Savvy seekers hose holiday-hiring myth

November 14, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Now is the time for savvy job-seekers to ignore the myth of holiday-hiring slowdowns and embrace the notion that employers are always looking for exceptional candidates who are the right fit and in the right place at the right time. How can you make the most of this season? First, it pays to take a […]

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September workshops: What are you doing the next two weeks?

September 19, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Hopefully, we’ll see you at the Employer Engagement Center on West Morehead Street! We’ve got all kinds of great workshops to help ramp up your job search for the fall: This week: September 22 – 26  There are still seats left for sessions on On-The-Job Training grants, resume development and interview strategies, purposeful living, networking […]

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SNAP site has vision, heart for service

Charlotte Works Staff

“We’re there to serve – that’s our vision,” says Sheila Johnson, program director of the Southwest Community Development Corporation (SCDC) and manager of the Charlotte Works’ SNAP (Share Network Access Point) site at Nations Ford Community Church. “You have to have the heart of a servant. You have to do this with the right intention – […]

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“Ultimate Upfit Makeover” for Charlotte’s NCWorks Career Centers

Charlotte Works Staff

Two local N.C. Division of Workforce Solutions (DWS) offices and Charlotte Works have collaborated for the past six months to radically improve local job-searching through an “Ultimate Upfit Makeover.” Out with sparse cubicles, clunky furniture, dingy tile flooring, slow computers and long lines of clients! In with new carpet, Spacia (wood flooring), vibrantly colored chairs, new […]

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Volunteer Howard Ross offers clients more than just hope

August 15, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

“I really feel as though I’m making somebody’s life better,” says Charlotte Works’ volunteer Howard Ross. “I’m not here just to give them hope – I’m here to help them with the facts on the ground and get them hired.” And give clients more than hope is what he does: he offers straightforward, practical, sometimes […]

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Are you in the right mindset for job search?

Charlotte Works Staff

Many of us seeking employment believe we know exactly how to start looking. We must update our resumes, update our LinkedIn pages, make the connections for networking, etc. Those are all great places to start. However, we can jump out there too soon. We become impatient because we worry about our finances. Are we ready […]

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Get motivated, refine your job-search skills at our July workshops

July 18, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Our July workshops, including two new offerings, feature something for everyone, from job-seekers who are just beginning their searches to the long-term unemployed who are “stuck.” Hooking the Screening Interviewer Tuesday, July 22 2 p.m. — 4 p.m. Your resume caught the attention of an employer. Now you must impress the screening interviewer. In this […]

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Pardon our mess as we work to serve you better!

Charlotte Works Staff

Starting in the next couple of weeks, you’ll begin to see some exciting changes and improvements being made at the Charlotte Main and Charlotte South offices of the N.C. Division of Workforce Solutions (DWS). Some of the upgrades to our staffs and services will include: career coaches to provide one-on-one coaching, full-time resource associates to assist you […]

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It’s a new day in your job search!

June 12, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

It has been our privilege and pleasure to serve you at the South Boulevard JobLink! Our last day will be Friday, June 27. Services at this office will be transferred to other locations. Ask your staff contact for details. More services, more locations: Charlotte Works We look forward to continuing to support your job search […]

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Get social in your job search

May 16, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Social media is at the forefront of every industry and is in the news constantly. Where else can we share our opinions, likes, commentary and status in real time to such a vast audience? Nowhere. So if you want to be effective in the digital age, you have to develop an online presence. Social media […]

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