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Old 03-18-2007, 08:33 PM
 
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I moved to charlotte in July 2006. I have worked in the Medical field for 15 years in the clerical area. I have been applying at the Carolina Medical Center and have not recieved any call backs. I am finding it to be very challenging to find a decent job here in Charlotte. I have also applied with the CMS school system, the City of Charlotte and the Department of Social Service. I am very qualified for the positions but still no call backs. Can anyone tell me how to get a job in the Carolina Medical Center?
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Old 03-18-2007, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Some got six month some got one solid. But me and my buddies all got lifetime here
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I've heard a lot of very mixed success stories with qualified northerners coming down to NC and having a difficult time finding work. My brother in law's sister moved from NJ to down here. No matter how hard she tried, she wasn't able to work a day in the year and a half/two years she was here. Someone else and her son had moved from NJ to down here. Both had an extremely difficult time finding anything. Someone I know came down here from NJ back in November. It's March and while he had three shots at jobs back in New Jersey with extremely little effort, he's had an insanely difficult time receiving a call back even for a retail job (and he's had a little over 16 years in managing retail up north).

Now it could very well be the amount of people from the north who are applying for the same jobs (people do find them). I've also heard that it kinda goes a little deeper than just the amount of people applying. Let's just say that the biggest mistake you might be making is coming down here saying, "I'll have no problem in finding a job". If you're from anywhere above, say, Virginia, you may have an extra added issue to deal with.

I wish I knew what to tell you other than good luck with finding something.
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Old 03-18-2007, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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dont loose hope, we are from NJ my dh is in IT and hasnt had a problem he unfortuantley had to turn down 2 offers as the timing just wasnt right for us and he is being flown out for 2 job interviews next week keep the faith You will find something and find a good headhunter.....and start networking that too is a very big key....find company's in your field and just start calling....Good Luck to you!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-19-2007, 04:39 PM
 
Location: NC
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It seems like it's pretty difficult to get a call from CMC unless you are a RN. I guess the key with them is to be persistent...there are a whoooooooooooooole bunch of people who work there, so they must have called those folks eventually, lol...I guess patience is a virtue as far as that goes.

And as far as CMS goes, if you're applying for teaching positions, maybe you could email the principal, just to get your name out there...it's just an idea. Also, another key word with CMS is networking...at least for me.

I've applied for positions within both of those systems and I had more luck with CMS than CMC...best of luck trying to get a job!
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Old 03-19-2007, 05:29 PM
 
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When you've lived here a year, you will be considered a resident and will qualify for resident tuition. My advice to you is enroll in a community college and enhance your skills. Clerical workers are a dime a dozen; in healthcare, employers such as Carolinas Healthcare want medical assistants (patient care techs) for employment in their physician practices, particularly if they are certified, because MAs can do both front and back office work. CPCC has an excellent program, as does Mitchell Community College. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College offers Medical Office Administration. Good luck to you.
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