New Survey Shows Over Half a Million Job Seekers for $100k+ Jobs Used to Find a New Position in 2010

71 percent of those who used to find a new position found the site 'helpful' or 'extremely helpful'

May 17, 2011, 09:00 ET from

NEW YORK, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --, the leading recruitment solution for professional talent ($100k+), today announces the results of a study conducted online by Harris Interactive.  The study of among more than 500 U.S. adults who earn at least $100,000 annually and changed jobs in the past year finds nearly half a million individuals found 'helpful' or 'extremely helpful' in landing their most recent position.  

Despite the economic downturn, 12 percent of people who earn $100k+ changed jobs in 2010. Forty-three percent of these job seekers used during their search, and 71 percent found the site to be beneficial in their job search.  

"Job searching can prove to be difficult in any economy," says Marc Cenedella, Founder and CEO of "We're happy that job seekers turned to us as a trusted partner in their job search, even when times were tough. We expect this number to grow in 2011 as more people look to improve their current employment situation.", founded in 2003, has evolved to become a leading resource in connecting $100k+ job seekers with $100k+ jobs. TheLadders offers members a variety of options for maximizing their career potential as well as their job search including:

  • One-on-One Guidance – Support from a dedicated Job Search Advisor to help make the best use of the site and its services.
  • Pre-Screened Jobs – Pre-screened employment opportunities that meet the requirements of a $100k+ opportunity.
  • Resume Review – Easy-to-understand resume review that assesses its strengths and weaknesses while identifying areas of improvement. 
  • Access to Recruiters – Connections with recruiters and employers who specialize in your area of expertise utilizing a social feature that delivers instant updates about new employment opportunities from the recruiters you've chosen to follow.
  • Career Advice – Stay on track with career advice about every step of the job search process, from resume writing and branding, to interview preparation and salary negotiation.

TheLadders' success in helping $100k+ professionals find a job is a testament to the strong relationships the company has developed with recruiters and hiring managers since it was established.  2010 was a record year, as the company grew over 50 percent, and in 2011 membership on the recruiter and employer side has continued to surge. Nearly 10,000 recruiters are turning to TheLadders to help as a solution for their $100k+ hiring needs.  

"Our unique relationship with both jobseekers and recruiters gives us insight into recruiting and job seeking challenges from both sides of the equation," says Alex Douzet, President and Co-Founder of TheLadders. "In the past year, we've launched an exciting suite of new products that help connect recruiters and hiring managers with pivotal talent even more efficiently."

Passport, a free recruitment solution, allows employers and recruiters to post job advertisements and connect with a pre-screened pipeline of professional level candidates.

Premier offers an additional layer of service providing employers and recruiters the ability to leverage FitFinder™, a feature utilizing a Talent Specialist who personally searches and delivers the top candidates who match a particular position within 48 hours. Through Premier, employers and recruiters will be able to post a $100k+ position on TheLadders, search the database of pre-screened candidates and share updates with a warm talent pool via the social recruiting tool My Pipeline. Overwhelming demand for FitFinder means TheLadders' Talent Specialists are sourcing candidates for more than 2,000 positions per month.  

TheLadders also offers customizable recruiting solutions through their Signature services.  

About The Survey

This survey was conducted in April 2011 online for by Harris Interactive within the United States among 515 adults, 18 years and older who have switched jobs in the past year and earned at least $100,000 a year annually. The data were weighted to bring it in line with the target population.

About is the world's leading online service catering exclusively to the $100k+ job market. TheLadders makes the search for senior talent and senior positions quick and effective. With access to thousands of $100k+ jobs in one place, senior level professionals can get to the next step in their careers faster. Top recruiters value the ability to quickly and easily connect with qualified talent in the sales, marketing, finance, HR, legal, tech and operations industries. In addition to traditional job search services, TheLadders also provides a host of specialized career development resources, including a dedicated job search advisor; an executive resume service; advice from career experts; customized online profiles; and e-mail alerts. Founded in 2003 by Marc Cenedella, is headquartered in New York with offices in London. For more information, please visit, follow us on Twitter or Facebook, or read our blog.

About Harris Interactive

Harris Interactive is one of the world's leading custom market research firms, leveraging research, technology, and business acumen to transform relevant insight into actionable foresight. Known widely for the Harris Poll and for pioneering innovative research methodologies, Harris offers expertise in a wide range of industries including healthcare, technology, public affairs, energy, telecommunications, financial services, insurance, media, retail, restaurant, and consumer package goods. Serving clients in over 215 countries and territories through our North American, European, and Asian offices and a network of independent market research firms, Harris specializes in delivering research solutions that help us – and our clients – stay ahead of what's next. For more information, please visit