CSIX CONNECT

Rating: 4.92 stars   73 reviews

Issues: Education

Location: 19681 Junipero Way % Hamid Saadat Saratoga CA 95070 USA

Mission:

2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
Write a Review
Invite people to share their experience with this nonprofit!

Promote This Nonprofit

GreatNonprofits badges allow you to raise awareness of your favorite nonprofits on your own web sites!

Review this charity on
GreatNonprofits

Community Reviews

Rating: 5 stars  

I joined CSIX a few years ago when I was job hunting at the recommendation of a friend.

During the times I have been in transition I have found CSIX to be the premier
job searching non profit organization in the Bay Area.

In the words of Hamid Saddat, CSIX's founder, getting a new position is about,
"networking, networking, and more networking".

The 5 dollars charged covers lunch. Quite frankly this is a "steal" in contrast
to the value received. We have all gone $50 events and not received an ounce of
value for our time and money.

Each weekly meeting at the Saratoga Federated Church in Saratoga has a speaker who
discusses a topic relevant to the job search.

To be honest, I have stopped checking who the speaker will be before I attend since I am
sure I will get a lot value out of the meeting regardless of who the speaker is.

I highly recommend CSIX to any job seekers as well to anyone who might be employed
in the Bay Area since the any day you arrive at work can be the first day of your
next job search.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

CSIX Provides an invaluable service to the community. It is a welcoming group of individuals all with the common goal of finding work. They help each other with resources and contacts. Meeting weekly also grows there network, keeps there spirits up, and helps them stay motivated. It is run by volunteers that work tirelessly to bring interesting speakers and connect everyone to resources.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand it to help other communities like walnut creek where I now live.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

I joined CSIx when I was job hunting. CSIX is a great place to get yourself prepared to get back to the job market. The weekly meeting in Saratoga helps members share job leads, practice communication skills and there are great speakers too!

I highly CSix to job seekers in the Bay Area.

Helen

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

Great way to meet people and network. The weekly presentations were helpful and I have made contacts beyond my job search. I am still in contact with the group thru the weekly hike. CSIX allows drop ins and a short 1 1/12 weekly meeting to stay connected. Some other job seeking groups require considerable volunteer hours to participate. Additional volunteer hours are needed to produce the programs and infrastructure, but it is flexible. The resume workshops include real companies who hire some employees from the workshop.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 4 stars  

CSix provides structure when you have none. Its events provide valuable contacts that aid your job search -- recruiters, HR folks, advisors. Everyone is positive and helpful.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

CSIX is a great organization. Each weekly organized meeting has job leads, networking, informational presentation and concludes with lunch. I highly recommend attending these meetings when you are between jobs. You may even get connect to your next job.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Great the way it is

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

This is an excellent organization to help job seekers get job leads, contacts inside targeted companies and network with people. In addition to excellent weekly speakers, they sponsor Panel Resume review workshops with HR and recruiters from high tech companies. This is an opportunity to have your resume reviewed and receive feedback on the spot. Many have resulted in interviews. The environment is very supported and professional. Highly recommend job seekers to attend and volunteer at CSIX Connect.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

A great resource for job seekers in the bay area. The speakers they get are invaluable, from Recruiters who tell you how the system "really" works and how to get noticed, to others who know how to get the most out of newer tools like LinkedIn. Or even just general inspirational speakers that get you fired up about your career.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make the mailing list of jobs categorized, so you're not having to sift through postings for Lawyers and HR jobs to find an engineering job.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

Honestly I could not have found a better organization to volunteer with. I came out of college with no career path insight. My alumnae did nothing but when I came into this organization they opened their arms to me and really taught me quickly the power of a team. The team here makes you feel that this is a team and a battle we are fighting ALL TOGETHER versus AGAINST each other.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

get more people knowing about it!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

This is a great organization for networking and for getting inspired, especially for people who are in transition and looking for their next job opportunity.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Was this review helpful?