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 Volunteer and Part-Time Job Fest at CPCC’s Levine Campus on Sept. 24

Looking for a part-time job or service opportunities for your service-learning course? Attend the Volunteer and Part-Time Job Fest, being held Thursday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the second floor of Levine II. Meet with employers looking to hire and community partners with service opportunities available.

For more information please contact:

Christy Curts, Career Counselor: chrsity.curts@cpcc.edu

Carrie Paynter, Career Counselor: carrie.paynter@cpcc.edu

Jessi Preussner, Service-Learning Coordinator: jessi.preussner@cpcc.edu

 

Career Hub is Here!

CPCC is excited to announce it has launched Career Hub, a new section within CPCC’s website designed to help job seekers explore everything related to careers, such as: Career Hub

  • the top career fields and employment trends in the region
  • specific CPCC degrees and credentials that are needed for given occupations
  • local wages and job growth projections
  • where to look for local job postings
  • resources for writing a résumé, interviewing and more

This FREE resource was created for residents located in Mecklenburg County and beyond seeking to learn more about the local job market, employers who are hiring, their career choices and the skills needed to secure their dream job.

You can find this as a new top navigation item on the homepage, along with About CPCC, Academics, Student Services, and Arts and Community, or by visiting cpcc.edu/careerhub.

Are You Ready for the CPCC Career Fair?

Mark your calendar for Thursday March 5, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m for the CPCC Career Fair. More than 95 companies will be at the Grady Cole Center to discuss full-time, part-time and internship opportunities. 2015 Career Fair logo

What should you be doing now to get ready for next month’s job searching event?

Have your resume reviewed by a career counselor. You have three options for doing so:

Get your professional attire ready.

  • Professional dress is required for admission to the event.
  • Dress to impress the employers.
  • Visit the Career Services Pinterest board for tips on what to wear.

Research companies attending the career fair.

Be sure to visit the Career Services career fair tips page for additional resources.

 

 

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.

Be Ready to Meet Employers at the Career Fair

The CPCC Career Fair is just two weeks away! The event takes place March 6 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Grady Cole Center. Employers from more than 90 companies are eager to talk to CPCC students about full-time and part-time job opportunities.

Are you ready to talk to them?

When you approach an employer’s table at the fair, you’ll have 5 to 10 minutes of their time. You want to make a favorable impression, so positive that your resume is placed in the “Yes” stack of applicants they plan to contact for job interviews.

How can you impress employers in 10 minutes or less?

1. Dress professionally. Wear professional attire and keep the makeup, accessories, aftershave and perfume to a minimum. Check out the Career Services blog for tips on what professional dress is – and isn’t.

2. Offer a firm handshake. Employers assess your potential even before a word is spoken. Take the initiative to introduce yourself first by stating your name and pairing it with a confident handshake.

3. Present your pitch. In these two weeks before the Career Fair, it’s time to write and practice your elevator speech – a brief introductory statement that says who you are and what opportunities you’re seeking. Write your speech now. Practice it (in front of the mirror and friends) until it becomes and sounds natural.

4. Ask questions.  Show the employer you’ve done your homework. Check the list of companies attending to identify the ones you wish to speak with. Research your target companies. Great research resources include the company’s website, as well as their LinkedIn profile, Facebook page and Twitter handle. Ask relevant questions that show your interest in being their newest employee.

Visit the Career Services website for other tips to help you get ready for the Career Fair. Be sure to have your resume professionally critiqued by a Career Services career counselor: Schedule an appointment, or take advantage of Central Campus Drop In Hours (Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., no appointment necessary).

2012 Career Fair Continues to Add Businesses

Career Services expects to host over 70 employers at the 2012 Career Fair on Thursday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Grady Cole Center.  See which employers are coming and get tips to help you prepare and maximize your experience at the fair at www.cpcc.edu/career/fair.

See a full list of companies currently registered to attend here!

Why Go to the Career Fair?

  • It’s still a tight job market, but every employer coming to the fair is hiring
  • Standing out from the crowd can be difficult when you’re applying for jobs online – the career fair gives you a chance to make a great impression in-person
  • Even if you’re not looking for a job, meeting employers and making connections will pay off in the future 

Prepare early by visiting Career Services

  • Create a professional resume and a get a professional resume review
  • Practice what to say to employers
  • Pre-register to send your resume to employers before the fair by using employmeNC
  • Bring your CPCC Student ID  to skip long lines and be admitted at the student entrance

Professional dress is required for admission.  Bring plenty of copies of your resume and be sure to tell employers you are a CPCC student.  Employers want to meet with you!

Contact our Central campus office at 704.330.6551, CH 122 or view contact information for Career Services at other campuses.