Experience Unlimited Contra Costa Chapter

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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), established over 25 years ago and is supported and managed by EU volunteer members. All aspects of EU are in support of our core values of being a safe, supportive and strengthening environment for our members during their job search or career transition. 

The Contra Costa Chapter of EU (EUCCC) primarily serves the needs of professionals in Contra Costa County, however our membership consists of professionals from Alameda, Marin and Sonoma Counties as well, and is centered in Walnut Creek and Concord. A list of other EU chapters may be found on the California EDD site by clicking here.

Services Provided

For job seekers, Experience Unlimited offers a wide variety of workshops covering resume writing, interviewing skills, LinkedIn and social media strategies, salary negotiation, and other related job search topics. EU members have access to job listings, networking events and an office environment (located at the East Bay Works Concord office) with phones, fax and Internet-connected computers to assist them in securing the perfect job or contract. EU members are entitled to services at no charge. Weekly Tuesday meetings (held at our Walnut Creek site) consist of orientation for prospective members, networking, workshops and guest speakers covering various job search related topics that help during this transitional period. 

For hiring managers, Experience Unlimited is a no cost resource to find educated, trained, white-collar professionals. We welcome staffing agencies, corporate and government hiring managers to participate in our Tuesday meetings, present job opportunities and meet our members. 

Success Teams

Success Teams are smaller, dedicated groups that are formed to provide members with extra motivation and support during the job search. Helping each other in developing job search action plans and supporting them in achieving those goals. Core Values of success teams are consistent with overall EU values, and to share best practices, enhance and expedite job search action plans and accountability to the group and oneself to achieve individual goals. 

Board of Directors

President - Deepika Mathur
Vice President - Opportunity
Secretary Treasurer - Opportunity
Business Operations - Rosimar Afonso, Eduardo Orozco
Marketing - Opportunity, Opportunity
Training - Opportunity, Opportunity
Special Programs - Opportunity
Information Technology - Roger Laurel

EDD (East Bay Works) Liason - James Ranger

 

Our Recent Featured Speakers

Upcoming Presentations:

All speakers commence at 9:30am unless otherwise specified.

October 16, 2018, Dan Rink, Building Your Talent Table for Success

October 23, 2018, Peter Engler, Job Search for 45 Plussers

October 30, 2018, Nicola Walker, Creating What You Want: How to Stop your Head from Getting in the Way of your Ideal Job

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

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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 to these members on their new jobs:

Joseph Harrell - July 2018

Marilyn Heublein - July 2018

Belinda Watts - June 2018

Bruce Barbara - June 2018

Karla Villarpando - June 2018

Susan Haase - June 2018

James Driggers - June 2018

Dan Bauer - May 2018

Steve Keiter - March 2018

Camille Ferond - March 2018

Debra Harris - February 2018

Samina Anwar - February 2018

Alton Adebite - February 2018

David Sanford - January 2018

Mark Zotman - January 2018

Stephen Handley - December 2017

Bruce Meibos - November 2017

Karen Troth - September 2017

Tamara Mata - September 2017

Loyd Auerbach - August 2017

Cindy Van Lare - July 2017

Helen Natorilla - July 2017

Julie Ugale - June 2017

Mitch Ashley - June 2017

Richard Fehl - June 2017

Carol Zischke - May 2017

Katie Walsh - April 2017

Mavie Baluyut - April 2017

Linda Pratt - April 2017

Sandy Bennion - April 2017

Ian Marsh - April 2017

Ronald Musoke - April 2017

Phyllis Gaoiran - April 2017

Siegfried Richert - April 2017

Elisa Washington - April 2017

David Gwartzman - April 2017

Donna Moldoff - April 2017

Anne Graham - April 2017

Sally Yuen - April 2017

Juliette Jacques - April 2017

Sofia Suisala - April 2017

Gary Bristow - April 2017

Gladys Pineda - April 2017

John Jacob - March 2017

Ken Silva - March 2017

Steven Buhler - March 2017

Anne Belt - March 2017

Duane Williams - March 2017

Jerome Jane't Sr. - March 2017

Jessie Ding - March 2017

Veena Channon - February 2017

Dwight Shackelford - January 2017

Roberta Redden - January 2017

Cynthia Parras - January 2017

Mac Magana - January 2017

Steve Aronson - January 2017

Andrea Orozco - December 2016

Alicia Gordon - December 2016

Dave Stuckey - December 2016

Jalal Afifi - December 2016

Mary Merschat - December 2016

Bruce Meibos - December 2016

Don Toyofuku - November 2016

Carol Zischke - November 2016

Martin Wong - November 2016

Nicolas Menjivar - November 2016

Doug Casebolt - October 2016

Brian Boer - October 2016

Matthew Silverberg - October 2016

Mike Wood - October 2016

Sam Blittman - October 2016

Steven Sheung - October 2016

Travis Burkey - September 2016

Alicia Gordon - September 2016

John Loughlin - September 2016

William Schramer - September 2016

Jose Santiago - September 2016

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