Get the power of a team behind your job search

Get the power of a team behind your job search

February 28, 2017 | Charlotte Works Staff

Job-search teams are back at your local NCWorks Career Centers! Job-search teams are small groups of job-seekers who meet weekly to: network with each other; get resume tips; learn proven strategies for a successful job search; receive expert advice from a team leader; and share feedback about successes, challenges and job opportunities. Statistics show participants […]

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Healthy dose of hiring happens at NCWorks Career Center

May 13, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

“We have specific criteria when we’re looking for candidates,” says Chanterielle Francis, human resources generalist with WESTMED Practice Partners. “They should have a healthcare and/or customer service background to be considered. NCWorks was key in helping identify that talent.” At an April hiring event, Francis and Sharon Adams, human resources liaison to the contact center […]

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A complete NCWorks Online profile helps job-seekers and employers alike

Charlotte Works Staff

One of the most useful tools in NCWorks Online for both job-seekers and employers is also one of the most neglected: the background section of an individual’s personal profile. This is the place where you can really set yourself apart from the competition by listing your employment and training; occupational licenses and certificates; employment history; job […]

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Spring into action with job-search resources at NCWorks Career Centers!

Charlotte Works Staff

Discover a career path or sharpen your skills during these workshops May 16 to 27!   New Light — Criminal Expungements Monday, May 16 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 5601 Executive Center Dr. (28212) [] Attorney Shawna Howard leads this overview of the types of expungements available for individuals with a criminal record. Come learn […]

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Motivated to learn and land

April 15, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

“There’s a stigma to being on unemployment and receiving any type of benefits and being ‘lazy,’” notes Dennis Chisholm. “I’d rather receive an education than unemployment benefits any day.” And it’s just this inspired and motivated attitude that led NCWorks Career Center staff to deem Chisholm “the perfect candidate” to receive that education through the […]

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How to dress for an interview

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

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Orientation: Change is good!

Charlotte Works Staff

Not the change pictured above … change to how we’re bringing you into the NCWorks program! Starting in May, your NCWorks Career Centers will be piloting a new, streamlined way of doing business that’s designed to get you the job-search help you need faster so you can get employed faster! The two things you need […]

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April is packed with workshops at your NCWorks Career Centers!

Charlotte Works Staff

Register today for these new and back-by-popular-demand workshops April 18 to 29! Career Readiness Certificate Have you been to one of our open 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 […]

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Youth focuses on college dreams to overcome obstacles

March 18, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

Twenty-year-old Shavona Mann wears a bright smile, knowing that she’s on track to achieve her goals. She wears that smile knowing the obstacles she’s overcome and the challenges that she continues to face. Her journey shows that anything is possible with focus and a support system. In November, family members encouraged Mann to participate in […]

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Volunteering can get you engaged, empowered, employed

Charlotte Works Staff

There are really three top reasons why job-seekers should volunteer, and they align nicely with Charlotte Works’s tag line: Engaged | Empowered | Employed. A government study by The Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that promotes volunteerism, tracked more than 70,000 jobless people between 2002 and 2012 and found that those […]

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