Summer is winding down, but NCWorks Career Centers are ramping up!

August 14, 2015 |

Check out what’s happening at your NCWorks Career Centers the weeks of August 17 and 24!

Managing Through Financial Crisis
Tuesday, Aug. 18
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)
It’s natural to feel anxiety during career transition. Managing your bills with limited or no income can be challenging. In this back-by-popular-demand workshop, we’ll cover the fundamentals of money management and offer legal insight to consider when facing difficult financial decisions in the midst of unemployment. You’ll also learn about resources, tools and encouragement that can help you survive these challenging moments.

 

Savvy Cover Letters
Tuesday, Aug. 18
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
*New location* 5601 Executive Center Dr. (28212)
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* How to be G.E.D. (Gainfully Employed without a Degree)
Wednesday, Aug. 19
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
5601 Executive Center Dr. (28212)
If you’re seeking to grow your career and don’t have a degree, this workshop will give you a roadmap to follow. You’ll learn career tips and receive advice on how valuable you are within a team and organization.

 

Staying Positive and Energized in the Search Process
Friday, Aug. 21
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)
Learn some practical tips for staying positive and upbeat in the job-search process. Find out how sales professionals deal with the rejection they encounter in their jobs (hint: the job search is a sales process and you are the product). We’ll share strategies for recharging your batteries, sharpening your skills and displaying the positive attitude you need to win in the job market.

 

Elevator Speech
Thursday, Aug. 27
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)
Join us to learn the importance of a first impression. Understand how the first words out of your mouth set the tone for conversation. This interactive workshop allows you to review and perfect your current elevator speech to make lasting first impressions. It will be led by Howard Ross [http://newsletter.charlotteworks.com/volunteer-howard-ross-offers-clients-more-than-just-hope/], a sales and marketing professional who’s a well-known job-search team facilitator and resume coach at the NCWorks Career Center.

 

CPCC Information Sessions: Expand Your Marketability with Technology Skills
Join us for this *new* REACH information session to learn what skills are in demand and how to combine your work experience with technology.

  • Discover what types of information technology work in your area of interest.
  • Explore the value of certifications.
  • Understand how to meet the right people to move you forward.
  • Search educational opportunities in your area of interest.

This session will be facilitated by CPCC’s Information Technology Director Karla Shields and Kelly Cochran, REACH program career coach.

We’re hosting three sessions:

Thursday, Aug. 20
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)

Tuesday, Aug. 25
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
7140 Forest Point Blvd. (28217)

Thursday, Aug. 27
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
5601 Executive Center Dr. (28212)
*NEW* How to Establish Good Credit and Check Your Credit Report
Monday, Aug. 31
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
1401 W. Morehead St. (28208)
Learn the steps to establish or rebuild your credit. In this engaging workshop, Ed Gilliam of Alliance Credit Counseling will help you build solid financial health and avoid credit pitfalls. Only participants who attend this workshop will have the exclusive opportunity to receive one-on-one counseling on their individual credit reports the following week.


Register to attend 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 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.