The 10 Commandments of Job Search

March 14, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Reprinted with permission from ITintheD.org.   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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2013 Outstanding SNAP Site of the Year: Grace-Mar Services, Inc. is taking the lead

February 15, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

“I interviewed with several nonprofits and no one would give me a job,” says Kenny Smith, president and founder of Grace-Mar Services, Inc., describing the organization’s beginnings. “So I said to my wife, ‘I’ll start my own.’” A career as a top sales professional with GE Capital, American Express and Wells Fargo didn’t allow Smith […]

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Four can’t-miss workshops in February! Register today!

Charlotte Works Staff

There are still a few seats remaining for each of these dynamic sessions! Personal Marketing Plan and Job-Search Strategies Tuesday, Feb. 18 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Develop a job- search marketing plan that will help you in prospecting, networking, interviewing and measuring your productivity, learning what tools to use in the process. Leave this […]

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What’s your personal brand?

Charlotte Works Staff

Whether your job-search efforts have been successful or futile, have you considered these questions: How am I going to get prospective employers to see me as the best candidate to meet their needs? How am I going to differentiate myself from the competition? How can I increase my visibility and position myself for success? An […]

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New veterans rep helps vets make smooth transition

January 17, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works welcomes Bridgett Wilson, disabled veterans outreach program specialist. She splits her time between the Employer Engagement Center and the Division of Workforce Solutions (DWS) office at 5601 Executive Center Drive. Wilson’s goal is to help all veterans, regardless of disability status, overcome barriers to employment and make a smooth transition to the civilian […]

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Employer Extra

Charlotte Works Staff

This month, we introduce Employer Extra, a new quarterly column aimed at providing employers with advice and information to help them find, hire and train the best employees.   Attracting the right candidates: the modern job posting It’s important to understand that a job description is both a recruitment tool and a marketing document. Its outcome […]

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WIA inspires HR professional to stay in field, expand education

November 15, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

“I was thinking of changing my career as an employee relations specialist because I was burned out,” says Janice Thompson-Grant. “But the WIA allowed me to get my feet wet in human resources [HR] again. I always wanted to go back and get my master’s degree, but I got so caught up in my job. […]

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Microsoft Training Room is open for business

Charlotte Works Staff

We are excited to share that Charlotte Works officially opened our new computer lab on November 12! The Microsoft Training Room now hosts 12 computers with Internet capabilities and a printer. As we continue to design and offer new workshops, the use of technology for experiential learning becomes increasingly important. For example, in our LinkedIn […]

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Healthy on the inside

Charlotte Works Staff

Did you know that Charlotte Works has partnered with Novant Health to offer free monthly blood pressure and diabetes screenings? Did you know that the symptoms of these two illnesses are generally “invisible” to the person who suffers from them? Do you realize that if you’re not feeling good on the inside, you’re probably not […]

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It’s Thanksgiving: Here’s a 10-step “recipe” to carving out your career

Charlotte Works Staff

OK, so you’ve been out of work for three to nine months – or more – and you have been/are determined to give it your all to find the role you desire. In this economy, it’s not an easy task, but it is achievable! As a career coach, the most common client statement I’ve heard […]

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