Change your mindset and career opportunities happen —

Everyone looks for a job at least once in his or her lifetime. All job seekers are unique – their skills-sets, education, life and work experiences are different. Thus, everyone has specific needs and expectations!

For some job seekers, the road to their ideal job seems long and difficult. Veterans transitioning from military to civilian careers and displaced workers (40 plus) who haven’t taken this journey in a long time, sometimes may become frustrated.

East Bay Professional Experience Network, (formerly Experience Unlimited), for the past 10 years, has helped more than 4,000 job seekers.  We offer career advices, suggestions, training and techniques to make your job seeking skills current and meet the needs of today’s recruiter or hiring manager. Our office is conveniently located in downtown Oakland. At East Bay PEN, we strive to cultivate a non-judgmental, peer-to-peer support environment and encourage associates to share their challenges and be open to change.

Careers in Transition Program

Our Careers in Transition Program consists of three Workshops and is designed to help underemployed and unemployed professionals assess their skills and new career paths. Careers in Transition Program, each segues to the next, are proven confidence builders, they are designed to help you compete in today’s tough markets.

Free Resume Review


In addition to Careers in Transition Program, East Bay PEN offers free of charge, professional Resume Review. Check our Calendar for the next resume review session, make a reservation, and bring a printed copy of your Resume.


Success Stories

“Dear Ben, Phanda & Nellie,

I was just hired for a part-time job as Administrative Assistant! I would like to thank all of you individually and East Bay PEN collectively for all the support I have received. Ben, Phanda, Nellie, a big and heart- warming thank you!!!!

— Evelyn, May 2015

“I can’t thank the career coaching/counseling workshop presenters and resume reviewers enough for the wealth of knowledge they provided me while seeking employment.

The information throughout all three career coaching/counseling workshops has proven both useful and effective tools that are necessary to succeed in today’s job market. They helped me change my thought process from trying to find a job to finding and creating an environment where I can use my talents to foster a better working environment for me and my perspective employer.

Shortly after completing the workshops I began to receive responses back from the companies that I sent my newly written resume to! Thanks again Easy Bay PEN! “


“I attended the East Bay PEN overview with very low expectations; however, I was very pleasantly surprised to find it both informative and engaging…”
— K. Natske

“I really appreciate your suggestions…the time with you (sic) East Bay PEN was the high point of the job fair…”
— Steven Ledford, Sr.


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Friends | Guest Speakers

Our Guest Career Coaching Speakers, experts in their field, provide new perspectives and trends in the job market; these experts volunteer their time and knowledge to our members with humor and professionalism. We are not, and will not, act as mental health providers; however, we do provide peer-to-peer support and sanctuary for sharing without being judged.



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Career coaching vision mission values


Create a nurturing setting and peer-to-peer support for developing the self-assurance necessary for exploring new opportunities for employment.


To provide unemployed professionals with the confidence, skills, and the ability to convey the added value to meet the hiring manager’s needs.


We value a rich humanistic tradition and are committed to professional cooperative efforts, accountability, integrity and respect.