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Posted 5 years 3 months ago

Original Article: Six College Courses That Help Grads Land Jobs

"If you're someone who's focused on harder kinds of sciences or math, courses and activities that give social skills, that encourage teamwork and that help build creativity and develop creativity are really valuable," said John Challenger, CEO of outplacement consulting firm Challenger Gray & Christmas. But students of any major can benefit. Employers like to see evidence that candidates can work well with others and can demonstrate leadership ability,"... more

Posted 5 years 10 months ago

Original article: Where the Summer Job Market Is Heating Up

The summer job market is upon us, and the good news is that there are likely to be more openings. The most recent annual summer jobs survey by outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas found that even after a sharp increase in teen employment last summer, more openings are likely this year.

A second survey, by snagajob.com, an hourly employment network, found that 19 percent of the hiring managers who responded plan to hire summer help, up from 9... more

Posted 5 years 10 months ago

Original article: Resume-Padding Can Be Hard to Resist

According to John Challenger, chief executive officer of the consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas—which advises out-of-work professionals seeking new employment—there’s no difference between high-level coaches and high-level corporate executives fibbing on their résumés. It’s quite common in both fields, because hypercompetitive people will do anything to jump-... more

Posted 5 years 10 months ago

Original Article: Defense Spending Cuts Lowering Job Gains

Defense and aerospace contractors announced about 2,000 layoffs in April as a result of the budget cuts, outplacement firm Challenger Gray & Christmas said Thursday. That's double the number of such layoffs announced in March.

The announced layoffs are just a portion of total defense job cuts of up to 10,000 in April, says economist Mark Zandi of Moody's Analytics. Overall, economists... more

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