What is the Five O’Clock Club

The Five O'Clock Club: Where your professional success gets personal attention. We are the only organization with a research-based methodology to help you improve your career, find new employment or consulting work that’s right for you, start your own business, or figure out what you want to do during retirement. 100,000 people have used the Club’s techniques and coaching.

The Five O'Clock Club is a national outplacement and career coaching organization with certified career coaches across the United States. We use a proven methodology--based on 25 years of research. Some of our maxims and hints are on our Home Page. You'll find a different hint each time you enter the site.

We are a "members only" organization.

Only $49 for a membership.

Click here to become a member.

Our methodology and our Lexicon were developed for our members.

Our coaches and all of our members speak the same language--our Lexicon. That's why they have quicker searches, have more freedom in their searches and are better able to help each other. Members study our books so they can distinguish the truly important parts of the search process from those parts that just seem important. For example, while search firms and ads are important, it is more important what you do after the interview to turn that interview into an offer.

Our search process is quick and intense:

The average Five O'Clock Clubber who receives regular career coaching finds a new job within just 10 to 12 weeks, as opposed to 8.1 months for the professional/managerial/executive population at large.

Many members meet with a coach regularly (for example, annually) to assess their career situations and their relationships with bosses, peers and subordinates.  You can do better in your career if you have your own coach, just as people have coaches in other areas of their lives.

Our methodology is available to everyone through:

  • our books and CDs
  • our Club membership
  • our network of career coaches.

Five O'Clock Clubbers get good jobs quickly because they take a professional approach to job search. Members study the textbooks and listen to the CDs as if they were in graduate school, reading or hearing a little every morning, a little every night. They mark the books up, and reread them because every page is packed with very important information based on our extensive research. They listen to the CDs five or six times!

The Five O'Clock News allows our members to keep up-to-date on the ever-changing job-search market. How do you deal with voicemail? Should most people put their resumes on the Internet? Club members get a handsome Beginners Kit and a one-year subscription to The Five O'Clock News. Many of our old articles can be found on this site.

Take a look around the site. Do what our members do: first, study the books; listen to the CDs. Then you will be in a position to help each other. As we say at the Club: there's plenty for everyone, so why not show others the way?

We'll travel along with you, coaching you through the rough spots and helping you to capitalize on the smooth spots.

Good luck in your career, and God bless. Read on. --K.W.

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