"'All the rules of how to dress are out the window now in interviews,' said John Challenger, CEO of executive search firm Challenger Gray & Christmas. 'Going to an interview in a suit when the environment is casual is going to lose you the job every time.'"
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"Increasingly, companies feel they have to speak up on social issues that could prompt backlash from customers or make companies lose out on talented employees, Challenger said.
'Big U.S. companies realize that their customers and employees care that the company is doing the right thing,' he said."
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"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.'"
"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."
"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
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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.'"
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