A quick Google® search of Job Clubs revealed a study commissioned by the U.S. Department of Labor to look at the different types of jobs clubs.
Job clubs, whether they are sponsored by the public workforce system or faith-based organizations and community-based organizations (FBO/CBOs), offer a variety of activities aimed at helping job seekers to better plan and execute their job search activities, answering questions or troubleshooting job search challenges that may emerge, and allowing job seekers to share their experiences and provide support for one another.
An important accompanying goal of job clubs is to break the isolation that can often accompany lengthy periods of unemployment and counter the discouragement and anxiety that can set in during the job search process (e.g., as a result of unsuccessful job interviews, unanswered correspondences, and exhausting job leads or networking opportunities).
John Trutko, Carolyn O’Brien, and Stephen Wandner, Capital Research Corporation, Inc. Burt Barnow, George Washington University did a study in 2014 for the US Department of Labor. They looked at the difference between Faith-based, Community-based, and Public workforce agencies. The biggest difference was in the amount of funding for programs. They found FBO/CBO job clubs, in most cases, operate with limited budgets or no funding whatsoever. Many of the FBOs operate their programs with only volunteer staff and on a shoestring budget.
One of the biggest drawbacks to this type of club is they usually only meet once a week and offer limited resources. Plus, you must travel and attend the meeting at the designated time in order to benefit. What if there was another way?
Maybe someone could invent a way for Job Club Members to communicate 24 hours a day without leaving their sofa. Maybe there is a way to ask questions, receive answers from the group and take action without having to stop everything and head to the church basement. Maybe job finding tools could be in one place, explained by a hiring manager with 35+ years’ experience. And maybe, spending less than a cup of coffee a day to join, you could land your dream job sooner.
Well guess what? There is this great tool out there called the Internet. And through its magic, you can access on-line jobs clubs, such as Six Second Jobs™, 24 hours a day. Pretty cool!
At Six Second Jobs Club™, I host weekly webinars on subjects of interest to the Club Members. These include in-depth and actionable ideas about interviewing, career facilitating, cover letters, and your LinkedIn® profile. I also cover resumes and topics our Club Members request.
There is also the Forum, where you can make connections, network, ask questions and share ideas. It’s a great way to stay connected. I moderate the forum and offer tips, advice, and answer questions as they come up. You also have access through your member login to my Pod Cast Six Second Jobs™ at the iTunes store, and special member’s only podcasts with guests that will share their knowledge of the job process.
There are forms and downloadable content that will help shorten the amount of time until you are sitting in your new hire orientation. To further expand the resources available to Six Second Jobs Club™ members, in the future we will be holding mock interviews and workshops.
I am offering a money back, 100% guaranteed invitation to join Six-Second-Jobs Club™ for just $7 for the first month, then $29 a month going forward. SIGN ME UP and begin using the actionable tools to shorten your job search. I look forward to your email saying you are sitting in your new hire orientation.