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.

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.

It’s Official – The 2020 Career Fair is Here

We are one day away from the college’s largest recruiting event – The Career Fair. This event is happening Thursday, March 5 in Worrell Gym from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Check out the trailer to see how this event will work.

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, 1- 3 p.m.
  • Levine Campus – Tuesdays, Levine Student Success Desk, 2-4 p.m.

For an appointment, contact ext. 6433 or career.services@cpcc.edu

Visit cpcc.edu/career to learn more.

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. 


Tuesday, February 18


Check-in at Student Success Desk,

Cato 1 Lobby


Wednesday, February 19


Central High, Room 122


Tuesday, February 18

10:00 – 1:00

H4, Room 117


Thursday, February 20


Harris 1 Atrium


Wednesday, February 19


Library, LV2601


Tuesday, February 18


Claytor 1123


New Career Services Drop-In Lab Opens at Central Campus

Stop by the new Career Services Central Campus Drop-In Lab on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located in Central High, Room 332, this lab is devoted entirely to students’ job search needs. Search for jobs on EmploymeNC and other online job sites, complete online job applications and write resumes and cover letters. A career counselor will be on site to answer questions about your job search as well as review your resume and cover letter.

Harper Summit: Trade Show & Career Networking Event

October 27 from noon-4 p.m.; 3rd Floor Harper Campus Harper Summit Logo

What can you do at the Harper Summit?

Explore academic areas of study in the following skilled trades:

  • Construction Management Technologies/Crowder Construction Institute
  • Architectural Technology
  • Electrical Technology
  • Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration
  • Non-Destructive Examination
  • Welding Technology
  • Graphic Arts & Imaging Technology/Flexography
  • Advertising + Graphic Design

Meet industry representatives from programs listed above. (A complete list of industries can be found at http://www.cpcc.edu/student_life/events/harper-summit.)

See program demonstrations and tools of the trade.

Participate in career workshops and learn job search strategies.

Enjoy food and giveaways.

This event is free. For more information please contact Anita McGill at 704.330.4422 and visit http://www.cpcc.edu/student_life/events/harper-summit.

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.



Let Career Coach Help You

New year, new career! Reach your career goals in 2014 – CPCC’s Career Coach website can help! Career Coach

This valuable website provides real time, local labor market data for over 800 occupations and connects those occupations with CPCC’s programs of study. It also offers a brief career assessment. Reach your career goals with Career Coach:

  • Undecided about your career? Use the career assessment to get career ideas.
  • Midway through your program, but don’t know which specific career to pursue? Research the occupations that are related to your degree.
  • Graduating in May? Conduct career research and find and apply for specific job openings.

Check out Career Coach today!