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CSIX Connect

Rating: 4.92 stars   99 reviews 601

Address:

Saratoga CA 95070 USA

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.

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408-836-3435
http://www.csix.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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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1 person found this review helpful

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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1 person found this review helpful

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.

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

secure funding to provide the leadership team with administrative assistance. Hamid works so hard and I know help in this area would be a welcome relief to him and likely the rest of the staff.

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

Life-changing

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?

2015

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

They have relevant speakers every week, relevant emails about job openings, and a series of workshop announcements about employment in the Bay Area.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Great organization!
Supporting people to find the next step of their career.
Proud to be one part of it!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

C Six Connect is an amazing non profit that offers job search assistance. They have great networking events and interviewing events with companies. I enjoyed volunteering at some of the career events and networking on the hikes. I found the staff to be extremely professional and supportive of all during the job search process.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a great organization that assists people in job searching.

The organization provides thought provoking and inspirational speakers, provides tips to help in the on going job search and organizes practice sessions to interview with recruiters.

When I was not working, I enjoyed attending meetings in Saratoga, hiking with the C Six team in the mornings as well attending the C Six Manufacturing bi monthly meetings to network with people within my professional background.

I would recommend this organization to anyone in the job search mode.

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

For the C Six Hiking team to start later in the morning.

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?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Csix Connect is the best place that we have opportunity to find the best connection, training, also all real job opportunity and leads I ever experienced.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

CSIX Connect has helped me find employment in the past and I anticipate that they will help me in the future too.

 
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