In the Hornet’s Nest: Your Job Search in Charlotte, NC

Two months ago, I shared RezScore’s latest infographic with you, the loyal RezScorians.

After combing through tons of data (with the help of our new Skills Explorer), analyzing what we found, and smashing it all together into an informative and attractive infographic we came up with several conclusions about the top ten job markets, in-demand job skills, and the hottest sectors.

Now that you’ve seen the entire infographic, we’d like to break it up into bite-sized chunks of info so you get the info you need!

Today we’ll continue with the home of the Panthers, Charlotte, NC!

What’s so great about Charlotte?

In addition to maintaining the title of “Nation’s number one pro-business attitude” according to Fortune Magazine, Charlotte is home to large companies like Bank of America, ESPNU, and Wachovia.

Additionally, Charlotte is home to many prestigious colleges and universities, including Davidson College, UNC Charlotte, and Queens University of Charlotte.

Check out: Moving On: The 10 Best Cities to Get Hired

What jobs are hottest in Charlotte?

According to our findings, Charlotte’s largest industry is in sales. Sales represents 293 jobs per thousand recreated (more than twice the national average of 133!). Nationwise, sales jobs are consistently strong in every city. Afterall, the ability to pull in money for your company is a recession-proof skill.

Overall, Charlotte is creating 51% more jobs than a typical city its size. In general, white collar office work is also booming in the city—administrative office positions account for 146 jobs per one thousand (almost twice the national average.) Additionally, other hot sectors in Charlotte include customer service and transportation.

Check out: The RezScore Leaderboard for Charlotte, NC

How can I get hired here?

If you’re in Charlotte and looking to work in sales, it’s best to choose your resume’s keywords carefully. Based on our findings, the most in-demand keywords are outside sales, cold calling, leads, closing, and aggressiveness!

When you use in-demand keywords like these, your resume is statistically more likely to find ​itself at the top of a digital stack on your employer’s computer. Are these five keywords a bad match for you? Check out our skills explorer (at the top of this page!) and do your own research.


What do you think? Do you live in Charlotte and/or work in the sales? What do you think of these findings? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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