Is Your Resume Ready for the Career Fair?

More than 80 employers registered for the CPCC Career Fair!

Get your resume ready!

The CPCC Career Fair is just a few weeks away! Mark your calendar for Thursday March 6, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Companies from a variety of industries will be at the Grady Cole Center to discuss part-time and full-time job openings.

Don’t judge a company by its title or industry. One employer is looking for candidates from three different programs (Business Administration, Hospitality Management and Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology). Another employer from the banking industry is seeking students from the Criminal Justice Technology program. Be sure to visit the list of employers link and search by academic programs to find companies looking for your qualifications.

Is your resume ready for the Career Fair?

Update or create your resume now and bring many copies to the career fair. Employers will be collecting and reviewing them, looking for candidates to contact for job interviews. Will your resume make the cut?

  • Develop a one page resume that’s targeted to specific companies and industries.
  • Use keywords found in your targeted industries and action verbs to describe job duties.
  • Make sure the appearance is consistent and standard (no fancy fonts or colored graphics).
  • Check for spelling errors.
  • Remember that employers glance at resumes for an average of just six seconds!

Visit the Career Services blog and the Career Services Career Fair link for more helpful information.

Finally, have your resume reviewed by a career counselor in our offices located on all campuses. Contact our Central Campus office at 704.330.6433, CH 365 or view contact information for Career Services at other campuses.

2014 COME TECH OUT Charlotte Job Fair Connects Workers to Tech Industry

WHAT: CPCC will host the annual COME TECH OUT Charlotte Job Fair on February 28 at its Levine Campus. COME TECH OUT Job Fair
The FREE event connects job seekers to more than 30 employers who currently have job openings in the tech industry. To date, industry leaders such as Family Dollar, LPL Financial, Mindseeker, Colfax Fluid Handling and Yodle have registered to participate in the event being sponsored by North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA), Business Innovation & Growth, the Charlotte Chamber, Charlotte Works, CPCC’s Computer Technology Institute and IT-oLogy.
In addition, CPCC’s Computer Technology Institute will host a job seekers workshop, titled “Roadmap to IT Careers,” that will focus on hot jobs in IT and what job seekers can do to obtain the skills desired by today’s employers.
At last year’s event in Raleigh, N.C., more than 300 workers – like you – met with a sellout group of employers who had more than 1,000 job openings available. In some instances, job offers were extended then and there!
That’s why we encourage you to mark your calendar today so you too can take the steps needed to discover your path to personal and professional success in 2014!
WHERE: CPCC Levine Campus, 2800 Campus Ridge Rd., Matthews, N.C.
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 28, 2014; 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
CONTACT: Registration is required. For more information or to reserve your seat, visit NCTA’s website.