October 21, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Quintessential Careers marks second annual Job Action Day worldwide on Nov. 2 — a day for job-seekers and workers to confront the recession head-on and take action steps to bolster their careers — with fresh articles and blog entries.
(QUINTESSENTIAL CAREERS: DeLand, FL) — To encourage and motivate workers and job-seekers through flickers of hope amid the current recession, Quintessential Careers will for the second year spearhead Job Action Day on the first Monday in November — Nov. 2. Like the successful Job Action Day 2008, the 2009 event aims to empower workers and job-seekers to take proactive steps to shore up their job and career outlook, said , said Quintessential Careers Founder and Publisher Dr. Randall S. Hansen.
“While much doom and gloom still pervades the employment scene,” Hansen said, “hopeful signs of recovery should spur workers and job-seekers to adapt to the ‘new normal’ and develop career and job-search plans that work in a changed economy.”
Hansen points to employment leaders like ExecuNet’s president and chief economist Mark Anderson who recently declared “the question is no longer about when will there be a recovery, but how big it will be.” A new study by Deloitte (“Here today. Where tomorrow? Taking action in uncertain times”) notes that most executives feel a rebound will appear in the first or second quarter of 2010. Just a minimal part of the federal government’s massive recovery spending program has been spent so far, suggesting significant future opportunities. “That’s why job-seekers must gear up now,” Hansen said.
While the 2008 event focused on taking action in the face of a sudden economic meltdown, Job Action Day 2009 will examine such New Economy opportunities as green/clean-energy jobs, “stimulus” jobs, federal jobs, entrepreneurship opportunities motivated by unemployment, and “new normal” job-search advice.
“Job Action Day 2009 is a day to strategize plans for developing new-economy job and career options and devising new and better ways to track down job leads and position yourself for emerging opportunities,” Hansen said. “It’s a day to take stock of careers and develop a plan for next career steps.”
Quintessential Careers will mark Job Action Day 2009 with service-oriented articles introduced in a special Job Action Day edition of Quintessential Careers’ newsletter, QuintZine, to provide workers and job-seekers with information, ideas, and concrete steps to secure their futures in a changed economy.
Job Action Day is intended to empower workers and job-seekers to confront both a dismal economic climate and an upcoming recovery by taking control for a brighter career future, Hansen said.
The current lineup of Job Action Day 2009 articles includes:
- 10 Things (Activities) You Can Do Today for Your Job Search, by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D.
- Roundup of New Economy Job-search Advice from Career Experts, by Katharine Hansen, PhD
- It’s Green at the Top and at the Bottom: A Brief Comparison of Green-Career Hiring Needs from the Senior Executive Level to Entry-Level Grads, by Chandlee Bryan. With a sidebar by Nancy Miller
- Getting a Job in this Economy: Think Stimulus, by Maureen Crawford Hentz
- Tips for Landing a Federal Job, by Diane Hudson Burns
- Making the Best of Job Loss with an Entrepreneurial Venture, by Suzanne Caplan
- Career Reinvention in the New Economy, by Randi Bussin
Bloggers currently signed on to date for Job Action Day 2009 include:
In addition, the Quintessential Careers family of blogs, including the Quintessential Careers Blog, Career Doctor Blog, Quintessential Resume and Cover Letter Tips Blog, and A Storied Career, will feature Job Action Day entries.
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