The Career Fair is One Week Away!

It’s official!

We are one week away from the college’s largest recruiting event… THE CAREER FAIR!

This event is happening Thursday, March 7th in Worrell Gym from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. and we want YOU to be ready for the employers as much as they are ready to meet you!

Career Services wants to remind you of 3 keys to making your Career Fair experience awesome:

Dress for Success – Your first impressions are everything, so dress in your very best to let employers know you are serious about your employment. Make sure your hair, nails, breath, and clothes are presentable.

Résumé – Have your professional résumé ready for employers to see your academic accomplishments and relevant work experiences. Employers are looking for a well-rounded student who can both contribute in a team environment and work independently.

Elevator Pitch – You have 30 to 45 seconds to prove to a recruiter that YOU ARE THE BEST FIT! How do you do this? Practice sharing your name, major, relevant experience, and what stands out about you!

Check out the trailer to see how this event will work and we will see you there next week!

Need additional help?

Connect with Career Services and elevate your career:

Drop-Ins for students needing quick job search help (resume, cover letter, interviewing, etc.):

Central Campus – Wednesdays, Central High 122, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Levine Campus – Tuesdays, Levine Student Success Desk, 2-4 p.m.

For an appointment, contact us at 704.330.6433 or career.services@cpcc.edu

Breathe and say something positive to yourself. You can do this!

 

Reminder to Attend “Get the Gig” on Feb. 28

GET THE GIG is happening, Thursday, February 28, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Central Campus, Central High 122!

This is your chance to:

  1. Connect with career counselors and talk with them about how you can elevate your career
  2. Receive key tips for your resume and interviewing
  3. Walk away with your professional resume and the confidence to talk to employers

Connect with Career Services and elevate your career:

Drop-Ins for students needing quick job search help (resume, cover letter, interviewing, etc.):

Central Campus – Wednesdays, Central High 122, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Levine Campus – Tuesdays, Levine Student Success Desk, 2-4 p.m.

For an appointment, contact 704.330.6433 or career.services@cpcc.edu

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Employers Want YOU!

Employers want YOU!

Prepare to meet them: Get the Gig

Thursday, February 28, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Central Campus, Central High, Room 122

(drop in for help with your spring job search, resume, and more)

Meet them: Career Fair 2019

Thursday, March 7, 11 a.m.-2 p..m., Central Campus, Worrell, Taylor Gym

View all employers attending the 2019 Career Fair

Questions: Contact Career Services at 704.330.6551, career.services@cpcc.edu, or cpcc.edu/career/fair.

 

 

The CPCC Career Fair is Thursday, March 8 – Some Last Minute Tips!

Are you coming to the career fair on March 8 at the Worrell Gym from 11-2?  Here are Career Services’ recommendations for making the most out of your time there:

·         Dress for success – first impressions count!

·         Research the companies who are scheduled to attend.

·         Bring plenty of copies of your resume.

·         Bring your CPCC Student ID – you’ll be eligible to get a professional headshot for your social media accounts.

·         If a recruiter tells you to apply for their job online, they’re not trying to brush you off, some cannot accept resumes at a career fair for a variety of reasons. Make sure to apply online and mention that you met the recruiter at the Career Fair.

Check out this video to learn more about how to prepare for the Career Fair. Complete event information is available on the Career Services website. To get customized emails with employers hiring for YOUR program area, fill out your profile on the CPCC Student Job Board today!

Use #CPCCGetHired to find more information on social media. See you there!

The CPCC Career Fair is Thursday, March 8 – Do You Know What You’re Wearing?

Planning to come to the CPCC Career Fair, but not sure what to wear? You don’t need to break the bank on a suit to look polished and professional.

If you are attending the career fair to find a job, think of your encounter with an employer as the first step of a job interview. A suit or dress pants/skirt with a jacket can make a great first impression. Clothing should be wrinkle-free and ideally in conservative colors.

If you are attending the career fair to learn more about companies in the area, business casual is appropriate.  Business casual attire includes nice plants/slacks, dresses and skirts that are knee length, blazers and cardigans, and closed-toe shoes.

Remember that you’re there to make a great first-professional impression, so avoid wearing sneakers and denim. More tips on what to wear (and avoid) are available on www.cpcc.edu/career/fair/dress-for-success.

Check out this video to learn more about how to prepare for the Career Fair. Do you still need a resume? Stop by Career Services Drop-In Hours: Central Campus – Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., in CH122; Levine Campus – Tuesdays from noon-4 p.m., (check in at the Student Success Desk). You can also make an appointment with a career counselor: www.cpcc.edu/career/contact-us.

Complete event information is available on the Career Services website: www.cpcc.edu/career/fair. To get customized emails with employers hiring for YOUR program area, fill out your profile on the CPCC Student Job Board today!

