Experience Unlimited Contra Costa Chapter

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Job Search Resources

The Riley Guide
The Riley Guide
** A directory of employment and career information resources and services on the Internet.

US Money's 100 Best Jobs for the future (2015)
U.S. Money Magazines 100 Best Jobs for 2015
** An good article on the 100 Best Future Jobs of 2015.

Job Hunter's Bible
The Job Hunter's Bible
** Richard Bolles's guide to using the Internet in job search; includes information from What Color is your Parachute and a review of other career resources.

JobStar
Northern California Job Star
** San Francisco area job search guide. Click on "California", "National", or "Worldwide" for information on other areas and links to CareerJournal, the Wall Street Journal's online career site.

Salary References
Salary References
**Regional salary indicators; links to WorkTree and other job boards.

Elite Leads - Business Development
Elite Jobs
** No job listings, but lots of information for sales professionals.

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Government Agency Job Resources

EDD (California Employment Development Department)
California EDD
** Information about California unemployment benefits, disability benefits, labor market statistics, jobs, and job search resources. Good links to other government agencies.

Contra Costa County Jobs
Contra Costa County
** Information about current jobs in Conta Costa County.

Contra Costa County Library
Contra Costa County Library

For local, state, and federal government information, the Government Guide helps you find contact information, government documents, government web links and other library resources.

The Job Seeking Guide highlights top web links and library resources for job seekers.

East Bay Works
East Bay Works
** A "One-Stop Center" for job seekers, sponsored by the State of California and various East Bay counties.

CalJOBS
CalJOBS
** California's online job board.

USAJobs
USAJobs
** The United States Office Of Personnel Management website. The US government's one-stop source for federal jobs and employement information.

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Other Experience Unlimited Chapters

ProMatch - Sunnyvale
Pro Match
** Silicon Valley's Experience Unlimited affiliate ProMatch, a professional resource career center. Links to many other useful sites.

Marin Professionals - San Rafael
Marin Professionals
** Marin County Experience Unlimited affiliate, MarinPro.

Other EU Chapters

Experience Unlimited Chapters Listed Statewide
** EDD Experience Unlimited - Local Information
Lists all California Experience Unlimited affiliate chapters.

Experience Unlimited - Corona Chapter
Inland Empire Chapter
The Corona Chapter has links to many EU chapter web links.

AVPPNG - Antelope Valley
Antelope Valley Experience Unlimited
** Antelope Valley Professionals Plus Networking Group (Lancaster, CA) Experience Unlimited affiliate.

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Commercial Job Sites

Jobing.com
California Jobs
** California online job network for major metropolitan areas.

Bay Area Jobs
Bay Area Jobs
** Bay Area employment resource for employers and job seekers.

America to Work Job Resource
America to work
** Job postings and other great news; search by country, US state or local US regions.

Retirement Jobs
Retirement Jobs
** Member based site that identifies companies most-suited to older workers and matches them with active, productive, conscientious, mature adults seeking a job or project that matches their lifestyle. Free to members.

AIRS Recruitment Information
AIRS Directory
** Job board and job search tools.

680 Careers
680 Careers
** Focus on Interstate 680 corridor Tri-Valley employment. Links to many useful sites, including company job listings, government sites, and other area resources.

Monster Board & Hot Jobs
Monster Job Board
** Popular & extensive job board and career site. (Hot Jobs has been acquired by Monster.com)

Dice
DICE
** Technology job board.

Craig's List
Craig's List
** Job postings and other great news; search by region or the whole San Francisco Bay Area.

LinkedIn
LinkedIn
** Innovative professional networking website. EUCCC maintains a group on LinkedIn.

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Educational Institutions with Job Listings

University of California, Berkeley
University of California Berekley
** Undergraduate, graduate level, and continuing education courses in a wide variety of subjects.

California State University, East Bay - Contra Costa Campus
California State University, East Bay - Contra Costa Campus
** Courses in a wide variety of subjects.

ROP Technology Center
Conta Costa County ROP Technology Center
** Contra Costa County Regional Occupational Program Technology Center offers classes in computer applications, accounting, and web page design.

Diablo Valley College
Diablo Valley College
** Located in Contra Costa; part of the Contra Costa Community College District.

Los Medanos College
Los Medanos College
** Located in Pittsburg; part of the Contra Costa Community College District.

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Newspapers with Job Listings

San Francisco Chronicle (SF Gate)
Jobs Section, San Francisco Chronicle
** Classified Ads job listings; links to BayRecuiter.

Contra Costa Times and San Jose Mercury News
Bay Area Job Listings from the Contra Costa Times
** Direct links to Contra Costa Times, San Jose Mercury News, and several other media properties, including InsideBayArea.com (with links to the Oakland Tribune, Fremont Argus, San Mateo County Times, Hayward Daily Review, Tri-Valley Herald, and the Alameda Times Star), Marin Independent Journal, SiliconValley.com, and GreenFairSiliconValley.com.

NewsLink
News Links
** Extensive portal to other news sites.

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Pearls of Wisdom from our EU leadership

Michael Hyatt
Michael Hyatt Podcast Blogs
Leadership messages which apply to job seekers!

 

Upcoming Presentations:

December 6, 2016
9:30 Rod Ford-Smith -- Covered California Enrolled Agent.
Bring your questions to get answers.

11:00am George Parrish: George Parrish

December 13, 2016, pending

December 20, 2016, Group Activity

December 27, 2016 ***No General Assembly Meeting*** Enjoy your holiday!!!

{EUCCC resource center open Tues-Fri, Dec.27-30 regular hours}

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 2016:    

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 - Apr.

Ciel Gierke - Apr.

Adam Hernandez - Apr.

Alex Lopez - Apr.

Carole Lucido - Apr.

Nisme Kanan - Mar.

Tom McClure - Mar.

Renna Robles - Mar.

Teresa Castle - Feb.

Blanca Hernandez - Feb.

Jim Ogden - Feb.

Bruce Meibos - Jan.

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