If you're looking for a job... you don't have to do it alone.
A Job Club is an ongoing gathering of job seekers committed to meeting regularly and helping each other. Members come from a broad range of industries, position titles, and work environments. What they have in common, however, is knowing that they are energized in groups.
Joining a Job Club is a cost-effective method to bring structure, training, and support to stay on track and find employment more quickly. According to one study, Job Club members “enjoyed lower levels of frustration with the search process; devoted more time to job search activities; benefited from the emotional support, increased accountability, networking opportunities, and the group learning.” (Journal of Employment Counseling)
Job Clubs build a culture of motivation and a community of support especially if you are...
isolated and stressed and having trouble sustaining motivation
hungry for more structure, accountability, and constructive feedback
spurred to action knowing you'll be presenting regular updates to the group
eager to expand your professional network and hear what others are doing
open to learning new skills and engaging in multiple job search strategies simultaneously
What to expect...
Sessions start with "Go Rounds" to lengthen, strengthen and practice Elevator Pitches. Then, each member offers an update, announces successes, shares job-related issues, and asks for advice. During each session, a new skill, strategy, or resource is introduced and tested. The meeting comes to a close after members sketch out and share their To-Do list for the upcoming week.