What is a Job Club?
Small group of jobseekers coming together on a weekly basis with career professionals to provide the right mix of weekly support, job searching advice, job leads, and member motivation to help give your job search gain the momentum and charge that it needs.
Does Job Club cost?
No. Job Clubs are a free community service brought to you by Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Programs, Kentucky Career Center Office of Employment and Training, and your local Community Action Agency. While no cost to you, the value of job clubs marketed in the private sector can cost a fortune — as career coaches and consultants nationwide typically charge $100.00 per hour — not to mention that resume provider services can cost jobseekers, on average, around $300.00 per resume. As career professionals working within your public workforce system, you have the advantage of getting a team of local career experts for FREE.
How can I find a Job Club near me?
Job Club meets every week for at least an hour (or longer, depending on your local job club). You can find specific Job Club meeting dates, times, and locations on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jobclubseky. You can also find your nearest Job Club by calling 1-877-512-(WORK).
What can I expect at my first Job Club meeting?
Besides lots of friendly faces, you’ll be introduced to your local Job Club team, who will show and explain to you to all the services the job club has to offer. You’ll also have the opportunity to get connected with your own personal career advisor (free of charge), who will strategize your job searching with you every step of the way. And you’ll be introduced to many other jobseekers who know exactly what you’re going through and who’ll share their support and motivation every week.
What can I learn at a Job Club?
Job Clubs will help you:
- Know your skills and what you have to offer employers
- Identify and target a list of local businesses and companies you want to work for
- Create job searching tools — resume, cover letters, your own personal sales pitch, business cards, and more
- Dress for success and prepare for interviews
- Initiate your job search with the help of your Job Club team
- Get free one-on-one career advising sessions
- Get job leads from employers
- Stay focused and monitor your progress
- Land, evaluate, and negotiate offers with expert advice from our career advisors
How should I dress for Job Club?
Because we value the success of our members finding employment, and since your success relates to how you’ll present yourself in the world of work, it’s a high priority to honor the Job Club by dressing appropriately. Business casual attire is the norm because employers visit our job clubs on a regular basis. Appearance standards, along with good grooming and hygiene, must be maintained for the benefit of all members in the group. Piercings, uncovered tattoos, flip-flops, jeans with holes, t-shirts with offensive language or images, shorts, spandex, pajama and yoga pants, and ball caps are just a few items that are unacceptable to wear to Job Club. Please think about what it would mean to an employer who visits, considering hiring Job Club members, if the majority of the group fails to honor workplace appearance standards. Unfortunately, your appearance could reflect badly —not just on you, possibly jeopardizing your prospects for employment — but would also on your fellow Job Club members, possibly keeping them from getting jobs as well.
To be on the safe side, continually inspect what job clubs and employers expect when it comes to your appearance and clothing choices. Make sure these line up squarely with the companies where you’d like to work. In the meantime, if you’re a little unsure about what to wear, don’t worry; we’ll cover this topic during new member orientation.
I have a friend or family member who is also looking for work. Can I bring them with me to Job Club?
Yes! In fact, Job Club encourages you to spread the word to all your friends and family who are in need of a job. New member orientation begins thirty minutes before the start of every weekly job club, so have your friends and family arrive early to receive an orientation before they begin meeting with the weekly Job Club.
Can I bring my children with me to Job Club?
While Job Clubs of Eastern Kentucky loves little ones, our programs are committed to providing a professional setting for adults. Unfortunately, that environment is just not a good fit for toddlers, preschoolers, or school-age children.
Find Job Clubs on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jobclubseky