Jump-start your job search in 2015

January 16, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

The holidays are over, the gifts are put in their proper places, the refrigerator is (nearly?) empty of goodies, the kids are back at school … time to jump-start your job search in this new year! From re-doing your resume to attitude adjustments, advice for landing a new job abounds from all kinds of sources. […]

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Savvy seekers hose holiday-hiring myth

November 14, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Now is the time for savvy job-seekers to ignore the myth of holiday-hiring slowdowns and embrace the notion that employers are always looking for exceptional candidates who are the right fit and in the right place at the right time. How can you make the most of this season? First, it pays to take a […]

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Volunteer helps clients weather storm of unemployment

Charlotte Works Staff

When we ask clients to offer testimonials about their experiences at Charlotte Works, it’s a toss-up between volunteer job-search team leaders Bob DeMers and Howard Ross as to who gets more (both quantity and quality) accolades for being an influential part of team members’ searches. While their approaches are different, their compassion and genuine desire to […]

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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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Are you in the right mindset for job search?

Charlotte Works Staff

Many of us seeking employment believe we know exactly how to start looking. We must update our resumes, update our LinkedIn pages, make the connections for networking, etc. Those are all great places to start. However, we can jump out there too soon. We become impatient because we worry about our finances. Are we ready […]

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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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Congratulations! They’ve landed!

April 17, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works congratulates the following clients who have recently landed positions! Soledad Alvarado was unemployed for less than three months and credits the “friendly people” at Charlotte Works for helping her find employment quickly. Shortly after she lost her job in January 2014, Alvarado began attending workshops at the Employee Engagement Center and using the […]

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Congratulations! They’ve landed!

March 14, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works congratulates the following clients who’ve landed positions since the start of 2014: Mark Black serves as an information security incident analyst with Vanguard (a contract position through Randstad); he started around Feb. 17. Black and his family moved to Charlotte from Virginia Beach, Va., in April 2013 when he accepted a position with […]

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The 10 Commandments of Job Search

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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Volunteer strengthens networking skills at Charlotte Works

February 15, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

“Networking is not one of my strong suits,” says Marcus White. “I’m more of an introvert. Being here has increased my ability to reach out, because what I’ve learned is that you never know how one conversation might lead you to another conversation that might lead you somewhere.” And since becoming a volunteer in Charlotte […]

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