NCWorks Online goes offline to bring you enhancements

March 14, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Sometimes distance really does make the heart grow fonder. The state of North Carolina hopes that an upcoming weekend shut-down of its nearly year-old NCWorks Online system and resulting re-boot with enhancements will gladden the hearts of job-seekers and employers alike. NCWorks Online will go offline on Friday, March 21, at 5 p.m. and remain […]

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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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Get your job fair on!

February 17, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

If you’re in the market for a new job, the next few weeks offer multiple opportunities for you to get face-to-face with hiring managers and other company representatives to pitch yourself for open positions. Here are the details on four upcoming job fairs: The Mayor’s Job Fair: Saturday, Feb. 22 The Mayor’s Job Fair will […]

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2013 Outstanding SNAP Site of the Year: Grace-Mar Services, Inc. is taking the lead

February 15, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

“I interviewed with several nonprofits and no one would give me a job,” says Kenny Smith, president and founder of Grace-Mar Services, Inc., describing the organization’s beginnings. “So I said to my wife, ‘I’ll start my own.’” A career as a top sales professional with GE Capital, American Express and Wells Fargo didn’t allow Smith […]

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

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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Volunteer strengthens networking skills at Charlotte Works

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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Charlotte Works goes to Washington

Charlotte Works Staff

The last week of January proved to be a big one for those of us in the workforce development field. First, a big surprise came during the State of the Union, when President Barack Obama announced he was charging Vice President Joe Biden to lead an effort to reform our nation’s workforce system. Part of […]

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What’s your personal brand?

Charlotte Works Staff

Whether your job-search efforts have been successful or futile, have you considered these questions: How am I going to get prospective employers to see me as the best candidate to meet their needs? How am I going to differentiate myself from the competition? How can I increase my visibility and position myself for success? An […]

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Sectors are cool: Our five interactive career paths are now live!

January 17, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

If you’ve not checked out the Charlotte Works website lately, here’s a great reason: our new interactive career paths are now live! The pathways explore the 10-county Charlotte region’s five hottest industry sectors: advanced manufacturing, energy, healthcare, information technology and supply chain management. Each pathway highlights careers by education level and area of specialization, with job […]

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Attention Mecklenburg County employers

Charlotte Works Staff

Increase your bottom line by improving your employees’ skills with an Incumbent Workforce Development grant (IWDG)! Awards of up to $25,000 are available to boost your employees’ value to your company and help your business compete both regionally and globally. The IWDG program offers competitive retention-solution grants that qualifying businesses can use to address their […]

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