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Experience Unlimited offers job search related workshops free of charge to its members.

Membership is required for participation in all workshops except Job Search. NOTE: Job Search is a prerequisite for Experience Unlimited membership. Refer to the Job Search description for more specific requirements.

Most workshops are 3½ to 4 hours in length and are offered bi-monthly or monthly. Pre-registration is required for all workshops. Note that some workshops require pre-work which must be completed prior to attending the class.

If you sign up for a workshop and are unable to attend please notify the facilitator or leave a message at the EU Admin Desk (925) 602-0166 prior to attending the class.

Click on a workshop title below to see a more detailed description.


Workshop Descriptions

  • Job Search Workshop - REQUIRED FOR MEMBERSHIP
  • An overview of the components necessary for making a successful career transition. Each participant will be encouraged to develop a job search action plan.
    Prerequisites: You must attend an Experience Unlimited meeting.
  • Preparation: None

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  • Resume Writing & Document Preparation
    Learn how to create or refine a resume summarizing your accomplishments, skills, and experience. Develop effective accomplishment statements. Prepare cover letters and other supporting documents.

    Preparation: None required but it is recommended that participants create a list of their previous jobs, skills and accomplishments prior to the class.

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  • Resume Review
    Group reviews of your resume facilitated by experienced resume writers. Receive feed-back on clarity and format. Improve the presentation of your key strengths and skill sets.

    Preparation: Bring six copies of your resume to the workshop. These will be distributed to all workshop participants for the purpose of receiving their comments.

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  • Networking
    Learn how to Network effectively. Identify and expand your existing network. Practice Networking introductions (30-60 second speech). Learn how to set up and conduct informational interviews.

    Preparation: Email a copy of your resume to yourself. You will use portions of it in the E-Networking part of the workshop. Be prepared to access your email account; you will need to know your email address and your password.

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  • Interview Techniques
    Provides information, ideas, and tools to prepare participants for various types of job interviews. Role plays are used to practice typical interview questions.

    Preparation: Bring along your most feared interview question.

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  • Video Interviewing Practice
    An opportunity to participate in a practice interview. The session is videotaped. Coaching and feedback is provided to help improve interview effectiveness.

    Preparation: Find a job description that closely matches your job objective. Email it and your resume to one of the training committee co-directors, so that they can pass them on to the workshop facilitator. This MUST to be done one week prior to the workshop! The facilitator will create job-specific interview for you, video record your interview responses which you may take home & review your presentation.

    Bring a USB 2.0 flash drive with 2GB of space to record your interview.

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  • Negotiating Total Compensation
    Learn how to negotiate total compensation including: salary, bonuses, incentive pay, vacation time, paid time off (PTO), health care benefits, flexible hours, telecommuting. Discuss factors involved in establishing fees for self-employment opportunities..

    Preparation: None.

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  • LinkedIn
    Classroom discussion of LinkedIn followed by Hands-on work in the EDD computer lab to set up and/or refine your LinkedIn profile. Add people to your LinkedIn network. Learn advanced LinkedIn features.

    Preparation: If you are a beginner, bring your resume and a list of contacts you know or have worked with in the past.

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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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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
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