Here are the guidelines they offer to people who want to start one:
First things first, right? Why do you want to form yet another job search support group? Don’t get us wrong: we are NOT trying to talk you out of it. Rather, we want you to think first, then decide.
Types of Groups
Surveying the many groups that are out there, we have identified several ‘types,’ and offer the following as a way to think about your purpose.
Networking Groups: The primary focus of such groups is networking, i.e., providing gatherings designed for connecting with other people for the purpose of expanding your network.
Accountability Groups: The primary focus of such groups is mutual support of the members through weekly reporting on progress.
Job Search Skills Groups: The primary focus of such groups is training and reinforcement on the essential skills for conducting an effective job hunt, including writing a resume, writing cover letters, preparing for interviews, building a network, etc.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at The Role of Job Clubs in a Job Search – Careers Articles.
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