Welcome to Experience Unlimited

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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.


2014 Job Fair Photographs

Upcoming Presentations:

October 27, 2015, Carolyn CJ Jones,"Change Your Story, Change Your Life: Beyond the Old Job", Carolyn CJ Jones

November 3, 2015, Mary Knippel, “Your Writing Mentor", Your Writing Mentor

November 10, 2015, Italina Kirk's, "Leverage LinkedIn", Italina Image

November 17, 2015, Eric Waisman, "Enhance Your Social Intelligence!", Jaunty

November 24, 2015, No Speaker - Group Activity

December 1, 2015, Julia Beauchamp, Title Pending, Julia Beauchamp

December 8, 2015, Isabelle Peyrichoux, "The Number #1 Reason People are Unhappy in Their Career and What To Do About It", Brilliant Seeds

December 15, 2015, Stephanie Staidly, "Finding Your Why", The Right Brain Entrepreneur

December 22, 2015, No Speaker - Group Activity

December 29, 2015, No Speaker - Group Activity

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


Events Calendar -- Click year, month, or day

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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:

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.