Mistakes are good, says mock interview coach

February 19, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

One of cleaning-products company Method’s cultural values is the value of mistakes: “We consider mistakes little messes we can learn from; nothing that can’t be cleaned up and made better.” This could very well be one of NCWorks Volunteer Andrea Campbell’s cultural values, too. The mock interview coach says of her experience with clients at […]

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Networking, Charlotte Bridge Home help vet land new career

January 16, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

Dino Dizdarevic used to be a Navy logistician and a small business owner. Now he’s a master networker. At the end of the month, he’ll be a Wells Fargo home mortgage consultant. His personal drive and Paul Bill, veteran employment and education specialist at Charlotte Works’ partner Charlotte Bridge Home, are what tie his past, […]

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Targeting your resume proves you’re the best fit for the position

Charlotte Works Staff

Employers absolutely need to know that the candidate they choose for a job is the best fit, which they do by confirming that his or her past accomplishments and current skill set fall in line with the important day-to-day tasks and overarching goals of the position. If you write a generic resume that doesn’t take […]

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January is packed with workshops for a successful job search!

Charlotte Works Staff

  Visit NCWorks Career Centers for new and back-by-popular demand workshops held now through the end of the month! Calendar Note: Your NCWorks Career Centers will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Please schedule your visits accordingly.   *NEW* Power Prep Series: Shine Your Way to the […]

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Holiday wishes from Charlotte Works

December 18, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Hope is one of the most powerful tools a community can use to bring prosperity to all residents. Yet, rather than promote this tool, we are bombarded each day with messages of fear that sap our hope and divide our community. Not so long ago, we, as a nation, believed that anything was possible and […]

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Chance parking lot encounter, OJT program link job-seeker and employer

Charlotte Works Staff

Timothy Longmire had been unemployed for about six months when he pulled up next to David Roman’s truck in the parking lot of the South Boulevard Lowe’s Home Improvement store. He was just on a personal errand, but saw Roman’s heating and air conditioning tools in the back of the truck. So he pulled out […]

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Veterans learn to navigate a new culture: “The civilian world”

Charlotte Works Staff

When I was first asked to write this article, I immediately wanted to share the plethora of lessons learned that I, and many veterans, had drudged through during our “transition:” things like having a process for documenting people you meet and following up with them; creating a three- to six-month transition plan that purposefully drives […]

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Workforce by the Numbers: Predicting 2016’s hot jobs

Charlotte Works Staff

Workforce by the Numbers is our monthly look at the statistics and data that are shaping the workforce in the Charlotte region.   The New Year brings with it new opportunities for job-seekers in the Charlotte area. The following list contains the jobs with the most anticipated growth in the greater Charlotte area for 2016 […]

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Job-seeker writes her own success story

November 12, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Latoya Green embodies the adage, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” The mother of two battled a substance addiction and homelessness before reaching out to community partners who could help her once she decided to help herself. Green describes how her life “began to spiral out of control” after she left her payroll processing […]

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Job-seeker tips: Time for a resume refresher?

Charlotte Works Staff

When did you last look at your resume? We mean really look at it? If it’s been a while, or if you’re gearing up your job search for holiday season (and remember, this is a great time to look for work!), here are some quick tips and resources to refresh the most important document in your […]

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