The most popular jobs in Charlotte for people with college degrees are registered nurse, sales representataive, elementary school teachers, accountants and auditors, financial managers, computer systems analysts, and sales managers.
For people without college degrees, the most popular jobs are retail salesperson, cashiers, laborer and freight material movers, customer servicer reps, food preparation and serving workers, general managers, office clerks, and wait staff.
For more information about the Charlotte job market, visit citytowninfo.com's page for Charlotte, NC - http://www.citytowninfo.com/places/north-carolina/charlotte/work
And, these 3 Websites are good sources of jobs:
* Craigslist - http://charlotte.craigslist.org/
Craigslist is a giant online classified ads site, organized into hundreds of small sites by location. Pick your city from the list on the above page, and check it out. Craigslist has jobs and "gigs" (which are short term jobs). You can browse through what's available or do a search.
Craigslist is a little quirky to use - it's organized something like an internet newsgroup, and it is free for employers to post jobs in all but 7 of the 400 sites. So you'll find a fair amount of junk postings. Just be careful. I interviewed people who landed jobs with Verizon as well as with many smaller employers using Craigslist.
For help using Craigslist successfully and safely, see this guide to using Craigslist to find a job - http://www.job-hunt.org/onlinejobsearchguide/article_guide_to_craigslist.shtml
* Indeed - http://www.indeed.com
Indeed is a "job aggregator" which collects jobs off big job sites (like Monster and CareerBuilder, but NOT Craigslist) as well as many other smaller sites and even employer Websites. So, it's a great place to do one search that covers more Websites and employers than you would think of yourself.
Look at the options in the left column of Indeed's search results page, and you'll see that you can see the results by employer, location, job type (full-time, part-time, internship, contract, etc.), and even separate employer postings from recruiter postings.
* Job-Hunt.org - http://www.job-hunt.org/jobs/northcarolina.shtml
With over 8,700 links to employers and career resources, organized by state or specialty, Job-Hunt will help you identify possible employers and also job search networking and local support groups to help you with your networking.
For each state, Job-Hunt links to over 125 local resources and employers:
- - local job search support groups
- - local job sites and online classifieds
- - state and local governments
- - colleges and universities
- - public school districts
- - banks and financial companies
- - internet and technology companies
- - medical, biotech, and pharma companies
- - many other employers
After you apply for a job, follow up. Call or stop by to see if they have any questions about you and what the next steps in the process are. Be politely persistent.
Good luck with your job search!