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Posted 6 months 1 week ago

How we apply for jobs has changed dramatically in the last decade. Through LinkedIn, you can apply for a job directly with your resume or LinkedIn profile without even submitting a cover letter. However, Challenger experts caution against submitting applications without cover letters, even if the applications do not require them.

The cover letter allows you to clearly and... more

Posted 6 months 1 week ago

Consolidation, declining revenue, combative language from the Trump Administration, and occasional violence marked 2018 for members of the media. It was also the year with the highest number of job cut announcements in the sector since 2009, according to the monthly Job Cut Report compiled by global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc... more

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Posted 6 months 2 weeks ago

It is almost Valentine’s Day, which, for many offices, means candy and flowers at the front desk and public proclamations of love to employees. This year, it could also mean navigating tricky relationships at the workplace, especially in light of the #MeToo movement, which so often included allegations of inappropriate conduct at work. While it is... more

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Posted 6 months 2 weeks ago

U.S.-based companies announced 157 chief executive officer changes to start the year, the highest monthly total on record, according to a report released Wednesday from global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

January’s total was 21.7 percent higher than the 129 CEO exits announced in December and 18.9... more

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Posted 6 months 3 weeks ago

Phone interviews can be stressful to many job seekers. Will we have a good connection? Will I be able to hear the recruiter well enough? I can't see their body language!

Despite the trepidation, these initial phone screenings are crucial to getting you to the next step of the interview process.

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Posted 6 months 3 weeks ago

Employers at U.S.-based companies announced plans to cut 52,988 jobs from their payrolls in January, 20.7 percent higher than the 43,884 announced in December, according to a report released Thursday from global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

January’s total is 18.7 percent higher than the 44,653 cuts announced in the... more

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Posted 6 months 3 weeks ago

Although the frigid temperatures and dangerous cold blanketing the Midwest and Northeast United States may be making people miserable, it could be a boon to productivity for the nation’s employers, according to one workplace authority.

“When it gets so cold it becomes inadvisable to go outside, it could be a great time for employers to encourage their workforces to focus on... more

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Posted 6 months 4 weeks ago


With the New England Patriots facing the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl next weekend, the impact of one of America’s favorite pastimes on productivity will certainly be felt in the office come Monday, according to an estimate from global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Over 100 million... more
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Posted 7 months 3 days ago

Glassdoor and sites like it - those that collect reviews, interview questions, and salary information on companies - are necessary reading for the job search in 2019. Not only will job seekers learn historically well-guarded information on a company's culture and hiring process, but candidates can use that information to self-select into workplaces... more

Posted 7 months 4 days ago

Over a year after the #MeToo movement exposed several executives with allegations of sexual misconduct, causing their removal from the CEO role, including Harvey Weinstein, Les Moonves, and Steve Wynn, the rate of women taking over the role of Chief Executive Officer in 2018 rose to 22 percent, after hovering at 18 percent in both 2017 and 2016,... more

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