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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:

 

9/16/14, Antoinette Dawson , "Part 1- You're in our Top 3, Preparing for the Final Interview,"

9/23/14, Teresa Garza, "Keep Your Home California, " San Francisco Housing Development Corporation

9/30/14, Ron Elsdon, "How to Build a Non-Traditional Career Path", Elsdon Organizational Renewal 

10/7/14Noelle Morra, "Three Ways to Channel & Turn Stress into Action"

10/14/14, "Antoinette Dawson, "Part 2 -You're Hired, Preparing for the Offer"

10/21/14, Alan Bailey, " Recruiting Exposed" Bara Infoware, Inc.

10/28/14, Richard Bertrand, "Navigating a Successful Transition" LinkedIn Profile

11/4/14, Mark Sackett, "The Art of Active Networking", The Art of Active Networking Website

11/11/14, Puja Marcus-Brooks, "TBD", Edward Jones

11/18/14, "TBD"

11/25/14, Sandy Sanderson, "Winning the Interview", Meridian Executive Resources

 

 

 

 

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2014

 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.

Maria Garay - Jun.

Patrick Perez - Jun.

Sherryl Brinkley - Jun.

Stephanie Collins - Jun.

Tim Cahal - Jun.

Bill Diener - May

David Witte - May

Don Wycoff - May

George Clarke - May

Heather Ramamurthy - May

Jean Pierre Maeder - May

John Falco - May

Kathleen Stavis - May

Larry Gerquest - May

Michael Papas - 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.

 

 

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