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What is EU

Experience Unlimited (EU) is a no-fee career resource center and job search networking group for business and technical professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area. EU is sponsored by the California Employment Development Department (EDD) and supported by EU volunteers.

The Contra Costa Chapter of EU (EUCCC) serves the needs of professionals in the Central Contra Costa area, roughly centered in Walnut Creek. A list of other EU chapters may be seen on the California EDD site by clicking here

Services Provided

For job seekers, Experience Unlimited offers workshops on resume writing, interviewing, salary negotiation, and related topics. EU members have access to job listings, networking events and an office environment with phones, fax and Internet-connected computers to assist them in landing the perfect job or contract. EU members are entitled to services at no charge.

Job Search Action and Accountability Teams (JSAAT)

Job Search Action and Accountability Teams are "ad hoc" groups formed to provide members with extra motivation and support during the job search.

 

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Upcoming Presentations:

May 26, 2015, Cindy Lima, CHP AW/DS Coordinator, "Age Well/Drive Smart"

April 28, 2015, Steven Richards, Retired Recruiter and SCORE Volunteer, "Extreme Interviewing"

April 21, 2015, Christine Lambert, Regional Recruiter with Nelson Staffing, "Hiring Trends in the Bay Area"Nelson Staffing

April 14, 2015, Brian Pierskalla, Former EU Member, "How to Get a Government Job"LinkedIn Profile

April 7, 2015, NO MEETING THIS WEEK

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

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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 2015:

Adam Gourdin - Feb.
Barry Skrypnyk - Feb.
Brent Bowman - Feb.
Dan Elwood - Feb.
Deborah Nordstrom - Feb.
Joann Kennett - Feb.
John Ylinen - 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.
Larry Osorio - Jan.
Tonya White - Jan. 2015

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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