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Job Action Day

Join the movement on Job Action Day and empower yourself to find meaningful work that brings joy and fulfillment!
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Mark your calendars for Job Action Day on the first Monday of November and join in on celebrating work and career success! This special day was created to recognize the hard work and dedication of those who have put in the effort to find a job or advance their career. It's also a great opportunity to show appreciation for employers who create jobs and opportunities for others. Whether you're looking for a new job, looking to switch careers, or just want to celebrate your current job, Job Action Day is the perfect time to do it!

History of Job Action Day

Job Action Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2008</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inaugural Job Action Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>Quintessential Careers declared the first Job Action Day in response to the economic crisis, providing resources and encouragement for job seekers.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Focus on Entrepreneurship</div><div class='timeline-text'>The theme of Job Action Day was entrepreneurship, emphasizing self-employment and entrepreneurial ventures as alternatives to traditional jobs.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2012</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Empowerment for All Workers</div><div class='timeline-text'>Job Action Day evolved to celebrate all workers – employed, unemployed, or underemployed, focusing on encouraging everyone to achieve professional success.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rise in Global Participation</div><div class='timeline-text'>Job Action Day saw increased international involvement as it echoed the worldwide struggle of job seekers and those wanting better career opportunities.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2018</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Focus on the Gig Economy</div><div class='timeline-text'>This year's theme focused on the rising gig economy, providing resources for freelancers and independent contractors looking for flexible work options.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Pandemic Job Losses</div><div class='timeline-text'>In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Job Action Day focused on providing resources to those who lost their jobs due to the global health crisis.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Job Action Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a networking event</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Networking events are great ways to meet and connect with other professionals in the same field or industry. You can host your own networking event and invite friends, colleagues, or even recruiters to attend.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Learn a new skill</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take some time to learn a new skill. Whether it’s a technical skill or soft skill, acquiring a new skill can help you in your career and make you more marketable to potential employers.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Update your resume</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take some time to update your resume and make sure that it reflects your current skills and experiences. This will ensure that you are prepared for any job opportunities that come your way.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Reach out to contacts</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take the time to reach out to contacts that you haven’t spoken to in a while. This could be old colleagues, friends, or acquaintances who may know of any job openings that would be a good fit for you.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Volunteer</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Volunteering is a great way to give back while also gaining valuable experience and skills. Look for volunteer opportunities in your community that align with your interests or career goals.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Job Action Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It promotes meaningful work</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Observed annually on October 4th, Job Action Day is a day to celebrate the importance of meaningful work and to recognize people who make positive contributions to their fields. It's an opportunity to recognize and appreciate all those who find joy and purpose in what they do!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It encourages self-reflection & development of job skills</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Job Action Day is also a reminder for review your career goals and ask yourself how you can improve yourself or your field of work. Whether it's learning new skills or taking on new responsibilities, it's important to keep honing your job skills so that you can reach your professional goals!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It celebrates camaraderie among colleagues</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Job Action Day is a great day for celebrating the strong bonds and friendships between coworkers. It's a great reminder that something as simple as having lunch or coffee with a colleague can help build meaningful relationships and foster a sense of community in the workplace.</p></div></div>

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