The University of Kentucky (UK) Alumni Association, Fayette County Cooperative Extension Services, and UK Human Resources Staff Career Development are pleased to announce the winter/spring 2017 Central Kentucky Job Club schedule.

The purpose of the Job Club is to provide a positive environment for motivated job seekers to meet, connect, share and learn. The free group is open to the public and meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, from 9:00–10:15 a.m. at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension office, 1140 Harry Sykes Way (formerly 1140 Red Mile Place), Lexington, KY. Business attire is encouraged. Convenient, free parking is available.

Job Club is for you if you are motivated and currently out of work, underemployed or looking to make a career transition. In addition, recruiters and employers are always welcome and introduced to Job Club attendees. 

For more information, call the UK Alumni Association at 859-257-8905, the Fayette Cooperative Extension office at
859-257-5582, or the UK Staff Career Development Office at 859-257-8920. Additional information including testimonials from former Job Club participants can be viewed at:

February 14: Interview Strategies from RecruitersPresented by Kim McCord and Jordan Roberts, Recruiters, Vaco Financial

Each year, professional recruiters interview hundreds of candidates. Attend today’s Job Club session and learn from VACO recruiters about how to put your best foot forward in future interviews. Come with your burning interview questions. 

February 28: Channeling the POWER of YOU, Your Job Search - Presented by Lewis Kelly, President Ertia Unlimited

Becoming “ALL THAT YOU CAN BE” is a life-long journey.  The journey doesn’t stop when we lose our “Job Identity” … which most of us highly depend upon.  In fact, a loss of “Job Identity” gives us the challenge and opportunity to “discover and develop ourselves” more fully.  For sure, that’s hard to do when we find ourselves in what feels more like a “black hole” of detachment from the mainstream.  However, if we control what we CAN control, and if we develop what we CAN develop, and if we keep moving onward and upward, the true Destiny of YOU, Inc. will not be denied!   

*LinkedIn Demo and Q & A immediately following Job Club by Ashley Gei, Career Development Counselor, BCTC*

March 14: Resumes: What You Need To Know to Be CompetitivePresented by Caroline Francis, UK Alumni Career Services  

Resumes are a lot like clothes in that styles change. Is your resume keeping up with the current fashion? Come to this job club session and make sure your resume will get past large company screening systems and have a better chance of getting into the hands of hiring officials. 

March 28: Emotional Intelligence and Career Success -  Presented by Diane Kohler, UK HR Staff Career Development

April 11: Take It to The Next Level. Lead to Learn and Not Just ManagePresented by Grace Gorrell, Owner, Lead With Grace Training

To be more successful in the workforce you need to not only have good management skills but good leadership skills too. In this session you will get helpful hints on how to not only strengthen your leadership skills but also how to influence the people with whom you work.  

*FREE resume reviews immediately following Job Club*

April 25: Networking & Collaboration: The Cornerstones of Career Success - Presented by Tanya Torp, Executive Director Step By Step and CEO of Torp Consulting

Are you curious about how to network and collaborate better? With whom should you be networking? What organizations would be important to target in your networking and collaboration efforts? Why do we all need mentors? Attend this Job Club session and learn skills and strategies to be a more effective networker and collaborator. 

May 9: The Business of Being HappyPresented by Marie Fisher-Boothe, Human Resource Specialist, Toyota Tsusho, Inc.

Do you ever feel unfulfilled no matter how much you "succeed"?  Do you look at the world and see it as the glass half full or half empty?  Come to this session and get a dose of clarity that can help jump start your career and personal goals!

May 23: Panel of Job Club Success Stories

This week’s Job Club meeting features a panel of former Job Club attendees who will share successful job search strategies and advice regarding their job search experience. Join us for this Q&A session with attendees who landed on have their feet in 2017!

* Snow Policy: If Fayette County Public Schools are closed or on a delay, Job Club will not meet.