October Job Search: Resources for Your Job Search!

If you need a job now, you may have visited big job boards like Career Builder and Indeed. But in tight times, it’s a good idea to check other, lesser utilized resources as well. The October Job Search Challenge will focus on two job search tools offered at Central Piedmont and give you a chance to explore them.

  • Central Piedmont Online Job Board– Charlotte area employers post jobs on this board specifically for Central Piedmont students and graduates. Check it out at: www.cpcc.edu/jobboard. New jobs are posted on a regular basis!
  • Career Coach– This website is a career information tool and highlights Central Piedmont programs, but also has some great information about area employers and the skills they are looking for. Check it out at: www.cpcc.edu/careercoach.

To complete this challenge:

The first 100 participants will receive a $5 gift card to Dunkin’ – complete the October challenge today!

Jump On Board – Learn Job Search Strategies That Work

​Finding a job in a virtual environment is tough!  We invite you to join us for our Jump On Board workshop where we will help you navigate job search strategies that work.

  • October 7 from 4:00 – 5:00pm
  • October 13 from 5:00 – 6:00pm.

Please register today!

Once registered, you will receive reminder emails and other opportunities for you in your job searching process.

Feel free to join us through Zoom:

  • Meeting ID: 959 9224 8694
  • Passcode: 128407​

Please contact Anita.McGill@cpcc.edu if you have any questions.

Virtual Career Services: Get Answers About Your Career Plan

You want a career plan and answers instead of uncertainty?  With spring registration coming up,  now is the time to think ahead.  Career Services Online “It’s a ‘Major’ Decision” sessions can help.  In an hour, you will learn the basics of making a career decision, including how to:

  • choose your program of study or future transfer major
  • get reliable information about where the jobs are in Charlotte (and beyond)
  • find out what degree is needed for the job you want and how much it pays

Open to prospective and current Central Piedmont students – so invite your friends who are interested in attending Central Piedmont too!  Sessions are starting this week and held Wednesdays at noon and Thursdays at 4 pm.  Click here to sign up!

Career Services at Central Piedmont helps students with career/major decision, job search and connects students with employers. Visit our website​ or connect with us on Facebook @ CPCCCareerServices and let us help elevate your career.

Virtual Career Services: “It’s a Major Decision” Workshop

Having trouble selecting your program of study? Need assistance figuring out which major is right for you?  Attend Career Services’ “It’s a ‘Major’ Decision Workshop”!  These informative, virtual workshops will be offered on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons through July 29.

Sign up for a virtual session now. See you there!

Virtual Career Services: “It’s a Major Decision” Workshop

Having trouble selecting your program of study?  Need assistance figuring out which major is right for you?  Attend Career Services’ “It’s a ‘Major’ Decision Workshop” – these informative, virtual workshops will be offered on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons between June 23-July 29, 2020.  Sign up for a virtual session now. See you there!

Elevate Your Career with Virtual Career Services

Career Services has developed new online tools that provide immediate, reliable career resources to help you navigate your job search during the pandemic and beyond. It’s never too early to start preparing for your future. 
If you need assistance navigating the job market, or are unsure of what you need, complete a quick and easy New Career Interest Form and a career counselor will reach out to you during normal business hours.
Check out some useful online resources available:
  • 7-minute Resource video: View our Elevate Your Job Search from Home video. A quick, accessible video showing students how to succeed in taking their job search online.
  • Virtual Job Search Success Tip Sheet: A one-page, accessible guide with tips and article links to help students get ready for a new reality. View the guide here.
  • Job Market Tips during COVID-19: A one-page, accessible guide to managing the new economy, staying informed, and reaching out for help from the college. View the guide here.
  • Our Students & Graduates webpage: A page devoted to online resources available 24-7, including our Career Guide, student job board, mock interview software, and resume builder. View resources here.

Career Services staff are available to meet with students via phone, WebEx, e-mail and live chat (coming soon!). Email career.services@cpcc.edu or visit cpcc.edu/career if you need any assistance.

Elevate Your Career – The Spring Job Search Starts Now!

For new graduates, the average time span from an interview to a job offer is 24 days. This means students need to begin their spring job search now.  Career Services is hosting the following events to help you elevate your career:

Career Fair 2020 – Thursday, March 5th, 11 am-2 pm, Central Campus, Worrell Gym. The Career Fair is the college’s largest recruiting event and will feature 70+ employers seeking to hire for full-time and part-time positions.

What’s Next Events

Drop-in for help with “what’s next” after graduation, whether you are still deciding about your major when you transfer or need quick help with your resume, job search, and making the most of the career fair. 

CATO CAMPUS

Tuesday, February 18

10:00-1:00

Check-in at Student Success Desk,

Cato 1 Lobby

CENTRAL CAMPUS

Wednesday, February 19

11:00-3:00

Central High, Room 122

HARPER CAMPUS

Tuesday, February 18

10:00 – 1:00

H4, Room 117

HARRIS CAMPUS

Thursday, February 20

1:00-4:00

Harris 1 Atrium

LEVINE CAMPUS

Wednesday, February 19

11:00-2:00

Library, LV2601

MERANCAS CAMPUS

Tuesday, February 18

10:00-1:00

Claytor 1123

 

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

cpcc.edu/career

Job Opportunities for Students at Fall Part-Time Job Fests!

Career Services is pleased to announce the first hiring events of the 2018/2019 Academic Year! Students seeking part-time jobs should make plans to attend at least one part-time job fest:

  • Central Campus, Tuesday, August 28, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Worrell Lobby.
  • Levine Campus, Wednesday, September 12, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Levine II Bldg., Second Floor
  • Cato Campus, Thursday, September 12, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Cato I Atrium

Our Levine and Cato events will also feature local non-profits who will be seeking volunteers. These events are hosted in partnership with Service Learning and Student Life.

To make a great first impression, we recommend that students dress to impress, bring a resume, and prepare a short introduction about themselves. Quick tips to prepare are available on the Career Services website at cpcc.edu/career/studentsgrads/ocr. Students can also get help with their resume by scheduling an appointment at any campus (cpcc.edu/career/contact-us) or coming to Drop-In Hours at Central Campus (Wednesdays, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., CH122) or Levine Campus (Tuesdays, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Student Success Center).

Students can view a complete list of companies scheduled to attend at cpcc.edu/career/studentsgrads/ocr. If you have questions, please reach out to career.services@cpcc.edu.

 

 

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