You know, job search can be lonely. Day after day you are applying for jobs and searching the net. Hopefully, you are networking and meeting people, but those people, at least for now, aren’t people that you know personally, and you can’t really share your fears and frustrations with them. You need people you can talk to. Enter, the job club.
In my book, Bob visits the Lakeview Job Club offered through a local church. There he talks with a group of other people who are also looking for jobs. They share leads and success stories. But more importantly, those people get it. They provide community. They know how Bob’s feeling and the struggles he is facing, because they are facing them too. He has a support group which he comes to truly value.
Job clubs are usually led by someone with some experience in job search who can also give advice on resumes and tactics. In a recent blog post Nadine writes about a phenomenal program she stumbled across that was a job club and job training program online.
If you are looking for a job club, the US Department of Labor wants to help. Their CareerOneStop website has some great tools to find local services to assist your job search. The Job Club Finder lets you search for job clubs in your local area and provides contact information. The site can also direct you to local community colleges, libraries, and more.
You don’t have to be alone during your job search. Find a job club, and if there is not one in your area, start one. I guarantee there is a need, and most likely a local HR professional who can help you get things rolling. If you are struggling with your job search, this can also help https://im-fired.com/about-the-book/