The Fayette County Cooperative Extension Services, University of Kentucky (UK) Alumni Association and UK Human Resources Staff Career Development are pleased to announce the Fall 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.


October 10: Brace Yourself: Resume Advice Is Coming; and More Career Lessons from the Game of Thrones - Presented by Robin Fleischer, Master Career Counselor
Did you know that employers may decide to accept or reject a resume in 15 or fewer seconds? Learn the essentials of how to construct a remarkable resume in today's creative world that will help you showcase your greatest strengths and experience to land that interview. Are you marketing yourself effectively, and consistently, across social media too? Make the most of your online presence so that you stand out!


October 24: The Business & Personal Value of LinkedIn - Presented by Marc Whitt, UK Office of Philanthropy
So, you have a profile on LinkedIn, but are you getting the most out of what it can do to expand your business or personal network? Marc Whitt, director of philanthropy communications in the Office of Philanthropy at the University of Kentucky and a LinkedIn All-star rated user, will discuss the business and personal value of LinkedIn. He will give a general overview of LinkedIn and its role in the world of networking, highlighting how you can take advantage of the world's largest professional network on the Internet, with more than 400 million members in over 200 countries and territories. He will also review what works and what doesn't work in your LinkedIn profile. Recently, he was ranked in the top 1percent of his nearly 5,000 LinkedIn connections in terms of profile views. You'll find out why professionals are joining LinkedIn at a rate of more than two new members per second.


November 14: A Life Ring for Those Who Have Given Up Hope in Their Job Search – Presented by Doug Bruce, President Covenant Executive Search
Find out where you are and what your strengths and experiences are. What have you done inside and outside the workplace? Discover your future and how to stay the course by creating a plan and sticking to it.


November 28: Capitalizing on Your Personality Strengths in Your Job Search - Presented by Melody Nall, MS, MCHES, Extension Specialist Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK)
Knowing your personality strengths and understanding how you relate to others can help you as you look for employment. You can learn how to maximize your strengths (or avoid your weaknesses) as you speak with potential employers about your abilities and become more confident when you tell your story in interviews.


December 12: The Best of 2017: Stand-out Resources for Job Seekers and Career Changers - Presented by Diane Kohler, UK HR Staff Career Development & Caroline Francis, UK Alumni Career Services
Savvy professionals read and review 100s of resources each year to stay up to date on the latest trends in their field. In this session, Job Club facilitators will share their favorite Ted Talks, blogs, books and articles from 2017. Attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite professional development and job search resources to share.