Challenger, Gray & Christmas News

Posted 4 years 5 months ago

Original Article: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102527615

"A summarizing paragraph on your resume that explains who you are as a candidate can also help you stand out. Research the company where you're applying and adapt your description accordingly. 'Make it clear that you are a good fit for the culture,' said Challenger. 'These people want to know that they could manage spending the next 10 years of their life with you.'"

Posted 4 years 6 months ago

Original Article: http://www.wsj.com/articles/at-works-oil-patch-woes-heighten-business-sc...

"The energy industry cut 20,193 jobs last month, says outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. Some 18% of North American oil and gas companies plan to freeze or cut pay in the near future, and 32% of them plan to ease up on efforts to poach talent from rivals, according to a recent survey by consulting firm Mercer LLC."

Posted 4 years 6 months ago

Original Article: http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/originals/chi-pete-carroll-entrepr...

"John Challenger, president and CEO of outplacement firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas, said he's seen situations in which job seekers are about to land the job they want, then “blow it” at the last moment in an interview.

'A person is about to get the job offer, and they say something that they don’t need to say, and the offer is pulled back,' he said. 'It’s... more

Posted 4 years 6 months ago

Original article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/on-leadership/wp/2015/01/28/the-bigg...

"Another IBM cut, however, does top the list. In July 1993, under former CEO Lou Gerstner, the company cut 60,000 jobs: a mass layoff number that has yet to be surpassed since then, according to the outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas."

Posted 4 years 7 months ago

Original Article: http://fortune.com/2015/01/23/energy-department-announces-council-on-job...

"Challenger, Gray & Christmas, a company that helps laid off workers find new jobs, released a report Thursday on energy companies that have cut positions in the last two months."

Posted 4 years 7 months ago

Original Article: http://www.thestreet.com/story/13018592/1/11-biggest-ceo-exits-in-2014-i...

"Departures of CEO from U.S. companies and non-profit organizations reached a six-year high in 2014.

Some 1,341 chief executives either vacated their posts or announced their upcoming departures, up 7.6% from 2013, according to a report by Challenger, Gray & Christmas."

Posted 4 years 7 months ago

Original Article: http://news.investors.com/business/122414-732059-long-term-unemployment-...

"Some experts are optimistic.
'We're in the seventh inning of an expansion,' said John Challenger, CEO of placement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. 'This is where those people who have the hardest time finding jobs get a chance. Companies need people to do the work, the most-skilled, highest performers are taken, so they take chances.'"

Posted 4 years 7 months ago

Original Article: http://time.com/money/3650434/job-hunt-strategies-new-year/

"You’ll be especially attractive if you have expertise in hard-to-fill positions. More than three-quarters of human resource executives polled by Challenger Gray & Christmas report they are struggling to fill open positions, and 91% say that if the economy keeps expanding at its current rate, the war for talent will worsen."

Posted 4 years 8 months ago

Original Article: http://time.com/money/3599533/how-to-compete-for-an-out-of-town-job/

"Three out of four hiring managers recently surveyed by Challenger Gray & Christmas reported a shortage of local talent. So theoretically you could have better luck finding the job of your dreams if you’re willing and able to move."

Posted 4 years 8 months ago

Original Article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2014/12/01/how-not-to-behave-at-t...

"'Don’t outshine people who need the spotlight, or hold some aspect of job security in your hands,' advises John Challenger, chief executive of the worldwide outplacement firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas. 'The holiday party is a great time to build relationships. Don’t get into behaviors that might cause relationships to deteriorate or be damaged.'"

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