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Job Club Releases Fall 2022 Schedule

The University of Kentucky Alumni Association, Fayette County Cooperative Extension Services and UK Human Resources STEPS Temporary Employment announce the fall 2022 Central Kentucky Job Club schedule. The free group is open to the public and is available both in-person and online.

Job Club meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, from 9 – 10:15 a.m., at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension office, located at 1140 Harry Sykes Way in Lexington. Convenient, free parking is available. Business attire is encouraged. Some events will also offer a complimentary resume review and the opportunity to have professional head shots taken.

The purpose of Job Club is to provide a positive environment for motivated job seekers to meet, connect, share and learn. Job Club is geared toward motivated professionals and those currently out of work, underemployed or seeking a career transition. In addition, recruiters and employers are always welcome and may have a one-minute spotlight to share active job leads with Job Club attendees.

Extension office partners from across the Commonwealth are also invited as the footprint of Job Club continues to expand. 

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. Additionalinformation including recordings from previous Job Club meetings and testimonials from former Job Club participants can be viewed at

Fall 2022 Job Club Schedule: 

Sept. 13: Kentucky’s Economic Outlook for Fall

Presented by Mike Clark, Ph.D., Director, Center for Business & Economic Research, Gatton College of Business & Economics, UK

Discover more about Kentucky’s economic recovery and how it impacts the workforce, employment and state economic indicators. 

In-person attendees at Fayette County Extension may come between 8 – 9 a.m. for a free resume review with UK Alumni Career Services.


September 27: How to Become a Job Whisperer: Effective Strategies to Engage Employers

Presented by Kimberly Wickert, MRC, CRC, RETAIN KY Director, Organizational Partnerships, Human Development Institute, UK

Learn how to communicate with employers through informational interviewing, job shadowing, employer and industry-based terminology and career mentoring. This session will define the hidden job market and practices to learn about job openings before they are available to the public.  


October 11: Job Search Tips & Strategies

Presented by 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, so come prepared with questions for the panel.

In-person attendees at Fayette County Extension may come between 8 – 9 a.m. for a free resume review with UK Alumni Career Services and a free LinkedIn head shot photo taken by a professional photographer.


October 25: Strategies for Answering the 10 Most Common Interview Questions

Presented by Sarah Madison, MSHR, Talent Development Consultant, Coastal Cloud

Ace your next interview after this useful review of the most common interview questions you can face, giving you the perspective from the other side of the table. From what you say to how you say it, the little things make a big difference!


November 8: LinkedIn Networking Tips: Making Meaningful Professional Connections to Grow Your Network

Presented by Ramla Osman, External Partnerships Associate, Lewis Honors College, 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.

In-person attendees at Fayette County Extension may come between 8 – 9 a.m. for a free resume review with UK Alumni Career Services.


November 22: Salary Negotiation Strategy

Presented by Amanda Schagane, MSEd, CCC, CCSCC, CCTC, Associate Director, Alumni Career Services, UK

Don’t leave money on the table when you receive a job offer. Join us as we discuss negotiation conversation tactics, behavioral strategies and additional resources to negotiate your desired salary.


December 13: Be Strategic When Choosing Your Professional References

Presented by Caroline Francis, Ed.S., CCC, BCC, CCSP, CPRC, Director of Alumni Career Services, UK

Job seekers and career changers typically spend a great deal of time and effort on their actual job search but neglect strategically choosing and coaching their references. Learn how to put the icing on the cake and seal your next deal.


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