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Check Out the Competition With TheLadders Scout

By January 23, 2013

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TheLadders Scout

Interested in how you measure up to the competition when you are applying for jobs?  TheLadders has added a new feature which allows users to view information on the credentials of applicants they are competing against for an interview.

TheLadders Scout gives job seekers a view of the job market competition and what's happening with applications for the jobs they are interested in. Scout users can see who else is interested in the same job, as well as who has already applied. For each applicant, you can see an anonymous profile, showing you their previous experience and areas of expertise.

Candidates can view the following information about the competition:

  • Years of experience
  • Education level
  • Areas of expertise
  • Current job title
  • Current salary

What makes this a useful tool is that if you check out the competition prior to applying for a job, you can decide if it makes sense to apply. It might not if your qualifications are lacking. If it does make sense to apply, you can target your application and cover letter to highlight the ways in which you stand out from the competition.

After you apply, Scout will continue to provide updates with information about other applicants, and will include any feedback they have received from recruiters.

TheLadders basic membership (preview of job titles) is free. Premium membership plans start at $25 per month.

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