Workshops are our heart and soul: join us in November!

October 19, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

While all the buzz for the last few months has centered on NCWorks Online, the one-stop online resource for job-seekers and employers in North Carolina, we wanted to remind you that the heart and soul of Charlotte Works lies in human interaction: empowerment through the sharing of information, encouragement from your peers, engagement with experts […]

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Networking: Will you be in the 80 percent?

Charlotte Works Staff

The role of networking plays a huge part in a person’s job search. Only two percent of today’s jobs are landed by utilizing online applications, while as much as 80 percent of today’s jobs are landed through networking. Being an accomplished and sincere networker can cut through the piles of job listings, decreasing your time […]

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Broken leg fixes skills enhancement

September 13, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

Janet Kirkpatrick doesn’t yet know what her next professional opportunity will be, but she knows she’ll be closer to being computer-ready for it whenever it presents itself. Her 33-year career as a registered nurse in the medical intensive care unit and Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy ended when she broke her leg in November 2011. “It was […]

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Using the job description to tweak your resume

Charlotte Works Staff

Whenever I am giving a resume writing seminar, I make it a point to mention these two facts: one, resume writing is an art, not a science; and two, a one-size resume does not fit all. What I mean by the latter is that it is very important to revise your resume to fit the […]

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Charlotte Works, Charlotte Bridge Home: Serving veterans better

Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works has formed an important partnership with Charlotte Bridge Home, a veterans-focused nonprofit that serves honorably discharged service members who reside in Mecklenburg County. Charlotte Bridge Home clients receive support during major life transitions. The organization links veterans to community resources for health, housing, benefits, education and employment. Each client’s individual needs are addressed […]

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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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Five tips to reboot your fall job search

Charlotte Works Staff

It’s August, which means not only back-to-school time for students, but also back-to-finding-work time for some job-seekers! It can be hard to stay on task when sunny days, swimming pools, ice cream sundaes, beach vacations and other summer distractions commandeer the time and attention you’d normally focus on finding your next career opportunity. To help […]

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LinkedIn: get ready to ride!

Charlotte Works Staff

“Improving personal and professional lives” is Philipp Erhardt’s LinkedIn tagline, and he lives it here at Charlotte Works every time he volunteers. Erhardt is a media developer, eLearning professional, instructional designer and editor. He brings his love of teaching to others as an orientation leader and resource assistant. Based on his orientation experience, he’s developed […]

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NCWorks Online: Serving you better

Charlotte Works Staff

By now, you should have heard about NCWorks Online, the state of North Carolina’s robust new website designed to better connect job-seekers and employers. Launched August 5, the new site replaces N.C. Job Connector and offers more tools and resources to both those seeking to find work and those with positions to fill. We hope […]

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July workshops focus on diverse topics

July 14, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

We have some exciting new workshops scheduled for later this month! Check out these offerings and register to attend from your Charlotte Works profile. If you’re not a Charlotte Works client, create your profile, register to attend an orientation and then sign up! Hooking the Screening Interviewer: Winning the Opportunity to Compete for the Job […]

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