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WRAL Capital Area Career Expo

Need a job? Want a BETTER job? Visit the recruiters at this years expo! Investigate jobs and opportunities with the region’s best employers.

The purpose of a job fair is to MAKE CONNECTIONS so that you will stand out as a candidate. Help recruiters put a face to your online resume. That’s how you get interviewed and HIRED!

Come out dressed to impressed and prepared. Go to Capitalareaexpo.com for a list of employers and other tips for doing a job fair. JOB SEEKERS ATTEND FOR FREE!

Employers, sign up at the website.

Learning New Tricks: Seeking Employment as a Mature Professional

Workers over 40 are a vital part of the workforce, and employers continue to hire them for the talent and experience. Get a better understanding of what today’s employers are looking for and how to be successful in finding employment. Find out which employers and industries have the best track records for hiring “seasoned” workers and some of the many job opportunities available.

Learn about changes in the hiring process and barriers that can arise, the benefits and challenges of the multi-generational workforce, and workers’ rights under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Learn the importance of keeping up with technology and using social media as a networking tool. Build skills and find out how to explore employment opportunities and find success.

Register online through NCWorks.gov or call (919) 715-0111

Learning New Tricks: Seeking Employment as a Mature Professional

Workers over 40 are a vital part of the workforce, and employers continue to hire them for the talent and experience. Get a better understanding of what today’s employers are looking for and how to be successful in finding employment. Find out which employers and industries have the best track records for hiring “seasoned” workers and some of the many job opportunities available.

Learn about changes in the hiring process and barriers that can arise, the benefits and challenges of the multi-generational workforce, and workers’ rights under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Learn the importance of keeping up with technology and using social media as a networking tool. Build skills and find out how to explore employment opportunities and find success.

Register online through NCWorks.gov or call (919) 715-0111

There’s More to Career Readiness Than A Good Resume

Essma Boucteb graduated from UNC-G with a degree in Communications Studies. She looked for jobs in many different areas and got little to no response from her efforts.  Searching for solutions online, she came across NCWorks and the Backpacks-to-Briefcases  (B2B) program. It was appealing because it was for young people just like her; recent graduates who were running into the same roadblocks as she faced.

It was difficult for Essma to demonstrate her skills to recruiters and hiring managers.  Limited work experience and an inability to gain any type of specialized work experience made it challenging for her to be considered a worthy candidate. Through the career readiness courses offered by the program, she learned many skills such as how to write an effective resume and how to tailor applications to a specific employer. Luckily, she was able to get an interview as she was completing the Backpacks to Briefcases courses and the firm happened to attend a B2B networking event!

This gave her the opportunity to market herself in person. After the event, the hiring process quickly accelerated…in Essma’s favor! She received an offer from Personify, a recruiting firm, where she was hired as a Talent Management Executive/Phase 1 Recruiter. #ncworksworks!

 

Get Out of Dead End Jobs!

NCWorks exists to help everyone – regardless of education level or where they are on the career ladder.  And in today’s competitive job market, college grads have it just as hard as everyone else. Stephanie is one such recent grad who wasn’t having success in her attempts to find find full-time employment. As a result, she was working 2 part-time jobs, neither of which was related to her video production major.

One way to employment, if all goes well, is through an internship.  Stephanie’s search for one in her field ended with 40 rejections. Then she heard about NCWorks NextGen’s Backpacks-to-Briefcases program which specializes in getting recent grads into the workforce. NextGen got her an internship at Uptone Pictures and now she’s a full-time video editor at UNC-TV! Congratulations, Stephanie! #ncworksworks!