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!

 

Get Your Resume Ready for the CPCC Career Fair!

The CPCC Career Fair is just two weeks away. Will your resume pass the test with employers who you plan to speak with at the event? Check out the latest CPCC Career Services blog post that offers tips on preparing a career fair-2015 Career Fair logo
friendly resume.

Career Services staff are standing by to help get your resume ready for the career fair. Schedule a resume appointment with a career counselor at any of our campus locations. All students can take advantage of Central Campus Drop-In Hours on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. No appointment is necessary to have your resume reviewed.

Employers are Looking for Full-time, Part-time and Internship Candidates at Next Month’s CPCC Career Fair!

Career Services will host more than 80 employers at the 2015 Career Fair on Thursday, March 5, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Grady Cole Center, adjacent to the Central Campus. 2015 Career Fair logo

Who should plan to attend?

Job seekers looking for full-time jobs. Job seekers commonly complain about having to blindly submit resumes online with no chance to meet recruiters in person. Here’s your chance.

Candidates seeking part-time jobs, internships or co-op positions. Many employers at the fair are also hiring for part-time jobs as well as internship or co-op positions with their companies. The time to search for summer positions starts now.

Students wanting to network with employers in their industry. Begin building your network now for your job search later.

What should I know beforehand?

Professional dress is required. People not wearing professional attire won’t be admitted to the fair.

Career Services can help you get ready. If you have questions about what to wear, what to say to employers or how your resume should look, Career Services can help. Schedule an appointment with a career counselor at any of our campus offices. www.cpcc.edu/career/stafflocation

Bookmark the Career Fair link for helpful tips and event information. Videos, blog posts and more can be found at www.cpcc.edu/career/studentsgrads/careerfair.

VIP Access for CPCC students & alumni, as well as all military service members and veterans. Students and alumni can present their CPCC ID and military service members and veterans can present their military ID to gain admission through the VIP entrance. This helps avoid long lines.

Library Resource of the Month: Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center

Interested in finding out what the highest paying or most in-demand jobs are?  Have questions about writing cover letters and resumes?  Need information about four year colleges?  CPCC Libraries’ Resource of the Month can help you will all of these things!

Our featured resource of the month for September is Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center.  This comprehensive resource contains authoritative information on a wide number of jobs and career fields.

•             Job Profiles: Information on more than 4,850 jobs and 157 industries, broken down into 16 Career Clusters, is presented through overview articles and videos.

•             Skills: Through informative articles and videos, this section helps users learn the essentials of various skills. Sample résumés and cover letters created by professional career consultants are provided.

•             Resources: Users can search resource entries divided into convenient categories such as financial aid directories, college planning, organizations, internships, scholarships, and much more. School Search is also available.

•             Videos: 290 videos introduce users to a wide variety of jobs, industries, and career development skills.

•             Special Features: “My Life” interviews with professionals give a firsthand perspective on unique jobs such as snowboarding instructor and lobsterman.

It is an ideal resource to assist you with questions that you may have about careers.

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center may be accessed here or from the Research Databases section of the library website.

 

Considering Careers in Social Media, Marketing, Internet, or Communications?

Social Media @ CPCC

Social Media @ CPCC

Students, are you considering a future career in Internet communications, new media, social media, journalism or marketing? If so, Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) may have a great volunteer or internship opportunity for you!

CPCC’s Community Relations and Marketing Services (CRMS) area is currently forming a team of student collaborators to develop its online and social media presence. We are seeking creative and energetic candidates to assist in creating engaging content, developing interactive media and building online communities. This is a great opportunity for you to gain hands-on experience and insights within your career track of choice.

This is an unpaid volunteer learning experience offered to a limited number of qualified career-seeking college students. Candidates from Charlotte area colleges and universities will be considered. Through CPCC’s Co-Operative Education program, some CPCC students may also be eligible for college credit.

For more information or to apply for this opportunity, email socialmedia@cpcc.edu. Applicants please include your full name, contact information and a resume.

CPCC and Charlotte Bridge Home Collaborate to Connect Veterans to Jobs and Support Services

CPCC and Charlotte Bridge Home (a non-profit organization established to assist veterans in Charlotte-Mecklenburg) are working together to assist veterans in obtaining meaningful employment and access to needed support services.

Veteran's Day Flag Ceremony

CPCC's Veteran's Day Flag Ceremony.

The Veterans’ Employment and Support Initiative seeks to address the near 11.5% unemployment rate among veterans. CPCC will provide veterans with career counseling and the training to equip them with the skills in demand by area employers. Charlotte Bridge Home will link veterans to services in the community and will work with employers to increase awareness of veterans’ employment needs.

To make a gift to support this initiative visit https://shop.cpcc.edu/donation/giving.rios. Please fill in “Specify Department/Program” space on form with “VEI” for Veterans Employment Initiative.

For additional information, please read the Charlotte Observer article about this initiative: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/02/29/3056420/businesses-raising-1-million-to.html.