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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is Experience Unlimited?
  2. What services does EU offer to job seekers?
  3. What services does EU offer to EU Alumni?
  4. Do I have to be a member to use EU resources?
  5. How do I become a member of EU?
  6. What must I do to maintain my EU membership?
  7. Can I put my EU membership "on hold"?
  8. How can I get a calendar of EU meeting speakers and workshops?
  9. Does EU have a dress code?
  10. What are the EU committees?
  11. Does EU provide child care?
  12. Who pays for EU services?
  13. How may I receive EUCCC Yahoo! Group mail?
  14. How do I stop receiving EUCCC Yahoo! Group mail?

  1. Experience Unlimited (EU) is a no-fee career resource center and job search networking group for business and technical professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area. EU is sponsored by the California Employment Development Department (EDD) and supported by EU volunteers.

    The Contra Costa Chapter of EU (EUCCC) serves the needs of professionals in the Central Contra Costa area, roughly centered in Walnut Creek. A list of other EU chapters may be seen on the California EDD site by clicking here.

  2. EU members have access to workshops, job listings, networking events, office facilities, resume assistance, interview practice, support groups and more....

  3. EU alumni are invited to participate in selected networking events, databases and online discussion groups. Interested alumni should call or visit the EU office for details.

  4. EU weekly General Meetings are open to the public on a space-available basis. Access to EU office resources, workshops and network database is limited to active EU members and qualifying alumni.

  5. Read the initial membership requirements. To get started, call or come by the EU office. Sign up to attend an orientation meeting. Attend the chapter General Meeting.

  6. To remain an active member of EU, you agree to:

    1 - Attend 2 General Assembly meetings a month
    2 - Attend 2 Committee Meetings a month for your committee of choice
    3 - Volunteer 16 hours per month (an average of 4 hours each week) to EU operations

    Most members find this requirement easily met by simply attending Tuesday's weekly General Meeting (1 service hour), a Committee Meeting immediately following (1 service hour), and through assigned department work or projects with service hours awarded generally based on the time required to perform the task.

    For a list of tasks & the credit granted for each task, refer to page 10 of the Orientation Guide.

    For more information, refer to Membership Requirements.

  7. "Active" members of EU who have completed all membership requirements may change their membership status to "inactive" by submitting a Change of Status Form. Inactive members do not have access to EU office resources, but they do continue to receive job postings through email and the Yahoo Group (EUCCC). Inactive members can reactivate membership within six months without going through the application process again.

  8. EU members and other interested parties can obtain a copy of the monthly calendar at the EU office. EU members can also access the calendar online via the Yahoo Group (EUCCC) or by clicking on the EU Calendar icon which appears at the bottom of each menu sidebar on this site.

  9. EU dress code is business attire for weekly general meetings and networking events. Dress code is "business casual" for the EU office and workshops.

  10. EU has four operational departments: Marketing, Information Technology, Training, and Business Operations (Administration). Departments are staffed by EU volunteers.

    Members can volunteer to share their expertise in a particular area or to learn a new skill. Click here to learn more about the responsibilities of each department.

  11. No, child care is not available at the EU office or the Concord EastBay WORKS facility. It is not appropriate to bring children to the EU office.

  12. Our tax dollars support EU through the California EDD (Employment Development Department). In addition, our non-profit affiliate organization, Experience and Resource Network (EARN) provides additional support and resources for EU, Contra Costa Chapter.

    Financial considerations aside, Experience Unlimited thrives through the faithful support of the kind members and staff of Temple B'nai Shalom in Walnut Creek, the hard-working staff of the Concord EastBay WORKS facility, and ongoing encouragement of our Alumni members.

  13. Send email communication to " This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ". In the subject line input, "IT Group -- Yahoo! Group mail". Request to be included & the address you want to receive email. Activation requires a Yahoo! group list moderator to accept your request.

  14. Exiting the EUCCC Yahoo! Group list is a self exit process. An "Unsubscribe" link is found at the bottom of EVERY communication sent from the group. Click "Unsubscribe" found at the bottom of ANY communication.


