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Active Job Search Program

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What if you could connect with others going through a job search?

Are you interested in an active job search group that provides support while you look for a new job? As part of an active job search group, you will receive job-search skills training from experts, support from other people engaged in a job search, daily check-ins, and job lead sharing.

Oska joined an active job search group when he was looking for a stronger network to help him get a job after he graduated from his masters program. For him, having the support of a group helps keep him motivated to continue his job search. He’s even gotten some job leads and interviews from the friends he’s made in the group.

Come and explore active job search groups.

What to Expect

When you join an active job search group, you’ll participate in daily meetings. Currently, all groups meet online. Daily meetings consist of the following:

  1. Welcome
  2. Skills refresher (polishing up important job-search skills)
  3. Participant sharing (setting goals and following up on how those goals are going)
  4. Sharing job leads (job seekers share ideas and networking opportunities with each other)

Outside of meetings, you will be following up on job leads and reaching out to networking contacts. The daily check-ins provide guidance and support from peers, but you will do much of the work needed for a job search between meetings.
Active job search groups are facilitated by volunteer employment advisers and job search professionals.

Online Active Job Search Group Meetings

This 60- to 90-minute meeting will be facilitated online by an employment adviser. Click the links below to join the web conference at the indicated time. Meetings occur Monday through Friday at the indicated times, except on major US holidays.

Eastern US and Canada (Eastern Time)

  • 8:30 a.m. group for all job seekers, including professionals, managers, and executives: Join the meeting

Idaho/Central US and Canada (Central Time)

  • 8:30 a.m. group for all job seekers, including professionals, managers, and executives: Join the meeting
  • 8:00 p.m. (Mountain Time, Tuesday through Thursday) group for all job seekers, including professionals, managers, and executives (Idaho evening group): Join the meeting

Utah (Mountain Time)

  • 8:30 a.m. group for all job seekers, including professionals, managers, and executives (Northern Utah): Join the meeting
  • 9:00 a.m. group for all job seekers, including professionals, managers, and executives (Salt Lake Valley): Join the meeting
  • 8:30 a.m. group for all job seekers, including professionals, managers, and executives (Utah County, Central and Southern Utah): Join the meeting
  • 12:00 p.m. (Monday through Thursday) group for all job seekers, including professionals, managers, and executives (All of Utah, lunch hour group): Join the meeting

Southwest US (Mountain Time)

Texas, Dallas/Fort Worth area (Central Time)

Western US and Canada (Pacific Time)

  • 8:30 a.m. group for all job seekers, including professionals, managers, and executives: Join the meeting

Tips for Online Meetings

Consider the following tips as you connect for an online meeting:

  • Typically, everyone participating can see each other, so sit in a spot where there are few distractions.
  • You will need to use a microphone to speak, so make sure you’re in a quiet place.
  • Consider using headphones with a microphone attached.
  • Test your camera and microphone before you join to minimize technical issues.
  • Make sure you have enough light so other participants can see your face.
  • In your job search, you want to be punctual to meetings, so be sure to join the meeting on time.

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Last updated on 28 Sep 2021