Savvy seekers hose holiday-hiring myth

November 14, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Now is the time for savvy job-seekers to ignore the myth of holiday-hiring slowdowns and embrace the notion that employers are always looking for exceptional candidates who are the right fit and in the right place at the right time. How can you make the most of this season? First, it pays to take a […]

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Are you in the right mindset for job search?

August 15, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Many of us seeking employment believe we know exactly how to start looking. We must update our resumes, update our LinkedIn pages, make the connections for networking, etc. Those are all great places to start. However, we can jump out there too soon. We become impatient because we worry about our finances. Are we ready […]

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Pop some corn! We’re making sectors cool through video

July 18, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works and the Centralina Workforce Development Board have teamed up with WTVI to produce a series of five videos spotlighting young professionals who work in the hottest in-demand sectors in the region. Each video tells both the personal and professional stories of a young person in the early stages of career development. The workforce development boards and […]

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It’s a new day in your job search!

June 12, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

It has been our privilege and pleasure to serve you at the South Boulevard JobLink! Our last day will be Friday, June 27. Services at this office will be transferred to other locations. Ask your staff contact for details. More services, more locations: Charlotte Works We look forward to continuing to support your job search […]

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Leaves are falling in the world of WIA

May 16, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

It may be May, but to paraphrase Led Zeppelin, leaves are fallin’ all around, it’s time you were on your way! Which means that if you’re interested in getting Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Classroom Training funds for post-secondary educational programs that start this fall, it’s time for you to be on your way in the process […]

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Get social in your job search

Charlotte Works Staff

Social media is at the forefront of every industry and is in the news constantly. Where else can we share our opinions, likes, commentary and status in real time to such a vast audience? Nowhere. So if you want to be effective in the digital age, you have to develop an online presence. Social media […]

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Meeting employer needs: closing the soft-skills gap

April 17, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Consider these findings from the Closing the Gap: 2012 Skills Survey of North Carolina Employers, conducted by the N.C. Association of Workforce Development Boards: “Communication and Interpersonal Skills represents a primary gap in workplace soft skills. Critical and Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving were also frequently indicated. “Businesses indicated that improved Soft Skills/Personal Effectiveness training […]

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Charlotte Premium Outlets to host job fair

Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Premium Outlets, Charlotte’s first outlet mall, will host a job fair on Friday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel (3315 Scott Futrell Dr., Charlotte, NC 28208). Human resources representatives from many of the 100 stores set to open in the 400,000-square-foot center will be present. Collectively, […]

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The 10 Commandments of Job Search

March 14, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Reprinted with permission from   We gave you The Ten Commandments of Networking. We even gave you The Seven Deadly Sins of Networking. After using those as the foundation for our speaking engagements over the last few years, we noticed that it was time to change things up a bit. Oh sure, networking is […]

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Get your job fair on!

February 17, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

If you’re in the market for a new job, the next few weeks offer multiple opportunities for you to get face-to-face with hiring managers and other company representatives to pitch yourself for open positions. Here are the details on four upcoming job fairs: The Mayor’s Job Fair: Saturday, Feb. 22 The Mayor’s Job Fair will […]

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