35 Years of Free Job Search Assistance



DECEMBER 28th-29th; 312-422-5010

Millions of Americans are out of work due to the pandemic and subsequent recession. Decreased spending in the fourth quarter may mean thousands more, as companies grapple with uncertainty in the coming months. While it will look a bit different this year, global outplacement and business and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. will provide free career and job search advice to callers nationwide to help navigate these difficult times.

For the 35th consecutive year, Challenger will suspend normal business operations for two days so its staff of professional job search coaches can provide free job search advice to callers from across the country. Usually, the firm creates an in-house phone bank with dozens of coaches to field calls. This year, our coaches will take calls from their homes.

“We feel strongly that we must continue this service, especially at a time when millions unexpectedly find themselves out of work. We are dedicated to answering job search questions and giving guidance to the hundreds of callers who use our hotline each year,” said Andrew Challenger, Senior Vice President of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

“The pandemic has changed how the nation does business. In order to keep our coaches safe and continue to provide this service to job seekers across the country, we have worked tirelessly to enable the hotline to proceed while keeping our coaches remote,” he added.

The firm’s 35th annual national job search call-in will be held on December 28th and 29th, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT. The phone number is 312-422-5010.

Our expert coaches will be available to answer questions regarding:

  • The hidden job market
  • Switching industries
  • Explaining a career gap
  • Resume writing
  • Interviewing
  • Transferring skills
  • Turning a temporary position into a permanent one
  • Military to civilian job searches
  • The job search for new college grads
  • Retirement
  • The job search for those over age 55
  • Career advancement
  • Finding a job after incarceration

As an outplacement firm, Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. provides job search consulting and transition counseling to individuals who have been laid off. The firm’s services are typically available only to those who receive outplacement benefits from their former employer. The two-day hotline is the only time the general public can take advantage of Challenger’s job search expertise.

The hotline does not place callers with new employers, nor can our experts review individual resumes or point callers to specific opportunities. However, our coaches can give callers time-tested strategies and advice. The hotline affords anyone the opportunity to get some guidance from our experts in the job search field.

WHAT: Challenger Career Help Hotline
WHO: Global outplacement and business and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.
WHEN: December 28-29, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. CT
HOW: By phone at 312-422-5010
WHY: To give job seekers expert career advice to help advance their careers or land new positions

SVP Andy Challenger is available for interviews on the job market and job search process in 2021. Please contact Colleen Madden Blumenfeld for more information.

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