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!

You’re Invited to a Business Etiquette Luncheon

Whether you are new to the work world or looking to be promoted, a proper understanding of business etiquette can move you up the ladder. One of the important skills you should master is the ability to act appropriately in a business lunch setting. A business lunch refers to any lunch you have with a boss, future boss, client or co-worker. Please join Student Life & Career Services for an information session and business etiquette luncheon to gain an understanding of the dos and don’ts of formal dining.

Mandatory 1-Hour Information Session (You only need to attend 1 | This will be your ticket to attend the 3-course luncheon | You need to bring a $10 deposit that will be refunded to you at the luncheon):

Cato Sessions: February 15 | noon | Cato III 024

                              February 21 | 11 a.m. | Cato III 024

Merancas Session: February 22 | 11:30 a.m. |CJ 131

Business Etiquette Luncheon

March 1, 2018 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Location: Central Campus, Philip L. Van Every Culinary Arts Center 

SPACE IS LIMITED!!! Please register today or stop by the Student Life Office on your campus to register!

 

Part-Time Job Fests!

NOW HIRING

Part Time Job Fests!

4/11 – Central Campus, Overcash Lawn, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

4/18 – Levine Campus, first floor Levine II building, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Career Services and Student Life are excited to bring students the opportunity to meet with Charlotte-area employers who are hiring for part-time and summer jobs!

A link to event details as well as tips you can use to prepare is available at http://www.cpcc.edu/career/studentsgrads/ocr.

However, while it’s not required, we encourage students to dress in business casual attire, bring a resume and prepare an introductory speech. Career Counselors are available to help students prepare during Drop-In Lab Hours:

Levine Campus: Tuesdays from noon to 2 p.m. in LV1408

Central Campus: Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in CH 122

 

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.

Get Ready for EmployUp on March 3

Is your resume EmployUP ready? Career Services is ready to help you get your resume ready for next month’s career fair on Thursday, March 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Grady Cole Center. Check out what you can do: EmployUp

·         Schedule a 30-minute resume appointment with your campus career counselor

·         Submit your resume to career.services@cpcc.edu and receive a reviewed resume in your inbox within 24 hours

·         Create an EmploymeNC account and upload your resume to receive a resume critique

·         Review the Resume Tips section of the Career Services website

Employers immediately reject candidates with bad resumes. You have worked too hard in your academic program to be dismissed from job opportunities due to a poorly written resume. Visit Career Services (virtually or in-person) today!

Career Services is More Social Than Ever!

Are you active on Facebook and Twitter? The CPCC Career Services office recently launched its own Facebook page and Twitter account. Like them (www.facebook.com/cpcccareerservices) and follow them (@cpcc_career) to get up-to-date information about programs, events and all things career-related. Use these outlets to ask questions, get answers and get involved with your career services office.

 

New Career Services Drop-In Lab Opens at Central Campus

Stop by the new Career Services Central Campus Drop-In Lab on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located in Central High, Room 332, this lab is devoted entirely to students’ job search needs. Search for jobs on EmploymeNC and other online job sites, complete online job applications and write resumes and cover letters. A career counselor will be on site to answer questions about your job search as well as review your resume and cover letter.

Attend a “Working it Out” Career Preparation Session in October

Career Services, Workplace Learning and Student Life at Cato Campus are partnering to offer “Working it Out”: A Series of Three Career Preparation Sessions during October.
  • October 8, 12:30-1:30 p.m.,  Cato II Auditorium Rm 020
    Lunch and Learn-Employer Panel
    Lunch will be served at this event.
    A small panel of employers in fields relative to CPCC programs and student interest will discuss what they look for in an applicant and employee once the job is secured. Employers will also provide tips on how to maintain their jobs, seek promotion etc. Students will be able to ask the panel candid questions or write their questions on index cards to be addressed.
    ***Please register for the lunch: http://tinyurl.com/catolandl ***
  • Oct. 22, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Cato I Rm 225
    Interview Do’s and Don’ts– The interview process from beginning to end will be reviewed through an interview skit or presentation. An HR manager from a local law firm will assist with addressing “Do’s and Don’ts” of interviewing in person and over the phone. We will also discuss preparing for the interview, impressions, recognizing and answering different types of questions, handling nervousness, having questions to ask the employer, following up answering  etc.
  • Oct. 29, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Cato Rm II 267
    Resume Writing and Critique:
    Students can drop in to have their resumes reviewed and critiqued by experienced professional staff. Students will be encouraged to bring their resume on a flash drive, bring a paper copy of their resume or the necessary content to get started.
Questions? Contact Connie Johnston – connie.johnston@cpcc.edu, ext. 4836 or Mia Mallory – mia.mallory@cpcc.edu, ext. 4874

Plan to Attend the Levine Campus Volunteer & Part-Time Job Fest on Sept. 24

Attention students! Plan to attend the Levine Campus Volunteer & Part-Time Job Fest this Thursday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second floor of Levine Building II. More than 15 companies will be on campus actively recruiting students for part-time jobs and nonprofit agencies will be talking about service opportunities. For a list of employers attending, visit the Career Services Events page.

Make a great first impression. Dress in business casual attire and bring copies of your resume. You can submit your resume to Career Services at career.services@cpcc.edu to receive a professional resume review. Questions about business casual dress? Visit the Career Services Pinterest page for tips.

All students from all campuses are invited to attend. See you there!