Networking: Will you be in the 80 percent?

October 19, 2013 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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It’s springtime in the world of WIA!

Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works administers training funds through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) for individuals who meet eligibility guidelines and who are in need of a skills upgrade to enhance their marketability. If you’re exploring post-secondary education at local institutions such as Central Piedmont Community College and UNC Charlotte and you’re interested in pursuing funding through WIA, […]

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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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Growing to serve you better

Charlotte Works Staff

You’ll notice some changes as you visit Charlotte Works’ Employer Engagement Center over the next 90 days, and we wanted to let you know what’s happening. A new sign and window frosting marks the first of the physical changes to the Microsoft Training Room. By early October, it will contain 12 computers, a printer and […]

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On-The-Job Training grants help entire community

August 18, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

Who wouldn’t want to be part of an initiative that fills an employer’s hiring need and puts a skilled worker back on the job – thereby strengthening the entire community? That’s a question pondered by both Sheila Hemphill, Charlotte Works’ On-The-Job Training (OJT) manager, and Shari Wright-Harley, executive director of Connections BWB, who is currently […]

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Congratulations! They’ve landed!

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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