September 20th was quite the day for TheLadders! After lots of hard work, we officially opened our doors to all career-driven professionals looking for their next big opportunity. We’ve found a lot of success with the $100k+ salaried workforce and are excited to share that with everyone else. To celebrate this launch, we hosted our very first Career Carnival that same day.
What is a Career Carnival, you ask? Well, it’s not your average job fair. Located at the South Street Seaport in our very own New York City, we organized an afternoon of games, prizes, and career advice. Perhaps some of you checked it out? It was a lot of fun and a perfect afternoon break for those working in the area.
As is the case with all carnivals, we made sure to include games that tested your throwing abilities (Waste Basketball), speed (Tie Tying Race – my personal favorite!), and hand-eye coordination (Professional Ping Pong). And, although there wasn’t a dunk tank holding that co-worker you secretly dislike, we did have 3 copy machine piñatas to help relieve all of those job search frustrations. If you’ve seen the movie “Office Space”, this is ringing some bells for you. If not, just know that it was fun, exciting, and there were great prizes to be found inside!
Most importantly, we had a Career Advice booth offering visitors free career advice from some of our certified experts. They were also able to pick up a free copy of our best-selling book, “You’re Better Than Your Job Search”. It truly was a great way to get a jump start on that job search while having a little fun in the process.
Kelly-Marie Bermudez is the Marketing Manager for Online Acquisition at TheLadders. When she’s not introducing customers to TheLadders, she’s discovering new restaurants, cheering on her METS, and travelling the world little by little.