The Fayette County Cooperative Extension Services, University of Kentucky (UK) Alumni Association and UK Human Resources Staff Career Development are pleased to announce the Summer 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:  www.ukalumni.net/jobclub.


Tuesday, June 13: Build Your Brand and Set Yourself Up for Success with LinkedIn - Presented by Ashley Gei, Career Development Coordinator with BCTC

Whether you're just starting out, or well on your way, your professional brand is the key to all new opportunities. LinkedIn is a great professional resource to self-market to employers. Attend and learn 5 LinkedIn steps that will connect you to multiple opportunities in the world of work.  


Tuesday, June 27: Resumes That Get Interviews – Presented by Elisha Merideth, Recruiter, Aerotek

The ultimate goal of a resume is to have an employer or recruiter follow up and schedule an interview. When resume writing it is crucial to understand your audience and what that audience is seeking in order to put your best foot forward. This session will help you reach these goals and write more impactful resumes.


Tuesday, July 11:Research Your Target Organization BEFORE the Interview: What to Know and How to Find Out - Presented by Bob Callen, Lexington Public Library

Do your homework before your next interview! In order to put your best foot forward and make a lasting impression on your interviewers, it is imperative to do some detective work before the interview. Research the target company, position, employees, and recent news to help you prove to the employer that you are the best fit for the position at-hand. Join us for this week’s Job Club meeting to hear what you need to know and how to find it in preparation for your next interview.


Tuesday, July 25:  How to Land Your Next Job - Presented by Lisa James, Robert Half

We all know that looking for a job can be difficult and confusing. This presentation can make the process easier by giving you valuable insight and advice for attracting the attention of hiring managers. It covers all aspects of the job hunt – from uncovering employment opportunities to negotiating starting salary – to help you jump-start or re-energize your search.


Tuesday, August 8: Speed Networking Day – Bring a Guest

Eighty percent of jobs are still found through networking and direct contact. Join us for this fun interactive event where attendees will be able to interact with fellow job seekers and recruiters from a variety of career backgrounds. This will be a great meeting to invite friends who want to expand their network. 


Tuesday, August 22: Stump/Ask the Career Counselor – Featuring a Panel of Regional Career Counselors

Is it acceptable to have a two page resume? What are some good questions to ask in an interview? How soon should I follow up after the interview? Today's session will feature a panel of regional career counselors. Come with your burning questions for the panel to address.