It’s difficult to find affordable help with your job search at a time when your money is very tight. Consider going to job-search support groups at your church, synagogue or mosque. Attend trade association meetings for the field or industry you are in so you can network with others in your field. Kate Wendleton , President of The Five O’Clock Club
However, if you really want job-search help, there is no better organization than The Five O’Clock Club, which operates nationally in the United States. The Five O’Clock Club has a pristine reputation for caring about individuals and the community. Their mantra is that they “always do what is in the best interest of the employee / job hunter.”
Even their name proves that they are interested more in the individuals they serve than in the organizations that may be paying for that service.
Individuals who are paying on their own will find that theirs are the most reasonably priced programs on the market. This is part of their community service.
Organizations that care about their employees — those who are staying and those they are forced to let go — choose The Club because they know their employees will get the best help possible.
The Five O’Clock Club is the Thought Leader in both career development and outplacement. They are the only organization that has consistently done research on behalf of the employee / job hunter for over 25 years. They are the only organization that uses a research-based methodology refined over all of these years. They are the only ones that has produced their own books, CDs and other learning tools based on research – and not the vanilla approach that most organizations use.
They attract the best career coaches in the industry and they are all certified by the Club. It’s not enough that a coach may have 10 or 20 years of career coaching experience. If someone wants to coach for The Five O’Clock Club, he or she must go through a grueling, four-month certification program to unlearn what they think they know based on their own experience. They must learn what the research shows. They must prove that they have mastered the Club’s methodology by taking three open-books tests, doing two before and after resumes that are graded, and delivering a fifteen-minute presentation on some aspect of The Five O’Clock Club methodology. They must observe ten small-group coaching sessions and write an essay about what they have learned, and keep up their certification with the Club by attending additional seminars every year.
Their coaches agree that, despite the many years of experience they may have before they came to the Club, they became far better coaches once they have learned the Club’s methodology and the research it is based on.
The Club publishes a free monthly magazine to help professionals, managers and executives stay current with their career development and job search needs.
And they provide hundreds of articles for FREE on their website (www.fiveoclockclub.com) to help those who are not able to get solid career development and job-search advice elsewhere. Especially important is the Mini course in the How to Find a Job section. This important information is available for free to anyone who has access to a computer.
The Club is on your side. As life has its ups and downs, know that they are still there, doing what is in your best interests.
They truly believe what they say in every issue of their magazine and on their website:
That may sound a bit soft, but they present a metrics-based, highly intelligent approach to career development and job search. Even with all of this intelligence, people can still be kind and helpful to each other. The Club is your respite from the outside world. This is your opportunity to improve your career with the help of people who will get to know you and care about you. So let the Club take the journey with you and stay with them for decades, as so many others have.