Description of the Strategy

The Job Club method utilizes the usual behavioral psychology format for skill acquisition, treating the job search as a sequence of skills to be learned, practiced, and performed under the supervision of the group counselor. The job seekers meet as a group of 6 to 12 persons, every day obtaining job leads, contacting potential employers, preparing resumés, rehearsing, telephoning, and so on until a job is obtained, with no limit in the number of sessions. Standard forms and scripts are provided and individualized for each person. The job seekers are taught to obtain their own job leads. The program provides assistance and instruction in the following areas: (a) supplies and services, (b) telephone, (c) scripts for telephone contacts, (d) ...

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