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 winter/spring 2023 Job Club schedule.
The purpose of Job Club is to provide a positive environment for job seekers to meet, connect, share, and learn. Job Club is for you if you are motivated and currently out of work, underemployed or looking to make a career transition. 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. We welcome extension office partners across the state as we continue to expand the footprint of Job Club. Participants may attend online via zoom or at any of the small group locations following the schedule below. In addition, recruiters and employers are always welcome and may have a one-minute spotlight to share active job leads with Job Club attendees. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements on Job Club’s exciting expansion and rebranding.
Job Club sharing community on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12447650/
Career-related resources, session recordings & testimonials - www.ukalumni.net/jobclub
Questions & comments - email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Fayette Cooperative Extension Office at 859-257-5582
Job Club Meeting Schedule:
March 14: Kentucky Community Resources for Active Job Seekers
Panelists include representatives from UK Alumni Career Services, Lexington Public Library, KY Career Center, Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Goodwill Industries of Kentucky
This session will feature a panel of job search support services from across the state of Kentucky. Use this opportunity to learn about resources that may support your unique job search needs.
ONLINE ATTENDEES REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/JC31423
March 28: Job Applications 101
Presented by Nicole Waite, HR Employment Specialist, UK
Many organizations still require candidates to complete an application in addition to a resume. Attend this session for best practices on completing a thorough application to help you move along in the applicant tracking system.
ONLINE ATTENDEES REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/JC032823
April 11: Making Expungements Work for your Communities
Presented by Dennis Ritchie, J.D., Sr. Director of Reentry and Young Adult Services, Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, Inc.
This session will focus on the shortage of labor in various industries and how expungements help increase the number of available employees (the why). What is an expungement, how to get an expungement, and how goodwill facilitates the process will be addressed along with expungement reform.
ONLINE ATTENDEES REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/JC41123
April 25: Job Search Tips & Strategies from a Panel of Regional Recruiters and HR Professionals
This popular session will feature a panel of local HR professionals and recruiters. Acquire job search tips and strategies directly from those involved in the recruiting and hiring process. Use this opportunity to get your job search, application, and hiring inquiries answered. Come prepared with questions for the panel.
ONLINE ATTENDEES REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/JC42523
May 9: Preparing for Your Next Interview
Presented by Audrey Jones, MSHRMD, SHRM-CP, HR Analyst, Lexington Fayette County Government
This course is designed to provide employees with information and techniques to help them best present themselves as a candidate during the interview process. This course will provide an overview of interviewing fundamentals and tips on how to succeed in your next interview by illustrating several of the most common types of interview questions and insights into appropriate responses. It will also share ideas and suggestions to help candidates prepare for all aspects of an interview, from research to post-interview follow-up actions.
ONLINE ATTENDEES REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/JC5923
May 23: LinkedIn or LinkedOUT: How to Build a Knockout Profile & Network Yourself into Your Dream Job
Presented by Amanda Schagane, MSEd, CCC, CCSCC, CCTC, Associate Director, Alumni Career Services, UK
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.
ONLINE ATTENDEES REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/JC52323
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.
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