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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For this client-volunteer, Charlotte Works is “North star”

May 16, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Deborah Craig discovered Charlotte Works as a client about a year-and-a-half ago. “I was so impressed with the workshops I took and the instructors,” she says. “My background is in learning and development and I went to Julie [Paul, volunteer manager] and said, ‘Can I volunteer?’ and she said, ‘Sure!’ and I’ve been teaching and […]

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Lowe’s “never stops improving” hiring

April 17, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Lowe’s Home Improvement’s tagline, “Never stop improving,” seems to apply to more than just a new sink, garden swing or any other enhancement to your home: it also pertains to how the company seeks and hires new employees, as the 54 Charlotte Works clients who attended the company’s information session on January 6 as part […]

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

February 15, 2014 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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Using the job description to tweak your resume

September 13, 2013 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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