Volunteering can get you engaged, empowered, employed

Volunteering can get you engaged, empowered, employed

March 18, 2016 | Charlotte Works Staff

There are really three top reasons why job-seekers should volunteer, and they align nicely with Charlotte Works’s tag line: Engaged | Empowered | Employed. A government study by The Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that promotes volunteerism, tracked more than 70,000 jobless people between 2002 and 2012 and found that those […]

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Congratulations! They’ve landed!

February 19, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works and your NCWorks Career Centers congratulate the following clients who’ve recently landed: When Jodie Anderson left her accountant job at a printing business last summer, she thought it would be no time before she landed her next opportunity. “I thought I knew everything. I really didn’t think my job search would be that […]

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Mistakes are good, says mock interview coach

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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News and notes

December 18, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

We wish you and your families and friends the very happiest of holiday seasons and look forward to celebrating your success in the new year!   Career Centers closed for the holidays Your three NCWorks Career Centers will be closed Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 23 through 25, in observance of Christmas. We’ll re-open at 8 […]

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Learning to teach, teaching to learn

November 12, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

By learning you will teach, by teaching you will learn. Latin Proverb Lisa McMillan has a passion for education and a love of learning. And she uses both to benefit both the clients she serves as a resume coach at the NCWorks Career Center at W. Morehead Street and herself. A volunteer since May, McMillan […]

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“Comfortable but challenged:” Volunteer finds support at NCWorks Career Center

August 14, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

“No one will do the work for you, but they give you the tools to do the work,” says Jason Ray, volunteer orientation leader and NCWorks Career Center client. “I was pleasantly surprised when I walked through the doors and found out about the various support arms available. I would encourage anyone to come be […]

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News and notes

Charlotte Works Staff

Summer may be winding down, but we’re not! Check out our recent news! Inaugural event opens doors for youth interested in healthcare and technology Last month, nearly 40 Youth Works participants representing MeckEd’s Career Pathways Program and ResCare Workforce Services attended career exploration days at Central Piedmont Community College’s (CPCC) central campus to learn more about healthcare and […]

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Much-needed positivity flows from volunteer orientation leader to new clients

May 15, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

You know how some people change the energy in the room they enter? Some change it for the worse: they make you frenetic or anxious or furious. And some people shift your outlook in a completely different direction with gentleness, calmness and an inherent caring that just infuse the space with positivity. Volunteer Orientation Leader […]

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Volunteer stands ready to answer the question:

February 13, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

“What have you been doing?” Several years ago, when Charlotte Works was still known as ProNet, Thelma Wright was introduced to the concept of skills-based volunteering – using specialized skills and talents to strengthen a nonprofit organization’s infrastructure. So Wright, a business analyst by trade, took a volunteer project as a financial analyst with RAIN […]

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News and notes

Charlotte Works Staff

We’ve got more news than a bag of conversation hearts! Here’s how we’re sharing the love this month:   Welcome new team members We welcome three new members to our team working to serve you better: Brittenay Causieestko-Lee joined us as an event coordinator. She’ll coordinate and manage the logistics for programs at the NCWorks […]

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