Central Kentucky Job Club releases 2018 fall schedule

The University of Kentucky Alumni Association, Fayette County Cooperative Extension Services and UK Human Resources Staff Career Development are pleased to announce Job Club’s 2018 fall schedule. The purpose of the Central Kentucky 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 at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension Services office, 1140 Harry Sykes Way, Lexington, Kentucky. 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 County Cooperative Extension Services office at 859-257-5582 or the UK Human Resources 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 Fall Meeting Schedule:

Sept. 11
Job Search Strategies that Work — Presented by Caroline Francis, UK Alumni Career Services
Not sure what you should be doing in your job search? Start the fall off with a crash course in job search strategies that will help in your transition. Get an overview of best practices in resume writing, networking and interviewing. Learn more about how successful candidates land positions. Caroline will also share some of her favorite resources to help keep you current in your search.

Sept. 25
The Bluegrass Economy: Where We Are and Where We’re Going — Presented by Ryan Kaffenberger, Research Director, Economic Development Commerce Lexington
Many people know the Bluegrass for bourbon, basketball, and thoroughbreds. While these qualities certainly make us a unique and attractive place to live, there is even more that makes our region a great place to work. This presentation will provide a snapshot of Lexington and the Bluegrass Region’s current economy and industries, highlighting some of the important assets that have contributed to our business diversity, and discuss Lexington’s economic outlook.

Oct. 9
How to Write the Perfect Resume and Cover Letter — Presented by Lisa James, Division Director at Robert Half
Looking to learn more about crafting a compelling resume and cover letter that will help you land a job interview? Then this session is for you! This presentation will cover the attributes of strong resumes, cover letters and common pitfalls to avoid.

Oct. 23
Preparing for Your Next Interview — Presented by Caroline Francis, UK Alumni Career Services (Free resume critiques immediately following Job Club for attendees)
Attend this session and learn more about what to expect in your next interview and how to prepare. Telephone interviews, as well as in person interview tips will be covered. Time will also be devoted to practicing common interview questions.

Nov. 13
Building A Career on Your Strengths — Presented by Michelle Jones, UK Training Specialist
Almost every person asks the same questions: What is the right career for me? What should I consider doing now? What is my best fit? These are complex questions that involve more than just strengths. Goals, interests and education also play key roles in career development. This presentation will help you explore some of your personal strengths as a starting point toward career clarification.

Nov. 27
Working on Mysteries Without Many Clues: Networking to Find Your Place — Presented by Dwayne Buckles, Business Development Consultant
Our guest speaker will focus on the importance of networking to specifically find your next job, as well as making it a lifetime process to improve your overall career success. Dwayne will highlight some of his personal networking strategies that have helped him as an “introvert living an extroverted life”.

Dec. 11
Optimizing LinkedIn for Your Job Search: LinkedIn is Changing! — Presented by Michael Gililland, Not Average Media, Co-Founder & Development Partner
LinkedIn is the most powerful professional social network for anyone in business or for those looking to elevate their careers. Whether you are looking to generate new professional opportunities, position yourself as a thought leader or simply to improve your online profile, this presentation will help you immensely.  Learn how to use LinkedIn to your advantage. Our presenter will take it back to the basics and show you exactly how to get the most from this amazing platform.

*Snow Policy: If Fayette County Schools are closed, Job Club will not meet.

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