Job Action Day
the first Monday in November (since 2008)
Job Action Day was started in 2008 by Quintessential Careers, a company that has since been bought out by LiveCareer, who has continued to sponsor the holiday. There was an economic crisis at the time the day was created, which the day aimed to confront by rallying those who lost their jobs or who were facing the possibility of losing them. The eve of the 2008 U.S. presidential election was chosen for the day's observance so that people would think about job creation and the need to avoid more job losses when they cast their vote.
The day aims to do a number of things when it comes to jobs and is geared to people in various stages of their careers. It empowers and inspires those who are looking for a job, those who are looking for more fulfillment in their work, and those who are looking to plan the next steps of their career. For those looking for a job, it's a day for them to pause the normal job search routine and to develop new ways to get job leads, and to better position themselves for employment. For those who currently have a job, it's a day for them to examine its stability and how much fulfillment they are getting from it, and to plan the next steps for their career. The day connects workers and job seekers with career and job-search advice from career experts and bloggers. Ultimately, the day aims to help people assess their careers, make plans, and take action.
How to Observe
Some ways to observe the day include:
- If you are looking for a job, pause your normal search routine and try new approaches to get better results.
- If you have a job, reflect on how stable it is, how much fulfillment you get from it, and what the next steps you'd like to take in your career are.
- Explore "Worker Tools" on the day's website, which offer information for workers who are in a number of scenarios.
- Check for other information on the day's website such as advice and blogs from career experts.