The Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service, University of Kentucky (UK) Alumni Association, and UK Human Resources Staff Career Development are pleased to announce the Summer 2018 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 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 859-257-9416. Additional information including testimonials from former Job Club participants can be viewed at:  www.ukalumni.net/jobclub.

Job Club Meeting Schedule*:

June 12: Resumes: The Essential Career Document – Presented by Ray Clere, Director, UK Stuckert Career Center

Even though the 21st century job market is full of new rules and challenges, a high-quality résumé remains an essential marketing and networking tool for job seekers. This session will provide topical information about formatting, content, presentation and general "rules of the road" for developing a résumé that will have impact and advance your career goals.


June 26: Build Your Brand and Set Yourself Up for Success with LinkedIn - Presented by Ashley Gei and Marc Williams, Career Advisors, UK Stuckert Career Center

Whether you are 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.


July 10: Interview Strategies from the Other Side of the Table – Presented by Frank Patton, Vice President, Foresters Financial Services

Have you ever wondered what goes into the hiring process, or what you can do to make a good impression in a job interview? Frank Patton has extensive professional interviewing experience. He will share strategies to help put your best foot forward in your next interview.


July 24: Motivated Skills Card Sort - Presented by Caroline Francis, UK Alumni Career Services & Diane Kohler, UK HR Staff Career Development

This fun and interactive tool is a quick way to identify skills that are central to personal and career satisfaction and success. Use the outcome to recognize transferable skills and to help focus your resume and job search efforts.


August 14: Job Searching Over 50: Challenges and Strategies - Presented by Diane Kohler, UK HR Staff Career Development

This session will look at both real and perceived challenges faced by job seekers over 50. Drawing from labor market data, human resources trends, recruiters’ perspectives and the speaker’s professional and personal experiences, participants will identify and discuss their concerns about age as it relates to finding new employment and learn about useful resources to help overcome challenges.


August 28: Job Search Tips from a Panel of HR Professionals and Recruiters

This week’s Job Club meeting will feature a panel of local HR professionals and Recruiters. You will learn job search tips and strategies directly from those involved in the recruiting and hiring process. This is an opportunity to get your job search, application, and hiring questions answered, so come prepared with questions for the panel.