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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:

 August 23, 2016, Chester Santos, "Memory Training for Job Seekers"

August 30. 2016, Steven Campbell, "Rewire Your Brain to find that Perfect Job"

Click "More" to see our past speakers & links to their services or websites

 

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Recent Gold Card Members

Congratulations on your new job in 2016:

Robyn Romanucci - July

Connie Yaeger - July

Edward Rennacker - 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

Carole Lucido - 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.

Dan Pollak - Dec.

Lorraine Baskin - Dec.

Sherry Ashley - Dec.

Bernard Zurlo - Dec.

Mary Condeff - Dec.

Violet Votin - Nov.

Barbara Thomas - Oct.

Jacquelyn Ross - Oct.

Dena Hulse - Oct.

Yen Ha - Oct.

Juanita Scott - Oct.

Donna Owen - Oct.

Claudia Spain - Sep.

Debra Jaide - Sep.

Gary Carter - Sep.

Gregorio Natorilla - Sep.

Jeanette Lee - Sep.

Edward Rennacker - Aug.

Greg Schwei - Aug.

Sharon Hayes - Aug.

Steve Potter - Aug.

Ian Marsh - Jun.

Kathy Silver - Jul.

Lee Stanhope - Jul.

Mark Berry - Jul.

Sam Blittman - Jul.

Suzanne Hustad - Jul.

Sheila Garvey - Jun.

David Ellman - May.

Dustin Dearman - May

Herbert Meron - May

Patricia Sydnor - May

Shelly Froehlich - May

Tim Cahal - May

Adrianna Azevedo - 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.

 

 

 

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