Challenger, Gray & Christmas Blog

Posted 2 years 12 months ago

Take the survey here:

Each year, Challenger asks HR folks to let us know what their companies plan for the holidays. Are you having a party? Are you handing out bonuses? We want to know!

You can read last year's party report here:... more

Posted 3 years 1 day ago

Challenger, Gray & Christmas Company Profile

Challenger, Gray & Christmas has won a HOT IN 2015 AWARD out of over 16,000... more

Posted 3 years 2 days ago

The discussion will be driven by audience participation, so come ready with all your career and job search questions! Register here: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
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Posted 3 years 2 days ago

Last week, our Vice President in Michigan Rich Spriggle, along with coach Mark Williams, set up shop at the DeVos Place for the 2015 Michigan Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference in Grand Rapids. We were one of 130 exhibitors for over 900 attendees. Here is Mark walking through our services with some of the attendants. Way to go, team Michigan!

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Posted 3 years 3 days ago

Last week, we discussed building your brand, and the resume is the marketing brochure! Your resume needs to focus on results, not characteristics. A results-oriented resume, regardless of format, helps employers reduce the risks that are associated with hiring because they see what you have accomplished as well as your attitudes toward work.

RELATED: What should you put on your resume?

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Posted 3 years 1 week ago

Challenger, Gray & Christmas is a sponsor of this event by the Woman's Board of Winnetka Community House on November 6-8. CEO John Challenger's mother was a founding member of the Woman's Board and our Raheela Anwar was president for two years and is chairing this event.

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Posted 3 years 1 week ago

For most people, boasting about oneself does not come naturally. It is not easy or comfortable to tell someone all the wonderful things you have accomplished. But that is exactly what you need to do if you are seeking a new job. Selling your accomplishments, both in person and on social media, will allow you to craft a successful professional brand.

Of course, there is a fine line between self-confidence and arrogance, so to be successful in winning over the... more

Posted 3 years 2 weeks ago

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A portion of ticket sales will be donated to breast cancer research!

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Posted 3 years 3 weeks ago

That is the question. The answer is simple: Trust your gut.

Your unconscious self, coupled with your gut, is an absolutely amazing thing. It’s probably one of the most miraculous things we as human beings have going for us.

Unfortunately, many of us don’t listen to it; and large numbers of people continue to grind it out at unfulfilling jobs, under unfulfilling leadership.

So… Why don’t we listen to our gut?

Why do folks... more

Posted 3 years 3 weeks ago

Remember you can do this! Regularly review your accomplishments so they stay fresh in your mind when you network. Stay sharp through continued education, or study to obtain a certification in your field. Communicate the frustrations and successes of your job search with family and friends. Searching for a job is in itself a full time job, so keep having fun with your loved ones, and take breaks to relax when needed.... more