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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:

May 26, 2015, Rikk Hansen, Career and Leadership Coach, "The Career Calling Guide"Brillant NEXT

May 26, 2015, 9:30-10:00, Cindy Lima, CHP AW/DS Coordinator, "Age Well/Drive Smart"

June 2, 2015, Dr. Susan Bernstein, Career Empowerment and Leadership Coach, "Interviewing with Power and Authenticity"Sensational Shift

June 9, 2015, 9:30-10:00, Marketing Department Presentation

June 9, 2015, Holly Hansen, Empowerment Coach, "Breaking the Glass:  How to Stop Listening to all the Things that are Holding You Back from Happiness and Success"Four Keys

June 16, 2015, Bill Pollak, Financial Advisor, "How to Keep Your Financial Boat Afloat During a Career Change"Your Money Journey

June 23, 2015, Rick Silva, The Referral Coach, The Network Connection

June 30, 2015, Ellen Looyen, Brand and Influence Coach, "The Art of Personal Branding"Personal Branding

July 7, 2015, George Parrish, Business Coach, "Network like a Pro"Consultants GP

July 14, 2015,  Susan Chritton, Executive Career Coach & Brand Strategist, "Personal Branding in a time of Transition"Susan Chritton

July 21, 2015, Josephine 'Jos' Hanan, Business Coach, "How to Sell Your Skills, Connect with Anyone and Get More Offers!"Promote Her Business

July 28, 2015, Tom Pearson, Life Success Coach, "Thinking into Results"Own My Greatness

August 4, 2015, Phyllis Ginsberg, Survival to Thrival Coach, "Possibilities Presentation"Phylliss Ginsberg Website

August 11, 2015, Claire Marchiano, NBCC Certified Career Counselor, "IS YOUR RESUME WORKING FOR YOU?"YWCA Berkeley Website

August 18, 2015, Michael MacDonald, Financial Advisor, "Social Security Planning"The Financial Advisor Website

August 25, 2014, Bobbie LaPorte, Career Coach & 6x Ironman Triathalon Athlete, "3 Keys that will Instruct & Inspire You to Meet the Challenges You Face"Bobbie LaPorte and Associates

September 1, 2015, Jai Jiaong, Author, Speaker & Entreprenuer, "Bust Fears and Build Courage"Fearbuster Website

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Recent Gold Card Members

Congratulations on your new job in 2015:

David Ellman - May
Dustin Dearman - May
Herbert Meron - May
Patricia Sydnor - May
Shelly Froehlich - May
Tim Cahal - May
Adrianna Azeveda - 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.

Congratulations on a new job in 2014 to:

Ellen Cheung - Dec. 2014
Erik Hoogerhuis - Dec.
Elmira Marandi  - Dec.
Debbie Rinne - Nov.
Greg Bacigalupi - Nov.
Joseph Warzeniak - Nov.
Maria Garay - Nov.
Rachel Lavern - Nov.
Rob Miller - Nov.
Ankita Saxena - Oct.
Barbrah Michael Corral - Oct.
Carrie Hall - Oct.
Chuck Stobing - Oct.
Dave Capece - Oct.
Eric Haag - Oct.
Gerry Riley - Oct.
Larry Webster - Oct.
Marnelle Marasigan - Oct.
Monika Szablics - Oct.
Ali Ehsani - Sep.
David Spanne - Sep.
Joseph Perkins - Sep.
Karen Ethridge - Sep.
Margo Jacobsen - Sep.
Maximus Clean - Sep.
Michael Lopez - Sep.
Rita Carlson - Sep.
Rochelle Taylor - Sep.
Sally Hood - Sep.
Sharon Hay - Sep.
Stephanie Carniglia - Sep.
Clare Clair - Aug.
Eric Hemphill - Aug.
George Ramstad - Aug.
Judy Fain - Aug.
Julie Gushwa - Aug.
Rhonda Alley - Aug.
Sarah Jones - Aug.
Sherell Williams - Aug.
Steven Schlick-Harris - Aug.
Ana Horn - Jul.
Carlene McMasters - Jul.
Pamela Dunn - Jul.
Robert Lindberg - Jul.
Vincent Descoust - Jul.
Allan Breller - Jun.
Arnel Torres - Jun.
Carmen Castro Rojas - Jun.
Joel Rubinstein - Jun.
Sherryl Brinkley - Jun.
Stephanie Collins - Jun.
Tim Cahal - Jun.
Bill Diener - May
David Witte - May
Heather Ramamurthy - May
Jean Pierre Maeder - May
John Falco - May
Kathleen Stavis - May
Larry Gerquest - May
Laurie Pantell - May
Stephen Gelardi - May
Wah Cheong - May
Cheryl Collins - Apr.
Fred Sahakian - 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.
Ponciano Millena - Feb.
Ralph Duff - Feb.
Bill Gough - Jan.
Christine Swihart - Jan.
Delbert Boards - Jan.
Frank Harvey - Jan.
Kathy Morrison - Jan.
Patrick Speese - Jan.
Vanessa Palacios - Jan. 2014
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