How to dress for an interview

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’s About Careers pages, recognized by “Forbes” as one of […]

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Mistakes are good, says mock interview coach

February 19, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

One of cleaning-products company Method’s cultural values is the value of mistakes: “We consider mistakes little messes we can learn from; nothing that can’t be cleaned up and made better.” This could very well be one of NCWorks Volunteer Andrea Campbell’s cultural values, too. The mock interview coach says of her experience with clients at […]

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Manpower finds success at Forest Point Boulevard career center

October 16, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Every Wednesday since this spring, Manpower Talent Acquisition Specialist Angela Ates has been setting up temporary shop in a spare office at the NCWorks Career Center at Forest Point Boulevard. With laptop and latte in hand, she informally interviews between 10 and 40 job-seekers for such positions as welders, mail clerks, warehouse workers, machine operators […]

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Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated “comes home” for recruiting event

January 16, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Just a week before Christmas, Charlotte-based Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (CCBCC) commandeered Charlotte Works’ Employer Engagement Center (EEC) to host an all-day hiring event, its second such in the company’s historic first bottling facility. Recruiters and managers fanned out across conference and coaching rooms and a section of the Resource Center to pre-screen and interview […]

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Jump-start your job search in 2015

Charlotte Works Staff

The holidays are over, the gifts are put in their proper places, the refrigerator is (nearly?) empty of goodies, the kids are back at school … time to jump-start your job search in this new year! From re-doing your resume to attitude adjustments, advice for landing a new job abounds from all kinds of sources. […]

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Kellogg Co. is sweet on dislocated workers; swaps cookie production to host job fair

December 19, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

On a recent clear December morning, the only smell of baking cookies was the warm, sweet scent lingering in Charlotte’s Kellogg plant. Usually you can smell the Famous Amos chocolate chips, Keebler Fudge Stripes and other delectables all over the neighborhood, but on this day, the plant shuttered cookie production for production of another kind: […]

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For this client-volunteer, Charlotte Works is “North star”

May 16, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Deborah Craig discovered Charlotte Works as a client about a year-and-a-half ago. “I was so impressed with the workshops I took and the instructors,” she says. “My background is in learning and development and I went to Julie [Paul, volunteer manager] and said, ‘Can I volunteer?’ and she said, ‘Sure!’ and I’ve been teaching and […]

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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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Congratulations! They’ve landed!

August 18, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

We love to celebrate our clients who’ve landed! Here’s a sampling of those who returned to full employment in the past couple of months: Jennifer Barnes ended 17 months of unemployment when she landed a position as an intermodal coordinator at Kuehne + Nagel, an international logistics and supply chain company. She came to Charlotte […]

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Charlotte Works and CPCC: partnering to strengthen employability skills, employment

May 7, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

Workforce readiness programs that prepare job-seekers to be the best candidates are a key focus of both Charlotte Works and Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC). Joining forces to create opportunities for job-seekers to strengthen employability skills is a win-win for both job-seekers and employers. “My thoughts on the way to work each day center around […]

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