• Jace Shoemaker-Galloway

Job Action Day: Free career help for America’s unemployed and underemployed

The first Monday in November is Job Action Day, an annual event that empowers folks to “create, build and enhance your personal career brand.” One of the main issues for millions of Americans is the economy. While the unemployment rate is improving and the economy is also better, it has been a slow recovery.

Established in 2008 by Quintessential Careers, Job Action Day empowers the American worker by providing free resources, tools and career advice from experts.

Whether you are currently employed, underemployed or have no job at all, Job Action Day is the perfect time to re-evaluate your current situation and take positive steps to improve your job hunting skills and career development strategies that will help you advance your career or land that special job.

Job Seeking Strategies & Tips

  • Take a step back and re-evaluate your job seeking strategies.

  • When was the last time you tweaked your resume?

  • Get your resume evaluated for free.

  • Social media and networking with others are great ways to track down possible leads.

  • If you’ve been out of work for an extended period of time, volunteer. While you won’t get a paycheck, you can add the volunteer experience on your resume.

  • If you can, go back to school. Hone existing skills and/or learn new ones.

Be sure to visit the Job Action Day website for up-to-date articles, tips and blog posts to help you improve and enhance your career.