March brings spring and spring brings new workshops!

March 13, 2015 |

Join us for these sessions in the last half of the month to improve your search and help you land soon!

Shine Your Way to the Top: Applications
Tuesday, March 17
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
5601 Executive Center Dr.
Are you taking the job application too lightly? Learn the dos and the don’ts of successfully completing the job application. Learn to tailor your answers to the job you’re seeking, keep your application consistent with your resume and much, much more!

LinkedIn On Training Wheels
Wednesday, March 18
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead Street
A primer for the LinkedIn-challenged, this hands-on workshop is designed for the beginner. We’ll empower you to build your profile and grow your network. You’ll work on your profile learn to use the search function. PREREQUISITE: Create a free, web-based email such as Gmail, Yahoo or Outlook. (Should be separate from your personal email.) Bring the address and password.

New: Veterans Back in the Workforce
Thursday, March 19
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
5601 Executive Center Dr.
Are you a veteran looking to get back into the workforce but in need of assistance with the application and resume process? In this workshop, you’ll learn how to de-militarize your resume, highlight transferable skills gained from military positions and understand the dos and the don’ts of successfully completing a job application.

How To Identify Yourself
Thursday, March 19
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead Street
Identity is based on many things: gender, race, work, beliefs, family, skills, passions. How you identify yourself is especially important for success in business. What characteristics you show the world show how you’ll be perceived and judged. Come explore your self-knowledge and learn to articulate your best qualities so that you always present yourself in a confident and comfortable manner. You are more than you appear to be!

Using O*NET & mySkillsmyFuture for Your Job Search
Friday, March 20
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
1401 W. Morehead Street
Job-seekers will benefit from learning to use these online tools for career exploration and job analysis: O*NET OnLine offers detailed descriptions of the world of work. mySkillsmyFuture can link you to employers who might be looking for candidates in your target occupation.

On-The-Job Training (OJT) Grants for Mecklenburg County
Monday, March 23
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead Street
Register only if you meet the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) OJT Dislocated Worker candidate criteria: you reside in Mecklenburg County and are currently receiving Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits, or you received and have exhausted your UI benefits in the last calendar year, and you have still not attained full-time, permanent employment. If you’re a resident of a surrounding county who last worked for and were laid off from a Mecklenburg County employer, you’re also eligible. OJT Grants are available for employers to hire and train dislocated workers in new positions and be reimbursed for a large portion of their salaries during the training period. The grants are great for job-seekers in career-change or transitioning to new positions using their transferrable skills/recent re-credentialing. Come learn about how to work the OJT Grant incentive into your re-employment campaign strategy!

Resume Development
Tuesday, March 24
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead Street
Not getting any results when submitting your resume? Come learn the secrets of creating a winner! Understand the role technology plays in getting your resume seen. Assess your skills and attributes and discover how to “sell” those qualities in your resume. You’ll also learn to write cover letters, follow-ups and other necessary correspondence to land the job. If you already have a resume, bring it.

Career Mission Statement
Tuesday, March 24
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead Street
Are you on a mission? What is your passion? What is your purpose? Your job search needs a mission statement! Get focused and jump-start your career in 2015! Join us to write your career mission statement. We can help you determine how to align your interests and abilities to your job search.

LinkedIn 101
Friday, March 27
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead Street
Are you wondering what LinkedIn is, why everyone is asking you if you are on LinkedIn, and how you use LinkedIn in your job search? Then this class is for you! Learn the basics of what LinkedIn is used for, how to create a profile and how to navigate this powerful networking tool. This class is for beginners. Laptops are welcome but not required.

Resume Development
Tuesday, March 31
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead Street
Not getting any results when submitting your resume? Come learn the secrets of creating a winner! Understand the role technology plays in getting your resume seen. Assess your skills and attributes and discover how to “sell” those qualities in your resume. You’ll also learn to write cover letters, follow-ups and other necessary correspondence to land the job. If you already have a resume, bring it.

Register to attend any of these workshops on NCWorks Online; here are the steps:

  1. Log in to your NCWorks.gov account
  2. Go to the “My Calendar” box
  3. Click on the hyperlinked number on the 2nd line of text under the calendar (“__Upcoming Events”)
  4. Click on “Show Filter Criteria.” For LWIA/Region, select “Charlotte Works Work Force
  5. Development Board.” For Office Location, select “NCWorks Career Center-W. Morehead St.” or “NCWorks Career Center-Executive Center Dr.”
  6. Click on “Filter”
  7. Click on your desired event. Confirm date & time and click on “Register” at the bottom of the page