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 2019 Central Kentucky Job Club schedule.

The purpose of 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 a motivated professional 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 25:Nail Your Next Interview: Strategies to Maximize Your Response – Presented by Amanda Schagane, MSEd, CCC, CCSCC, Associate Director, UK Alumni Career Services

Tell me about yourself. Give an example of a time when you received critical feedback? Why are manhole covers round? Join us for a fun and engaging session on interview strategy. Specific strategies for different types of interview questions will be addressed.


July 9:Building Your Board of Directors – Presented by Amanda Saha, MS, Director of Career Development & Academic Enrichment, UK College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

Many organizations achieve great success under the direction of a trusted board of advisers. As a job seeker, there are sure to be individuals in your network who you routinely tap on the shoulder for support and guidance. Are there others in your network that you might be missing? It is no secret that highly successful people reach out and ask for help along the way. Creating a support system, like a board of directors, is an excellent way to keep oneself in check and learn from those who might have more experience or a different perspective. We will discuss how to build a personal board of directors and provide tips to capitalize on the robust personal and professional network that you already have.


July 23:Resumania: How to Avoid Mistakes & Write the Perfect Resume & Cover Letter – Presented by Lisa James, Division Director, Robert Half

Want to learn how to craft a compelling cover letter and resume that will land you an interview? Then this session is for you! This presentation will cover the attributes of strong resumes and cover letters, as well as common mistakes to avoid.


August 13: Leveraging Resources to Launch Your Business – Presented by Shawn Rogers, Director, Bluegrass Small Business Development Center

Are you thinking about starting a business? Good news! There is an abundance of resources available to assist you in the process. During this session, you will learn about resources available from the U.S. Small Business Administration, as well as local resource from the Bluegrass Small Business Development Center and Commerce Lexington’s Access Loan Program.


August 27:Mastering Your Executive Presence: Using Nonverbal Skills to Managing First Impressions– Presented by Tamika Tompoulidis, Personal Development Counselor, UK Honors College Center for Personal Development

This presentation will demonstrate the right interpersonal skills needed to create and enhance an executive presence, whether networking or interviewing. It will include managing first impressions and building self-confidence when speaking to an individual or a group of people.