The Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service, University of Kentucky (UK) Alumni Association, and UK Human Resources Staff Career Development are pleased to announce the Winter 2019 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 Service Office, 1140 Harry Sykes Way, 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*:


March 12: Target Your Resume – Presented by Caroline Francis, Ed.S., CCC, BCC, CCSP, Director of UK Alumni Career Services & Amanda Schagane, MSEd, CCC, CCSCC, Associate Director, UK Alumni Career Services

A focused resume entices the employer to want to interview you and see if you’re as impressive in person. Make your qualifications stand out and utilize the keywords of the job posting to get noticed by target employers and land an interview. This presentation will help the audience build a solid resume foundation, target your resume/skills to the specific position using keywords and highlight your accomplishments by capturing the keywords of the job posting.


March 26: 100 Interviews to 1 Job: How to Interview Less and Get the Job You Want!Presented by Amanda Huddleston, Executive VP, People Plus, Inc.

Join us as we discuss/role-play the typical interview set-backs, blunders and mistakes candidates make and how you can avoid them to land the job you want.  Our facilitator, Amanda Huddleston, will share with you her 15+ years’ experience as an employment interviewer to guide you through the steps for a successful job interview.     

*Free resume critiques immediately following Job Club for attendees


April 9: Identifying Your Talents and Envisioning OpportunitiesPresented by Dr. Lori Garkovich, Professor Emeritus, UK Department of Community and Leadership Development

Are you tapping into all of your abilities?  Could this be an opportune time to consider new employment possibilities? This presentation will engage the audience in a self-assessment of talents.  Learn how to use your results to explore different career options including entrepreneurship.


April 23: LinkedIn or LinkedOUT: How to Build a Knockout Profile & Network Yourself into Your Dream JobPresented by Ashley Gei, Career Advisor, UK James W. Stuckert Career Center

LinkedIn has 332 million members. Two new users join every second. Are you tapping into your full networking potential on LinkedIn? This session will address how to build a robust profile and strategies for using LinkedIn to network yourself into new job leads.


May 14: Job Search Tips & Strategies from a Panel of Regional Recruiters and HR Professionals

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.


May 28: Panel of Job Club Success Stories

Back by popular demand this annual program will be sure to inspire. Hear from former Job Club attendees on how they made successful job or career transitions, landed interviews and kept their spirits up during their search.


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