Upcoming Presentations:


 7/29/14, George Parrish, "Networking", Eco File Corp

8/5/14, Donna Fedor, "Creating a Powerful Foundation and Plan for your Job Search, Affinity People Solutions

8/12/14, Vanesse Johnson, Brand You and Your Career", On the Move Careers

8/19/14, Al Hulvey, "Getting a Job is as Easy as 1-2-3", CareerActions.org

8/26/14, Sandra Patino, "Strategies to Turn Obstacles into Opportunities", Sandra Patino Global

9/2/14, Sandy Sanderson, "Anatomy of an Interview", Meridian Executive Resources

 Click below to see links from past Speakers



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Get A New Perspective with Tony Friday

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A past Experience Unlimited president, Tony Friday offers motivation and inspiration. Visit his blog, "A Powerful Day" and website, "Causing Excellence".

Recent Gold Card Members


Ana Horn  - Jul.

Allan Breller  - Jun.

Arnel Torres  - Jun.

Carmen Castro Rojas  - Jun.

Joel Rubinstein  - Jun.

Maria Garay  - Jun.

Patrick Perez  - Jun.

Sherryl Brinkley  - Jun.

Stephanie Collins  - Jun.

Tim Cahal  - Jun.

Bill Diener  - May

David Witte  - May

Don Wycoff  - May

Heather Ramamurthy  - May

Jean Pierre Maeder  - May

John Falco  - May

Joseph Warzeniak  - May

Kathleen Stavis  - May

Larry Gerquest  - May

Stephen Gelardi  - May

Wah Cheong  - May

Cheryl Collins  - Apr.

Fred Sahakian  - Apr.

George Clarke  - 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.

Henry Hirschel  - 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.

Peter Behrman  - Jan.

Vanessa Palacios  - Jan.

Ana Horn  - Jul. 2014
Allan Breller  - Jun. 2014
Arnel Torres  - Jun. 2014
Carmen Castro Rojas  - Jun. 2014
Joel Rubinstein  - Jun. 2014
Maria Garay  - Jun. 2014
Patrick Perez  - Jun. 2014
Sherryl Brinkley  - Jun. 2014
Stephanie Collins  - Jun. 2014
Tim Cahal  - Jun. 2014
Bill Diener  - May 2014
David Witte  - May 2014
Don Wycoff  - May 2014
Heather Ramamurthy  - May 2014
Jean Pierre Maeder  - May 2014
John Falco  - May 2014
Joseph Warzeniak  - May 2014
Kathleen Stavis  - May 2014
Larry Gerquest  - May 2014
Stephen Gelardi  - May 2014
Wah Cheong  - May 2014
Cheryl Collins  - Apr. 2014
Fred Sahakian  - Apr. 2014
George Clarke  - Apr. 2014
Julio Trujillo  - Apr. 2014
Michael Papas  - Apr. 2014
Milton Rivera  - Apr. 2014
Mitch Bloomfield  - Apr. 2014
Alain Descoins  - Mar. 2014
Joyce Johnasen  - Mar. 2014
Julie Anderson  - Mar. 2014
Linda Wojcieson  - Mar. 2014
Marcia Osmus  - Mar. 2014
Philip Klein  - Mar. 2014
Susan Dittman  - Mar. 2014
Alan Polanger  - Feb. 2014
Connie Foote  - Feb. 2014
Gayl Belfor  - Feb. 2014
Gerard Meilan  - Feb. 2014
Henry Hirschel  - Feb. 2014
Ponciano Millena  - Feb. 2014
Ralph Duff  - Feb. 2014
Bill Gough  - Jan. 2014
Christine Swihart  - Jan. 2014
Delbert Boards  - Jan. 2014
Frank Harvey  - Jan. 2014
Kathy Morrison  - Jan. 2014
Patrick Speese  - Jan. 2014
Peter Behrman  - Jan. 2014
Vanessa Palacios  - Jan. 2014