How to dress for an interview

April 15, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

As a former labor, wage and compliance coordinator, I often found myself in scenarios that required me to engage job-seekers in discussions on how to dress for interviews. I sought the advice of Alison Doyle, one of the industry’s most highly regarded career experts. She leads About.com’s About Careers pages, recognized by “Forbes” as one of […]

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Orientation: Change is good!

Charlotte Works Staff

Not the change pictured above … change to how we’re bringing you into the NCWorks program! Starting in May, your NCWorks Career Centers will be piloting a new, streamlined way of doing business that’s designed to get you the job-search help you need faster so you can get employed faster! The two things you need […]

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Volunteering can get you engaged, empowered, employed

March 18, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

There are really three top reasons why job-seekers should volunteer, and they align nicely with Charlotte Works’s tag line: Engaged | Empowered | Employed. A government study by The Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that promotes volunteerism, tracked more than 70,000 jobless people between 2002 and 2012 and found that those […]

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Targeting your resume proves you’re the best fit for the position

January 16, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

Employers absolutely need to know that the candidate they choose for a job is the best fit, which they do by confirming that his or her past accomplishments and current skill set fall in line with the important day-to-day tasks and overarching goals of the position. If you write a generic resume that doesn’t take […]

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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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