Quintessential Careers has declared today the first annual Job Action Day worldwide.
The idea behind the day is to encourage workers and job-seekers to be proactive about their careers even in the face of the current economic crisis.
Founder and Publisher Dr. Randall S. Hansen of Quintessential Careers urges job-seekers and workers to confront the crisis head-on and take steps to shore up their job and career outlook.
Beyond the U.S. Presidential election, Hansen said, “workers and job-seekers must hold the next president¹s feet to the fire.” Echoing Hillary Rodham Clinton¹s battle cry at a recent rally in Orlando, FL, the concept of “Jobs, Baby, Jobs” must be a top priority for the new leader, Hansen said.
Pointing to a hurting U.S. economy — and ailing economies around the globe — along with daily announcements of employer retrenchments, mergers, and layoffs, Hansen explained that “no job is safe in these situations, but opportunities for hiring and promotions still exist under the right conditions and with the right strategies.”
“For job-seekers,” Hansen said, “Job Action Day is a chance to take a break from the daily grind of job-hunting to take a look at the bigger picture of their careers and job-search strategies. It¹s a day to strategize plans for developing new job and career options and devising new and better ways to track down job leads and position themselves for employment opportunities.”
My own advice on how what to do if you’re an executive suddenly faced with a job search is outlined in, 12 Things You Can Do Right Now to Get Your Network in Gear and Move Forward.
Quintessential Careers marks Job Action Day 2008 with service-oriented articles and blog entries to provide workers and job-seekers with information, ideas, and concrete steps that they can take to secure their futures — both in the short-term and the long-term.