Experience Unlimited Contra Costa Chapter

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Job Search Resources

The Riley Guide
The Riley Guide
** A directory of employment and career information resources and services on the Internet.

US Money's 100 Best Jobs for the future (2015)
U.S. Money Magazines 100 Best Jobs for 2015
** An good article on the 100 Best Future Jobs of 2015.

Job Hunter's Bible
The Job Hunter's Bible
** Richard Bolles's guide to using the Internet in job search; includes information from What Color is your Parachute and a review of other career resources.

Northern California Job Star
** San Francisco area job search guide. Click on "California", "National", or "Worldwide" for information on other areas and links to CareerJournal, the Wall Street Journal's online career site.

Salary References
Salary References
**Regional salary indicators; links to WorkTree and other job boards.

Elite Leads - Business Development
Elite Jobs
** No job listings, but lots of information for sales professionals.

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Government Agency Job Resources

EDD (California Employment Development Department)
California EDD
** Information about California unemployment benefits, disability benefits, labor market statistics, jobs, and job search resources. Good links to other government agencies.

Contra Costa County Jobs
Contra Costa County
** Information about current jobs in Conta Costa County.

Contra Costa County Library
Contra Costa County Library

For local, state, and federal government information, the Government Guide helps you find contact information, government documents, government web links and other library resources.

The Job Seeking Guide highlights top web links and library resources for job seekers.

East Bay Works
East Bay Works
** A "One-Stop Center" for job seekers, sponsored by the State of California and various East Bay counties.

** California's online job board.

** The United States Office Of Personnel Management website. The US government's one-stop source for federal jobs and employement information.

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Other Experience Unlimited Chapters

ProMatch - Sunnyvale
Pro Match
** Silicon Valley's Experience Unlimited affiliate ProMatch, a professional resource career center. Links to many other useful sites.

Marin Professionals - San Rafael
Marin Professionals
** Marin County Experience Unlimited affiliate, MarinPro.

Other EU Chapters

Experience Unlimited Chapters Listed Statewide
** EDD Experience Unlimited - Local Information
Lists all California Experience Unlimited affiliate chapters.

Experience Unlimited - Corona Chapter
Inland Empire Chapter
The Corona Chapter has links to many EU chapter web links.

AVPPNG - Antelope Valley
Antelope Valley Experience Unlimited
** Antelope Valley Professionals Plus Networking Group (Lancaster, CA) Experience Unlimited affiliate.

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Commercial Job Sites

California Jobs
** California online job network for major metropolitan areas.

Bay Area Jobs
Bay Area Jobs
** Bay Area employment resource for employers and job seekers.

America to Work Job Resource
America to work
** Job postings and other great news; search by country, US state or local US regions.

Retirement Jobs
Retirement Jobs
** Member based site that identifies companies most-suited to older workers and matches them with active, productive, conscientious, mature adults seeking a job or project that matches their lifestyle. Free to members.

AIRS Recruitment Information
AIRS Directory
** Job board and job search tools.

680 Careers
680 Careers
** Focus on Interstate 680 corridor Tri-Valley employment. Links to many useful sites, including company job listings, government sites, and other area resources.

Monster Board & Hot Jobs
Monster Job Board
** Popular & extensive job board and career site. (Hot Jobs has been acquired by Monster.com)

** Technology job board.

Craig's List
Craig's List
** Job postings and other great news; search by region or the whole San Francisco Bay Area.

** Innovative professional networking website. EUCCC maintains a group on LinkedIn.

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Educational Institutions with Job Listings

University of California, Berkeley
University of California Berekley
** Undergraduate, graduate level, and continuing education courses in a wide variety of subjects.

California State University, East Bay - Contra Costa Campus
California State University, East Bay - Contra Costa Campus
** Courses in a wide variety of subjects.

ROP Technology Center
Conta Costa County ROP Technology Center
** Contra Costa County Regional Occupational Program Technology Center offers classes in computer applications, accounting, and web page design.

Diablo Valley College
Diablo Valley College
** Located in Contra Costa; part of the Contra Costa Community College District.

Los Medanos College
Los Medanos College
** Located in Pittsburg; part of the Contra Costa Community College District.

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Newspapers with Job Listings

San Francisco Chronicle (SF Gate)
Jobs Section, San Francisco Chronicle
** Classified Ads job listings; links to BayRecuiter.

Contra Costa Times and San Jose Mercury News
Bay Area Job Listings from the Contra Costa Times
** Direct links to Contra Costa Times, San Jose Mercury News, and several other media properties, including InsideBayArea.com (with links to the Oakland Tribune, Fremont Argus, San Mateo County Times, Hayward Daily Review, Tri-Valley Herald, and the Alameda Times Star), Marin Independent Journal, SiliconValley.com, and GreenFairSiliconValley.com.

News Links
** Extensive portal to other news sites.

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Pearls of Wisdom from our EU leadership

Michael Hyatt
Michael Hyatt Podcast Blogs
Leadership messages which apply to job seekers!

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Upcoming Presentations:

All speakers commence anytime between 9/10am unless otherwise specified.

September 20, 2019, *** Resume Writing 2.2 ***

September 25, 2019, *** Job Search 1.0 ***

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 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