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Homemaker Spring Bazaar March 26,  9 am- 3 pm

Welcome Spring Painting Class - March 4, 9-4

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Winter/Spring 2022 Schedule

 The University of Kentucky (UK) Alumni Association, the Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service and UK Human Resources STEPS Temporary Employment are pleased to announce the winter/spring 2022 Central Kentucky Job Club schedule. Due to the outstanding success and reach in offering Job Club in an online format, this schedule and future schedules will be offered both in-person and online. For more information about UK’s COVID-19 policies and procedures, please visit The Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service office is a UK facility, and all in-person attendees will be required to comply with UK’s COVID-19 policies while in the space.

 The purpose of 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, from 9:00–10:15 a.m. at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension office, 1140 Harry Sykes Way, Lexington, KY. Business attire is encouraged. Convenient, free parking is available. Job Club is for you if you are a motivated professional 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 Cooperative Extension Office at 859-257-5582, or UK Human Resources STEPS Temporary Employment at 859-257-9555, Option 2. Additional information including recordings from previous Job Club meetings and testimonials from former Job Club participants can be viewed at:

 Severe Weather Policy: In case of inclement weather, watch the Fayette Cooperative Extension website ( to determine if Job Club will meet in person or only be presented virtually.

 Job Club Meeting Schedule:

 January 11: Prove Your Value in the First 90 Days

Presented by Brad Patrick, Executive in Residence, Gatton College of Business & Economics, UK

Join us for a lively session on how to start your new job on the right foot. Learn from a seasoned HR expert on how to be strategic in your first 90 days in a new role.


 January 25: 10 Steps for A Successful Career Change

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

Are you considering a career change in the new year but aren't sure where to begin? Jumpstart the process by learning more about proven strategies for job search success and major pitfalls to avoid.


February 8: Building a Foundation for Success: How to Ace Your Interview

Presented byApril Spellman, Manager, People and Culture, Gray Solutions

In this presentation attendees will learn tips and tricks to help ace an interview. From the application process all the way through the last interview, this session will help interviewees gain the knowledge and confidence to get the job!


February 22: Job Search Tips & Strategies from a Panel of Regional Recruiters and HR Professionals

This popular annual Job Club meeting 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.

*Free resume reviews immediately following Job Club for in person attendees.


March 8:Staying Job Market Ready

Presented by Josh Taylor, MA, GCDF, Assistant Director, Graham Office of Career Management, UK

From identifying the next right opportunity to prepping your application, this career management workshop will provide a best-practice-flyover of aligning job satisfaction to core values, social media and personal brand management, resume refreshes, and interview strategy.


 March 22: How to Secure a Second Interview

Presented by Mary Beth Bracken, Executive Recruiter, UK

Join us as an expert recruiter breaks down strategy for how to present yourself in a first round screening interview. Topics of discussion include how to answer behavioral based interview questions, prepare questions to ask the interview panel, as well as when/how to follow up with interviewers.


April 12: Hiring Trends Every Candidate Needs to Know

Presented by Amanda Schagane, MSEd, CCC, CCSCC, CCTC, Associate Director of Alumni Career Services, UK & Nicole Waite, Employment Specialist, UK

Explore current trends in hiring as well as helpful recommendations for a strategic job search from expert career development and human resources experts.


April 26: Simple Strategies for your UK Job Search

Presented by Sarah Bowes, Employment Director, UK & Emily Curtsinger, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Employment Manager, UK

The University of Kentucky Employment Department will share strategies to assist job seekers in their search for career opportunities at UK. This session will help with finding job postings that fit personal skill set and motivations, demonstrate the importance of effectively communicating your qualifications, and provide ideas on creating a high-quality job application.


May 10: How to Nail Your LinkedIn Profile

Presented by Kerry Boyd, Senior Recruiter, Valvoline

Most recruiters utilize LinkedIn during their search for viable job candidates. Learn how to create a LinkedIn profile that is complete and concise and will get the attention of recruiters throughout your job search.


May 24: Insider Secrets: What Recruiters Want to See on Your Resume

Presented by Lisa James Senior Vice President, Practice Director, Robert Half Finance and Accounting

Ever wonder what happens to your resume when you apply for a job? It may feel like it goes into a black hole, but there’s a great deal going on behind the scenes. Learn what stands out to a recruiter when they are reviewing a resume, and how to get past screening software. This session will provide present day practices and improvements for your resume.


JOB CLUB RESOURCE PACKET: Click here to view the Resource Packet

PREVIOUS JOB CLUB SESSIONS: View previous Job Club Sessions

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.