"But you don’t need to confine your search to gigantic corporate employers, says John Challenger, chief executive of Chicago-based outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. If you’re a foody, consider that caterers and restaurants take on new staff over the holidays. If you’re a wine enthusiast, check to see whether your local bottle shop needs an extra clerk to handle holiday traffic. Or if... more
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"'Amazon stands out among retailers, with holiday hiring expected to remain largely unchanged, according to a report from Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
'It used to be that the bulk of holiday hires would be in customer-facing positions on the sales floor and behind the cash register, CEO John Challenger said. 'These extra workers would also help pick up the slack in the backroom... more
"'Every company today is at the mercy of getting the technology right,' says John Challenger, CEO of human resources firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas in New York."
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"We spoke with recruiting executives and industry hiring managers to identify lesser-known jobs emerging within broader fields. Workers who fill such atypical roles are 'agile learners who take something new and quickly get good at it,' says John Challenger, CEO of the outplacement company Challenger, Gray & Christmas."
"The final third are the 6 million this story focuses on—many of them people, like Tait, who are working part time because they don’t want to commit to one job or employer. No one knows if the trend will endure or will become more widespread. But if more and more Americans choose this career path, companies will have to adapt, says John Challenger, who runs Challenger, Gray... more
"John Challenger, CEO of Chicago-based outplacement firm Challenger Gray & Christmas, says there are situations where it's worth pursuing an online MBA quietly, especially if it might cut into work time. However, he ultimately comes down on the side of telling your boss. 'That shows them your ambition,' he says."
"John Challenger, CEO of executive-placement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, said MBAs work better for people earlier in their careers and that they don’t necessarily translate to higher pay. Performance matters most, he said.
'For some companies, an MBA says something about you, that you’re able to have the tenacity, the stick-to-itiveness, the smarts to go get that MBA,'... more
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