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Joining Experience Unlimited

To become a member of Experience Unlimited is a 5 step process:

  1. Attend a General Meeting
    General Meetings are held weekly, Tuesday mornings, at Temple B'nai Shalom in Walnut Creek, and are open to the public. Click here for information on meeting time and agenda, appropriate dress, and directions to Temple B'nai Shalom.
  2. Attend Orientation
    Orientation is generally held during the first hour of the General Meeting. During Orientation, you will receive & begin completing the required application paperwork to become a member.
  3. Attend a Department Committee Meeting
    You may join any department that interests you and are free to switch departments at any time with the prior approval of each department director. Members often volunteer for projects in several departments, depending on their interests. For example, someone in IT may lead a Training workshop covering a topic with which they have a special background or interest.
  4. Enter your resume with CalJOBS
    Submit your resume online to CalJOBS and then print out a copy from the CalJOBS website and show it to any EDD staff member. CalJOBS is the California employment database, "California's Internet system for linking employer job listings and job seeker resumes".
    The system provides tools to post your resume at a variety of detail levels, from a high-level summary through details of five key jobs. Access to profiles are limited to authorized EDD-enrolled prospective employers, and personal information is easily kept off the profile.
  5. Attend the Job Search Workshop
    This workshop is generally held in one half-day session, either on Wednesday or Thursday morning. Prior sign-up for the workshop is required.
  6. Complete & Submit all application forms
    Acquire all required signatures on the "Application Checklist"
    Complete the member information form
    Complete the "Member Agreement" (Contract)
    Sign the, "Authorization to Release your Contact Information" (Optional)
    [to someone looking for you to offer employment]
    Turn all forms into either the Business Operations committee at a General Assembly meeting
    or
    Place all completed forms in the "Business Operations" pocket document box on the partition wall to the side of the administration desk at the Experience Unlimited Office.

Types of Membership

  1. Active Members - enjoy full use of EU Contra Costa chapter resources. In order to be considered an active member of the chapter, you are required to:
    1. Be a department member in good standing.
    2. Volunteer 16 hours per calendar month, accomplished through a combination of attending General Meetings, Department Meetings and additional work on projects or other services
    3. Comply with all rules, regulations and Standards of Conduct of the chapter.
  2. Delinquent Members - members who have fallen 48 hours or more in arrears for required volunteer hours. Delinquent members may not use chapter resources and will be deactivated from the system until volunteer hours have been made up.
  3. Inactive Members - a member becomes inactive by either requesting that their status be changed due to personal circumstances or temporary employment of one week or more, or failing to complete the membership requirements for a period of 3 consecutive months. Inactive members cannot access chapter resources, however, they can reactivate membership within 12 months without going through the application process again.
  4. Alumni - Former members now employed, but who maintain a relationship with the chapter.
  5. Pending - Individuals in process of completing all membership requirements or awaiting administrative action to become an Active Members or in a process of changing their status.


 

2014 Fall Networking Event Photographs

Upcoming Presentations:

May 26, 2015, Rikk Hansen, Career and Leadership Coach, "The Career Calling Guide"Brillant NEXT

May 26, 2015, 9:30-10:00, Cindy Lima, CHP AW/DS Coordinator, "Age Well/Drive Smart"

June 2, 2015, Dr. Susan Bernstein, Career Empowerment and Leadership Coach, "Interviewing with Power and Authenticity"Sensational Shift

June 9, 2015, 9:30-10:00, Marketing Department Presentation

June 9, 2015, Holly Hansen, Empowerment Coach, "Breaking the Glass:  How to Stop Listening to all the Things that are Holding You Back from Happiness and Success"Four Keys

June 16, 2015, Bill Pollak, Financial Advisor, "How to Keep Your Financial Boat Afloat During a Career Change"Your Money Journey

June 23, 2015, Rick Silva, The Referral Coach, The Network Connection

June 30, 2015, Ellen Looyen, Brand and Influence Coach, "The Art of Personal Branding"Personal Branding

July 7, 2015, George Parrish, Business Coach, "Network like a Pro"Consultants GP

July 14, 2015,  Susan Chritton, Executive Career Coach & Brand Strategist, "Personal Branding in a time of Transition"Susan Chritton

July 21, 2015, Josephine 'Jos' Hanan, Business Coach, "How to Sell Your Skills, Connect with Anyone and Get More Offers!"Promote Her Business

July 28, 2015, Tom Pearson, Life Success Coach, "Thinking into Results"Own My Greatness

August 4, 2015, Phyllis Ginsberg, Survival to Thrival Coach, "Possibilities Presentation"Phylliss Ginsberg Website

August 11, 2015, Claire Marchiano, NBCC Certified Career Counselor, "IS YOUR RESUME WORKING FOR YOU?"YWCA Berkeley Website

August 18, 2015, Michael MacDonald, Financial Advisor, "Social Security Planning"The Financial Advisor Website

August 25, 2014, Bobbie LaPorte, Career Coach & 6x Ironman Triathalon Athlete, "3 Keys that will Instruct & Inspire You to Meet the Challenges You Face"Bobbie LaPorte and Associates

September 1, 2015, Jai Jiaong, Author, Speaker & Entreprenuer, "Bust Fears and Build Courage"Fearbuster Website

Click "More" to see our past speakers & links to their services or websites

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Events Calendar -- Click year, month, or day

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That reminds me of . . .

