Challenger, Gray & Christmas Blog

Posted 3 years 10 months ago


Regardless of where you stand on the political spectrum, there is no denying that politics today seem more divisive and contentious. This contentiousness can easily spread into our personal lives, as we exchange views on the issues and the candidates with friends, family and co-workers. We are curious to know whether political discussions... more

Posted 3 years 10 months ago

It’s said that the loss of one’s job is second in grief only to the loss of a loved one. If that isn’t tough, I’m not sure what is. Career changes are humbling experiences. There’s no easy way around it.

Our egos take a hit... Our mental chatter begins...
“Where did I go wrong?”
“How did I get here?”
“What will my family think?”
“Am I a failure?”
“Will I EVER find a new job?”

Down the spiral of negativity you... more

Posted 3 years 11 months ago

Many people find it difficult to brag about themselves. However, it is imperative in an interview. More than half of the people interviewing for jobs fail to win an offer simply because they failed to sell their accomplishments.

The natural tendency for most job seekers is to behave modestly in a job interview. Although humility is usually an attractive trait, it will work against... more

Posted 3 years 11 months ago

Pete Tzavalas and Challenger sponsored a photography session at the NHRA LA/OC Summit in Long Beach CA on Jan 26. 380 people attended the event with about 50 receiving photos from us for their LinkedIn and social media.

“We are big believers in having a quality picture for your LinkedIn profile," said Pete.

Thanks to all who attended!

Posted 3 years 12 months ago

Have you wondered how to distinguish yourself from competitors in your search for a new job?

An effective approach is to prove you are a goal-oriented employee. In this respect, your most important forum is the face-to-face interview.

It always is a good idea to sell yourself as a goal-oriented employee because employers are goal-oriented themselves. One of their goals is to find the best-qualified people who can make an immediate contribution to the... more

Posted 4 years 2 weeks ago

The job market is expected to keep improving in 2016 thanks to strong growth across many sectors, including health care, technology, manufacturing and construction. However, the fact that many metropolitan areas are already approaching full employment does not mean that finding a job will be easy.

In its annual job market outlook, global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. indicated that 2016 would continue to see high levels of... more

Posted 4 years 3 weeks ago

SVP Cindi Cervove will speak on career positioning and professional branding at the Women's Forum Event hosted by Capital Strategies Investment Group. The forum will be held in downtown Chicago on Wednesday, January 20th, and in Oakbrook Terrace on January 21st.

Posted 4 years 1 month ago

VP Lisa Turesky welcomed CEO John Challenger to her Fall Boston HR Leader Dinner Series. The evening included top HR leaders at a dinner at the The Capital Grille in Chestnut Hill, MA for a meet and greet with John and a night of networking and wonderful conversation!

Thanks to all who made it a great night!

Posted 4 years 1 month ago

Last Friday at our company holiday party, we wished a very happy retirement to our good friend and job search coach Ralph Messer. He has been with us the last 10 years, and we will greatly miss him!

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Posted 4 years 1 month ago


Arrive early: This might be your best opportunity to talk with senior executives while things are still relatively quiet.

Work the room: It is easy to simply socialize with the members of your department, with whom you work with day in and day out... more