Use #CPCCGetHired to find more information on social media. See you there!

Get Ready for the CPCC Career Fair on Thursday, March 8!

Are you getting ready to graduate and need to find a full-time job? Thinking about a part-time job for the summer? Just curious about what a career fair might be like?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then make time to come to the CPCC Career Fair on Thursday, March 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  It will be hosted by Career Services in the Worrell Gym on Central Campus, and will feature more than 70 employers who are all currently hiring!

Check out this video to learn more about how to prepare for the Career Fair. Now is the time to begin researching employers and make sure your resume is career fair-ready. Don’t have a resume yet? No problem! Stop by Career Services Drop-In Hours: Central Campus – Wednesdays from 11 a.m. -1 p.m., in CH122; Levine Campus – Tuesdays from noon-4 p.m., (check in at the Student Success Desk). You can also make an appointment with a career counselor.

Complete event information is available on the Career Services website. To get customized emails with employers hiring for YOUR program area, fill out your profile on the CPCC Student Job Board today.

Use #CPCCGetHired to find more information on social media. See you there!

The CPCC Career Fair is Thursday, March 9 – Some Last Minute Tips!

Are you coming to the career fair on March 9 at the Worrell Gym from 11-2?  Here are Career Services’ recommendations for making the most out of your time there:

·        Dress for success – first impressions count!

·        Research the companies who are scheduled to attend.

·        Bring plenty of copies of your resume.

·        Bring your CPCC Student ID – you’ll be eligible to win great prizes (including a $500 CPCC Scholarship) and get a professional headshot for your social media accounts.

·        Get a guided tour of the event at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

·        If a recruiter tells you to apply for their job online, they’re not trying to brush you off, some cannot accept resumes at a career fair for a variety of reasons. Make sure to apply online and mention that you met the recruiter at the Career Fair 

Complete event information is available on the Career Services website: www.cpcc.edu/career/fair. Use #CPCCGetHired to find more information on social media. See you there!

 

The CPCC Career Fair is Thursday, March 9 – Do You Know What You’re Wearing?

The CPCC Career Fair is Thursday, March 9 – do you know what you’re wearing?Career Fair

Planning to come to the CPCC Career Fair, but not sure what to wear? You don’t need to break the bank on a suit to look polished and professional.

If you are attending the career fair to find a job, think of your encounter with an employer as the first step of a job interview. A suit is great, but you could also wear nice pants with a jacket. For men, a button down shirt with a tie is appropriate, and for women, a nice blouse with a skirt or pants and a jacket or a nice dress. Clothing should be wrinkle-free and ideally in conservative colors.

If you are attending the career fair to learn more about companies in the area, business casual is appropriate.  For men, consider wearing a collared shirt with nice pants and possibly a tie. Women should wear nice pants or a skirt with a nice blouse.

Remember that you’re there to make a great first-professional impression, so avoid wearing sneakers and denim. More tips on what to wear (and avoid) are available on www.cpcc.edu/career/fair/dress-for-success.

Do you still need a resume? Stop by Career Services Drop-In Hours: Central Campus – Wednesdays from 11-1 in CH122; Levine Campus – Tuesdays from 12-2 in LV1408. You can also make an appointment with a career counselor: www.cpcc.edu/career/contact-us.

Complete event information is available on the Career Services website: www.cpcc.edu/career/fair. Use #CPCCGetHired to find more information on social media. See you there!

 

Get Ready for the CPCC Career Fair on Thursday, March 9!

Are you getting ready to graduate and need to find a full-time job? Thinking about a part-time job for the summer? Just curious about what a career fair might be like? Career Fair

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then make time to come to the CPCC Career Fair on Thursday, March 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  It will be hosted by Career Services in the Worrell Gym on Central Campus, and will feature more than 60 employers who are all currently hiring! 

Now is the time to begin researching employers and make sure your resume is career fair-ready. Don’t have a resume yet? No problem! Stop by Career Services Drop-In Hours: Central Campus – Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in CH122; Levine Campus – Tuesdays from noon-2 p.m. in LV1408. You can also make an appointment with a career counselor: www.cpcc.edu/career/contact-us.

Complete event information is available on the Career Services website: www.cpcc.edu/career/fair. Use #CPCCGetHired to find more information on social media. See you there!

 

Don’t Miss EmployUp this Thursday!

