While the economy is showing signs of recovery, indications that the recovery will continue to be “jobless” casts a pall over hopes for a full bounceback. Job Action Day, the second annual event spearheaded by Quintessential Careers, addresses the jobless recovery by spotlighting promising areas in which the unemployed and other job-seekers may find opportunities.
“The idea is that job-seekers can take plenty of action steps right now – today – to move forward in their careers, even if they’re unemployed and have been for some time,” said Quintessential Careers Founder and Publisher Dr. Randall S. Hansen. “We established Job Action Day last year as a day for job-seekers pummeled by the economic meltdown to take control of their careers and initiate action,” Hansen said. “Where last year shock, fear, and paralysis may have inhibited action, this year, the gloom of prolonged unemployment may be de-motivating job-seekers.”
But Hansen underscores his belief that job-seekers can take action today in his Job Action Day article 10 Things (Activities) You Can Do Today for Your Job Search. In addition, Job Action Day writers and bloggers have targeted several areas as offering bright spots of opportunity including Federal jobs, green/clean energy jobs, stimulus jobs, entrepreneurship, and career re-invention.
Noting that the job market has changed in the last year, Quintessential Careers asked career experts for cutting-edge job-search tips they would not have thought of one year ago. Quint Careers Associate Publisher Katharine Hansen compiled their responses for Job Action Day in Job-Search Tips for a Changed Economy: How to Succeed in the "New Normal”.