Job-seeker tips: Time for a resume refresher?

November 12, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

When did you last look at your resume? We mean really look at it? If it’s been a while, or if you’re gearing up your job search for holiday season (and remember, this is a great time to look for work!), here are some quick tips and resources to refresh the most important document in your […]

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NCWorks Online: There’s an app for that!

September 18, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

NCWorks Online has gone mobile. Job-seekers can now download an app to connect to job openings, training opportunities and community resources. It’s available for free in both Apple’s AppStore and Google’s PlayStore for Android. Features of the NCWorks Online app include: geo-targeting that displays available jobs based on the user’s current location; multiple methods to search for […]

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Is your extensive experience killing your search?

August 14, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

We serve a broad client base representing multiple demographics across gender, race, culture and age. Job-seeking clients come with a variety of barriers to employment, diverse backgrounds and experiences and always looking for that magic bullet to land the job. Questions we’re often asked are: How do I position myself so that an employer can […]

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“I don’t like to feel like a victim:” WIA client succeeds, wants more

July 17, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Margarita Gonzalez Rocha is a tiny woman with long black hair, a soft voice and a core of steel. Her story may have one of two effects on you: you’ll either want to just find her and hug her, or you may be inspired and motivated enough to start to create your own success story. […]

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WIA classroom training funds interstate certifications

May 15, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Is there really a difference in how a medical professional draws blood or administers an EKG from one state to another? Apparently, there is. Ask Maati Elarfji, who moved to Charlotte from Massachusetts in January after losing his job as a nurse technician when the hospital at which he’d worked since 2003 closed its doors. […]

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Are you mentally prepared for your next opportunity?

March 13, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Finding your next employment opportunity can often take time. In fact, looking for a job can often be classified as a job itself. It can be a time of frustration, uncertainty and even fear. Despite the frustration, uncertainty and fear, you must not give up. Your mental approach to the job search is often an […]

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Are you using the right job-search sites?

February 13, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

In our coaching sessions, we talk about not using just one generic version of your resume, but customizing different resumes for your various target positions and companies. The same is true for not using just one venue or website for your job search – especially since some sites are rife with false promises and very […]

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Networking advice from Yoda, would you take?

Charlotte Works Staff

I couldn’t talk about a job search without mentioning the importance of networking. If the trick to the success of a restaurant is location, location, location, then the rallying cry for job-seekers ought to be network, network, network! People often say it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. That tells me that I […]

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Jump-start your job search in 2015

January 16, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

The holidays are over, the gifts are put in their proper places, the refrigerator is (nearly?) empty of goodies, the kids are back at school … time to jump-start your job search in this new year! From re-doing your resume to attitude adjustments, advice for landing a new job abounds from all kinds of sources. […]

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CPCC’s kickin’ it @ Charlotte Works

December 19, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Since mid-September, Kisha Boyd-Clyburn, facilitator of program overviews at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), has been a weekly presence at Charlotte Works. She’s been working to raise awareness about CPCC’s training programs, provide clients with the opportunity to ask questions about their specific situations and learn more about opportunities to enhance their employability. Boyd-Clyburn says […]

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