If your job seems a little bit shaky (and, really, whose doesn't right now?), you might be interested in a generous offer from global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
On December 29 and 30, the Chicago-based company will suspend normal operations to take phone calls from anyone looking for job-search advice. It's a rare opportunity to get the firm's expertise for free.
"This is a once-a-year opportunity for anyone to take advantage of our counselors' expertise," said John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas. "Our services typically are available only to those who lose their jobs and are sent to us by the former employer. With the current state of the economy and mounting job losses, we expect phone lines to be busy this year."
The annual, two-day, job-search call-in will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time both days. The telephone number is 312-332-5790.
If you're looking to get the New Year off to a productive start, you can take the first step with this phone call.