Master Career Counselor

Carla Hunter, President of Career Span, Inc. is a Master Career Counselor (MCC) by the National Career Development Association and a Certified Career Coach by the National Board for Certified Counselors. She is an expert in writing resumes, effective job search strategies and interviewing success. Most recently, with over 20 years of navigating the complexity of today's world of work, she published "Finding Your Place in the World of Work", a career interest inventory (2014) and CareerView, an iPad app. As a private practice career counselor and a workforce development consultant, this blog is Carla's trove of ideas, trends, forecasts, and career tips for finding meaningful work.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Job Clubs: The Job Search Power Strip Device

Finding employment after losing a job can be isolating, discouraging and downright terrifying for many people. Being down-sized and tossed into the sea of joblessness can be daunting and overwhelming.

But, there is GREAT news for those who don't want to go it alone.

There is a power strip of job search success you can plug into.

The surge of energy and connection meet to empower you when you attend a job club.

A job club is a supportive group and environment that helps overcome the challenges of fierce competition by providing feedback as you prepare to search, interview and land a job.

The Job Club Power Surge

Read this recent article about Eastern Kentucky Job Clubs. It is a proven fact that jobseekers find employment faster with a supportive group.  Here is a job club video piece from Kentucky (you have to tolerate a short commercial).

Typical job clubs are held weekly and bring together jobseekers to share leads, network and provide feedback to one another.

Job clubs are the job attainment power strip with relational sockets that attach you to employers, community resources and vital encouragement. The power of job clubs is when multiple jobseekers receive energy from a single source of support: themselves.  It is an incredible help to know that you are not alone in your search.

If you're looking for employment, first find a job club near you to hasten the process and make a daunting challenge much more manageable. In my home state of Kentucky, The Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program does it right.

If you want your job search to surge with success, then find a job club now.  It is the convergence of energy and connection.