Especially in a tight labor market, if you are a desirable candidate with a strong skill set, it may seem that you are holding all the cards. But until you get the offer letter, you are just another candidate.
Consider this scenario: you are interviewing, everything is going well, until a question comes up that may turn everything upside down. The question could be any of these, or many others, for that matter:
Challenger's own David Pinette, Heather Dolan, and Marnie Joyce hosted a few dozen human resources leaders at the Ainsworth Midtown in Manhattan this week. The event was to celebrate the recent landings from the NYC Challenger Executive HR Group (CEHRGNY). Both current group members along with many alumni were in attendance to celebrate the members' new roles.
U.S.-based employers announced plans to cut 40,023 jobs from their payrolls in April, down 34% from the 60,587 cuts announced in March. This is the lowest monthly total since last August, when 38,472 cuts were announced, according to a report released Thursday from global outplacement and business and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.