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Networking

Networking with other professionals has proven to be one of the best ways of getting the job you want. Many people are not comfortable with networking but EU offers many different methodologies to help with this vital skill and this is accomplished all while maintaining our core values. 

Departments

Share your expertise or learn new skills in Marketing, Information Technology, Training, or Business Operations. Take an opportunity for a key role by serving as a Committee Director or on our operating board as President, Vice President, or Secretary/Treasurer.

Workshops

Membership is required for all of our workshops except Job Search 1.0, with most workshops being three and a half hours in length and are offered bi-monthly or monthly. These are held at the EDD East Bay Works office in Concord off Port Chicago Highway. 

Other workshops include:

  • Resume Writing and Document Preparation
  • Resume Review
  • Networking
  • Interview Techniques
  • Videotaped Interview Practice
  • Salary Negotiation
  • LinkedIn and Social Media
  • Negotiating Total Compensation  
  • PAR (Problem - Action - Results) Statements 

Events / Speakers

Weekly motivational speakers present at our Tuesday General Meeting (held at our Walnut Creek site). A new member orientation is always given during our General Meeting, and some Success Teams groups also meet after the General Meeting.

Gold Card Exit

Gold Card is a term EU uses when a member has attained that new job or contract. This is always an exciting momemt for the member and the group at large when they hear of a fellow member becoming employed. A very positive moment for all. Members frequently post testimonials on our website, are invited to participate in selected networking events, and quite often return to the group as a presenter.

 

Some of our Featured Speakers

Upcoming Presentations:

 

April 25, 2017, Carrie LaShell. "The ABC's of First Impressions", Carrie LaShell

May 2, 2017, Rebecca Martin, "Three Ways to Own your Power (and how to get rid of  everything else)"Rebecca C. Martin

May 9, 2017, Julia Glyde, "Thriving in the Midst of Transition"Julia Glyde

May 16, 2017, Phyliss Ginsberg, "Possibilities"Phyliss Ginsberg.com

May 23, 2017, Chestor Santos, The International Man of Memory, "Memory Training for Job Seekers"International Man of Memory.

May 30, 2017, Group Exercise

June 6, 2017, Linda Patten, "Leadership in the Job Interview: What you need to know"Dare to Dream with Linda

July 18, 2017, Dr. Beth Halbret, "Managing Your Inner Teenager", Dr. Beth

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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 to these members on their new jobs:    

Anne Belt - March

Duane Williams - March  

Jessie Ding - February

Roberta Redden - January

Steve Aronson - January

Alicia Gordon - December

Mary Merschat - December

Andrea Orozco - December

Jalal Afifi - December

Don Toyofuku - November

Martin Wong - November

Carol Zischke - November

Brian Boer - October

Nicolas Menjivar - October

Steven Sheung - October

Mike Wood - October

Travis Burkey - September

Andrew Pierce - September

Steven Buhler - August

Jose Santiago - August

Connie Yaeger - July

Robert Chapple - June

Kevin Esch - June

Luis Medina - June

Micheline Proctor - June

Edward Rennacker - June

Robyn Romanucci - June

Pam Fenenbock - May

Ivan Herrera - May

Sherrie Hamilton - May

Elisa Minaya - May

Steve Keiter - May

Carlun Robinson - May

Sharon Crane - April

Ciel Gierke - April

Adam Hernandez - April

Alex Lopez - April

Carole Lucido - April

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