January is packed with workshops for a successful job search!

January 16, 2016 |

 

Visit NCWorks Career Centers for new and back-by-popular demand workshops held now through the end of the month!

Calendar Note: Your NCWorks Career Centers will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Please schedule your visits accordingly.

 

*NEW* Power Prep Series: Shine Your Way to the Top: Applications, Cover Letters & Resumes
Tuesday, Jan. 19
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
5601 Executive Center Dr. (28212)
Are you taking the job-application process too lightly? In this workshop, you’ll learn the dos and don’ts for successfully completing job applications. Learn how to tailor your responses, keep your application consistent with your resume and more.

 

*BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND* Savvy Cover Letters
Tuesday, Jan. 19
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)
If you’re wondering how to get started or what information to put in your cover letter, then this workshop is for you! Learn about the basics of cover letters and how to leverage them to get the interview. You’ll also learn about the unique “T” cover letter that helps connect your transferrable skills to the qualifications of your potential job.

 

*NEW* Learn Your Financial Personality
Wednesday, Jan. 20
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
7140 Forest Point Blvd. (28217)

Monday, Jan. 25
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
5601 Executive Center Dr. (28212)
Mary Quinn of Common Wealth Charlotte is a certified credit counselor and long-time educator who brings an exciting and fresh perspective on how to manage your money. Learn how to approach your money with new goals and a peace of mind while unemployed to ensure a successful start when you land that new job! Even if you’re already employed, come hear how you can change your mindset about money and budget it right for you!

 

*BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND* Seeking a Career in Project Management?
Wednesday, Jan. 20
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)

Tuesday, Jan. 26
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
7140 Forest Point Blvd. (28217)
The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification has become the gold-standard of project management professionals and is consistently among the top five most sought-after designations in the world. Learn more about obtaining the Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) Project Management Plus Certificate and achieving a certification such as the PMP or CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management).

 

*BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND* Blow Their Socks Off: How to Answer Tough Interview Questions
Thursday, Jan. 21
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)
This is the perfect workshop to hear from a current recruiter on etiquette expectations for an interview and the top questions you should know how to answer effectively. Learn how to respond using the STAR model and build out solid scenarios that will answer tricky interview questions.

 

*NEW* New Vision Motivation for Long-Term Job-Seekers
Thursday, Jan. 21
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)
Dr. Jack Green, professional life coach and certified Everything DiSC trainer, has a unique way to approach your job-search plan! Feeling stuck, facing barriers, hitting roadblocks or frozen in your tracks? Take a fresh look at designing your next steps in your career journey. Attend this interactive session for renewed motivation.

 

*NEW* CPCC Information Session: Global Business and Logistics
Monday, Jan. 25
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
5601 Executive Center Dr. (28212)
Are you considering a career in international business or global logistics and supply chain management? There are about 80,000 logistics jobs in the Charlotte region with salaries up to $75,000 for professionals with the necessary communication, critical thinking and analytical skills. Omar Kazzaz, program chair at CPCC’s global business and logistics program with 25 years’ experience as a global operations executive, leads this workshop that highlights career opportunities in logistics and CPCC’s degree and certification programs.

 

And don’t forget: The Career Readiness Certificate program continues!

Have you been to one of our open Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) prep labs? The North Carolina Career Readiness Certificate (N.C. CRC) is a portable credential that shows employers that you have the basic skills necessary to be successful in a particular job. Since the CRC accurately indicates whether you have the skills required to be trained in a new career, the CRC may be more meaningful to employers than a high school degree. We’re partnering with Central Piedmont Community College to bring you a free, open CRC prep lab.

Staffed labs are held multiple days and times each week at 1401 W. Morehead St. (28208) and 5601 Executive Center Dr. (28212). Check the schedule on NCWorks Online to grab a seat at one or more sessions!

 

Register for any of these workshops on NCWorks Online:

a. Log in to your NCWorks Online account
b. Go to the MY CALENDAR widget
c. Click on the 2nd line of text (“____ UPCOMING EVENTS”) under the calendar image
d. Click on SHOW FILTER CRITERIA. The LWIA/Region should be set on “Charlotte Works Workforce Development Board.” For Office Location select either NCWorks Career Center-Executive Center Dr., NCWorks Career Center-Forest Point Blvd. or NCWorks Career Center-W. Morehead St. For Event Category select “None Selected.”
e. Click on FILTER.
f. Choose your desired event and click on it. Confirm date & time and click on REGISTER at the bottom of the page.