allU.S. Credit Union (Positively Different) Believes in Supporting the Community

Top Quote Patrick Redo, CEO of allU.S. Credit Union, to Participate in Mock Interviews at Alisal High School in Salinas On March 4, 2015 and Supports Local ROP Programs. End Quote
  • Salinas, CA (1888PressRelease) February 13, 2015 - Every year Alisal High School seniors take part in Mock Interviews to help prepare them for the future. The Mock interview process is an essential part of the curriculum that empowers the student and gives them the skills they need to sell themselves to future employers after graduation. The interviews are an attempt to bring job interview experience to students which includes a professional portfolio of their transcripts, letters of recommendation as well as documentation for hours that they have worked to meet service requirements at the high school level.

    The community volunteers that help with these interviews are teachers, CPAs, lawyers, local military recruiters, Rotarians, and even local high school graduates. They critique the student on appearance; voice projection, eye contact, and most importantly act as a mentor to help the students believe in themselves as they present themselves to prospective employers.

    These interviews consist of two parts, an individual and a group interview. In the individual interview, students are asked to speak about themselves. They are asked questions about their goals, why they would like to work, and what they enjoy doing.

    In the group interview, a group of students sit around one interviewer. The interviewer asks questions for the group to answer such as their leadership in the community. All the students have a chance to answer in their own unique way.

    Patrick Redo, CEO of allU.S. Credit Union participates in this program because he wants every graduating senior at Alisal High School to have an edge in the workforce., a tangible skill to accompany their lists of accomplishments and land them their dream job. "I believe this interview workshop is a great value to the students. My experience with these kids is better than a lot of adults I've interviewed," says Patrick Redo.

    Additionally, allU.S. Credit Union has four Alisal High School students volunteering their time at the Credit Union from the Mission Trails Regional Occupational Program. (MTROP) The MTROP is an organization of individual vocational school sites affiliated with alternative education in school districts throughout Monterey County. The student are performing non-transactional duties in an effort to help them learn what a credit union does and how it differs from a traditional banking institution. "We hope this opportunity will provide them the path to career success in the future, "says Patrick Redo.

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    March 4, 2015
    There are three two hour periods for 20 to 30 students each to experience an interview graded on appearance, voice projection, eye contact and content of their portfolio as well as answers to the questions
    Location: Alisal High School

    Background on allU.S. Credit Union:
    Americans have grown increasingly tired of feeling small inside big banks. They appreciate the security and convenience of a large financial institution, but crave the personalized customer service of a community-oriented credit union.

    Now they can experience both. allU.S. Credit Union (formerly Monterey County Employees Credit Union) offers the personalized service seen at traditional, not-for-profit credit unions while providing access to important financial products, technology innovations and more than 30,000 surcharge free ATMs nationwide.

    For more than 63 years, allU.S. Credit Union has been investing in the future of Monterey County. They are a credit union that is all about personal service, helping families navigate their financial needs. According to Patrick Redo, CEO of allU.S. Credit Union, "At allU.S. Credit Union you are a member not a customer. We believe that when it comes to the way we serve and interact with our members, everything matters."

    The differences between allU.S. and large banks are clear. allU.S. attracts members, or stakeholders, while banks recruit customers. allU.S. is a not-for-profit, cooperative financial institution with benefits passed down to its members, while banks are corporatized, profit-first institutions with a declared goal of making money for company stockholders.

    In short, allU.S. Credit Union is positively different.
    AllU.S. provides its members with a safe place to save and borrow at reasonable rates. Members enjoy lower rates on credit cards, home equity loans, mortgages, auto loans, and personal loans. At the same time they experience higher rates for savings, checking, money market accounts and CDs.
    When you do business with allU.S. you're an owner. When allU.S. makes a profit, it directly benefits the membership. Its goal is to create wealth for its members and the community in which they live - right here in Monterey County.
    Like banks, allU.S. Credit Union insures its holdings, offering the peace of mind that its members deserve. At the same time, all loan decisions are made in the local branch, and the small staff knows its members and addresses their individual needs and concerns.
    This growing membership enjoys perks such as personalized service and free checking, while feeling secure that their money is safe and working for their future. Once they join it becomes obvious: allU.S. is indeed positively different.
    It's allU.S. in action positively unique, positively caring, positively essential for the financial wellbeing of its members.

    allU.S., formerly Monterey County Employees Credit Union, was formed in 1950 to provide services to the employees of Monterey County and their families. Since then it has expanded its field of membership to include a select number of employer groups. It has now changed its name and currently serves thousands of members from the Salinas Valley to the Monterey Peninsula.

    For more information about allU.S. Credit Union go to

    Press Contact: Marci Bracco 831-747-7455

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