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New job club aims to boost jobseeker's resume, networking skills

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - If you're out of a job, there may be help on the way, thanks to one Kentucky Job Club, sponsored by the Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service and the University of Kentucky Alumni Association.

The six month course is designed to teach those who are unemployed important skills to aid in their job search. Participants will be given tips on how to write a resume, network skills, along with other tools needed to succeed in the workforce. Organizers say the club will act as a support group, with students sharing experiences on their search for employment.

"There will be a sense of reporting in and sharing of what you've experienced," explains Diana Doggett, with the Fayette County Extension Agency. "Maybe you found something that didn't fit your talent and traits, but sharing that with your fellow club members, you might be helping someone who could benefit."

The club is free to join and open to the public. The first meeting is scheduled for January 22nd at 9:00 a.m. at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension Office on Red Mile rd. in Lexington.

For more information, call UK Alumni Association (859) 257-8905 or the Fayette County Cooperative Extension Office at (859) 257-5582. Information is also available at www.ukalumni.net/jobclub.

Job Club Meeting Schedule:

Jan. 22nd -- Job Search Strategies & Your 30-Second Commercial
Feb. 12th -- Resume Tips for the New Year
Feb. 26th -- How to Network Like a Pro
March 12th -- Money Smart
March 26th -- Acing the Interview
April 9th -- Getting "LinkedIn"
April 23rd -- How to Proactively Manage Your Career
May 14th -- Managing Unemployment Benefits
May 28th -- Plan to Succeed
June 11th -- How To Get a Job at UK


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