Career Actions began as an offshoot of the job transition program of
the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church.
It was founded by Al Hulvey, one of the leaders of the job transitions program at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church. Previously Al was the CEO of a number of Internet startups.
We have grown to now
include many different communities of faith of all denominations. One common denominator of all of these communities is that they have committed to actively try to connect job seekers to employment opportunities. Another is that they do not restrict this “Good Samaritan” support to just their own members; rather their support is open to all members. This “unconditional caring” ethic distinguishes
Career Actions from other job sites and frames all of our actions.
Career Actions is a radical shift in the way networking is currently done; it is the first Networking 3.0 solution. Instead of each person building and maintaining their own personal network, they can now join Career Actions and get the instant and active support of a very large network of people who have all agreed to share their knowledge, leads and connections.
Job Seekers do not typically drop out of the community once they are employed. Rather, they remain and become Company Insiders, providing support for those currently in job transition. Later, depending on their personal circumstances, they may again revert to Job Seeker status, because the nature of employment in the 21st Century is cyclical. Career Actions is thus a permanent community where the Golden Rule guides the actions of our members no matter where they are in their career journey.