The Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service, the University of Kentucky (UK) Alumni Association and UK Human Resources STEPS Temporary Employment are pleased to announce the 2021 Kentucky Job Club schedule. We are excited to welcome the group back for in-person sessions beginning September 14. Due to the outstanding success and reach in offering Job Club in an online format due to COVID-19, this schedule and future schedules will be offered both in-person and online. For more information about UK’s COVID-19 policies and procedures, please visit The Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service office is a UK facility, and all in-person attendees will be required to comply with UK’s COVID-19 policies while in the space.

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, 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 UK Human Resources STEPS Temporary Employment at 859-257-9555, Option 2. Additional information including testimonials from former Job Club participants can be viewed at:

Meetings will also be on Facebook Live -

Job Club Meeting Schedule:

September 28: LinkedIn Best Practices for Networking Success

Presented by Tamika Tompoulidis, Career Counselor, Lewis Honors College Center for Personal Development, UK
Maintaining a strong network is critical during the job search. Learn how to connect authentically and design a professional profile using LinkedIn. Tips on how to connect with those you don't know, but want to meet, and keyword searching will be included!
*Free LinkedIn headshot photos immediately following Job Club for in person attendees.

October 12: Zoom Through Your Next Interview!

Presented by Sarah Pitt, VP Human Resources, Associations International & Alex Howard, Human Resources Operations Manager, Associations International
Learn tips and strategies to ace your interviews (virtual or in person) in the new post Covid era.
*Free mini mock interviews immediately following Job Club for in person attendees.

October 26: Resumes that Rock!

Presented by Jennifer Duncan, Alumni Career Services Program Manager, University of Colorado Boulder
This presentation will help the audience build a solid resume foundation by addressing preferred resume formats and how to target your resume and skills to the specific position. Learn strategies to get through Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and highlight your accomplishments.

November 9: Job Search Strategies

Presented by Caroline Francis, Ed.S., CCC, BCC, CCSP, CPRC, Director of Alumni Career Services, UK & Amanda Schagane, MSEd, CCC, CCSCC, CCTC, Associate Director, Alumni Career Services, UK
The holiday months are a great time to step up your job search. Join our nationally certified career counselors as they share best practices for the job search. Bring your job search-related questions for this session.

November 23: Take Charge of Your Career
Presented by Karen Hill, Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer Emeritus, Baptist Health Lexington
The presenter will discuss ideas for success in interviewing for jobs, ideas for improving your resume and suggestions for advancing your career.

December 14: Goal Setting for Career Development

Presented by Audrey Bachman, Senior Training Specialist, Human Resources Training & Development, UK
What are your future career goals? What do you plan to do to achieve them? Although realizing some of our biggest hopes and dreams can be challenging, even your loftiest professional goals are attainable with the right strategies. During this session, you will learn how to think critically about your career goals and prepare so that any goal is within reach. By the end of this session, you will be able to: (1) understand the principle of motion vs. action; (2) create attainable goals; (3) persist and succeed in accomplishing goals in times of challenge; and (4) examine and implement SMART goals.

Job Club Resource Packet

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Previous Job Club Session Recordings

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LinkedIn Sharing Community

Join the "Central Kentucky Job Club – Sharing Community" on LinkedIn. As we receive timely job postings, we post them here. Employers and job seekers are also welcomed to join the community and post job leads.

Financial Resources

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Trimming Expenses When Income Is Tight
Navigating Financial Uncertainty
Where Does Your Money Go?