10 Reasons to Join a Job Club

As the Leominster Job Seekers will be featured on Thursday night on the Mayor’s show, Inside Leominster, I thought it was fitting to reblog – 10 Reasons to join a job club. Watch us live at 6:30 pm on Leominster.tv

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When I got laid off from my job as an underwriter about a year in a half ago, I was at my local library, where I saw a sign titled “Join the Leominster Job Seekers.”  I had heard of job clubs, but could not really understand how one would benefit me.  I thought it would be a bunch of complaining unemployed people.  Why would I want to network with them?  How could they help me find a job?  So, I did not attend these meetings for the first couple of months of my unemployment.

A year ago, this month, I attended my first “Leominster Job Seekers” meeting.  We sat around a conference room table, some 14 of us, and a few more sat on chairs around the table.  We started the meeting with elevator speeches, introducing ourselves, our background, our value statements and/or skills and our job…

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About Rachelle Lappinen

​Rachelle Lappinen is a Career and Academic Consultant and a Green Energy Ambassador. Currently, Rachelle serves as an education advocate for MassEdco working with high school students on college and career navigation. Rachelle also consults working with MIT on a research program, researching the effects of long-term unemployment on the middle class and developing best practices to help this population. Rachelle has worked at Mount Wachusett Community College, the YWCA and Becker College as a Career Development Counselor. Before becoming entering the field of workforce development, Rachelle spent over 10 years working as an insurance underwriter. Throughout her coaching and volunteer experiences, Rachelle has been noted for her determination and persistence to help those in need of career guidance. As a volunteer, Rachelle is actively involved with the non-profit organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club of Leominster and Fitchburg and the Center for Women and Enterprises. Prior to entering the coaching world, Rachelle was a senior group insurance underwriter for Unum, and sales representative for Prudential Financial. She actively involved with the Career Counselors Consortium and is a member of the Career Resource Rachelle M. Lappinen, MBA, GCDF, CPRW
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