"'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.'"
Challenger, Gray & Christmas News
"Q. How can job seekers improve their changes that a holiday job will become permanent?
A. Once you secure the position, this is the time to mention your desire to stay after the season ends. It's critical to demonstrate that you're a valuable member of the team. Thus, you not only have to do what's asked of you (and do it well), but you also have to go above... more
"As people 'vote with their feet and take another job at a higher pay,' this forces some managers to reassess how much they compensate employees, said John Challenger, chief executive officer of Chicago-based Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc., a human-resources consulting company. Businesses are more willing to invest in their workforce as quits increase, he said."
"The boomer scenario is logical to many job market professionals, who say it squares with what they see in their work.
'The data is more complicated because I think this generation of boomers is thinking about late career in a different way than previous generations,' said John Challenger, CEO of Challenger, Gray and Christmas."
"2014 is a great year to look for a job for the holidays, which can be a good way to earn some extra cash or get your foot in the door for a longer-term career. 'We could see retailers add more than 800,000 seasonal workers for the first time since 1999,' says John Challenger, CEO of outplacement company Challenger, Gray & Christmas."
"Challenger said he advises job-seekers to find out before meetings about people they’ll be talking to. 'You can use information to get much more quickly to common ground with someone,' he said."
"Across the country, retailers like Macy’s and Walmart are adding a projected 800,000 holiday workers to their ranks, their highest level of seasonal hiring since 1999, according to the outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas."
Original Article: http://time.com/money/3456687/how-to-ace-job-interview/
"And in a recent survey by Challenger Gray & Christmas, 77% of hiring managers reported trouble filling slots because of a talent shortage."
"Companies struggling to find talented workers are increasingly paying their employees referral bonuses, a new survey from Challenger, Gray & Christmas reveals." - Donna Rosato
"However, 17 tech companies have already warned investors their profits will be lower than expected for the third quarter, more than any other sector.
'They're chasing the next area of growth,' explained John Challenger, CEO of Challenger, Gray & Christmas. 'It's like a forest fire that comes in, and it does change and prepare the ground' for future... more
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