EmployUP takes place this Thursday! More than 50 companies are attending, recruiting students for full-time jobs! EmployUp
Here are last minute details to know about this fantastic hiring event:  
EmployUP takes place Thursday, March 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Grady Cole Center, adjacent to the CPCC Central Campus. Please see the parking map for location and parking information.
CPCC students and all veterans can show their student and/or military ID to use the VIP entrance and avoid long lines!
Professional dress is required for admission. Check out the EmployUP Tips video for examples of professional dress.
Bring copies of your polished resume. You’ll be giving them to company recruiters. Follow resume guidelines provided in the Career Guide. Review your resume for typos.
Review the EmployUP Student Information Page that contains tons of tips and links to help you make this event successful for you.
EmployUP is going to be a great event! People are going to be called for job interviews and potentially receive job offers because of this career fair. Why shouldn’t it be you?

Attend EmployUp on March 3

EmployUP takes place in two weeks! If you are searching for a full-time job or want to talk face-to-face with recruiters from regional companies, plan to attend the event on Thursday March 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Grady Cole Center (adjacent to the Central Campus).EmployUp

Don’t know how to prepare for EmployUP? Check out this week’s CPCC Career Services blog post that lists tips for talking to employers.

Career Services staff is ready to review your resume before EmployUP. Schedule an appointment with your campus career counselor or visit Central Campus for Drop Ins, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., in Room 332 of the Central High building (no appointment necessary).

 

Start Researching EmployUP Companies Now!

More than 50 companies are attending next month’s EmployUP on March 3 at the Grady Cole Center. Which companies are recruiting job candidates from your academic program who possess your skills and qualifications? Narrowing your company focus will make the event more EmployUpmanageable.  You can find a list of attending companies here.

But employers won’t be impressed if you only know the company name. Researching companies is a must when it comes to career fair preparation. You’ll grab the recruiter’s attention when you can talk about the company’s mission, products and services or office culture. Take the time to learn these facts through the company’s website, their Twitter handle or Facebook page. A great place to start is the Career Services 2016 EmployUP Pinterest board.

Any questions about company research or other career fair topics (resume, dress, etc.)? Email career.services@cpcc.edu or schedule an appointment with your campus career counselor.

Attend The German Connection – Career Fair on Jan. 26

The CPCC Levine Campus and the German Discipline, led by Daniela Weinert, will be offering The German Connection – Career Fair at Levine Campus on January 26. German Flag

There are almost 300 companies from German-speaking Europe in the greater Charlotte area. Attend our event with your students to:

•       Interact with German company representatives from the automotive, engineering, energy and logistics fields to learn about future career paths
•       Learn about apprenticeships that pay students to go to school
•       Discover how students can get scholarships to work and study abroad in Germany
Representatives from the following companies will be present: Siemens Energy, Groninger, Weima, Huber Technology, Steag, Q Works, Hawe, Dba Stainless Valve, u.a.
·         When: Tuesday, January 26,  9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
·         Where: Second Floor, Levine II, Levine Campus
We hope to see you there!

Career Fair Week at CPCC has Arrived!

It’s Career Fair week at CPCC!  Career Services wants to make you aware of last minute details to get you prepared for the career fair taking place this Thursday, March 5 from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Grady Cole Center. 2015 Career Fair logo

  • Last chance for a resume review is March 4. The Career Services Central campus office will offer Drop-Ins on Wednesday March 4 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. No appointment necessary. Bring a hard copy of your resume to receive feedback.
  • Professional dress is required for admission to the event. Job seekers who are not dressed professionally will not be admitted to the career fair. Please visit the Career Services Pinterest board for tips on how to dress professionally.
  • Pack a “career fair first aid kit.” Essentials that will come in handy include an umbrella, pens, water, snacks, and additional copies of your resume.
  • Don’t forget your CPCC student ID. Avoid standing in long lines and be admitted through the VIP entrance.
  • Practice your elevator speech. What you say to employers – and how you say it – can make or break their interest in your application. Practice your PR pitch now through Thursday.
  • Arrive early. The event runs from 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., but arriving earlier gives you more time to prepare and interact with companies.

Please know that all campus Career Services offices will be closed Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6 due to the Career Fair.

See you at the Grady Cole Center this Thursday!

 

It’s the Last Week to Prepare for the CPCC Career Fair!

It’s the last week to get ready for the CPCC Career Fair! The event takes place next Thursday, March 5 from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Grady Cole Center (next to the Central Campus). 2015 Career Fair logo

Recruiters are eager to talk to CPCC students about full-time, part-time and internship positions with their companies.

Career Services wants to help you with last minute preparations. Check out these resources to help you get ready:

  • Check out Career Services on Pinterest, where you can find even more career fair resources, including our board that highlights all attending companies.

When you attend the fair next week, remember:

  • professional dress is required for admittance.
  • to bring your CPCC Student ID to gain access through the VIP entrance.
  • to have multiple copies of your resume to give to recruiters you talk to.

Learning about job openings and getting the chance to talk to employers face-to-face is one of the toughest steps in a job search. The career fair takes care of both tasks in one day. Don’t miss out on this prime job search event!