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Causes: Adult Education, Education, Employment, Employment Preparation & Procurement, Job Training, Leadership Development

Mission: CSIX CONNECT helps individuals in career transition to significantly improve their job search success through education, in-person networking and mutual support. In today’s job market, more than 80 per cent of jobs obtained result from successful networking. CSIX CONNECT provides the means to tap into and leverage the power of a network that is already more than 7000 members strong.

Target demographics: Individuals in career transition.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 7,000 members in the Bay Area

Geographic areas served: San Francisco Bay Area, California

Programs: CSIX provides education in job search skills, in-person networking, and mutual support. Special Interest Groups in Finance, Biotech, Semiconductor, Manufacturing/Operations, IT, and Clean Technology.

Community Stories

104 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a very inspiring meeting; very useful in every stage of a job search process. Great team great organization

Client Served

Rating: 5

CSix is a genuine networking group, where people help and support each other. The speakers are also very interesting and the emails we get are extremely helpful. C
Thank you Hamid for all of your work and help!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hamid and the group provide great support for those who are job searching. Very positive environment and lots of networking. Great non profit!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hamid and everyone at CSix have been a great resource during my job search. Great connections, and great speakers every week.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Csix of Saratoga, CA is an amazing group ! I am especially impressed with the longevity and consistency of the group. It has helped many many people connect, practice, support each other through the ripple effect of powerful networking !!

Elyse Phillips

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CSIX is a great resource for people in career transition who are looking to make new connections, hear about job openings, and update their skills. Hamid puts together a highly relevant, interactive weekly program for current job seekers, as well as nurtures his 4,500+ alumni list which is a very valuable resource to job seekers.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a great environment for those in career transition! Hamid and his staff generously volunteer their time and talents to create a kind, caring, authentic culture. They do a fantastic job of booking speakers, events, and networking opportunities. What makes it even more special, is Csix attracts smart and talented members who freely share their knowledge. All you have to do is ask. Very powerful, very real support. Highly recommended. Dan C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hamid runs an amazing program. Networking your way into a job is the key concept and all the associated activities are addressed. Always interesting, relevant speakers and a tasty lunch with more networking happens each week. It's a very consistent, solid, reliable program. Check out the details of upcoming meetings on the website csix.org.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have known of CSIX for many years and participated in their networking sessions whenever I am in between jobs. They are a gift to the community as volunteers organize the weekly meetings in Saratoga which are professionally run (agenda). They recruit fascinating speakers who are highly relevant to job seekers' needs. The meetings attract an eclectic group of people, so it's always fun to network, and I made friends with several people with similar interests and backgrounds.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My new job at one of California’s top academic institutions is a direct result of my involvement with CSIX CONNECT.

The first priority of any job seeker when faced with the isolation of unemployment is networking. What I found tremendously helpful were the weekly member meetings, which provided structured agendas for networking as well as guest speakers, and the weekly hikes that offered opportunities for engaging conversations in an informal and welcoming environment.

It was on one of those hikes that I expressed an interest in changing my career direction. Someone in the group notified me of a job posting and I was encouraged to pursue this position that was outside the scope of my prior work experience. It was this inspiration and reassurance that gave me the confidence and motivation to proceed, and ultimately I succeeded in getting the job.

Supportive, effective, and efficient, CSIX CONNECT is one of the finest organizations serving job seekers in the Bay Area. I can’t recommend it or Hamid Saadat, its President and Founder, highly enough.