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Central Kentucky Job Club releases summer 2023 schedule 

Central Kentucky Job Club is geared toward motivated professionals and those currently out of work, underemployed or seeking a career transition. Photo courtesy of Envato elements.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 1, 2023) — The University of Kentucky Alumni Association, Fayette County Cooperative Extension Services and UK Human Resources STEPS Temporary Employment announce the summer 2023 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. (ET), at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension office, 1140 Harry Sykes Way in Lexington. Convenient, free parking is available. Business attire is encouraged. All events are offered as an online option as well.  

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.  

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 

Summer 2023 Job Club Schedule:  

June 13: Networking 101 

Presented by Caroline Francis, director of Alumni Career Services, UK  

Successful people know how to build, nurture and maintain mutually beneficial relationships that help each other accomplish their goals. A robust network is the best insurance policy you can have in life. In this session you will learn how to be a more strategic connection, build your own personal board of directors and make the most out of future conferences and social events.  


June 27: Preparing A Federal Resume 

Presented by Ken Wocher, volunteer job coach, Northern Kentucky Accountability Group, Kenton County Library 

This presentation is divided into three sections: 

  1. The federal resume process / secrets to success 
  2. Understanding the job listings 
  3. An example of a federal resume outline format from the Federal Resume Guidebook, 7th Edition by Kathryn Trautman 


July 11: Job Search Strategies from an HR Perspective 

Presented by Alan Sisk, chief human resource officer, Thoroughbred 

The focus of this presentation is on what qualities employers are looking for and how you can best prepare yourself for success in your job search process. 


July 25: How to Write a Job-Winning Resume 

Presented by Queen-Ayanna Sullivan, career counselor, UK Alumni Career Services

The audience will gain useful information on how to build a solid resume foundation by addressing preferred resume formats and how to target your resume and skills to the specific position. Learn strategies to get through Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and highlight your accomplishments. 


Aug. 8: Interviewing Is a Two-Way Street 

Presented by Tamisha Boleware, corporate recruitment partner, Malone Workforce Solutions 

This presentation will focus on ways to show up for an interview empowered with tools that will help you land a position. We will cover tips on preparation, etiquette, and finding the right company for you. 


Aug. 22: Nailing the Interview 

Presented by Ronnie Perchik, chief operating officer, The NLP Group 

What you say matters in an interview. “Of course, it does!,” you say. So why do people leave interviews uttering: “I wish I would have said this,” or “I can't believe I said that.” Learn the hiring motivations of companies and how to prepare for, interact in and follow-up after interviews. Perchik has placed and hired hundreds of people during his career and knows what you need to do (as well as what you should not do) to nail an interview and beat out the competition. 


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