News & notes

May 15, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

They say April showers bring May flowers – it also brings lots of news and updates! Check out what’s happening at your three NCWorks Career Centers!   Two long-term managers retire We send congratulations and “happy retirement!” wishes to two long-time N.C. Division of Workforce Solutions managers who retired at the end of April: Eleanor […]

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March brings spring and spring brings new workshops!

March 13, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

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 […]

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Are you mentally prepared for your next opportunity?

Charlotte Works Staff

Finding your next employment opportunity can often take time. In fact, looking for a job can often be classified as a job itself. It can be a time of frustration, uncertainty and even fear. Despite the frustration, uncertainty and fear, you must not give up. Your mental approach to the job search is often an […]

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Congratulations! They’ve landed!

February 13, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works congratulates the following clients who’ve landed positions in the last several months: Tyrail Commodore was a high school senior when he got involved in Youth Works under the direction of Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont’s CLAY (Career Leadership Academy for Youth) program. Upon graduating from Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology, he […]

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Are you using the right job-search sites?

Charlotte Works Staff

In our coaching sessions, we talk about not using just one generic version of your resume, but customizing different resumes for your various target positions and companies. The same is true for not using just one venue or website for your job search – especially since some sites are rife with false promises and very […]

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Volunteer stands ready to answer the question:

Charlotte Works Staff

“What have you been doing?” Several years ago, when Charlotte Works was still known as ProNet, Thelma Wright was introduced to the concept of skills-based volunteering – using specialized skills and talents to strengthen a nonprofit organization’s infrastructure. So Wright, a business analyst by trade, took a volunteer project as a financial analyst with RAIN […]

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Bitter leads job-seeker to better

January 16, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Former Polish president Lech Walesa once said, “It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.” Former Charlotte Works’ client David Engler most likely would agree with his sentiment. He was referred to Charlotte Works in July by board member Robert Fish after losing his sales position with a […]

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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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More reasons to “heart” NCWorks Online coming in February!

Charlotte Works Staff

NCWorks Online, the state’s job-search website, will roll out more reasons for both job-seekers and employers to fall in love with it (and each other, hopefully!) next month: New features for job-seekers Resume Builder When creating your employment history, you’ll be offered the option of uploading information from your LinkedIn profile to complete your NCWorks […]

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Congratulations! They’ve landed!

November 14, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works congratulates the following clients on recently landing positions: Marcia Brandon landed a position as a customer support dispatch representative/office manager with Viewpoint Software Construction, Inc. Her first day was Nov. 3. She became unemployed in February and came to Charlotte Works in mid-March. While here, she attended an On-The-Job Training (OJT) Grant information […]

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