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).
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:
- Watch this video segment (5 tips in 5 minutes) from Dr. Connie Johnston, a CPCC career counselor.
- Take a look at the Career Services weekly blog posts that give helpful career fair hints.
- Learn about the companies recruiting your programs.
- Check out Career Services on Pinterest, where you can find even more career fair resources, including our board that highlights all attending companies.
- Email your resume to Career Services to have it reviewed by a career counselor.
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!
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.
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:
- Schedule a 30-minute resume appointment with a career counselor at your campus.
- Email your resume to a career counselor for suggested edits.
- Stop by Central Campus Drop-In Hours, every Wednesday 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (no appointment necessary). Bring a printed copy of your resume with you.
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.
- Use the link listing attending employers to learn which companies are recruiting for your program.
- Research the companies you want to talk to.
- Apply now through EmploymeNC to the jobs they’re recruiting for. This shows the recruiters your interest!
- Practice your pitch outlining what you’ll say to employers at the fair.
Be sure to visit the Career Services career fair tips page for additional resources.
The CPCC Career Fair is just one week away! More than 95 employers are coming to the Grady Cole Center next Thursday, March 6 from 10 a.m .to 2:30 p.m. to discuss full-time and part-time job openings. This event is open to all CPCC students and alumni.
CPCC Career Services wants you to succeed at next week’s event. Here four items to cross off your “to-do” list in preparation for the career fair.
Develop a professional resume. Employers are expecting you to submit resumes at the fair. Will your resume pass the test and help you get a call for an interview? Check out the Career Services online Career Guide for resume tips and samples. Schedule an appointment with a career counselor to have your resume reviewed. Central campus offers Drop In hours Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. No appointment necessary to receive feedback on your resume.
Get your professional wardrobe ready. Professional dress is required for admittance to the job fair. Don’t wait until the night before to decide what you’ll be wearing. Check your closet to make sure you have proper clothes and accessories. Make sure your outfit is pressed and shoes are shined.
Research the companies attending. While over 95 companies are attending, you won’t want to talk to all of them. See which companies are looking for people with your education, skills and experience. Learn about the companies by visiting their website, Facebook or LinkedIn pages.
Rehearse your elevator speech. An elevator speech is the opening remarks you give to a recruiter when you approach your table. It needs to be short (less than one minute), professional (references professional not personal interests) and sharp (paired with a solid handshake, smile and eye contact). Write out your elevator speech and practice in front of a mirror, friends or family.
The CPCC Career Fair is one of Charlotte’s largest job fairs. Don’t pass up this opportunity to meet face-to-face with employers and discuss job openings.