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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
    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 Job Fair Photographs

Upcoming Presentations:

October 27, 2015, Carolyn CJ Jones,"Change Your Story, Change Your Life: Beyond the Old Job", Carolyn CJ Jones

November 3, 2015, Mary Knippel, “Your Writing Mentor", Your Writing Mentor

November 10, 2015, Italina Kirk's, "Leverage LinkedIn", Italina Image

November 17, 2015, Eric Waisman, "Enhance Your Social Intelligence!", Jaunty

November 24, 2015, No Speaker - Group Activity

December 1, 2015, Julia Beauchamp, Title Pending, Julia Beauchamp

December 8, 2015, Isabelle Peyrichoux, "The Number #1 Reason People are Unhappy in Their Career and What To Do About It", Brilliant Seeds

December 15, 2015, Stephanie Staidly, "Finding Your Why", The Right Brain Entrepreneur

December 22, 2015, No Speaker - Group Activity

December 29, 2015, No Speaker - Group Activity

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


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:

Donna Owen - Oct.
Claudia Spain - Sep.
Debra Jaide - Sep.
Gary Carter - Sep.
Gregorio Natorilla - Sep.
Jeanette Lee - Sep.
Edward Rennacker - Aug.
Greg Schwei - Aug.
Sharon Hayes - Aug.
Steve Potter - Aug.
Ian Marsh - Jun.
Kathy Silver - Jul.
Lee Stanhope - Jul.
Mark Berry - Jul.
Sam Blittman - Jul.
Suzanne Hustad - Jul.
Sheila Garvey - Jun.
David Ellman - May
Dustin Dearman - May
Herbert Meron - May
Patricia Sydnor - May
Shelly Froehlich - May
Tim Cahal - May
Adrianna Azevedo - 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.