perfect time to prove to employers (and to yourself) that you’re serious about going after the big game – and positioning yourself at the head of the pack when September rolls around.
OK, Readers, have a great week! I’ll be rooting for you!
Founder & CEO
Yah, Cenedella is rooting for you, while he counts those monthly membership fees. More Jobs You Might Like, Sucker. (Yah, I know lots of Ladders members who “Might Like.”) You won’t see a job, but you will definitely get a reliably chipper e-mail from Marc every few days, written by an ace copy writer, cheering you on to buy a new resume, have a barbecue, go to a movie, get serious about the big game, take the kids to the zoo, and get to the head of the pack because what’s not to like? Ain’t this a great e-mail? Keep that $30 per month payment active and I’ll keep you on my mailing list. Hell, I’ll keep you on the list anyway. (You’re too dumb or desperate to know the difference, dear Reader…)
Reader Michael adds this note:
If you are a candidate for a financial position, and avail yourself of every financial job posting they have nationwide and simply compute the odds of landing a job with postings as a numerator and active membership as the denominator, you reach no other conclusion other than this is a cruel joke being perpetrated on increasingly desperate people looking for employment who simply don’t have $30 per month to waste on a scam. If I am right, this thing really has “Madoff” characteristics about it. Madoff never had the capital or results he was reporting quarterly. Cenedella doesn’t have the legitimate job listings or scarcely the statistical probability that anyone will get a job by subscribing to his services.
So, dear Reader, enjoy these warm summer days while the cold, cold economy bites your family in the ass! And keep sending those payments in… Ok, Readers, have a great week! I’ll be rooting for you! (Uh, could you please send me a check, too? I don’t write these posts just for fun, eh?)
Founder & CEO
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