Did you know? Linkage statements, used correctly, can connect almost all interview questions to your PARs.

  • Colleagues would probably tell you...
  • Peers would probably tell you...
  • My boss would probably tell you...
  • Subordinates would tell you...
  • That reminds me of ...
  • That's difficult to say, but ... ...
  • For example, ...

It takes practice, and you need to have a grab bag of PARs in your hip pocket, including 2-3 that speak to "learning opportunities." The ability to leverage this technique can be a powerful way to make you shine.

See Steven Richards' article: Surviving the Extreme Interview

Recent Gold Card Members

Congratulations on your new job in 2015:

David Ellman - May
Dustin Dearman - May
Herbert Meron - May
Patricia Sydnor - May
Shelly Froehlich - May
Tim Cahal - May
Adrianna Azeveda - Apr.
Annamarie Cooper - Apr.
Jeff German - Apr.
Keith Light - Apr.
Sonia Danielsson - Apr.
Angela Schooley - Mar.
Belinda Watts - Mar.
Brad Jones - Mar.
Chris Kwapnoski - Mar.
Cynthia Taylor - Mar.
Melissa Dizon - Mar.
Adam Gourdin - Feb.
Barry Skrypnyk - Feb.
Brenda Bentley - Feb.
Brent Bowman - Feb.
Dan Elwood - Feb.
Deborah Nordstrom - Feb.
Joann Kennett - Feb.
John Ylinen - Feb.
Lise Bodine - Feb.
Margie Riesberg - Feb.
Micheal Sander - Feb.
Mike Conroy - Feb.
William Hayes - Feb.
Anne Belt - Jan.
Christine Guardia - Jan.
Gary Krupa - Jan.
Gayl Belfor - Jan.
Guillermo Falla - Jan.
Jim Brady - Jan.
Larry Osorio - Jan.
Tonya White - Jan.

Congratulations on a new job in 2014 to:

Ellen Cheung - Dec. 2014
Erik Hoogerhuis - Dec.
Elmira Marandi  - Dec.
Debbie Rinne - Nov.
Greg Bacigalupi - Nov.
Joseph Warzeniak - Nov.
Maria Garay - Nov.
Rachel Lavern - Nov.
Rob Miller - Nov.
Ankita Saxena - Oct.
Barbrah Michael Corral - Oct.
Carrie Hall - Oct.
Chuck Stobing - Oct.
Dave Capece - Oct.
Eric Haag - Oct.
Gerry Riley - Oct.
Larry Webster - Oct.
Marnelle Marasigan - Oct.
Monika Szablics - Oct.
Ali Ehsani - Sep.
David Spanne - Sep.
Joseph Perkins - Sep.
Karen Ethridge - Sep.
Margo Jacobsen - Sep.
Maximus Clean - Sep.
Michael Lopez - Sep.
Rita Carlson - Sep.
Rochelle Taylor - Sep.
Sally Hood - Sep.
Sharon Hay - Sep.
Stephanie Carniglia - Sep.
Clare Clair - Aug.
Eric Hemphill - Aug.
George Ramstad - Aug.
Judy Fain - Aug.
Julie Gushwa - Aug.
Rhonda Alley - Aug.
Sarah Jones - Aug.
Sherell Williams - Aug.
Steven Schlick-Harris - Aug.
Ana Horn - Jul.
Carlene McMasters - Jul.
Pamela Dunn - Jul.
Robert Lindberg - Jul.
Vincent Descoust - Jul.
Allan Breller - Jun.
Arnel Torres - Jun.
Carmen Castro Rojas - Jun.
Joel Rubinstein - Jun.
Sherryl Brinkley - Jun.
Stephanie Collins - Jun.
Tim Cahal - Jun.
Bill Diener - May
David Witte - May
Heather Ramamurthy - May
Jean Pierre Maeder - May
John Falco - May
Kathleen Stavis - May
Larry Gerquest - May
Laurie Pantell - May
Stephen Gelardi - May
Wah Cheong - May
Cheryl Collins - Apr.
Fred Sahakian - Apr.
Julio Trujillo - Apr.
Michael Papas - Apr.
Milton Rivera - Apr.
Mitch Bloomfield - Apr.
Alain Descoins - Mar.
Joyce Johnasen - Mar.
Julie Anderson - Mar.
Linda Wojcieson - Mar.
Marcia Osmus - Mar.
Philip Klein - Mar.
Susan Dittman - Mar.
Alan Polanger - Feb.
Connie Foote - Feb.
Gayl Belfor - Feb.
Gerard Meilan - Feb.
Ponciano Millena - Feb.
Ralph Duff - Feb.
Bill Gough - Jan.
Christine Swihart - Jan.
Delbert Boards - Jan.
Frank Harvey - Jan.
Kathy Morrison - Jan.
Patrick Speese - Jan.
Vanessa Palacios - Jan. 2014
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